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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By blondeviolin
My oldest is slowly learning to read.  She has...

My oldest is slowly learning to read.  She has wanted to since about 3.5, but hasn't had the awareness to blend letters properly.  We did sit down and do 100EZ lessons to teach the blending.  While...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   01-10-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By blondeviolin
Hi!  There are LOTS of things to do here for...

Hi!  There are LOTS of things to do here for kids.  The zoo, the science museum, unpluggits in Edmond, typical bouncehouse type places.  It's large enough that there are fun things to do, but small...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By blondeviolin
Thanks Stephanie!  I think I'll start with A,...

Thanks Stephanie!  I think I'll start with A, but do it earlier than I thought.  Maybe I'll start sometime in February so we can take our time to go through A.  I didn't know there was a yahoo...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-29-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By blondeviolin
I'm looking into this curriculum for my soon to...

I'm looking into this curriculum for my soon to be 5-year-old for kindy. If it were just her I would do level B. But, I have an inkling my 3.5 yo will want to sit in. He is mathematically minded,...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-27-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By blondeviolin
In theory, you can...But I'm severely asthmatic...

In theory, you can...But I'm severely asthmatic with a not great immune system (thank you, steroids). My husband has recieved flumist for the last four years for work (he's military) and I have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By blondeviolin
We do a lot of craft/unit-based play at my...

We do a lot of craft/unit-based play at my house. My oldest (4) is asking for more "school-ly things", so I'm actually leaning towards the idea of starting her with a few curriculums. She's learning...
Forum: Parenting   05-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By blondeviolin
We bought her some cool new underwear and let...

We bought her some cool new underwear and let her try them out. She understands wet and dry and stinky and not and will come tell me when she's made a puddle, but she can't seem to pee on command...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-27-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By blondeviolin
Today is the first day that I put Abby in...

Today is the first day that I put Abby in underwear and told her no more diapers. She'll be 3 on Friday. From 9-1 she only went potty twice. Once when I told her it was time to sit on the potty and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By blondeviolin
My two are sharing a room right now and I sit...

My two are sharing a room right now and I sit with Emmett so he can fall asleep. But our rule is also that you have to be in your bed and quiet, but not asleep.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By blondeviolin
You know, we weaned Abby to a bottle at just...

You know, we weaned Abby to a bottle at just under a year (like a week away). I "lost" all of the bottles at 2.5. Her teeth are perfect. My thinking was that if I hadn't dried up (also due to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By blondeviolin
My kids do table time, which is what we call it,...

My kids do table time, which is what we call it, but usually it's a craft. I've heard good things about www.notimeforflashcards.com (http://www.notimeforflashcards.com) because of the crafts they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By blondeviolin
I agree. Abby was one of those kids that knew...

I agree. Abby was one of those kids that knew all of her colors, shapes, 1-10 and was learning letters before 18 mos. She soaked up that knowledge. My son is not at all. He recognizes circles, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-25-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
  Phonics
Views: 232
Posted By blondeviolin
Quote: Originally Posted by youngwife...

Quote:
Originally Posted by youngwife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13653243)
Have you tried any of the Leap Frog dvd's...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By blondeviolin
We have just two kids. Originally one was Abby's...

We have just two kids. Originally one was Abby's room and one was Emmett's room. Until Emmett was about 9 mos, that worked. Now they sleep in Abby's room and the toys are in Emmett's room. The new...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-12-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By blondeviolin
I guess I should really say when do you think I...

I guess I should really say when do you think I ovulated? LOL Usually I temp but The Husband was gone most of the time and I didn't think he'd be back to do anything...

*crosses fingers*
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-12-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By blondeviolin
My son was born around the same time and my PPAF...

My son was born around the same time and my PPAF came back when he really got into solids and was nursing less and less. Same with my daughter. He only nurses to fall asleep now. Maybe try to add in...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-12-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By blondeviolin
My ovulation test showed up negative last...

My ovulation test showed up negative last Wednesday, positive on Thursday and negative again on Friday. My CP and CM were indicative of ovulation around Wed/Th. And on Friday my CM was more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By blondeviolin
LOL I guess I should say that I'm more looking...

LOL I guess I should say that I'm more looking for crafts and play ideas that would encourage learning. I'm not wanting to sit and make her read or know her numbers at letters at two. LOL But after...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-11-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By blondeviolin
Abby stopped nursing just short of a year. I was...

Abby stopped nursing just short of a year. I was pregnant with Emmett at the time. I gave her a bottle and she still gets one before bed. We do a vitamin, a song, some scriptures, a bottle, brush...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By blondeviolin
My daughter and I do "table time" in the...

My daughter and I do "table time" in the afternoon while my son takes his long nap. She seems to enjoy and thrive on it. I've done a few things online, including www.letteroftheweek.com...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,924
Posted By blondeviolin
I'm surprised OK hasn't been thrown in there....

I'm surprised OK hasn't been thrown in there. There is no reporting system here, nor are records or forms of any kind required by Oklahoma law. I've heard it's one of the more lenient HSing states....
Forum: Co-op Archive   04-17-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,613
Posted By blondeviolin
Ohh! Me! Me! I NEED more yarn (like a hole in...

Ohh! Me! Me! I NEED more yarn (like a hole in the head...).

7 x Merino Worsted 3Ply Handpainted in these colors:
1 x Haunted
1 x Zeus
1 x Princess
1 x Fashion Colors
1 x Arara
1 x Festival...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-12-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 846
Posted By blondeviolin
I second starfall.com and my niece also loved...

I second starfall.com and my niece also loved the BOB books you can get at Barnes and Noble and whatnot. (But, I wasn't the main homeschool/reading teacher...LOL)
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-29-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By blondeviolin
I have no clue...but am intrigued that you were...

I have no clue...but am intrigued that you were a late starter...what worked well with her? Any advice for a late-starter witha 12mo?...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-29-2007, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By blondeviolin
If she was bigger I'd just go with Gerbers. Were...

If she was bigger I'd just go with Gerbers. Were no stranger to cloth diapers so that's no biggie. I don't really want to put her in undies that I shrink because we're still at the...
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