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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By HikeYosemite
My son did the Life of Fred algebra course, and...

My son did the Life of Fred algebra course, and I thought this curriculum was kind of fun and quirky, and so far my daughter thinks Pre-Algebra part I is pretty good (for someone who dislikes...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By HikeYosemite
We really enjoyed OM 1, though I supplemented it...

We really enjoyed OM 1, though I supplemented it with lots of library reading. It can have a good resale value if you keep it nice and know what Yahoo lists, etc., to post it for resale. Often you...
Forum: Germany   08-23-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,123
Posted By HikeYosemite
We've lived in Stuttgart, Germany (where there...

We've lived in Stuttgart, Germany (where there is an army base) for the better part of two summers and I love the area. The city felt very safe, and there is easy access to many wonderful tourist...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 695
Posted By HikeYosemite
I'm reading The Jennifer Wish by Eunice Young...

I'm reading The Jennifer Wish by Eunice Young Smith to my 8 yo. Unfortunately out of print, it is a wonderful book about a fictional family that lived 100 years ago and decided to move to the...
Forum: Germany   07-20-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By HikeYosemite
We just visited Munich for a weekend--we've been...

We just visited Munich for a weekend--we've been living in Stuttgart for our second summer--and I read a bit about it before going. It is considered a progressive, "yuppie" city by some, although...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By HikeYosemite
It is for informational purposes only, and it is...

It is for informational purposes only, and it is up to you what you put in that spot. A friend of mine used to employ the useful phrase "for our homeschooling, we will use some or all of the below...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By HikeYosemite
I keep hearing stories about HS moms worried...

I keep hearing stories about HS moms worried about their middle schoolers/teen boys being reluctant writers, only to find out that they could do pretty well once they had something they wanted to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,243
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by MyLittleWonders...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MyLittleWonders http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12990874)
I think the part that is going...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By HikeYosemite
Well, I realized I used the wrong term for the...

Well, I realized I used the wrong term for the Charlotte Mason philosophy. I was talking about what they call "narration," which is described in the link below:...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,016
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by chfriend...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chfriend http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12969744)
HikeYosemite...I'd love to hear more about...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,016
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by sebrinaw...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sebrinaw http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9330258)
I have a 7 year old who is not reading yet....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By HikeYosemite
Yea for you! The Charlotte Mason followers (or...

Yea for you! The Charlotte Mason followers (or homeschoolers who have read Charlotte Mason) have been practicing something similar (called narration) with younger children for quite awhile. It makes...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By HikeYosemite
You might check out this recent thread on...

You might check out this recent thread on learning to read:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1019318 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1019318)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,243
Posted By HikeYosemite
It seems like the only way for this law to work...

It seems like the only way for this law to work and not produce a huge headache and an incredible amount of waste would be to exempt all products already on shelves (and to exempt homemade items)....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By HikeYosemite
I can't imagine why there would be a legal issue...

I can't imagine why there would be a legal issue here, as long as the op has a high school diploma. Grandparents homeschool kids all of the time, and it is still homeschooling if a friend or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,243
Posted By HikeYosemite
Someone sent me this update. Sorry if it was...

Someone sent me this update. Sorry if it was already posted; I didn't read all responses:

Here is the latest info that I have - This WAS an accurate report - the CPSC clarified the CPSIA to allow...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-08-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By HikeYosemite
I don't know if my situation is strange or...

I don't know if my situation is strange or common, but years ago my then 2-yo dd became frustrated and stopped nursing because my milk supply had dwindled because of a new pregnancy (her older...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By HikeYosemite
I can write more later, but you might find this...

I can write more later, but you might find this Yahoo group very helpful. People give wonderful advice, and there are some dyslexia tutors on the list.
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by SagMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SagMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12916367)

"But she'll never get into college if you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by Roar...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12907828)
http://www.fiarhq.com/FIAR/FIARLESN.html You can...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-03-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by MountainRose...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainRose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12907010)
On the internet...you tube?

You can...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-03-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By HikeYosemite
Did anyone see the 20/20 segment on extended...

Did anyone see the 20/20 segment on extended breastfeeding last night? They interviewed a couple of contented families, whose children seemed quite well-adjusted and content, then talked about them...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by melissabb...

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Originally Posted by melissabb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12902222)
....
It is utterly amazing to me how...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by mysonshine...

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Originally Posted by mysonshine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12883649)
Another “concern” is college. Any problems...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,814
Posted By HikeYosemite
Quote: Originally Posted by elizawill...

Quote:
Originally Posted by elizawill http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12898389)
my dd learned to read with a combination of...
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