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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By swimming-duck
Yeah. Little Pim is definitely not a curriculum,...

Yeah. Little Pim is definitely not a curriculum, more just an exposure for younger children. I was thinking that maybe just having his own special "program" would interest my youngest in picking up...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By swimming-duck
I just stumbled onto another program through...

I just stumbled onto another program through Cathy Duffy's review site. It's called The Learnables and it was one of her top picks. Overall the reviews on Homeschoolreviews.com were fairly good. This...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By swimming-duck
Yeah. I think I remember them saying something...

Yeah. I think I remember them saying something about reevaluating and maybe coming back down the road. I don't know. I'm not going to hold my breath...lol. But it does seem as though they've very...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By swimming-duck
I really like what I see from PetraLingua. It...

I really like what I see from PetraLingua. It seems really affordable. I think it would be a great option to get us started - looks like it's geared towards younger ages, so I *think* it would work...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By swimming-duck
Very nice - I'll check into those links. Thank...

Very nice - I'll check into those links. Thank you. I wasn't really thinking of this, but my DS is not a fluent reader yet, so I really wanted to work mostly on conversation at this point and work on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By swimming-duck
Okay - note to self - look for comfy headphones!...

Okay - note to self - look for comfy headphones! :smile: And another negative review for Muzzy! It seems like they're everywhere, so I guess unless someone comes along with some outstanding recent...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By swimming-duck
Question A 2014 Foreign Language Thread

I've been reading reviews and looking through foreign language options. My DS1 is 7 and DS2 is 3. My initial plan was to start language with DS1 when he was about 4 or so. Well, I missed that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By swimming-duck
It is disappointing. Even more disappointing to...

It is disappointing. Even more disappointing to me is Enki's response to the complaints that are being made. I've been watching the facebook page and while I'm definitely simplifying a bit, I feel...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-24-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By swimming-duck
I tried to reply to this a few weeks ago and the...

I tried to reply to this a few weeks ago and the stupid computer froze and erased my reply. So I'll try again here.

Kittywitty- I could not agree with you more. This new approach seems to...
Forum: Unschooling   06-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By swimming-duck
Thank you for the thoughtful replies. I apologize...

Thank you for the thoughtful replies. I apologize that it's taken me so long to get back. Life has been busy. I'm also currently expecting and this pregnancy has been very draining thus far!
...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5
Posted By swimming-duck
When did you hear baby's HB? 1 Ques Survey

I'm assuming you're asking for this pregnancy, not a previous pregnancy?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17
Posted By swimming-duck
What's your "most wanted" list or must haves for this baby?

Oh fun - more July babies! My little one has started running to use the potty here and there and has successfully peed a few times. Yay! So he's now experimenting with underwear now and then, which...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 26
Posted By swimming-duck
Boys names

Glad you found a name. I think our little one will be baby no name whether this is a boy or a girl. We have a terrible time agreeing on names and this time is shaping up to be worse than the other...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17
Posted By swimming-duck
What's your "most wanted" list or must haves for this baby?

The only thing that pops into my head is for my youngest, who will be three in July, to be potty trained before baby gets here!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4
Posted By swimming-duck
second or more time mamas - How does this pregnancy compare?

This is my fourth pregnancy. Pregnancy #1 and #3 were very similar for me. Same food aversions - couldn't stand meat until about 14 weeks. I couldn't manage to eat much at all and lost around 15...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9
Posted By swimming-duck
Need good thought & wishes!

So sorry mama. My heart goes out to you.
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By swimming-duck
I thought of another question. Obviously, in...

I thought of another question. Obviously, in order to communicate well in life, proper grammar and spelling understanding and usage is needed. For those who have kids who are older and engage...
Forum: Unschooling   05-20-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By swimming-duck
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FisherFamily http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   05-18-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By swimming-duck
I just remembered another question that I have....

I just remembered another question that I have. I watched Astra Taylor's story on Youtube and really loved it. One thing I remember her saying is that she tried public school during the fourth...
Forum: Unschooling   05-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By swimming-duck
I am hoping to have an intelligent back and...

I am hoping to have an intelligent back and forth dialogue and be able to answer questions as I think of them while I research unschooling. I'll give you some background so that you know a bit about...
Forum: Unschooling   05-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By swimming-duck
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RebeloveMa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397864/how-did-you-decide-to-unschool#post_17579666)
 For the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By swimming-duck
I just had a consultation with someone regarding...

I just had a consultation with someone regarding Enki as I was considering it for my son. I decided to wait on a decision as the person I spoke with informed me that new changes were coming on May...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9
Posted By swimming-duck
Anyone have a great idea for how to tell hubby about baby? This our third baby

Quote:Originally Posted by Chapsie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6
Posted By swimming-duck
Flipping Out (previous m/c mentioned)

Lilytiger - I agree - pregnancy after loss is absolutely a completely different beast. My last pregnancy was my first kiddo after my loss and the first trimester was so incredibly stressful for me....
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10
Posted By swimming-duck
Losing Pregnancy Symptoms

**hugs** to apeydef and chapsie. I can only imagine how hard a loss at 12 weeks would be. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif I am thinking happy healthy bean thoughts for you...
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