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Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,276
Posted By AAK
In regards to my 8 yr old, I marked two. I...

In regards to my 8 yr old, I marked two. I goofed though--it should be 3 or 4 depending on how you count things. She does soccer (spring/fall) which practices twice a week and has games on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By AAK
That sounds terrible. I hope things get better...

That sounds terrible. I hope things get better soon. Has your husband always been like that? If not, is it possible that he suffers from depression? If you were to contact your family overseas,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,059
Posted By AAK
Two maples and an oak. And, thank you! I was...

Two maples and an oak. And, thank you! I was raised in a home where canning was essential. I just do my favorites now.

Amy
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,037
Posted By AAK
We did a candy theme one year. The girls were...

We did a candy theme one year.
The girls were 9 I think.
We made simple candies with the guests in the kitchen. Everyone had a little candy box to fill and bring home.
There was a pinata too...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,059
Posted By AAK
Yesterday, I did 21 quarts of peaches, six loaves...

Yesterday, I did 21 quarts of peaches, six loaves of zuc. bread, two loads of laundry, and had a great chat with my grandmother. I also shared a movie with my oldest. It is our new thing. We take...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By AAK
Part two: The year I introduced the pocket...

Part two:

The year I introduced the pocket knife was with my older dd's brownie group. She was a first year brownie at the time and there were only 10 girls in our group. We had already done...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By AAK
I hope you get some answers. Good luck!

I hope you get some answers. Good luck!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By AAK
That sounds fantastic! How is your son doing...

That sounds fantastic!

How is your son doing now that he is home again?

Amy
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By AAK
Depending on the area, $650/month could be...

Depending on the area, $650/month could be feasible! Statistically, teen parents are less likely to continue their education. Hopefully, they won't fall into that category. A free college...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By AAK
Hey Sweetsilver-- I also do girl scouts. We have...

Hey Sweetsilver-- I also do girl scouts. We have a very large, multi leveled troop. We have leaders for each level. This is my last year as a Brownie leader. Scouts has really changed over the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By AAK
Happy Birthday to your twins. Now you just need...

Happy Birthday to your twins. Now you just need to hang around and contribute the btdt wisdom. :-)

Amy
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By AAK
The standard (of course) is housing in a boys...

The standard (of course) is housing in a boys dorm. Please call the school and see if they have options because of the situation. I am not saying they will, but it is better to call and know for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By AAK
Sweetsilver and Miranda covered it pretty well. ...

Sweetsilver and Miranda covered it pretty well.

My story is a bit different because my kids started out at our public school. My oldest was brough home mid-third grade. She was ahead...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By AAK
When my oldest was 11, I set up a Yahoo Groups...

When my oldest was 11, I set up a Yahoo Groups page for her and her friends. I was moderator. We needed to approve membership. I let the parents know what I was doing. It was a great way for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-26-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By AAK
I hope you find answers soon! If it is...

I hope you find answers soon!

If it is stress (which would be understandable), I often find the decision making process to be more stressful than the actual decision. So, in this case, he has...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By AAK
Book: The Pregnancy Project

Hi, we have a couple threads going now about teen pregnancy. My dd's book club recently read "The Pregnancy Project" -- I read it too. I was wondering if anyone else has read it? If so, what did...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By AAK
This is how I feel too. I don't mind organizing...

This is how I feel too. I don't mind organizing a one time event (once in a while), but rarely will I run a regular thing. One exception is that I keep my middle dd's book club going. I am point...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By AAK
I understood the Basics book to be their first...

I understood the Basics book to be their first book under the "contest prep" category. I think it would be a fun and challenging book. I don't think it will be too easy. I am tempted to order it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By AAK
We have used Art of Problem Solving for...

We have used Art of Problem Solving for PreAlgebra and most of Algebra. Then, my dd was too overwhelmed by it and we changed things up. I am not familiar with the Key to series, but I can honestly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By AAK
My kids asked to start last week. They do this...

My kids asked to start last week. They do this because they like being able to have random days off. It is kinda silly though because what they think I expect and what I actually expect is a bit...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By AAK
Good to know! Thanks

Good to know! Thanks
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By AAK
Love the book! I have read the series. I didn't...

Love the book! I have read the series. I didn't like any of them as much as The Giver. A bit before Son was being released, I got be at a discussion with the author for part of our city's "Get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By AAK
I think with a book like "Goblet of Fire" that...

I think with a book like "Goblet of Fire" that there is so much going on that it is difficult to summarize. It is easy to pick out a detail (like the grapefruit) and get stuck on it. I also think...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-06-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By AAK
Ha, that is funny. I agree, it is baby food. ...

Ha, that is funny. I agree, it is baby food. For those that buy baby food, I wonder if this is less expensive than baby food (per ounce).

Amy
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By AAK
The TV is off during the day here. It is off by...

The TV is off during the day here. It is off by 9:00AM (therefore, if they wake early enough to watch something, they may) and it generally comes back on around 3 or 4 (when dh comes home). ...
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