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Forum: Waldorf   07-30-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By MammaG
I have not used OM at all, but I have used...

I have not used OM at all, but I have used Christopherus for K and 1. We've really liked it for Grade One. I'm making my own curriculum for this coming year when I will have a Grade One and a Grade...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-07-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 659
Posted By MammaG
Thanks!  I tipped him $5, which is what I...

Thanks!  I tipped him $5, which is what I planned to do anyway.  I don't think I'd ever tip less than $5.  (Well, except like at the coffee shop.  I usually pop a dollar bill in the cup there,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-06-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 659
Posted By MammaG
My brother was horrified with me the other day...

My brother was horrified with me the other day when I took him out to lunch for tipping somewhere in the region of 13%.  It was a buffet, the waiter only had to refill water, bring bread and clear...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-06-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
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Forum: Traditional Foods   04-06-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By MammaG
I must say that my own journey into TF has been...

I must say that my own journey into TF has been all but halted by someone I know who is pretty fanatical about it.  I see it impacting her family's life in ways that might be OK for her, but which I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-06-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
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Forum: Spirituality   03-22-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By MammaG
I've been covering my head for Lent this year. ...

I've been covering my head for Lent this year.  5 weeks in and I feel I've given it some pretty good practice, but I'd love to have some tips for keeping everything in place and looking tidy!
 
I...
Forum: Waldorf   03-21-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By MammaG
I haven't found that 'blog, either, and I've...

I haven't found that 'blog, either, and I've been looking!  We're also an urban Waldorf homeschooling family.  We have an itty bitty outdoor space (I put three 5'x5' raised beds along the itty bitty...
Forum: Waldorf   03-21-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,621
Posted By MammaG
Do you have all the 'standard' books?  Wynstones...

Do you have all the 'standard' books?  Wynstones seasonal books?  'A Journey Through Time...'?  'Festivals, Family and Food' has some seasonal songs.  Anna Rainville's 'Singing Games for Families,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 791
Posted By MammaG
Our 'every day' stainless silverware is all one...

Our 'every day' stainless silverware is all one set and it would drive me BATTY to have mis-matched pieces.  So, yup, down to the sugar spoon.  At MIL's house, it's all mis-matched and it drives me...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,651
Posted By MammaG
About religion:  I think many families do...

About religion:  I think many families do homeschool for religious reasons.  That's not my experience in my area, though.  In our homeschool co-op, which is Waldorf-based, there are only one or two...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,651
Posted By MammaG
Another vote for both Waldorf and Charlotte...

Another vote for both Waldorf and Charlotte Mason.  We use both and a lot (if not most) of our learning happens outdoors in nature, and when we're indoors, we're thinking about the outdoors!
 
I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-02-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By MammaG
Yup, there's a whole co-op of us!  Sending you a...

Yup, there's a whole co-op of us!  Sending you a PM.
Forum: Waldorf   02-29-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By MammaG
I haven't used it, but families in our Waldorf...

I haven't used it, but families in our Waldorf homeschool co-op use LiveEd! and love it.
 
I'd urge you to push your comfort boundaries a little for the next few years of Kindy.  You have some...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-28-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By MammaG
You don't think that boiling the ginger in the...

You don't think that boiling the ginger in the water would have killed any bacteria?
 
Thanks for the recipe, too....that sounds yummy!
 
Anyone know how long you can keep a mother in the fridge...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By MammaG
My ODS, age 7.5 has just started asking when...

My ODS, age 7.5 has just started asking when he'll be old enough to do this.  He wants to be able to walk two blocks down to the pharmacy to buy...pretty much anything; "I can get diapers for the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-24-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By MammaG
Tankgirl73, I HAVE that one and almost never use...

Tankgirl73, I HAVE that one and almost never use it, I suppose because I've been so happy with SofJ for Kindy...I never thought to look in Joyful Movement for older kids' stuff.  Thanks, I will get...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-23-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By MammaG
I'm brewing two batches of kombucha, one with a...

I'm brewing two batches of kombucha, one with a fairly old mushroom that I had in the fridge and one with a newer one from a friend.  The one with the old mushroom is growing spots of mold on the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By MammaG
We are using Christopherus Grade One this year. ...

We are using Christopherus Grade One this year.  I also have the Kindergarten book and the Science one.
 
I haven't used the Kindy one much at all, even though we had it when my First Grader was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-18-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 86
Posted By MammaG
I love my Mazda 5.  It seats six, in three rows...

I love my Mazda 5.  It seats six, in three rows of two.  I get 30pmg (better when I'm doing more highway driving).  It comes with a standard shift, which is really important to me.  It's easy to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,598
Posted By MammaG
This was us two years ago.  At the time, I had a...

This was us two years ago.  At the time, I had a newborn, a 4YO and a 5.5YO.  We were doing Kindergarten at home and going to church and occasionally showing up at the local homeschoolers' group (75...
Forum: Waldorf   02-13-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By MammaG
We are using the Christopherus Form Drawing book...

We are using the Christopherus Form Drawing book this year. It's provided all we've needed so far, but I've only used it for one child in Grade One, so we're not yet needing guidance on more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-13-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,647
Posted By MammaG
Well, I have no experience with bottles or...

Well, I have no experience with bottles or formula, but I can tell you that my youngest who is 27 MONTHS is still nursing a couple of times a night. I think that 'normal' is just too hard to define;...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By MammaG
OK, I'll play.   My #1 and #2 considerations...

OK, I'll play.
 
My #1 and #2 considerations are also price and safety, although I can't say which is more important....they kind of intertwine.
#3 is 'Do we all fit'?  We have three kids in car...
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