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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,906
Posted By magnolia_mama
Cat, I have enjoyed reading about your...

Cat, I have enjoyed reading about your experiences with K12 and wish you the very best! I am sure you'll find something perfect for your family....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-06-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By magnolia_mama
We keep ours in the fridge. It stays fresh...

We keep ours in the fridge. It stays fresh longer and I like cold bread. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,906
Posted By magnolia_mama
We are going into our 4th day of school. I must...

We are going into our 4th day of school. I must say that I'm a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the work load. The curriculum is awesome and the kids really seem to enjoy it. However, our days...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By magnolia_mama
Homeschooling or not, every mother deserves time...

Homeschooling or not, every mother deserves time to recharge. Especially those of us who are introverts and become drained from too much "togetherness". I haven't always been good about taking time...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-21-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By magnolia_mama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Have you ever looked into Sonlight? It does have a Christian worldview, but is not overtly so. I used the pre-k package with my son...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By magnolia_mama
We love those books at our house too!...

We love those books at our house too! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif My daughters dressed up as "Fancy Nancy" and "Fancy Nancy's Little Sister" for Halloween last year....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By magnolia_mama
We are transitioning from traditional homeschool...

We are transitioning from traditional homeschool to virtual school in the fall. Our family is really excited about this new adventure! Anyone else planning to use a cyber in the fall?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By magnolia_mama
That's a great idea! My dd is extremely...

That's a great idea! My dd is extremely interested in art and draws quite well for her age. She would love to have art lessons and we would be willing to pay for them, but haven't had any luck in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-25-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By magnolia_mama
My three children share a room. The older two...

My three children share a room. The older two have a bunk bed and my youngest has a toddler bed. My son's clothing is in a 3 drawer system that is underneath the bunk beds. The girls share a dresser...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-24-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By magnolia_mama
Could you soak and handwash it? Hanging it out...

Could you soak and handwash it? Hanging it out to dry in the sun might help lighten the stains too. Depending on the stain, I've had really good results with plain Dawn dish detergent.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-23-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By magnolia_mama
Hi Eliyah, The PA law doesn't require you...

Hi Eliyah,

The PA law doesn't require you to do anything until your child is 8 years old. You do not have to report to the school district, keep records or do anything at all until then. PA is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By magnolia_mama
It isn't easy, but it can be done! I have really...

It isn't easy, but it can be done! I have really struggled with balancing schoolwork and housework in the past. I have tried implementing schedules in the past, but haven't stuck to them. I finally...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,100
Posted By magnolia_mama
I have learned to really keep my answers short...

I have learned to really keep my answers short and sweet. No matter how sincere and unjudgemental I feel that my replies are, the detailed ones always manage to offend.

My answer is, "because it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,527
Posted By magnolia_mama
I can't comment much on the Hardy Boys, although...

I can't comment much on the Hardy Boys, although I did read Nancy Drew around age 10 or 11.
Have you ever heard of the Sugar Creek Gang books? They are written from a Christian worldview and are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,211
Posted By magnolia_mama
Our kids are required to take placement tests...

Our kids are required to take placement tests prior to the new school year. I am not sure if this varies state by state (we are in PA), but I think it would make sense for each student to be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-23-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By magnolia_mama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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What you are describing sounds very difficult. We all need breaks in order to recharge, but actually getting those breaks can be a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
Posted By magnolia_mama
Quote: Originally Posted by pigpokey...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigpokey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15326357)
A lot of people rave about those Letter...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By magnolia_mama
6 am- I wake up, have a cappuccino, check email...

6 am- I wake up, have a cappuccino, check email and exercise

7am- Kids wake up and are allowed screen time/playtime while I shower and dress

Breakfast is usually served sometime prior to 8 am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-10-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By magnolia_mama
We have small house issues too. Our house is a...

We have small house issues too. Our house is a little less than 1000 square feet and we have 5 people and 2 pets occupying this space.

Our schooling has always taken place at either the kitchen...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-10-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By magnolia_mama
My children really like this one. ...

My children really like this one.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...ean=0312490798 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ean=0312490798)

It is very appropriate for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By magnolia_mama
We used the first 2 volumes of FIAR in first and...

We used the first 2 volumes of FIAR in first and second grade. The book selections were terrific and generally well liked by my children. A couple were difficult to find, but we were able to get...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-30-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By magnolia_mama
I've been in the same situation before. Magic...

I've been in the same situation before. Magic Eraser removed permanent marker from my wooden tabletop.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,211
Posted By magnolia_mama
I am a little surprised to hear that so many are...

I am a little surprised to hear that so many are disappointed with k12. Is there anyone who is satisfied with the curriculum?

We are planning to use it for 3rd grade and (possibly) K through our...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-18-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,211
Posted By magnolia_mama
We are in the process of enrolling with PA...

We are in the process of enrolling with PA Virtual. The k12 curriculum looks amazing.

The kids have always been homeschooled, but I will have to report for my ds next year. He is currently in 2nd...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   03-18-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By magnolia_mama
I have been reading on this site for a few...

I have been reading on this site for a few months and finally decided to join!

My husband and I discovered attachment parenting (Thank you, Dr. Sears) when my ds was born 8 years ago. It has been...
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