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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Fortune Teller
There is something called Peace Education that is...

There is something called Peace Education that is being implemented in some schools overseas. It's curriculum focuses on conflict resolution and diversity. The documentary I watched concerning it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Fortune Teller
We are starting around September 22nd or so. ...

We are starting around September 22nd or so. I've always felt that schools start too early. The month of September can still be quite hot here and 'summery'.

I'm working full-time up through...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,128
Posted By Fortune Teller
Hey everyone- Joining the thread- I have...

Hey everyone-

Joining the thread- I have pretty ambitious financial goals that I hope to accomplish. The irony is that I've waited until our income is being slashed in half to start implementing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By Fortune Teller
The ones in my town wear G- strings and pasties....

The ones in my town wear G- strings and pasties. Like someone said above, I don't care what adults do, but I do think such businesses need to be zoned better. Bring on the red light district for all...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By Fortune Teller
Having worked as a barista, I can't imagine...

Having worked as a barista, I can't imagine doing so in my underwear or a bikini. I used to come home with coffee splatters all over my clothes. Making espresso is messy and can be a tad dangerous/....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Fortune Teller
Good to know. Thanks!...

Good to know. Thanks! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-21-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Fortune Teller
Thanks for sharing!  It helps immensely.  It...

Thanks for sharing!  It helps immensely.  It sounds like just what we need too.  Do you think the teacher's guide is good enough so I won't have to read the books myself?  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Fortune Teller
Cool!...

Cool! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Fortune Teller
I'm thinking of the same thing, even thinking of...

I'm thinking of the same thing, even thinking of enrolling her in the Lit course officially.  Can't offer any real answers to your question I guess.  Just popping in to say 'Me...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Fortune Teller
I don't know, maybe make them come to your house...

I don't know, maybe make them come to your house for pick-ups/ drop-offs?  Get them off their own turf where they obviously feel empowered to treat you that way.  In either case, I wouldn't stand...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-02-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Fortune Teller
My family is crazy busy, all the time.  We have...

My family is crazy busy, all the time.  We have to say no to a lot, and take a lot of rain checks, even to play dates and events we would love to go to.  In other words, I wouldn't take this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Fortune Teller
Thanks for the input guys.  She is still...

Thanks for the input guys.  She is still steadfast about homeschooling, so I don't think any harm has been done.  I think her friends have dropped the issue.  I really think a lot of it was just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Fortune Teller
Thanks for weighing in guys    @...

Thanks for weighing in guys 
 
@ SweetSilver-  Exactly.  Those words do sting her more than she cares to admit.  She knows she made the best (and bravest) choice for herself, and to have it so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Fortune Teller
So my 14 y/o daughter is being told by her...

So my 14 y/o daughter is being told by her friends that she will be 'dumb' and not learn anything homeschooling for high school http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif
Most of her knows...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By Fortune Teller
First of all, congrats on the pregnancy ernjkly!...

First of all, congrats on the pregnancy ernjkly!  How exciting! :)
 
I've never worked in research, so I can't really compare, but I do know that in a clinical setting there really is no taking...
Forum: Gardening   01-05-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Fortune Teller
I feel ya.  I was flipping through my gardening...

I feel ya.  I was flipping through my gardening books on Christmas day :)  
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-03-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By Fortune Teller
I'm a medical laboratory scientist (I also have...

I'm a medical laboratory scientist (I also have a BA in public health). I love my job too but I'm quitting this summer to become a SAHM and homeschool my kids.

I know how hard it is to go to...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-03-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Fortune Teller
Lavender, lavender, lavender!  I LOVE lavender...

Lavender, lavender, lavender!  I LOVE lavender and use it in so much stuff-  sachets, crafts, etc.  I'm going to be putting it in my homemade soap as well.  My plants are a few years old and not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Fortune Teller
Hi Amy, we are in Oregon.  Not sure how credits...

Hi Amy, we are in Oregon.  Not sure how credits transfer at the high school level for homeschoolers here, but I have been told that they will only accept 'official' credits from an accredited...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-30-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Fortune Teller
I would give it another week or so.  The delay...

I would give it another week or so.  The delay could be due to the holidays and such.  
 
I'm kind of going through the same thing-  waiting to hear back after I sent in all the paperwork and the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Fortune Teller
I've never been a party person, so the majority...

I've never been a party person, so the majority of my New Years have been spent at home, cozied up with good food.  (Even before kids).
 
We make some goodies (mostly finger foods) and just have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-29-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Fortune Teller
  Thanks for the replies everyone!   ...



Thanks for the replies everyone!
 
Zebra-  Yeah, I hope she can tag along with some friends to those things (football games, dances, etc).  I'm a little hesitant though, since they will all...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-29-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Fortune Teller
So it is looking more and more like I will be...

So it is looking more and more like I will be also homeschooling my oldest next year, who will be a 9th grader (in addition to my young boys, who will be 8 and 6).  Now I have a million doubts...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-23-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By Fortune Teller
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Greenmama13 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391686/radical-homemaker-thread#post_17532139)
 Fortune...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-22-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By Fortune Teller
Just throwing my interest in here!     ...

Just throwing my interest in here!  
 
Quitting my job this summer, becoming a full-time homemaker and homeschooling mama.  Using the 8 months of employment I have left to prepare for it all...
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