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Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-30-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Bonny
I do this, too! The Christmas stuff must ALL be...

I do this, too! The Christmas stuff must ALL be packed up and put away and the house clean for the New Year. Glad to hear I'm not the only one LOL
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-30-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By Bonny
(coming in late) I can't stand starting a...

(coming in late)

I can't stand starting a new year w a messy/cluttered house, so I spend most of new year's eve cleaning & decluttering. I can't wait!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-21-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,058
Posted By Bonny
I remember John Travolta saying that they...

I remember John Travolta saying that they homeschooled their kids, and about the same time reading an article where his wife said that they were part of a school that was recently formed. Maybe it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-11-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Bonny
I liked Slow and Steady, Get me Ready, and also...

I liked Slow and Steady, Get me Ready, and also http://amblesideonline.org/index2.shtml
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-11-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Bonny
I keep most everything in my computer - I have...

I keep most everything in my computer - I have files of printouts, curriculum ideas, book lists many websites bookmarked, and our weekly schedule (which I back up once in a while because I am anal...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-11-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 720
Posted By Bonny
my 8yo does copywork a few x/week. She usually...

my 8yo does copywork a few x/week. She usually does Bible verses (not straight from the Bible but in a little flip-chart thing the kids have) or poems. I've noticed a big improvement in her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-08-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 37,533
Posted By Bonny
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www.funbrain.com/ (http://www.funbrain.com/)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Bonny
it's been a while since I did a lot of meal...

it's been a while since I did a lot of meal planning, but when I was in the habit, I did it based on what was on sale. The grocery store ad is available online, so it made it fairly easy to do that....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-06-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Bonny
I really like flylady's idea of zones. I used to...

I really like flylady's idea of zones. I used to do a major spring cleaning & fall cleaning, but with 5 kids and the rest of my life, well it's just not going to happen LOL! I do try to work one...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-05-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,142
Posted By Bonny
I have everything on my computer on Outlook and...

I have everything on my computer on Outlook and sync it with my Palm, so that I have a copy of everything w me in my bag when I'm not @ home.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-05-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bonny
a few ideas: cubbies: do they need to keep...

a few ideas:

cubbies: do they need to keep all that in the front closet? Do you have room to hang some rows of hooks on the wall somewhere in the entryway? Or a mud room, maybe? How about having...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-27-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,284
Posted By Bonny
we have one of those wooden expandable hanging...

we have one of those wooden expandable hanging racks on the wall in the hallway downstairs for the dressup clothes. I need to get a 2nd one to hang up - we still have a big rubbermaid tote filled...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,098
Posted By Bonny
even with my oldest two kids, who went to public...

even with my oldest two kids, who went to public elementary school, they didn't go to preschool, nor did we *do* preschool.

They learned their colors by picking out the "red" apples at the store,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-26-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Bonny
yes! I've really been on a roll lately w...

yes! I've really been on a roll lately w decluttering & cleaning. You'd think I'm pregnant (I'm NOT) and nesting LOL.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-26-2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Bonny
in our entryway, each of the kids has a hook,...

in our entryway, each of the kids has a hook, and there's room for one pair of boots or shoes (they get stored in a box in the closet when it's not boot weather).

In the coat closet, I have one...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-26-2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Bonny
hey - cross your fingers for me - I'm submitting...

hey - cross your fingers for me - I'm submitting MORe paperwork this week - let's hope the 3rd (4th?) time is a charm and my app finally gets processed.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-14-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 536
Posted By Bonny
once every week or two. It depends on our...

once every week or two. It depends on our schedule, and if my girls have gotten through the books that they last checked out.

I do all my reserving & renewing online, which saves me a lot of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-14-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,252
Posted By Bonny
Are you asking just about the SOTW BOOKS? We are...

Are you asking just about the SOTW BOOKS? We are working through Volume 1. IMO, it does not stand alone well. It needs to be used with the accompanying Activity Book.

Each chapter in the activity...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-14-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,898
Posted By Bonny
my oldest child homeschooled only for the middle...

my oldest child homeschooled only for the middle school years, and has now returned to public school for highschool (she's in 9th grade). IMO she was getting a great education in elementary school -...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-10-2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By Bonny
I use charities that have curbside pickup. There...

I use charities that have curbside pickup. There are 3 in my area, that will come pick up things. It's WONDERFUL.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-08-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Bonny
I'm so sorry for your sister's loss. What a...

I'm so sorry for your sister's loss. What a lovely gesture, on her part.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-08-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Bonny
I'm in the process of applying for MNCare, and,...

I'm in the process of applying for MNCare, and, while I've submitted paperwork 2x now, I still have a few more things that they are wanting. It's .... a lot of paperwork!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-08-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Bonny
great list!

great list!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-06-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Bonny
yeah ... I would get rid of them as well, for...

yeah ... I would get rid of them as well, for the reasons already posted!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-30-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bonny
I use a swiffer wet jet (or, rather, my KIDS...

I use a swiffer wet jet (or, rather, my KIDS do). I refill the the bottle with my own ammonia & water mixture.
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