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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-27-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,187
Posted By mommy2abigail
We don't. I use a pillow and a blanket, I...

We don't. I use a pillow and a blanket, I swaddle, and she sleeps on her tummy sometimes. Most of the time she is in the crook of my arm, but yea, sometimes she rolls onto her tummy. I feel I'm very...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-20-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By mommy2abigail
I could have sworn there was a website with...

I could have sworn there was a website with listings for thousands of movies suitable for children, covering different time periods. So, for example, I could look up Ancient Egypt and get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By mommy2abigail
I had the Nook (the eReader from B and N) and...

I had the Nook (the eReader from B and N) and when the iPad came out, promptly returned the Nook for one. It has SO MUCH MORE you can do on it, and it's worth the extra money over the eReader. Like...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By mommy2abigail
There are some I am thinking about...Let me find...

There are some I am thinking about...Let me find them in my bookmarks.


http://oldfashionededucation.com/
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/nietz/

Could it be one of those?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By mommy2abigail
Crafty type things- Things to color with, like...

Crafty type things-
Things to color with, like crayons, colored pencils, markers, chalk, ect.
Scissors
Glue, lots and lots of glue, both liquid and sticks.
Different types of paper-lined,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-25-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By mommy2abigail
I consider my dd2's birth to be unassisted. We...

I consider my dd2's birth to be unassisted. We had a midwife there, but she never touched me, checked me, or directed me in any way at all. She basically crocheted a baby hat during labor, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,502
Posted By mommy2abigail
Not much time to read all the replies yet, but...

Not much time to read all the replies yet, but I'm so glad to have found this thread! We are soooo enjoying homeschooling, especially since we found an amazing group of relaxed/eclectic/attached...
Forum: Parenting   01-08-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,689
Posted By mommy2abigail
We lucked out this year, all great stuff for the...

We lucked out this year, all great stuff for the girls...too much of it, but all great. When dd1 was *2* though, my IL;s bought her a little computer thingy that hooks up to the TV (Leapster?) and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-01-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By mommy2abigail
Can you PM me too? I need some motivation and...

Can you PM me too? I need some motivation and inspiration!!!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By mommy2abigail
It's mostly the way I want it to be. The only...

It's mostly the way I want it to be. The only difference would be in myself, I wish I was more patient, more fun, more energetic. But other than that, I am happy with the way things are going, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-26-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By mommy2abigail
Well, all together they were more than $10, but...

Well, all together they were more than $10, but the many, many, many wonderful books we buy at thrift/consignment stores for $.39 each. We go so often that the ladies who work there will put aside...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,237
Posted By mommy2abigail
yup. she eats anything we do and we eat fried...

yup. she eats anything we do and we eat fried foods on occasion. not often but at times.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-06-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By mommy2abigail
Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp. It...

Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp. It takes you from PK to HS and gives lists for things they 'should' know by each grade. You could use the internet for everything...math worksheets/games,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-29-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,328
Posted By mommy2abigail
Interesting...Last year it was about $30 per...

Interesting...Last year it was about $30 per kid, dd1 was 3 and dd2 was 10 months. I try to get them something fun, a book, and something to deepen their faith. This year, I bought dd1 two Webkins,...
Forum: Unschooling   11-28-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,271
Posted By mommy2abigail
Nani, before I read all of the replies, I just...

Nani, before I read all of the replies, I just want to say that I really really really resonated with your post. I feel exactly the same way...stuck, stagnant, and just, I don't know, uninspired?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-03-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By mommy2abigail
Science right now consists of lots of nature...

Science right now consists of lots of nature study, exploring our environment, conducting simple experiments (I have book suggestions if you want them) and reading lots of fun books, like Magic...
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,773
Posted By mommy2abigail
Iron? What's...

Iron? What's that?http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,853
Posted By mommy2abigail
FIAR....

FIAR. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif Every review I read raved and went on and on about how wonderful it was, and that they loved it and we...just didn't. I know so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By mommy2abigail
Yarn Crafts (knitting/crocheting)

Yarn Crafts (knitting/crocheting)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,027
Posted By mommy2abigail
We have a LT, and I love it. We have a small L...

We have a LT, and I love it. We have a small L shaped kitchen, so it does get on my nerves when I'm trying to maneuver around it, but it is worth the hassle. Not sure about the KH...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By mommy2abigail
I found that until dd1 was taller, like at 3.5-4...

I found that until dd1 was taller, like at 3.5-4 years old, she was having a hard time painting on an easel anyway. SHe would lean into it to reach it since it's on an angle and knock into the paint...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By mommy2abigail
Another...

Another http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif at the no park for a 17 month old comment...Also, playing with other people by falling and asking to be picked up or...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-26-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By mommy2abigail
I wouldn't, but I would be trying to find a...

I wouldn't, but I would be trying to find a better situation for dh's job. Would he be able to work more where you mother lives?
Forum: TV-Free   10-26-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By mommy2abigail
We are not 100% tv free, but I have limited it...

We are not 100% tv free, but I have limited it to one movie a week, on Sunday. DD is fine with this, and we have all loved it...except dh. He turns it on in the morning to watch the news and drink...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,759
Posted By mommy2abigail
DD1 could write her name by memory at 3. By her...

DD1 could write her name by memory at 3. By her 4th b-day, she could write all the letters legibly. At 4.5, she is reading and writing cvc words and some sight (Dolch) words. She regularly writes...
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