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Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-29-2008, 04:47 PM
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Posted By ajv
i just wanted to relate a funny story about not...

i just wanted to relate a funny story about not being what others expect when they meet you. when i livee in new mexico, worked from home, i would do legal guardianships thru the mail and over the...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-07-2008, 03:12 AM
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Posted By ajv
congratulations, please sit down more and put...

congratulations, please sit down more and put your feet up...mama.

i understand the tired at the end of the day thing. so what i am about to say may be at the height of consumerism...do the...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-01-2008, 06:39 PM
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Posted By ajv
we buy mostly from thrift stores, avoid...

we buy mostly from thrift stores, avoid writing/logos, ebay...we did like to buy the george foreman line at the big and tall men's store for my husband, but it isnt there anymore. sorry to hear...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,048
Posted By ajv
how are you all. i am doing fine. i got some...

how are you all. i am doing fine. i got some planning sheets from donna young to help me keep track of what i have/want to/should introduce. my room isnt set up completely... but when it is i will...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-29-2008, 07:21 PM
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Posted By ajv
Quote: Originally Posted by eilonwy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eilonwy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11809841)
I"m curious-- why would you make such a...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-29-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 67,667
Posted By ajv
okay, so i am a 3A and my daughter is going to...

okay, so i am a 3A and my daughter is going to be a 4B.
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-29-2008, 04:31 PM
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Posted By ajv
i need some reference or definition too...tho...

i need some reference or definition too...tho are we perpetuating this foolishness by finding out what this means...we will see...

i have had to deal with the good hair comments all my life. when...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-28-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 67,667
Posted By ajv
i havent posted in a while, plus i need to do...

i havent posted in a while, plus i need to do some housework. i have only just skimmed the latests posts. i find it so so interesting that everyone is so apologetic about being elite. everyone has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,739
Posted By ajv
i was really looking forward to scholastic book...

i was really looking forward to scholastic book club before we decided to homeschool. as i child, no matter how poor we were, my parents would always let us order some books (they were really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-27-2008, 03:56 PM
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Views: 1,739
Posted By ajv
thanks for the replies. thanks. thanks.

thanks for the replies. thanks. thanks.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-27-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,048
Posted By ajv
hi everyone, i have taken a break from...

hi everyone,
i have taken a break from teaching to get my taxes done (yes, i asked for an extension...)anyway i found a cylinder set at montessori -n-such that combines the knobbed/knobless...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-27-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,739
Posted By ajv
are there any other downsides, even minute...

are there any other downsides, even minute ones...some of us newbies need realistic views of this situation. i plan to homeschool until college.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-27-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By ajv
i live 5 miles from a city of 8,000 and 75 miles...

i live 5 miles from a city of 8,000 and 75 miles from a city of 150,000. we moved here one year ago from a city of 850,000...so it was quite a change. i only homeschool (preschool) now and i am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-19-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,048
Posted By ajv
we just spent a few days in TOWN while my hubby...

we just spent a few days in TOWN while my hubby had a business meeting. i went to goodwill and got lots of good stuff--wooden trays, scrabble jr (for my moveable alphabet), tongs, creamers and small...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,048
Posted By ajv
my pink tower auction ends in two more days. i...

my pink tower auction ends in two more days. i want to order a package from kidadvance, but i hate that they all have the color blocks in the sensorial. i wish they had a "pick ten items for this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,048
Posted By ajv
http://www.slate.com/id/2166489/ okay that...

http://www.slate.com/id/2166489/

okay that is the link the the article titled "the cult of the pink tower"... i dont kno how to do it other than cutting and pasting. hope that works

aj
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,048
Posted By ajv
thanks for the kidadvance link, buying all these...

thanks for the kidadvance link, buying all these different things is driving me bonkers. i will consider buying a package if i lose my ebay auction for the pink tower...btw i read a good article...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,048
Posted By ajv
hi mamas, i found the montessori method...

hi mamas,

i found the montessori method approx 17 days ago. i have a 2.9 yo and want to start some sort of homeschool. i ordered/skimmed lots of books (gettman's today) and i am getting our...
Forum: Spirituality   05-28-2008, 03:20 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 20,956
Posted By ajv
i am not qf, but one of my best friends is...i...

i am not qf, but one of my best friends is...i tried to tell her about this qf movement, but she has little time to surf the web, so i copied the first two posts and i am going to give them to her...
Forum: Unschooling   05-28-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By ajv
we live in a rural area, i am very liberal,...

we live in a rural area, i am very liberal, crunchy, socialist, compared to the surrounding community. i am very cautious about "exposing" myself to negative feedback because the community is so so...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   05-28-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 67,667
Posted By ajv
hey, i am feeling better today. i found a weight...

hey, i am feeling better today. i found a weight loss buddy on another thread, she is from missouri. she says she is doing the 1000 minute exercise challenge that is on one of these threads too... i...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-17-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ajv
great i pm'd you.

great i pm'd you.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-16-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,220
Posted By ajv
i love this thread because i dont feel alone. i...

i love this thread because i dont feel alone. i do hide things and take them to goodwill/thrift store when he is at work. the key is to use the black plastic bags, not the clear ones. he does have a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-16-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
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Views: 364
Posted By ajv
i have more than 100 pounds to lose, but would...

i have more than 100 pounds to lose, but would be happy with fifty...just not motivated to find the time. i will subscribe to this thread. i am not that crunchy, but i do cd and bf and wear my baby.
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   05-16-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 67,667
Posted By ajv
hi everyone, i have been mia lately. first...

hi everyone, i have been mia lately.

first the good news. we decided to attend a church. they dont have a pastor, just lay ministers until they find one... so if they get a pastor that is "out...
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