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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-10-2011, 08:22 AM
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Forum: Traditional Foods   11-20-2010, 08:48 PM
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Views: 255
Posted By NaturalMamma
Hi!   I'd like to grind my own grains and...

Hi!
 
I'd like to grind my own grains and would love to hear advice about how to choose one...what to look for...and any recommendations about where to buy one that won't cost an arm and a leg....
Forum: Unschooling   11-06-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By NaturalMamma
I don't know all of your circumstances and it's...

I don't know all of your circumstances and it's hard to give advice/opinions without having a lot more information, but my first thought after reading your post is that your DD sounds as if she is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 717
Posted By NaturalMamma
In general, I hate shopping so I feel anxious in...

In general, I hate shopping so I feel anxious in a lot of stores.
But the big box stores really freak me out--the hideous white lights, the tall ceilings, big crowds, packed parking lots and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 229
Posted By NaturalMamma
I think there is way too much walking around and...

I think there is way too much walking around and crowds and germs to go at 8 months. Just mho.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-02-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By NaturalMamma
First I want to say that I am so terribly sorry...

First I want to say that I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your baby daughter and all the sorrow you're experiencing. I feel for you. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-02-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,819
Posted By NaturalMamma
My personal advice is that I wouldn't have her...

My personal advice is that I wouldn't have her take the GED. I don't know if some states say they "require" a GED, but homeschooling is legal in every state and a homeschooling diploma with a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By NaturalMamma
Our DD loves the Hopscotch for Girls magazine...

Our DD loves the Hopscotch for Girls magazine (there are magazines for boys too). It usually has a main feature...like the recent issue was about Native American Indians and it has stories, an...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By NaturalMamma
Our DD just turned 10yo and her cursive just...

Our DD just turned 10yo and her cursive just wasn't much good, she didn't remember how to connect all the letters and she wasn't enjoying writing in cursive. Now we're using the book "Teaching...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By NaturalMamma
Here are my opinions-- *I vote for #4. *Do...

Here are my opinions--
*I vote for #4.
*Do some de-compressing and de-schooling so he can recover from what he's been going through. If he's learned to hate learning, he'll have to unlearn that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By NaturalMamma
I think it's ok to gather info on different...

I think it's ok to gather info on different curriculum, jot down notes, pros and cons, read reviews, etc. if you have the time for all of that. (Keep in mind, time is a pie and if you use time for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By NaturalMamma
Quote: Originally Posted by tankgirl73...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tankgirl73 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15940662)
I started with the Daybook you just linked...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By NaturalMamma
Here's another program that just came to my...

Here's another program that just came to my attention http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif--

Homeschool Day Book
http://www.homeschooldaybook.com/

Looks pretty...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By NaturalMamma
I'm interested in opinions on a few software...

I'm interested in opinions on a few software programs for recordkeeping/lesson planning. You may have heard of them:

Homeschool Skedtrack --free and online...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,808
Posted By NaturalMamma
Quote: Originally Posted by amyjeans...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amyjeans http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15927703)
thanks for your input- I am just conerned...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-30-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,712
Posted By NaturalMamma
Quote: Originally Posted by EdnaMarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EdnaMarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15833928)
OMG Tjej... when I first roomed with a...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-30-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,712
Posted By NaturalMamma
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie73...

Quote:
Originally Posted by karrie73 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15705892)
I arrived here last year in the Spring. It...
Forum: Women's Health   09-29-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By NaturalMamma
According to the TSA website, the scanners are...

According to the TSA website, the scanners are optional and you can request a pat-down. However, I would imagine that not every airport would be accommodating. If you're in a foreign airport, it may...
Forum: Women's Health   09-29-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By NaturalMamma
Over a year ago bodyscanners made their...

Over a year ago bodyscanners made their appearance at our local airport. They were saying you had the choice of whether to go through that or a metal detector. I won't go through them. I don't trust...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-07-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,680
Posted By NaturalMamma
Our DD has not had 1 vax and I never kept her...

Our DD has not had 1 vax and I never kept her away from groups. I've been a SAHM (now homeschooling) since day 1 so she's never been in extended childcare; but we have been very social since she was...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By NaturalMamma
...and hasn't had CP, measles, mumps, etc....

...and hasn't had CP, measles, mumps, etc. should I consider having her vax'd? She's never been vax'd for anything.
Or before I think of that should I get her blood checked for immunity (antibody...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-30-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,136
Posted By NaturalMamma
Quote: Originally Posted by JellyMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JellyMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15653842)
Up until the age of 10, my parenting was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-30-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By NaturalMamma
Now much to add to what the others have said,...

Now much to add to what the others have said, except to use this time to nurture your relationship with her...do mother-daughter activities. Before you know it, she'll be spending lots of time with...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-30-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,712
Posted By NaturalMamma
Quote: Originally Posted by EdnaMarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EdnaMarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15633996)
I don't know ANYONE who didn't like the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-30-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By NaturalMamma
If you can't stand bone-chilling weather or...

If you can't stand bone-chilling weather or really hot summers, then you might like the weather here. July and August are warm and sunny...the rest of the year is different. Some nice days in Sept...
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