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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-20-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By homeschoolingmama
This has been going through my mind a lot too. ...

This has been going through my mind a lot too. My eyes have been opened. How do we raise precious children so they are strong and love who they are? How do we keep their eyes open while trying not...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-02-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By homeschoolingmama
When I was a teenager I decided to not eat meat. ...

When I was a teenager I decided to not eat meat. It was more of an experiment. My mom didn't respect my decision and roller her eyes telling people that it was a phase. So I became defiant about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I am pretty against doing things too early...

I am pretty against doing things too early because the need to push but I don't see the harm if she really wants to! :) We use BOB books. If she knows the letters and their sounds then she can...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,129
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I am sorry that you are going through this. :( ...

I am sorry that you are going through this. :(
If you go to survivinginfidelity.com you will find a lot of people in your situation and can help you through it. Don't forget to take care of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By homeschoolingmama
The lice company that we used really made light...

The lice company that we used really made light of the lice around the house. I have a bad memory but she said that not a lot has to be done with household stuff. She said that you can pop stuff in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I called Licesquad when my kids had it. They...

I called Licesquad when my kids had it. They used a treatment (natural I think it was) and used a good comb. If I were you, I would just comb her hair and it is surprisingly easy! Fill her hair...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,349
Posted By homeschoolingmama
It went well. :) She did say that it can take a...

It went well. :) She did say that it can take a while to have a match. There are a lot of families ready to adopt right now in this area. In the meantime, we are going to do relief until we get...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-03-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,349
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We have our first meeting with our adoption...

We have our first meeting with our adoption worker tomorrow at 2. I am nervous but excited. I will let you know how it goes. :)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By homeschoolingmama
While I wish that my children didn't worry about...

While I wish that my children didn't worry about how things looked, some of them do. If my 11yo daughter was insecure about riding the other bike and sat down and was honest with me about it I would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 46,189
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Thought about means considered. I feel it should...

Thought about means considered. I feel it should be considered. I responded to the probably not real OP. This is my opinion and you have a different one. That is ok. I don't feel like debating...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 46,189
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Actually I believe that everyone's comfort in the...

Actually I believe that everyone's comfort in the home should be considered. Don't really have much else to say. We just disagree. :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By homeschoolingmama
If you are really against a harness I would hold...

If you are really against a harness I would hold their hand. No choice. If they refuse you pick him up. Tiring, yes. Safe, yes. He will learn to hold your hand if he wants to walk. Explain to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 46,189
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I think it should be thought about. Yes, they...

I think it should be thought about. Yes, they could be called on. They may say that it is abuse to have a 15 year old girl walking around naked in front of her impressionable brothers. They could...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 46,189
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I would be uncomfortable with it and that is ok. ...

I would be uncomfortable with it and that is ok. Everyone has different comfort levels in their home. I think everyone in the house should be ok with it before it happens. That shows respect for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Another thing. As they get older they play with...

Another thing. As they get older they play with each other. I have 6 children under 12 and they occupy each other. I have always wanted to be that mom that gets down and plays but I am just not. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By homeschoolingmama
It is hard to say because I don't know your...

It is hard to say because I don't know your relationship with your daughter. With my daughter I would gently and honestly tell her what I think and ask her opinion on it. I would mention for her to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,349
Posted By homeschoolingmama
So we are officially approved now to adopt. We...

So we are officially approved now to adopt. We are waiting for our meeting with our adoption worker. We would like to adopt 2 siblings under the age of 5. There is a lot of waiting in this...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,349
Posted By homeschoolingmama
The waiting is killing me!!!!! Every step we...

The waiting is killing me!!!!! Every step we have to wait. We are hoping for answers this wk or next and then we move on to matching with children.
Forum: Unschooling   09-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,566
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I have different feelings on this. I started by...

I have different feelings on this. I started by wanting to make sure I don't hurt their self esteem and all that jazz that goes with it. I have read countless books. I was on board. Then I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,349
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I am feeling pretty upset! :( We were very close...

I am feeling pretty upset! :( We were very close to being approved. Our homestudy was done and everything was good to go. We got a call today from our worker saying that her supervisor has some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By homeschoolingmama
In these situations I have learned to notice my...

In these situations I have learned to notice my children and how they feel instead of what other people think. After all, they are who matters most. :)
I have 6 children 11 and under. They are all...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We are about to be approved to adopt :) and the...

We are about to be approved to adopt :) and the one thing we won't do is adopt a child older than our 5yo son. You know your children and how they would handle things. We would like to adopt 2 boys...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-14-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By homeschoolingmama
If she was MY child I wouldn't worry too much...

If she was MY child I wouldn't worry too much about it but I would slip in how big the spider actually was. Perceptions do change as you get older and I don't think it is ruining their imagination. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,166
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I don't agree that he should move out. While...

I don't agree that he should move out. While what he did was wrong, I don't think it would be beneficial for their parents to be separated. If he was like this often my opinion would change. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I wouldn't make her go. Whenever my children...

I wouldn't make her go. Whenever my children don't want to be dropped off somewhere, I don't. I don't want them to think that I don't respect what they want. They still join a lot of different...
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