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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By octobermom
For me only having 2 kids over 7 years apart...

For me only having 2 kids over 7 years apart helps :wink:
Oh and the fact my youngest goes to a preschool program including its extended lunch club 3 days a week also helps... :laugh:
For when...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By octobermom
I do agree with this as well. Which is why I dont...

I do agree with this as well. Which is why I dont just ban computer time all together and we are always exploring ways we can use her intersts in computers to further her learning. She still needs...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By octobermom
I have a 6th grader we use Kahn academy when I...

I have a 6th grader we use Kahn academy when I feel she need additional practice or help.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By octobermom
your phone your rules.. I'm not an unschooler...

your phone your rules..
I'm not an unschooler though.

My DD (11) gets 10 "tickets" each day after school and chores are done for the day she may cash in those tickets for tv or computer time 5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By octobermom
honestly that sounds like a nightmare. Folder...

honestly that sounds like a nightmare. Folder time just sounds like "busy work" time which tends to not really teach.. How long of a time is this? Something like what an above poster linked could...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By octobermom
We started the 13th PS around here started the...

We started the 13th PS around here started the same week (11th) We do loosely follow the PS calendar because DH teaches college so he kinda falls into that schedule anyways. My youngest also goes to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By octobermom
We started on the 11th .Starting week 3 today.

We started on the 11th .Starting week 3 today.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By octobermom
During our school days no TV or computer/games...

During our school days no TV or computer/games etc before 3pm or after 8pm (with a few school related exceptions)
weekends or holidys 10am-8pm they have acess but I try to limit over use. Mostly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By octobermom
I have a 11 year old 5th grader (and a...

I have a 11 year old 5th grader (and a preschooler but just formally HS the oldest currently)
 
language arts- LLATL purple books
spelling- Catholic heritage 
math - rod and staff 4th grade...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,239
Posted By octobermom
my oldest could have easily read that as a first...

my oldest could have easily read that as a first grader. My other child is 3.5 and a non reader.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-09-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By octobermom
My oldest didn't learn till 4.5 because of...

My oldest didn't learn till 4.5 because of sensory delays. she. seemed normal. otherwise
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By octobermom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lauren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-07-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By octobermom
5th grader...   week 1 we read From Sea to...

5th grader...
 
week 1 we read
From Sea to Shinning Sea the story of America (Catholic) Last week we covered a brief overview covering explores such as St Brendan Lief Ericsson Madoc and Columbus...
Forum: Diapering   04-20-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By octobermom
yes you can I accidently learned this yesterday....

yes you can I accidently learned this yesterday. I guess one I had laying on the dryer somehow ended up in the washer and transfered to the dryer.. Top loading full wash cycle and full dryer cycle...
Forum: Diapering   04-20-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By octobermom
While some of my diapers have been bought and...

While some of my diapers have been bought and sold over the years other things in my stash Ive used for years. For example by beloved 100% nicky covers that I bought in 2004 and are still going...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By octobermom
Id also love to see some ideas. Like the PP we...

Id also love to see some ideas. Like the PP we are in a fairly small space 1300 square feet so most supplies kinda get mixerd into the space, but I would like somethign to organize parts of it....
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By octobermom
 While some kids are okay with it I can never...

 While some kids are okay with it I can never reccomend putting microfiber agaisnt the skin, it is not only extremely drying but its abbrassive thats why its often used as an exfolient. I can...
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By octobermom
for the first option I suggest the hemp under...

for the first option I suggest the hemp under the microfiber like you wrote. Microfiber tends to assorb faster so will soak the pee faster hemp holds more though so it will kinda lock the wetness...
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By octobermom
RnG was horrible for us tried different versions...

RnG was horrible for us tried different versions uppped the amount lowered it ect but it cleans ziltch and gave my DD some horendous rashes. I prefer mainstream detergnts. I'll reccomend tide over...
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By octobermom
apple cheecks with the BG insert and a hemp...

apple cheecks with the BG insert and a hemp booster..
motherease with cotton or hemp booset and wool cover
trifided bummi prefolds with eaither a BG insert in the middle (not exposed to skin) or...
Forum: Diapering   10-01-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By octobermom
their were pocket style diapers in existance...

their were pocket style diapers in existance before Fuzzi bunz 
Forum: Diapering   10-01-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By octobermom
DH sorry I totally forgot to anser your...

DH sorry I totally forgot to anser your question.. For the bitty stage I liked the Bummi orginal wraps in NB but I have really bitty ones once they reached around 7lbs I liked the Bummi SWW and...
Forum: Diapering   10-01-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By octobermom
tee he you must have kids way bigger than mine...

tee he you must have kids way bigger than mine LH the XS ME airflows ate my kids  up.  those thing were giantic.. I loved my wool but had them custom done to fit my bitty one.
 
Deanna
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-26-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By octobermom
Both my Children learned to fall asleep on their...

Both my Children learned to fall asleep on their own with out weaning and both were nursed at night untill it plain did not work. My oldest who nursed till she was 4 was putting her self to bed by...
Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By octobermom
wait thats not the right one???

wait thats not the right one???
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