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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By lizabird
mamato3wildponies -- I think actual letters in...

mamato3wildponies -- I think actual letters in the mail would be what would work well for us.  We really try to limit computer time, and having ds read and write his own letters would be best for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By lizabird
I have many conversations with my 7 yr old about...

I have many conversations with my 7 yr old about not wanting to work.  He would happily spend most days playing with legos.  He'll happily do any type of science experiment I set up, or real-life...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By lizabird
My ds is 7.5 and would love to have a penpal. ...

My ds is 7.5 and would love to have a penpal.  We unschool, he isn't too interested in learning to read and write so his reading and writing skills are not that great, but I think if he had someone...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By lizabird
The types of letters my ds has written recently...

The types of letters my ds has written recently go something like this.
 
Hi _____, Who is your favorite Star Wars person?  I like Luke Skywalker best.
 
and maybe he'll include a small drawing...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-05-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By lizabird
I have used both whey and just plaln sea salt. ...

I have used both whey and just plaln sea salt.  I guess I haven't noticed that one gets slimier than the other.  I have had more "bad" batches with the whey, but mostly as long as I follow the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-05-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By lizabird
I have been experimenting a lot lately with...

I have been experimenting a lot lately with lacto-fermentation, and it's definitely a learning process.  I have had batches that turned out perfectly, and others that went bad.  The bad ones I knew...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-05-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By lizabird
Both my kids just finished the intro diet (kids...

Both my kids just finished the intro diet (kids are 4 and 7) and I wouldn't be surprised if my 4 yo lost a little weight.  He has always been pretty skinny and he tells me he doesn't like any of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-05-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By lizabird
Yes, he has grandparents and aunts who write on...

Yes, he has grandparents and aunts who write on occasion, but I think he would love another kid his own age (he can't read grandparents or aunts writing, for one).  He has been begging to write a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-05-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By lizabird
My son is 7 and not too interested in...

My son is 7 and not too interested in writing/reading.  BUT, he loves to get mail.  I am really sorry if this isn't an appropriate post for this forum, but I was wondering if there might be any...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-07-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,440
Posted By lizabird
I would love to find fresh eggs for under...

I would love to find fresh eggs for under $2/doz.

I have found a lady close to me selling them for $2/doz, but if I go to my local farmer's market they're more like $5.50/doz. Yikes, we eat a lot...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-07-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By lizabird
I used to eat a fair amount of sugar, mostly in...

I used to eat a fair amount of sugar, mostly in homemade baked goods like cookies, pies, etc. Then earlier this year I developed ulcerative colitis and read about cutting out all sugar and grains,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-04-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,405
Posted By lizabird
Here's the Halloween tradition we started with...

Here's the Halloween tradition we started with DS started trick or treating. He gets all dressed up, goes out and does the trick or treat thing, we come home and dump out the loot on the table. He...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-04-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,597
Posted By lizabird
Yes, you are supposed to attend a park playdate...

Yes, you are supposed to attend a park playdate I guess so we can verify that you are an actual person and not some weird internet lurker.
The next meetup is November 11th at Wilson Park, in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By lizabird
Thank you for the replies. I appreciate the...

Thank you for the replies.

I appreciate the support along the lines of "don't freak out about it" - I just feel like I've worked really hard to lead a fairly natural lifestyle including carefully...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By lizabird
We have the same thing here. When ds2 turned 2,...

We have the same thing here. When ds2 turned 2, he was pretty much dry most nights, now at 2.5, he is always dry and ds1 (who is almost 6.5) still pees in bed a couple of times a week.

ds1 knows...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By lizabird
My kids like Winnie the Pooh movies and we also...

My kids like Winnie the Pooh movies and we also have Netflix and got some of the original Sesame Street videos which are a hoot.

There's a British cartoon series called "Kipper" about a dog and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By lizabird
My ds is 6 yrs old. He has a buddy across the...

My ds is 6 yrs old. He has a buddy across the street who is 7.

We are very AP, they are very "conventional" (for lack of a better word).

Neighbor friend has his own TV (we never watch TV),...
Forum: Family Safety   02-20-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By lizabird
Helmet on a balance bike? YES, absolutely 100%....

Helmet on a balance bike? YES, absolutely 100%. My ds rides his around inside the house and he doesn't wear a helmet. But outside YES. We walk around our neighborhood every day and he cruises around...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By lizabird
Quote: Originally Posted by annettemarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by annettemarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14884238)
Right now, we're doing lots of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By lizabird
I always imagined I would be a very organized...

I always imagined I would be a very organized homeschooler, having lots of ideas, books, projects, etc. Honestly, my kids would rather just play. So we play a LOT, do a little cooking, have a few...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By lizabird
I will be leading a group of 3-4 yr olds once a...

I will be leading a group of 3-4 yr olds once a week for 8 weeks, and I want to go with a nature/Waldorf theme. I would love some ideas of some favorite songs, circle activities, fingerplays,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-31-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By lizabird
I think my ds ate raw fish sushi for the first...

I think my ds ate raw fish sushi for the first time when he was 4 yrs old. My younger ds had some for the first time at about 2.5 yrs old. You can go out for sushi and not get raw fish (think CA...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By lizabird
This is such an interesting question, about...

This is such an interesting question, about allowing sweets, not allowing them, rules and regulations about sweets in the house, binging, control, etc.

I would love to bring my kids up with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,883
Posted By lizabird
Maybe not the same thing, but my ds when he was...

Maybe not the same thing, but my ds when he was 4 went though a phase that lasted a cuople of months. He had to pee multiple times right before bed. We always had him go pee one last time before...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By lizabird
We actually have 1 from LL Bean and 1 from...

We actually have 1 from LL Bean and 1 from Land's end. Both are great.
We have a little tiny preschooler sized backpack that someone gave us as a gift, and the quality is definitely way below the...
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