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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-04-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By philia
The Well Trained Mind

The Well Trained Mind
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,564
Posted By philia
I pay a sitter to watch the my kids for a couple...

I pay a sitter to watch the my kids for a couple hours twice a week. I go to stores or stay at home and do housework while she reads to them. This is the only way I know to get it all done. I also...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-17-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By philia
I can lose three lbs in a week if I increase...

I can lose three lbs in a week if I increase eating asparagus and apples. I broil a bunch of asparagus with a tablespoon of olive oil. I try to eat 2-3 bunches a day when I want to lose a few lbs....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-08-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By philia
I nursed a lot longer than I ever thought I...

I nursed a lot longer than I ever thought I would. I thought it was time when my 2and a half year old was pretty much eating a huge dinner and just using the milk as some sort of top off. I was...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-26-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By philia
I never gave more than 2 from the start and then...

I never gave more than 2 from the start and then after a reaction that lead to my baby being kept over night for two nights in the hospital I quit all together. The first two I gave were DTAP and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,162
Posted By philia
We have to have variety because it gets boring...

We have to have variety because it gets boring for them. Let me know if you come across anything you like a lot. My curent stuggle is handwriting practice. Both kids get bored. I guess you just have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,162
Posted By philia
My 4 year old is doing Logic for K-2. I met with...

My 4 year old is doing Logic for K-2. I met with an educational psychologist about this and she said to keep moving them ahead. I have gotten a ton of nice products from the Critical Thinking...
Forum: Spirituality   08-17-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 57,587
Posted By philia
I love their new fall collection. I wish I could...

I love their new fall collection. I wish I could buy one of everything. I keep buying from coveryourhair.com to try new styles and their prices are good. I want some GOGrace also.
Forum: Spirituality   08-02-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By philia
I listen to this whenever I do laundry. You just...

I listen to this whenever I do laundry. You just hit the play it in pop up. I am not a fan of modern evangelical music. I usually won't listen if there are drums or a guitar in the song.
I like the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-23-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,861
Posted By philia
I have two children ages 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 and we...

I have two children ages 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 and we are trying the Abekka computer class as an supplement to all the other things we do. Have you all done anything like this ?
Have any of you used how...
Forum: Spirituality   07-23-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,038
Posted By philia
How many of you wear a veil to mass ? Do...

How many of you wear a veil to mass ? Do traditional Catholics still wear a veil ?
Forum: Spirituality   05-04-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By philia
Check out www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com...

Check out www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com (http://www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com). They have a ton of great links and blogs concerning modest dress.
Forum: Spirituality   04-24-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,530
Posted By philia
I am so thankful that this thread got started....

I am so thankful that this thread got started. It is very nice and refreshing to read these posts. I know that I always try to say to myself when I get stressed out that Jesus is with me as if he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,995
Posted By philia
I BF for two years and four months and quit last...

I BF for two years and four months and quit last June. I still expressed once a week for a couple months after due to discomfort. I still leak a tiny bit every so often. It is usually when I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By philia
I have heard great things. I am going to order...

I have heard great things. I am going to order it and use it long with my Abecka.
Philia
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By philia
www.criticalthinking.com...

www.criticalthinking.com (http://www.criticalthinking.com). I wish I would have seen this before I purchased all of my materials for fall. I am going to get some of this anyway. The paper catalog...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-26-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By philia
I agree that most kids do not get serious...

I agree that most kids do not get serious reactions. There is no doubt that the shots you get will protect you from the diseases they are made for for the most part. Your child is more at risk for...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-26-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By philia
I do not think vaccines are bad in theory. They...

I do not think vaccines are bad in theory. They do prevent disease but they also cause reactions. I don't give them to my children because I don't trust the people that mandate them and make them. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-25-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
  Planner
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Posted By philia
What is the best planner you have found so far ?...

What is the best planner you have found so far ? I have one from Abeka but it does not have enough room. Maybe I just need two of them because I have two kids.
Philia
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By philia
I have used a lot of the prewriting skills...

I have used a lot of the prewriting skills worksheets from www.preschoolexpress.com (http://www.preschoolexpress.com). The HWT Prek workbook has some of the same of the exercises. I think giving...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By philia
You rock ! I am always impressed with what you...

You rock ! I am always impressed with what you are doing. I am glad I got some new ideas from your post. The Start Write looks great.
Phila
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By philia
I am going to use Handwriting Without Tears,...

I am going to use Handwriting Without Tears, Abeka, Reading Eggs, Time4 Learning, and Starfall. I also am doing a lot outdoors, field trip activities, classes, home school groups, library story...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-20-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,869
Posted By philia
You could always home school until Christmas and...

You could always home school until Christmas and then take a look at your child's progress and your comfort level. So much can change from now to then. Where I live there are always openings. You...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By philia
There are so many different activities out...

There are so many different activities out there. Why pay and go through the trouble if it is not going to a positive one ? I went through the same sort of thing with soccer. We do tennis now twice...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-18-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By philia
We do the basic outdoor science stuff like...

We do the basic outdoor science stuff like plants and animals , life cycles, weather talk. My kids are only 3 and 4. Any resource suggestions ?
Philia
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