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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2015, 07:04 AM
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Posted By mamaprovides
These are just ideas...not a curriculum per...

These are just ideas...not a curriculum per say...

But bedtime math (app or email or website...free) is a good way to generate interest in mathematics. It's a little article, ~ paragraph, about an...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-14-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By mamaprovides
For me it isn't just about being alive...but...

For me it isn't just about being alive...but noticed, validated, appreciated. The part that gets me...they think I like cleaning (hello kitties' mom's fav activity: cleaning...b*tch, please)
...
Forum: Unschooling   06-11-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By mamaprovides
Hi. I don't limit screen time but when it does...

Hi.
I don't limit screen time but when it does start to get out of hand it's with the video games first.

Challenging your beliefs is very important. It's good to refine them. I like to listen...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By mamaprovides
Yup. I consider myself educated and shall take...

Yup.
I consider myself educated and shall take a direct trip to my library.

And yet...I still stand by my book recommendations.
Thank you all.
And thank you AAK for posing the question.
M
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By mamaprovides
Well. Like I said...I love Joseph Campbell....

Well.
Like I said...I love Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell was crucial to adolescence. And I do suggest Joseph Campbell because he is wonderful. If I thought Campbell a devil I wouldn't suggest his...
Forum: Education   05-22-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By mamaprovides
Really? No one? I've been watching this not...

Really? No one? I've been watching this not wanting to be the first but...

My first answer was gonna be:

WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER!
But that's too glib.

1. Trade budgets with the military. (And...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By mamaprovides
Not to be contrary to moominmama (because she is...

Not to be contrary to moominmama (because she is most sage)
But don't do power of myth...do Hero of a thousand faces!
1. Awesome! Explains the journey of every hero and how one is one's hero...so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By mamaprovides
I'm in Vermont. Call Bryne. She's super nice....

I'm in Vermont.
Call Bryne. She's super nice. Karen is too busy.

May I also suggest Roots in Corinth.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By mamaprovides
I think...as a once similar teen... I get...

I think...as a once similar teen...

I get the impression that his new independence as a teen has made it difficult to turn to you.
I also get the sense that he just needs a good shake...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By mamaprovides
I pretend to garden. We did some hardscaping so...

I pretend to garden. We did some hardscaping so we are starting new.

I have containers with strawberries.
And we just did the lashing for the tipi...but since we are about to take a break from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By mamaprovides
Jajajaja Can I just say, moomin, I was super...

Jajajaja
Can I just say, moomin, I was super excited to show off the teaching clock I made.
Anywho...good job with the reading of dates and doin' the math. (More than once I haven't.)
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-16-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By mamaprovides
Yes please. I'm super isolated and this...

Yes please.

I'm super isolated and this group makes up the bulk of my socializing. (Which is probably why I'm so chatty.^_^)

My Mother's Day was uneventful. Because it was my daughters bday the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-10-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By mamaprovides
I give up... What Do you do with your time when...

I give up...
What Do you do with your time when you are done organizing?
Is it cookies?
^_^

I'm glad it helped.
The only thing I forgot to say is sleep...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-08-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By mamaprovides
I'm sorry it's so long...it's chronic

I'm sorry it's so long...it's chronic
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-08-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By mamaprovides
I am not lazy per say. I just do the job of two...

I am not lazy per say. I just do the job of two people and sometimes get overwhelmed...or just slowed down by the mundane. And yes, I struggle with sloth. I also struggle with 'why put it in the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-25-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By mamaprovides
One thing that might help (I use it when my son...

One thing that might help (I use it when my son goes to camp) to avoid similar feelings.
I write a couple knock knock jokes or silly riddles on postits in his lunch. It helps us feel connected...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By mamaprovides
Hi. Um. I have zero help or advice to offer....

Hi.
Um.
I have zero help or advice to offer.
I am however at the beginning of just this.
If you would be so kind to post or private msg your progress I would be most appreciative.

(Routine...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-18-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By mamaprovides
It gets cold here so other than summer I sleep...

It gets cold here so other than summer I sleep with blankets.

We had our bed on the floor with the head firmly against a wall (my husband checked each night with our first for about 9 months.
We...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-18-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By mamaprovides
Fembot: WORD! So...the test said I'm an...

Fembot: WORD!

So...the test said I'm an independent doer. (That sounds lovely)
And I guess I'm IT...the other scales were close to the middle.
Did I read that right?

But it also says Bruce...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-07-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By mamaprovides
Girl I know! And if your husband is like...

Girl I know!
And if your husband is like mine...he is breezing through this pregnancy in a been there done that haze when it totally isn't.

Please allow me to lovingly kick you in the head:...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-04-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By mamaprovides
We did this. We had box springs not just the...

We did this. We had box springs not just the mattress. (If implied, oh...if not, you will be happier with box springs.)

We did put the shelf liner type under the rug thing but just on corners....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 392
Posted By mamaprovides
Miranda: I'm not clear on whether you're...

Miranda:
I'm not clear on whether you're looking for examples of how to efficiently support one child's self-direction while instituting a parent-directed program for another, or simply on how to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,845
Posted By mamaprovides
I really like home learning year by year by Rupp...

I really like home learning year by year by Rupp which is more for you so you can successfully create your own curriculum.
I also like the homeschoolers book of lists...although it is Christian...
Forum: Unschooling   03-03-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 471
Posted By mamaprovides
I just took the time to rereading this thread and...

I just took the time to rereading this thread and thought I'd repost my ideas...because the first wasn't long enough.

Art, language, walking...these are hard wired into our typical brains upon...
Forum: Unschooling   02-27-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 471
Posted By mamaprovides
I should say first and foremost phonics makes...

I should say first and foremost phonics makes zero sense to me. Some only learn to read through phonics...not me. I have some phonics based materials just in case but I don't intend on using them....
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