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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By OTMomma
I have 3 kids, and 3 sets of unit blocks that...

I have 3 kids, and 3 sets of unit blocks that were about 45 blocks each (I think), plus a few add ons.  I think barclayblocks.com has a calculator for how many blocks they think you need to have per...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By OTMomma
This fall I worked with another mom in my area...

This fall I worked with another mom in my area to start our own co-op, and the preschool class is mostly play, and the kindergarten class has a lesson, but also has free play time.  I needed a co-op...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By OTMomma
I love using our iPad for educational apps- and...

I love using our iPad for educational apps- and most of the time I can just type into the search feature in the Appstore what I am looking for, and find something.  We just got done reorganizing our...
Forum: Spirituality   12-06-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By OTMomma
During my daughter's life, I have changed my...

During my daughter's life, I have changed my official faith/religion at least 3 times that I can count, the most recent being only a few weeks ago, each time it also involved moving to a new area...
Forum: Spirituality   12-06-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By OTMomma
Just this week, I started reading a book about...

Just this week, I started reading a book about the beliefs of Wiccans- and it would agree with the points you share.  I am reading "The Idoiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft" or something like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-03-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By OTMomma
It is possible to have one breast letdown harder...

It is possible to have one breast letdown harder than the other, especially if it is engorged.  In that case, expressing/pumping before nursing that side, may help.  I would nurse the baby on the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By OTMomma
Due to our first testing experience, I raelized...

Due to our first testing experience, I raelized that my dd (4th grade)  had some LD issues in Math- she scored perfect on her "Math concepts" and Very poorly on  the actual doing the problems...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By OTMomma
I just had my 4th grader do state standardized...

I just had my 4th grader do state standardized testing for the first time (we live in a different state now that requires it), and just got our scores.  I watched dd take the test and read the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,229
Posted By OTMomma
We started out unschooling kindergarten, but...

We started out unschooling kindergarten, but found it just didn't work for our family. My dd felt that unschooling meant I was a slave to her educational needs, and I had to be willing to put that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By OTMomma
I do actually have a lot of musical instruments,...

I do actually have a lot of musical instruments, and some do a dot markers and play dough.... And just ordered a bird identification book for our new home. I need to get some stuff to catch bugs, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-01-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,745
Posted By OTMomma
My first was a super high needs baby- and now at...

My first was a super high needs baby- and now at 9 she just got diagnosed with a long list of food allergies and possible celiacs. She was a high need toddler, and child.... And she obviously feels...
Forum: Unschooling   04-01-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By OTMomma
Luckiestgirl, I would suggest you have your dd...

Luckiestgirl, I would suggest you have your dd evaluated by an Occupational Therapist who is experienced in Sensory Integration Disorder, and see if OT might benefit your child. Therapy to help her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By OTMomma
So, I am about to get to do kindergarten for the...

So, I am about to get to do kindergarten for the second time http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif and I started to make a list of what I needed, and I came up blank. I believe in a more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By OTMomma
I would contact the principal to get an official...

I would contact the principal to get an official statement on what the school expects.  If they have unreasonable expectations (like you will back up and do tons of school work that was never sent...
Forum: Fertility   02-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By OTMomma
Bailey B- I am so sorry you are in so much...

Bailey B- I am so sorry you are in so much distress.  I am praying for you and your new baby- that both of you are happy, healthy and all is well with both of you.  I used some simple meditation...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-27-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By OTMomma
Thank you for the suggestion! I will check that...

Thank you for the suggestion! I will check that out.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-26-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By OTMomma
I am interested in learning about adopting from...

I am interested in learning about adopting from the Czech Republic.  From the research I have done so far, it looks like it would be a long process, maybe 4-5 years.  But reading about the Romani...
Forum: Fertility   02-07-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By OTMomma
I am sorry it took me so long to get back to...

I am sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread- I feel like I have child induced ADHD, or maybe its just lack of sleep. My cycle showed up, so no suprise 4th for us right now.
 
Peony, I...
Forum: Fertility   01-22-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By OTMomma
Thanks for replying. It does help to know I am...

Thanks for replying. It does help to know I am not alone.  My hormones have been crazy this month, and though my cycle isn't late yet, I think we are about to be suprised again.  I have all these...
Forum: Fertility   01-21-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By OTMomma
I experienced secondary infertility, and it...

I experienced secondary infertility, and it seems to have really left some serious scars on my soul.  Since then, I have had a clomid baby and a suprise baby. You would think it would heal the hole....
Forum: Family Planning   01-21-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By OTMomma
My oldest dd and my dh have celiacs- they were...

My oldest dd and my dh have celiacs- they were diagnosed less than a year ago and we are learning to live with it.  
 
Anyway, with my pregnancy with my 3rd, I had back problems, horrible pain,...
Forum: Infertility   01-21-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By OTMomma
I think tis just too soon to tell.  Good luck, I...

I think tis just too soon to tell.  Good luck, I hope you get your BFP!
Forum: Infertility   01-21-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By OTMomma
I would take a break from it. And watch your...

I would take a break from it. And watch your cycles carefully while you are on it- I tried it for a few months and it really messed up my cycles, and I didn't figure out that was the problem as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By OTMomma
I also have a child who hates writing, so I...

I also have a child who hates writing, so I understand. A few years ago I read some things about how Charlotte Mason taught writing, and then last year I read the book Writing with Ease, which has a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By OTMomma
Story of the World is a history program that...

Story of the World is a history program that would probably work well to do with all 3 boys. You just start with the Ancient times book for all 3, and go from there. You get one book that you read...
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