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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By sarah0404
Hi! I'm looking for some ideas to help my 9 year...

Hi! I'm looking for some ideas to help my 9 year old (10 this summer) with her writing/spelling. I think the main problem is that she just doesn't have enough practice. We read a lot but I don't...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-08-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,030
Posted By sarah0404
I totally fell off the ww wagon! I have been so...

I totally fell off the ww wagon! I have been so bad the last couple of days. After feeling so upbeat and inspired too! I've just been through my weight watchers cookbook and planned out a weeks...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-03-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,030
Posted By sarah0404
For dinner tonight I had 2 eggs (scrambled) and...

For dinner tonight I had 2 eggs (scrambled) and 2 english muffins. I *should* have only had one with a large side salad, because it was 8 points altogether, and now I have no points left for the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-22-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,503
Posted By sarah0404
Hi, I am a ww newbie! I thought I'd join you all...

Hi, I am a ww newbie! I thought I'd join you all here. I don't have a huge amount of weight to lose. (about 20lbs. I've lost 6lbs of that already!) My weight has been slowly creeping up - because of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-17-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,574
Posted By sarah0404
Thanks for bumping this thread up! I'm very...

Thanks for bumping this thread up!

I'm very new to this. I just got The Well Trained Mind book this Christmas (though I have had it on my wish list at amazon for about 5 years!) My children are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-22-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By sarah0404
The Usbourne Encyclopedia of World History. I...

The Usbourne Encyclopedia of World History. I picked it up for £2 second hand! My children absolutely love the book and have spent a lot of time looking through it. (even my 2yr old likes looking at...
Forum: Unschooling   12-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By sarah0404
http://www.thenakedscientists.com They have...

http://www.thenakedscientists.com

They have lots of kitchen experiments you can try.
Forum: UK   12-20-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By sarah0404
Hi!!!! I live about 10 miles away from Stirling,...

Hi!!!! I live about 10 miles away from Stirling, near Falkirk. I have 4 children (a girl age 9 and 3 boys age 7, 5 and 2) We are home educating, and have a little group that meets up in Hallglen,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-23-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,066
Posted By sarah0404
Hi! Have you seen the Trimsies pattern? I...

Hi! Have you seen the Trimsies pattern? I haven't used it myself, but it looks very trim. You can use it to make fitteds, pockets and AIOs. It costs $8. Its a PDF pattern too, so you can get it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By sarah0404
Hi, I'm in Scotland - so not so far away...

Hi, I'm in Scotland - so not so far away http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Our laws here are pretty similar to England I would think - you don't have to inform anyone,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-25-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By sarah0404
My daughter is 9 and we have really enjoyed this...

My daughter is 9 and we have really enjoyed this history curriculum http://bringinguplearners.com/mosaic...s-and-marvels/ (http://bringinguplearners.com/mosaic-myths-maps-and-marvels/) It is free to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,506
Posted By sarah0404
I left school at 16, but I like to think I am...

I left school at 16, but I like to think I am pretty well educated.

I don't really "teach" my children. I tend to facilitate their learning. If they really wanted me to teach them quantum physics...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By sarah0404
I just signed it...

I just signed it http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

I was wondering if I should write to my MSP about it, but I really don't know much about how parliament works. Do...
Forum: UK   03-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By sarah0404
I just saw your post! I'm not in Edinburgh...

I just saw your post! I'm not in Edinburgh either. I live in Falkirk, which is more central Scotland. About 30 minutes away from Edinburgh.

I home ed my 4 (they're 8, 7, 4 and 16 months). There...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-21-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By sarah0404
I bought a bag of cat litter yesterday and...

I bought a bag of cat litter yesterday and noticed that it said that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid changing the cat litter. But it didn't give any other info as to why not. Maybe...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,177
Posted By sarah0404
Quote: Originally Posted by briansmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by briansmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13036564)
Thanks for the help, Sarah.

I don't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By sarah0404
Lily Eve - you don't have to move to the US,...

Lily Eve - you don't have to move to the US, just move across the border to Scotland. The education system is very different here. I responded to the questionaire anyway. Hopefully enough people...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,177
Posted By sarah0404
Christopherus is lovely! I've got the...

Christopherus is lovely! I've got the kindergarten book and the 1st Grade curriculum. I have some of the second grade resources too. I really like it, but I've never used Oak Meadow so I can't...
Forum: Unschooling   01-10-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,184
Posted By sarah0404
It happened to me. My dh answered the door and...

It happened to me. My dh answered the door and let them in http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif: If I'd answered I'd have asked them what they were calling for and then told...
Forum: Family Safety   12-16-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By sarah0404
Hi! I'm in the uk, and at the moment there...

Hi! I'm in the uk, and at the moment there doesn't seem to be any information available to parents about keeping their children rearward facing as long as possible. Maybe I've just missed it, but no...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-18-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By sarah0404
I really need some help. My baby is 10 months...

I really need some help. My baby is 10 months old and over the last week feeding him hurts so much! I think it is his teeth digging in. One of his teeth broke the skin on my nipple which reeeeeally...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-22-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 999
Posted By sarah0404
I just have a minute to update... My baby...

I just have a minute to update...

My baby is 8 months old. His crawling has really speeded up. He pulls up to stand and seems really stable on his feet. We just got back from holiday and were...
Forum: Lactivism   05-26-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By sarah0404
Cancer Research UK have it listed on their...

Cancer Research UK have it listed on their preventing breast cancer page:

Quote:
The factors that seem to reduce risk are

Having your first child at a young age (under 30)
Breastfeeding...
Forum: Lactivism   05-26-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,900
Posted By sarah0404
Quote: Originally Posted by Claire and Boys...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire and Boys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11307525)
That freaking rocks.

side note, is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-24-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By sarah0404
Quote: Originally Posted by bygones75...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bygones75 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11252312)
Girls, we're kind of lame on this board....
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