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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2013, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Hopefulmama
We hs through a cyber school and have chosen to...

We hs through a cyber school and have chosen to use the Calvert curriculum that they supply us with. I have to say that we really enjoy it. Does anyone else use Calvert and love it? DD is starting...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   12-12-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Hopefulmama
I am so happy to have found this tribe. I have a...

I am so happy to have found this tribe. I have a 4 y/o and a 7 y/o as well as my inlaws and my parents to help care for. I was a late in life baby and waited to have children, so I have a lot on my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-09-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Hopefulmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamarhu http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1369039/niche-job-ideas#post_17194833)

Are you familiar with the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Hopefulmama
I am loving all of the input! Thank you so much.

I am loving all of the input! Thank you so much.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-30-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Hopefulmama
Wow, ladies! Thank you for some good ideas. They...

Wow, ladies! Thank you for some good ideas. They are all within our reach, I just don't know where to start. I am totally unfamiliar with dyeing yarn. I don't even know of any shops in our area. Is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-29-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Hopefulmama
DH and I are trying to come up with a 2 year...

DH and I are trying to come up with a 2 year plan to drastically reduce our expenses. He would like to change jobs. Right now he has a very physically demanding job. We would love for him to be able...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-29-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,055
Posted By Hopefulmama
We feed four of us (me, DH, 4 yo, 7 yo) and...

We feed four of us (me, DH, 4 yo, 7 yo) and spend about $150/week on mostly organic foods. From spring until fall we join a CSA every other week for $250 which I haven't included in our food budget...
Forum: Women's Health   11-29-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Hopefulmama
We are working towards the entire family...

We are working towards the entire family eliminating it. I don't see my DH or kids being completely wheat free when out of the house. I figure that if we don't have it in the house then we won't eat...
Forum: Women's Health   11-27-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Hopefulmama
I just started reading "Wheat Belly". So very...

I just started reading "Wheat Belly". So very interesting. It has prompted me to stop eating wheat. Have you give up wheat? If so, what have you noticed? Positive/negative side effects? I have heard...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,905
Posted By Hopefulmama
Love Oak Meadow and Mothering is a favorite too!

Love Oak Meadow and Mothering is a favorite too!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Hopefulmama
Thanks to all! What a great list of suggestions!

Thanks to all! What a great list of suggestions!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-26-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By Hopefulmama
My DD never slept for more than a few hours...

My DD never slept for more than a few hours until she was about 6 years old. Even now, her sleep isn't always "restful" and she has a very hard time falling asleep. I believe the two are connected.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Hopefulmama
Currently, we HS through a cyber charter school...

Currently, we HS through a cyber charter school and are very happy overall. We use the Calvert Curriculum. DD is doing well with it and picks up on things quickly. She is 7. The other day she asked...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-13-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Hopefulmama
Our library offers a link to Mango Language for...

Our library offers a link to Mango Language for fee. I don't know if it's free on the web or not.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-13-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,434
Posted By Hopefulmama
We use trays for everything (painting, bead...

We use trays for everything (painting, bead projects, playdoh, playing with magnet toys, etc.) It makes clean up so much easier-just take the tray to the sink and wipe it off. It also contains the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Hopefulmama
Oh that Pinterest! I have so many art ideas and...

Oh that Pinterest! I have so many art ideas and homeschooling ideas I don't know where to start! You gotta love it. Thanks for sharing the link.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Hopefulmama
We love Calvert. My dd is in 2nd grade. We...

We love Calvert. My dd is in 2nd grade. We receive it though a cyber charter school for free. We have access to technology and math lessons as well as brain pop jr. The curriculum seems pretty well...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Hopefulmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by teastaigh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-11-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Hopefulmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tigerle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-11-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Hopefulmama
The name evades me right now, but it's a book I...

The name evades me right now, but it's a book I found out about here. It's about "overexcitabilities" in gifted kids.
Something about being anxious. It's been a great help to us. Perhaps someone...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Hopefulmama
There is a group of other families that we are...

There is a group of other families that we are friends with that all hs through a cyber charter school. We have decided to gett together every other week for a few hours at a different persons home...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Hopefulmama
Thank you for reviving the thread. I love that...

Thank you for reviving the thread. I love that site and have gotten some great ideas and good advice there.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Hopefulmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Hopefulmama
Many thanks for the helpful advice. DD's reading...

Many thanks for the helpful advice. DD's reading level is several grade levels higher and is in the 99th percentile. So, I think they are totally willing to work with us. It will be interesting to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-22-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Hopefulmama
Many thanks for reading and replying. :) It...

Many thanks for reading and replying. :) It turns out that actually getting a GIEP is a long process (at least with our particular school).
We had the initial phone conference where they went over...
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