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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-21-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By Love_My_Babies
I am glad you started this thread.  I am also...

I am glad you started this thread.  I am also looking for cheap, tried-and-true recipes.  I hope you get more responses!
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-12-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Love_My_Babies
My meat-and-potatoes husband and I watched Forks...

My meat-and-potatoes husband and I watched Forks Over Knives a few weeks ago, and he actually suggested we move to a vegan diet. The son of one of the doctors in the film has a book titled the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Love_My_Babies
If your son is five years old, he is not...

If your son is five years old, he is not compulsory age yet. You are not required to inform the state if you are homeschooling your five year old because he is not of compulsory age.  If you feel...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-14-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By Love_My_Babies
I have been doing yoga at home a few times a...

I have been doing yoga at home a few times a week for several months.  I would like to add 20 minutes in the morning when I wake to start the day.  Any suggestions on websites that have free videos...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-11-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Love_My_Babies
Hey I can pm you a link to our home that is for...

Hey I can pm you a link to our home that is for sale.  It is in the small town of Randolph, about 35 miles from the east side of Madison.  Randolph is a great small town with excellent schools...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Love_My_Babies
You could gain some fat before the half, but...

You could gain some fat before the half, but just be careful to taper off the foods after the race.  If you cold turkey return to your normal calorie intake after the race, your body (which will be...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,519
Posted By Love_My_Babies
How did Sparkpeople figure your calorie intake? ...

How did Sparkpeople figure your calorie intake?  Did they ask you for your weight and the number of pounds you want to lose per week? 
 
How many times a day are you eating?
 
Also, you should...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By Love_My_Babies
I totally hear you about putting others first. ...

I totally hear you about putting others first.  But, who takes care of mom when she is sick????  When my bff (who had two tiny girls) was diagnosed with terminal cancer is when I finally got my butt...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By Love_My_Babies
Inflexibility may be normal for your body and...

Inflexibility may be normal for your body and muscle type.  But, that level of inflexibility to the point of discomfort or pain is not normal, especially during pregnancy when your body is creating...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Love_My_Babies
I would continue reading to her over the...

I would continue reading to her over the summer.  Check out The Read Aloud Handbook, and you will find some classics and new books appropriate for her age and interests.  You could also start...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-09-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 8,262
Posted By Love_My_Babies
Thanks everyone for the kindness.  It has been a...

Thanks everyone for the kindness.  It has been a rough road especially since DH was laid off all winter and now has to travel 20 - 25 days a month for work.  So, I am in essence a single...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-07-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 8,262
Posted By Love_My_Babies
Hi all.  It has been a very long time since I...

Hi all.  It has been a very long time since I checked in here, but I just wanted to drop in to say thanks to all who gave me support and training ideas when I decided to do a half marathon last...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By Love_My_Babies
You should check out The Read Aloud Handbook or...

You should check out The Read Aloud Handbook or Honey for a Child's Heart.  They both have wonderful book suggestions based on age, interests, etc.  And, it isn't too early to take her to your...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Love_My_Babies
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By Love_My_Babies
I am looking into the educator discount Shedd...

I am looking into the educator discount Shedd Aquarium in Chicago offers.  Anyone have any experience with this?  I am just curious if homeschool families qualify. 
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-31-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Love_My_Babies
You could also check with Cindy Stiepich, the...

You could also check with Cindy Stiepich, the midwife at the Beaver Dam Hospital (which btw has beautiful birthing suites).  Or Dr. Victor Caceres in Beaver Dam.  Both have very hands-off approaches...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-31-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Love_My_Babies
Try Chris Roberts in Dalton.  I do not know if...

Try Chris Roberts in Dalton.  I do not know if she will come to Madison, but she does have a small birthing clinic.  Here is a website I put together for the medical clinic she is associated with,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Love_My_Babies
Has your homeschooled child ever said anything...

Has your homeschooled child ever said anything that made you so proud of your decision to homeschool or their progress in learning? 
 
We have done a very relaxed mix of K/1st with my 6 yo son...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Love_My_Babies
You may want to post this question to the...

You may want to post this question to the state/region you are in under "Finding Your Tribe".
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Love_My_Babies
At that age I started pointing out all of the...

At that age I started pointing out all of the different places and ways people "do school".  I would show the kids the public schools, private schools, charter schools, universities, computers of...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-10-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 19,628
Posted By Love_My_Babies
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-30-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Love_My_Babies
We went to several homeschool classes and gyms...

We went to several homeschool classes and gyms before finding a handful of other families that we really clicked with. I had to put myself out there on my kids behalf since they are too young to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-25-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Love_My_Babies
I have found if you let the kids invent their...

I have found if you let the kids invent their own project, they have more ownership and interest in it.

This week our co-op is doing a hometown helper theme. The kids are coming to the group with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Love_My_Babies
My oldest was that way, too. I requested all of...

My oldest was that way, too. I requested all of the reading instruction and phonics books through the library. I read through them until I found one that fit his learning style. I put the lesson...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Love_My_Babies
My homebirth midwife opened a small birthing...

My homebirth midwife opened a small birthing center in her home in Dalton, WI, last summer. Chris Roberts http://www.care4uclinic.org/midwifery_services
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