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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By AAK
I did pretty well yesterday. I had an oops when...

I did pretty well yesterday. I had an oops when my dd was baking a cake and I swiped a bit of batter without thinking. (dang! wheat and sugar)
I am on day two.
I had plain yogurt with a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By AAK
Since my first attempt, I got on the ball and did...

Since my first attempt, I got on the ball and did several days in a row. In fact, I have lost about 13 pounds. This last weekend, I got off track, and I have been struggling to get back. I will...
Forum: Unschooling   09-13-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By AAK
How about homesteading style activities. I take...

How about homesteading style activities. I take my kids to pick apples and they help me make sauce. They always help with the other canning/preserving too. I used to be a rarity, no one else...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
The accident sounds terrible, but what I quoted...

The accident sounds terrible, but what I quoted sounds positive. Has your son been doing better on the meds? I am hoping that if he is capable of waiting on her and taking care of her, that it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By AAK
I don't have a first grader anymore. However, my...

I don't have a first grader anymore. However, my favorite thing for social studies in the early grades is to pick a country for each month. Then, go to the library and get a "true" book about the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
I am glad to hear that everyone is fine. When it...

I am glad to hear that everyone is fine. When it rains, it pours. . . hopefully you will look back at 2014 and fondly remember it as a year that made you stronger and closer as a family.

Amy
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-12-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
I think that is the most normal part of your...

I think that is the most normal part of your lives right now! :wink:


Amy
Forum: Women's Health   09-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By AAK
Unhappy Constipation

I have never suffered from constipation. . . until now. I want to know a safe way to make things move again. I eat a lot of veggies, some fruit, and I drink a lot of water. I recently got rid of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By AAK
--National says, "It's boring? Customize!"-- ...

--National says, "It's boring? Customize!"--

Yep, I took that perhaps further than they intended with the statement. I look in the leader's guide and find the page that says how each part of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By AAK
I agree with what everyone else has mentioned. ...

I agree with what everyone else has mentioned. We did that stuff, but to my dd that was how life was. My youngest really wanted school books at that age. I ended up using the earlybird...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
How is the girlfriend doing? I imagine that the...

How is the girlfriend doing? I imagine that the seizures are causing her stress as well. Has she seen a doctor/midwife yet? Is she taking care of herself--it is easy to forget about yourself when...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-01-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
Gosh, if it is epilepsy, I would want to know why...

Gosh, if it is epilepsy, I would want to know why it never happened before? I know almost nothing about it though, so I would have lots of questions. All the people that I know with it have had it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,906
Posted By AAK
In regards to my 8 yr old, I marked two. I...

In regards to my 8 yr old, I marked two. I goofed though--it should be 3 or 4 depending on how you count things. She does soccer (spring/fall) which practices twice a week and has games on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-31-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By AAK
That sounds terrible. I hope things get better...

That sounds terrible. I hope things get better soon. Has your husband always been like that? If not, is it possible that he suffers from depression? If you were to contact your family overseas,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-31-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,213
Posted By AAK
Two maples and an oak. And, thank you! I was...

Two maples and an oak. And, thank you! I was raised in a home where canning was essential. I just do my favorites now.

Amy
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,149
Posted By AAK
We did a candy theme one year. The girls were...

We did a candy theme one year.
The girls were 9 I think.
We made simple candies with the guests in the kitchen. Everyone had a little candy box to fill and bring home.
There was a pinata too...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,213
Posted By AAK
Yesterday, I did 21 quarts of peaches, six loaves...

Yesterday, I did 21 quarts of peaches, six loaves of zuc. bread, two loads of laundry, and had a great chat with my grandmother. I also shared a movie with my oldest. It is our new thing. We take...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By AAK
Part two: The year I introduced the pocket...

Part two:

The year I introduced the pocket knife was with my older dd's brownie group. She was a first year brownie at the time and there were only 10 girls in our group. We had already done...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
I hope you get some answers. Good luck!

I hope you get some answers. Good luck!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
That sounds fantastic! How is your son doing...

That sounds fantastic!

How is your son doing now that he is home again?

Amy
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
Depending on the area, $650/month could be...

Depending on the area, $650/month could be feasible! Statistically, teen parents are less likely to continue their education. Hopefully, they won't fall into that category. A free college...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By AAK
Hey Sweetsilver-- I also do girl scouts. We have...

Hey Sweetsilver-- I also do girl scouts. We have a very large, multi leveled troop. We have leaders for each level. This is my last year as a Brownie leader. Scouts has really changed over the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By AAK
Happy Birthday to your twins. Now you just need...

Happy Birthday to your twins. Now you just need to hang around and contribute the btdt wisdom. :-)

Amy
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,850
Posted By AAK
The standard (of course) is housing in a boys...

The standard (of course) is housing in a boys dorm. Please call the school and see if they have options because of the situation. I am not saying they will, but it is better to call and know for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By AAK
Sweetsilver and Miranda covered it pretty well. ...

Sweetsilver and Miranda covered it pretty well.

My story is a bit different because my kids started out at our public school. My oldest was brough home mid-third grade. She was ahead...
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