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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2013, 08:40 PM
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Posted By laehmichal
Hi there,  I am looking for a very hands-on...

Hi there, 
I am looking for a very hands-on science program for my kiddos for the next year.  We have never used a science book before - we have purchased experiment kids, and they have used lots...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By laehmichal
one of my friends is a public school teacher,...

one of my friends is a public school teacher, and she mentioned in the upper grades, they are starting to use electronic portfolios.  I looked into them, and they seem like a great idea  - I can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-27-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By laehmichal
I am looking for a good, preferably online...

I am looking for a good, preferably online Hebrew language curriculum for my first grader.  Any suggestions?  I found a great interactive one once, then that computer crashed and I lost all my...
Forum: Fertility   02-21-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By laehmichal
So dh and I just welcomed our #3, and up to now,...

So dh and I just welcomed our #3, and up to now, 3 was the plan.  I am now feeling absolutely devastated at that thought.  I look around at our happy, loud home, and feel like we are getting there...
Forum: Homebirth   11-15-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By laehmichal
So thanks everybody!  To share an update, our...

So thanks everybody!  To share an update, our employer is fighting with us, but Independent Health is still giving us quite a hard time.  Mom2disnykids, we plan to deliver with Jen Bozza, but I know...
Forum: Homebirth   10-29-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By laehmichal
Here is a link to the regulation. State...

Here is a link to the regulation. State insurance should cover an out-of-network midwife (with the minimum state requirements) as in-network, if your insurance does not already have one in-network...
Forum: Homebirth   10-29-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By laehmichal
Just had to share this! I live in NY, which has...

Just had to share this! I live in NY, which has insurance regulations that mandate coverage for homebirths. Well, when we submitted our paperwork, we were denied because our plan is self-insured,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By laehmichal
amazing! I have been having a running debate...

amazing! I have been having a running debate with a friend of mine, who is a public school teacher deeply committed to the traditional method, and this seems to back up my arguments as of late....
Forum: Homebirth   10-19-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By laehmichal
So, I am embarking on my first hb, and we are...

So, I am embarking on my first hb, and we are totally excited. I am wondering what resources any of you could recommend to help prepare my 5- and 3- year olds for the event. My previous 2 births...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-19-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,235
Posted By laehmichal
I realize I never got to thank any of you, so...

I realize I never got to thank any of you, so thank you thank you thank you!! We are working with Jen Bozza, after a few interesting and serendipitous referrals. DH is actually very comfortable with...
Forum: Homebirth   10-19-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,001
Posted By laehmichal
Check on your state's insurance regulations. We...

Check on your state's insurance regulations. We are in the appeal process to get our insurance to cover our hb, and we have found in our state they are required to do so, as long as the midwife...
Forum: Spirituality   06-19-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By laehmichal
I am still in the process of kashering our home...

I am still in the process of kashering our home and my kitchen, but what has helped me is to set one small goal per month, and concentrate on learning that aspect, making it a habit. Also, I have...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   06-11-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 54,321
Posted By laehmichal
oh my GOD am I happy to have found this thread!!...

oh my GOD am I happy to have found this thread!! It is so nice just to see that I'm not crazy for being the way I am! I have recently been criticized - quite harshly - by an old friend for my...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-03-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,235
Posted By laehmichal
i know it is tricky to get hold of homebirthing...

i know it is tricky to get hold of homebirthing midwives in buffalo, but i also know they are here, just under the radar. i am looking for options - my sister just had an experience with one of the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-13-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By laehmichal
This has been really helpful. I just don't...

This has been really helpful. I just don't really know any different than standard, i guess ob procedure. I had 2 healthy, successful pregnancies already, and barring anything medically wrong this...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-13-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By laehmichal
I am thinking of switching midwives, as the last...

I am thinking of switching midwives, as the last practice I went to only delivers in the hospital, and we would like a home birth this time around. I really like the midwife my sister had, however,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By laehmichal
when i homeschooled, there was a fantastic teen...

when i homeschooled, there was a fantastic teen homeschoolers' website (long gone now) that said to say,'socialization, shmocialization, get a computer!' now that my kids are hsing, when people ask...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By laehmichal
my ds is in need of a phonics curriculum, and i...

my ds is in need of a phonics curriculum, and i am unsure where i want to go with it. we plan to follow a classical approach, he is currently using saxon math and reading the early reader list. i...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By laehmichal
I would look into other studios for dance...

I would look into other studios for dance lessons for her. you may be able to find a class at a different time, formatted differently, and having more variety. some YMCAs even have ballet, and the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By laehmichal
We are starting to use veritas press as well,...

We are starting to use veritas press as well, and I am finding great discussions with the kids from the reading, etc, that turn into informal Bible study. Also, since memorization is so important in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By laehmichal
He has trouble with rhymes, but can identify...

He has trouble with rhymes, but can identify letters in words by their sounds. He doesn't sight read too much, but if a word is repeated in his book that sitting, he starts to recognize it. I guess...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By laehmichal
My ds is only 4, and I know it is far too early,...

My ds is only 4, and I know it is far too early, but I wanted to ask. My dh and his father are both dyslexic - to different degrees - so I am a bit vigilant with my ds. He is learning to read and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-24-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By laehmichal
My ds was almost exactly the same way. He became...

My ds was almost exactly the same way. He became a fussy eater around that time and didn't gain weight, but was growing so the ped didn't see a problem. DS didn't talk at all until he was 3, then we...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By laehmichal
My mom was very overwhelming with gifts when my...

My mom was very overwhelming with gifts when my ds was littler, but really didn't like the idea of the 'magic' of Christmas being lost for him, if he figured out Santa gave a lot less than grammie,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-14-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By laehmichal
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/14674566)
i don't know how others do it, but for...
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