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Forum: California, Nevada   12-20-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By mata
I think doriodin is talking about McKinley...

I think doriodin is talking about McKinley Elementary in Redlands. :)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-21-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By mata
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Banana731 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393201/how-long-do-you-give-a-new-place#post_17510360)

Before...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-21-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By mata
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by doriodin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1020377/anyone-in-the-inland-empire/20#post_17418288)
 Hi, I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-09-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,217
Posted By mata
I was around pre-crash, but haven't been around...

I was around pre-crash, but haven't been around regularly for many years. Our daughters are now in the 8th and 5th grades, and I homeschool them. I'm almost 50, and have been feeling serious baby...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-07-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By mata
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by enkmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1020377/anyone-in-the-inland-empire#post_13056815)

A little...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-07-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By mata
What age/s is/are your children?

What age/s is/are your children?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-07-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 767
Posted By mata
I'm pretty sure the fact that I don't need to be...

I'm pretty sure the fact that I don't need to be the center of attention quite often makes me appear boring. I am ok with that! If someone bothers to take the time to really get to know me, I know...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By mata
Making something compulsory sort of goes against...

Making something compulsory sort of goes against what is beneficial about Minecraft to begin with.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By mata
As a parent who started homeschooling at grades...

As a parent who started homeschooling at grades 3 and 6, I agree with others who have said "your feelings will not get better over time." I can also relate to the observation that I started...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By mata
I have a 13 year old doing K12. It's a rigorous...

I have a 13 year old doing K12. It's a rigorous program, with a *lot* of work-i.e. weekly writing/research assignments, powerpoints, experiments, reading, etc. I would say your sister would need to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By mata
We're in California, where parents have the...

We're in California, where parents have the right to opt out. I asked our school if they comply with that code, and was told in writing yes (I kept a copy of that.) My husband and I sent in an...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 936
Posted By mata
We're secular homeschoolers in an area where I'd...

We're secular homeschoolers in an area where I'd say we're in the minority. I don't think any of us particularly enjoy doing activities with the large, religious homeschooling groups, so we tend to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-07-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By mata
With my 13 year old daughter it has also been a...

With my 13 year old daughter it has also been a challenge knowing whether what she deals with is to be expected, and what may need more help. She has been bravely dealing with anxiety and occasional...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-01-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 60,944
Posted By mata
How do you rent a server? I would like to do...

How do you rent a server? I would like to do that for my daughter-she goes to someone else's and there are always issues.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 384
Posted By mata
I turned 48 this summer, and have had a lot of...

I turned 48 this summer, and have had a lot of changes going on since I turned 40. I've developed more allergies (taxed adrenals, I'm sure) and can't sleep through the night to save my life. I have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By mata
What grade is she in?

What grade is she in?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By mata
We did k12 for 3rd and 6th grade last year, and...

We did k12 for 3rd and 6th grade last year, and I think we're about to also unplug from the virtual charter. My daughter will be in 7th, which with our virtual charter school is treated like high...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,077
Posted By mata
I've always wanted to homeschool, but ended up...

I've always wanted to homeschool, but ended up sending them to school. Each year it got worse, but my oldest especially is a resilient girl and seemed to be letting things roll off her back (crowded...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 419
Posted By mata
we finally had enough with our public school...

we finally had enough with our public school system, and started homeschooling.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 225
Posted By mata
great thread-I've been thinking a lot about...

great thread-I've been thinking a lot about this, too-what sort of things do my kids need to know to take care of themselves well.
 
How to take care of their health-eating well, stress...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 262
Posted By mata
right now! everyone is asleep, I'm here with a...

right now! everyone is asleep, I'm here with a cup of coffee, I have a great day ahead of one on one time with my eight year old (big sister is going quad riding in the desert with dad.) I'm...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,735
Posted By mata
I thought I would ask here. :)   My 8 year...

I thought I would ask here. :)
 
My 8 year old daughter (K12 third grader) is looking for a penpal-either snail mail or email-she loves knowing kids from different places, and is a sweet, caring,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,735
Posted By mata
I have a third grader, and she finds the work to...

I have a third grader, and she finds the work to be very simple. She is typically finished with her daily lesson plan in 2-3 hours (when they give it 5-6 hours.) She then does a lot of supplemental...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,735
Posted By mata
I just have to say-it's the best to see my...

I just have to say-it's the best to see my daughters laughing, dancing, singing and HAPPY on a Sunday night. :)
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-05-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By mata
My mother moved across country to live with us...

My mother moved across country to live with us after my father died in 2010. She did so because she isn't comfortable living on her own, though she is completely able to.
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