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Forum: Unschooling   08-06-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By bobandjess99
Here is a semi-local conference for unschoolers....

Here is a semi-local conference for unschoolers.  
http://www.unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com/
It's not just local U/Ser's, people come from all over the whole country.  But it's fun.  
 
We...
Forum: Family Safety   09-28-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,251
Posted By bobandjess99
We use a multi sport helmet also, because bike...

We use a multi sport helmet also, because bike helmets are sort of like carseats in - once they are crashed, they are done.  My kids take so many tumbles and stuff, I like being able to reuse our...
Forum: Unschooling   08-06-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By bobandjess99
So do you live in a state where you don't have...

So do you live in a state where you don't have to keep any sort of records or complete any sort of paperwork in order to homeschool?  If that is the case, I'd simply state that.  If not, I'd produce...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By bobandjess99
I think it depends on your expectations a lot....

I think it depends on your expectations a lot.  for example, I would expect a 4th grader to be able to do a lot of work on his/her own, with about an hour of 1 on 1 instruction.  The 1st grader, i...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-14-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,683
Posted By bobandjess99
HUGE numbers of children do not have the same...

HUGE numbers of children do not have the same last name as one or sometimes even both parents.  With all the out of wedlock births, divorce, remarriages, etc, the nuclear family all with the same...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-14-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,807
Posted By bobandjess99
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Congrats Beck. 
Welcome baby boy! 
 
Forum: Unschooling   07-03-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By bobandjess99
I just want to point out that there are 2 very...

I just want to point out that there are 2 very different "what your X grader should know" series of books.  The one most often referenced, and upon which many a school systems' curriculum is built...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,215
Posted By bobandjess99
Wa laws are really simple, and no, no one TELLS...

Wa laws are really simple, and no, no one TELLS you what to do.  It's not that kind of homeschooling oversight. It's simple to fill out the paperwork.  Completely NOT worth risking getting in...
Forum: Family Safety   06-13-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,411
Posted By bobandjess99
Well.  In that particular situation, I probably...

Well.  In that particular situation, I probably would have done what you did.  But, I would like to point out that I wouldn't have been in that situation, because I would have followed the...
Forum: Family Safety   06-13-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,813
Posted By bobandjess99
2 is now the recommended *minimum* for turning...

2 is now the recommended *minimum* for turning forward facing.  And since most moms want much more for their kid than the bare minimum, hopefully most parents will choose to follow the best practice...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-08-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,807
Posted By bobandjess99
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jumpers...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jumpers.gif
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-07-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,172
Posted By bobandjess99
I think it is immensely, exponentially, insanely...

I think it is immensely, exponentially, insanely harder to decide whether or not you want to stay in a situation that is "almost but not quite" a dealbreaker.   And while you are trying to decide,...
Forum: Family Safety   05-30-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By bobandjess99
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Forum: Learning at School   05-30-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,210
Posted By bobandjess99
You can have the child take CLEP tests and...

You can have the child take CLEP tests and online courses also.  Once you get so many credits, then generally you can apply for regular admission as a "transfer" student, in which case things like...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-29-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By bobandjess99
Hi.  I don't believe that any homebirth midwife...

Hi.  I don't believe that any homebirth midwife accepts medicaid as payment(I don't think they can, I don't think Medicaid pays for homebirths), but some do discount their fee for Women who are...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-27-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,471
Posted By bobandjess99
I wouldn't.   I know that the "right" thing to...

I wouldn't.  
I know that the "right" thing to say is that it shouldn't matter, that the training and the experience and the passion, etc are all that should count.  BUT....I wouldn't be able to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-22-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,663
Posted By bobandjess99
Yep have to agree.  Neither of my kids napped at...

Yep have to agree.  Neither of my kids napped at age 3.  
Forum: Family Safety   05-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By bobandjess99
I wouldn't lug a frontier around, I'd get a...

I wouldn't lug a frontier around, I'd get a lightweight harnessed seat.  The Maestro or Apex would be good choices, both harness to 5- or 65, and have highish top slots, and can be bough for about...
Forum: Learning at School   05-22-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By bobandjess99
Yes to what has been said.  it completely...

Yes to what has been said.  it completely depends on what your definition of a "good" school is.  A gew years ago, i would have said one with the highest test scores, the most academic, rigorous...
Forum: VBAC   05-11-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By bobandjess99
Choice C: ask the OB personally.    

Choice C: ask the OB personally.  
 
Forum: November 2011   05-10-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By bobandjess99
You Will Be Fine.    Really.  Just...

You
Will
Be
Fine. 
 
Really.  Just don't worry.  
 
I made it through 2 awful, hyperemetic pregnancies.  I lost 35 and 18 pounds respectively.   And delivered healthy babies.  
 
No...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By bobandjess99
the *hilarious* p[art of that is....my...

the *hilarious* p[art of that is....my experience has been that the "social butterfly" actually fares REALLY POORLY in school.  Because...school is not a place to socialize.  You can't talk in...
Forum: Family Safety   05-10-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By bobandjess99
The titan is one of the smaller seats on the...

The titan is one of the smaller seats on the market.  It RF to 35 lbs, and FF to 50, although those weight limits are *incredibly* unrealistic.  Most kids outgrow the seat RFing by about 18 months...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-07-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 31,112
Posted By bobandjess99
errr.  My 3 - will be 4 in december kid can...

errr.  My 3 - will be 4 in december kid can barely scribble.  He has *zero* interest in writing/coloring.  
 
Forum: Family Safety   05-07-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By bobandjess99
That's one big 5.5 year old!!  Most kids make it...

That's one big 5.5 year old!!  Most kids make it another 1-3 years longer in the nautilus harness.  
Did she outgrow the weight (65 lbs) or did she outgrow the height (top slot of 18.5 inches)?...
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