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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   06-04-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Aurie
Just looking to see if anyone is from that area....

Just looking to see if anyone is from that area. We are moving this summer http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-29-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Aurie
Mine are pretty close to doing things right...

Mine are pretty close to doing things right together. They actually both started walking within hours of each other. To me it seems like, one does it and the other thinks...Oh that's cool, I am...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-07-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,815
Posted By Aurie
I voted other. I nursed my singletons. My plan...

I voted other. I nursed my singletons. My plan was to nurse the twins. However, due to some serious family issues, me being very sick (still dealing with BP issues and they are 18 months now), the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-07-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By Aurie
Congrats on your twins! It sounds like you are...

Congrats on your twins! It sounds like you are doing wonderful. Most new twins moms say at the least the first 3 months are a blur. It seems to me like our first year was a blur and I don't even...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-19-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By Aurie
My grandmother lost a set of twins. But from...

My grandmother lost a set of twins. But from her, we have the twins in the family. I have a cousin who has had two sets of twins. I have one set. But my pregnancy before the twin pregancy, I had a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-15-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Aurie
I know that is the new math and how to teach it,...

I know that is the new math and how to teach it, but I never could teach it that way. It seemed to confuse me and my kids. I have always taught my kids the way I was taught in school. It just seems...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Aurie
I have almost 16 month old twins and the only...

I have almost 16 month old twins and the only time I get to really "instruct" is when they are napping. The older kids have independent things they can do with out me being involved (journaling,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Aurie
It depends on the school and the program....

It depends on the school and the program. Clinicals, he would probably be gone all day. But the times, also depend on the school. The nursing school I attended had some online classes. It also had a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Aurie
I think it is possible if you and your family...

I think it is possible if you and your family are the right type of family to do homeschooling while you are in nursing school. But I know my family wasn't and wouldn't have been. Nursing school was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Aurie
We don't necessarily push college on our...

We don't necessarily push college on our children. We push education in whichever form they want to pursue. We talk alot about what education can do for you and that education doesn't stop at a text...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 394
Posted By Aurie
My DD is 6 and things are starting to click. We...

My DD is 6 and things are starting to click. We have been using ReadingEggs with Starfall and tons of other emergent readers. We combine phonics with sight words and lots and lots of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 846
Posted By Aurie
If we pulled a really late night, I will let...

If we pulled a really late night, I will let them sleep in. But otherwise, if they aren't up by 9 am, I start doing some gentle waking techniques (opening shades, turning on lights, etc). If that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,110
Posted By Aurie
I am not sure what you mean either. I would...

I am not sure what you mean either. I would classify us as eclectic.

We are primarily using Oak Meadow with lots of supplementation.

My DD in K is using OM 1st grade as a backbone only. She...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Aurie
My DD is about the same age. But I have only...

My DD is about the same age. But I have only just started her in K material. But the way I see it if you are doing first material, the school year is about a quarter of the way through. If she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Aurie
Well I am not officially ADD, but I do have the...

Well I am not officially ADD, but I do have the attention span of a gnat http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Thus I think HSing has been okay for me. I am teaching 3...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Aurie
These are some of the movies we will be watching...

These are some of the movies we will be watching this year. These are for 10 and 12 yos. I realize the movies and their story lines might be a bit over their heads, but I think exposing them to the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Aurie
I pulled my older two out of public school in...

I pulled my older two out of public school in 2nd and 4th grades. They are now 4th and 6th graders. So for them, we officially homeschooled them about two weeks after being pulled from PS as that is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Aurie
Well, my 4th grader just finished Stuart Little...

Well, my 4th grader just finished Stuart Little and we are in the middle of Search for Delicious. Both are just the cutest books. They may be above his level for reading, but I doubt they are above...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Aurie
Don't feel too bad. Everything we tried...

Don't feel too bad. Everything we tried yesterday failed. Hopefully they will pop out soon. If not, your children still got most of the experience.
Forum: Unschooling   09-30-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Aurie
I thought of this thread last night. As I posted...

I thought of this thread last night. As I posted before, my boys are big time gamers too. But apparently the twins are picking up on it, or at least one of them. My DD (age 15 months) swiped DS10's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Aurie
We test each year. This is a personal choice for...

We test each year. This is a personal choice for our family. The HSing option we choose from the state does not require testing. But we do it so that I can know where we stand at the end of the year...
Forum: Unschooling   09-25-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Aurie
You didn't post his age. Here is a site that...

You didn't post his age. Here is a site that used to be pretty user friendly. It has been a long while since I used it, so it could have changed. It teaches alot about webdesign.
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-24-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,614
Posted By Aurie
Thanks Kathy! Those are some of the things I try...

Thanks Kathy! Those are some of the things I try to remember to think about each day. I do work part time. It truely is my saving grace. It does help that I would love my job even if it wasn't my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-24-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,614
Posted By Aurie
We have many more good days then bad. For the...

We have many more good days then bad. For the most part, my kids are happy. I am however not as happy. I really feel trapped most days. Sad, I know, but I figured someone had to fess up to it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Aurie
I agree with what the previous poster said about...

I agree with what the previous poster said about 'what motivated you in the first place'. I love to curriculum hunt. I try to do something new out side our curriculum each week or two, usually it is...
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