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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By dbsam
I don't hang out on MDC much any more so I am not...

I don't hang out on MDC much any more so I am not sure if we are allowed to mention other sites. Let me know if we are not and I will delete this post.


I also piece together resources instead...
Forum: Unschooling   07-15-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By dbsam
I wish I was given that advice five years ago! ...

I wish I was given that advice five years ago!
My son started PS in first grade as a young 6yo. He was told by the teacher within the first few weeks of school, after taking the DIBELS test, that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By dbsam
Saw moominmamma's reply after I posted. She...

Saw moominmamma's reply after I posted. She brings up a really good point.


The family we know has done this for years so their daughter (currently 11) is not in activities during the three...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By dbsam
I think it sounds like a great opportunity. ...

I think it sounds like a great opportunity.


We are not doing this, but a family we are friends with does something similar. Every year, they spend three months in Spain, May - July. They did...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By dbsam
I wouldn't worry about the socialization. You...

I wouldn't worry about the socialization.
You mention your two year old meets with tot groups, has cousins, church groups, etc. - you're already forming relationships. My children rarely left our...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By dbsam
I cannot help you but am interested in the...

I cannot help you but am interested in the replies.


I am considering having my children take the Standford online test. We have been HS'ing two years and have done no testing. (We are very...
Forum: Games   05-25-2014, 09:40 PM
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Views: 44,066
Posted By dbsam
True - Mallards   TPBM has a strange or...

True - Mallards
 
TPBM has a strange or unique pet.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-26-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Viola http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400822/an-alternative-to-unfi/0_100#post_17617605)
 Wow, that is...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   04-26-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By dbsam
We have these http://glassdharma.com/. ICE TEA...

We have these http://glassdharma.com/.
ICE TEA (4) 9.5mm x 9" - $32.00 (5.5mm inside diameter)
They are made in USA.
 
We use them daily.  I like them but am concerned I may be too clumsy for...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By dbsam
Does anyone know of an alternative to UNFI? ...

Does anyone know of an alternative to UNFI?
I've looked at Frontier but they do not offer many of the items my group purchases.  (like kombucha, cheese, etc.)
 
I am really irritated with UNFI...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By dbsam
OP, My children never wanted to practice math...

OP, My children never wanted to practice math facts either.
 
In 2nd or 3rd grade they played Timez Attack and enjoyed it and learned some but didn't learn all their facts.  (They were in school...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-27-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newmamalizzy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-27-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By dbsam
I feel the same way as you.  I am not an only...

I feel the same way as you.  I am not an only child but I have always liked time alone.  Prior to having children, I used to tell my husband we should buy a duplex, each live in half, and put a door...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-04-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pokeyAC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396956/middle-name-for-inga-een-ga/0_100#post_17562966)

Grace...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-11-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,350
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by USAmma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360198/first-world-problems/100_100#post_17544289)
  
My dd1 used...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-07-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,350
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FarmerMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360198/first-world-problems/0_100#post_17540995)

Had a snow...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,350
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dalia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360198/first-world-problems/0_100#post_17534272)

I have a car...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,424
Posted By dbsam
This may not be the worst (like used lip balm -...

This may not be the worst (like used lip balm - yuck)...but it is odd.
 
My mom does not pick out gifts for the kids...I pick them out and wrap them. (This was her idea since the kids were...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By dbsam
I grew up with a mom who always had us write a...

I grew up with a mom who always had us write a thank you.
I like my children to send TY cards but do not get upset if other people do not send them.  (Although I understand the frustration of not...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-14-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Carson http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-14-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By dbsam
We are vegetarian, but when I host holiday...

We are vegetarian, but when I host holiday dinners I cook meat for my family.  I typically make pork tenderloins because everyone likes it and it is easy.  However, I do not like taking it out of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-07-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,253
Posted By dbsam
I finally found them!  After going two summers...

I finally found them!  After going two summers without popsicles http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
(There are some on Amazon but the reviews were spotty - questionable food...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By dbsam
I'm glad to see this thread.  I need ideas; as...

I'm glad to see this thread.  I need ideas; as usual.
 
Last night we had bean, veggie and cheese burritos (they were not GF or DF so I should not have eaten them, but I did.)
 
Tonight we had...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-18-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 9,917
Posted By dbsam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MariaMadly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1329269/what-did-you-accomplish-today/1300_100#post_17509305)...
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