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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,252
Posted By sagira
We enjoy using Building Foundations of...

We enjoy using Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding, because it fits with our Charlotte Mason way of exploring in nature, learning from books and things. Nature Studies and this book...
Forum: February 2011   06-07-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By sagira
Hello there. I'm pregnant with my third (!!!)...

Hello there. I'm pregnant with my third (!!!) child and nursing my 2-year-old. She'll be three late July. When I was pregnant with her, I was nursing my then three-year-old too. I nursed him until...
Forum: February 2011   06-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,256
Posted By sagira
Hi there. I was very active 7 years ago or so...

Hi there. I was very active 7 years ago or so (has it been that long???) and I haven't been around in a year or two. Or three http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

Here...
Forum: Pets   10-24-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,347
Posted By sagira
As a person who reads dozens of dog books just...

As a person who reads dozens of dog books just for fun, I love Patricia McConnell's books. I just bought The Puppy Primer and I own Family Friendly Dog Training. I wanted to recommend one more: The...
Forum: Pets   10-21-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By sagira
I disagree with this: "Don't buy over the...

I disagree with this:

"Don't buy over the internet, any breeder who is willing to take a credit card and ship a dog is not a reputable breeder."

The breeder we're getting our puppy from, after...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,257
Posted By sagira
Like the PP said, I think diving in and...

Like the PP said, I think diving in and confronting your problem areas is how you grow and learn. I found out when I had children that I get impatient with children 2 and older. Go figure. Well,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By sagira
I love Tanglewood. I bought the Corebook, Nature...

I love Tanglewood. I bought the Corebook, Nature Notebook and Book of Centuries. The corebook has been amazing. I love keeping notes and organizing my whole year (so far just Kindergarten).

I use...
Forum: Learning at School   04-23-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By sagira
HS is default here -- we're having too much fun,...

HS is default here -- we're having too much fun, we love the freedom and ds is blossoming into a curious, book-loving, independent thinker. And I have an excuse to read lots and lots of books and...
Forum: Pets   03-05-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,270
Posted By sagira
Thanks for posting this, kalamazoo. I'm so sorry...

Thanks for posting this, kalamazoo. I'm so sorry about your son -- that must have been so scary http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

I also appreciate your...
Forum: Pets   11-10-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,643
Posted By sagira
I say a Portuguese Water Dog from a quality PWD...

I say a Portuguese Water Dog from a quality PWD rescue.
Forum: Pets   11-10-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
Quote: Originally Posted by phatchristy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by phatchristy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12578221)
Personally, I would wait for when the...
Forum: Pets   11-10-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
Quote: Originally Posted by daisymama12...

Quote:
Originally Posted by daisymama12 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12576797)
FWIW, I told my dh that I wanted everyone...
Forum: Pets   11-09-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
Quote: Originally Posted by daisymama12...

Quote:
Originally Posted by daisymama12 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12575292)
I may be wrong, but I am getting the...
Forum: Pets   11-09-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
It says in his profile that he is six years old,...

It says in his profile that he is six years old, housebroken already, and gets along well with children. The only potential red flag is the fact that he doesn't like other dogs as much, especially...
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
Thanks for the insight. I e-mailed the rescue...

Thanks for the insight. I e-mailed the rescue people to try to get in touch with Pete's foster home to find out more about him. I have a lot of things to think about, but like thekimballs said, the...
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
Thanks everyone, for your insight. I really...

Thanks everyone, for your insight.

I really doubt we can do a puppy right now -- puppies are a ton of work. I think now an adult dog would be easier. I live states away from this dog, and can...
Forum: Pets   11-06-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
Quote: Originally Posted by mom0810...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mom0810 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12546500)
They are GREAT dogs. I have lived with,...
Forum: Pets   11-05-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
I have a fenced yard, but it needs to be secured...

I have a fenced yard, but it needs to be secured better (holes). I have at least two dogs around my neighborhood that wander around. Others are on leash with owner.

You're right, I am home a lot....
Forum: Pets   11-05-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By sagira
I posted here months ago about trying to...

I posted here months ago about trying to determine the right breed for our family. No dog yet. My dd is 15 months old and very active. She loves dogs, though. I don't think I can take on a puppy,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By sagira
I come from a Charlotte Mason perspective, and I...

I come from a Charlotte Mason perspective, and I love these two books:

When Children Love to Learn (my guide)
A Charlotte Mason Companion (my inspiration)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By sagira
Quote: Originally Posted by Freefromitall...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freefromitall http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12268760)
Completley OT:
I am WAY too tired, I...
Forum: Site Help   09-27-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 22,759
Posted By sagira
Quote: Originally Posted by MotherWren...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotherWren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12267744)
If the forums were just for folks with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-25-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,136
Posted By sagira
Yay! I'm not the only one...

Yay! I'm not the only one http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I can keep getting books without feeling bad about it. I love books!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By sagira
Miquon (http://www.keypress.com/x6252.xml) is an...

Miquon (http://www.keypress.com/x6252.xml) is an interesting, discovery-oriented approach in learning math.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By sagira
I've spoken a foreign language to ds and dd...

I've spoken a foreign language to ds and dd since birth (my native language of Papiamento) and I have exposed them and I am exposing them to as much Spanish as I can.

As for Papiamento: I keep...
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