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Forum: Infertility   08-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By Daffodil
I've read just the opposite about ICSI - that...

I've read just the opposite about ICSI - that there's a slightly greater chance of a girl. We did IVF with ICSI and had a girl.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Daffodil
I'm not the main organizer of homeschooling...

I'm not the main organizer of homeschooling activities in my area, but I'm immensely grateful to the person who has taken on that role. I think she's done something really valuable and I hope she...
Forum: Gardening   08-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Daffodil
Here's what I think they are: salvia - dark...

Here's what I think they are:

salvia - dark purple
achillea - the yellow ones way in the back
nepeta - light purple
coreopsis - yellow
centranthus - reddish-pink
artemesia - silvery leaves
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By Daffodil
A 10 year may not be mature enough to have...

A 10 year may not be mature enough to have figured out for herself that sometimes memories are wrong, but she should certainly be able to understand that idea if someone explained it to her. I agree...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Daffodil
It sounds like your main reason for thinking he...

It sounds like your main reason for thinking he isn't remembering what he reads is that he can't give you a good verbal summary. But I think figuring out how to verbally summarize the main plot...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Daffodil
None of us reading this thread really have any...

None of us reading this thread really have any idea how much he's understanding. We don't know if the questions he couldn't answer were basic ones like, "Who is Dumbledore?" or nitpicky ones like,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Daffodil
Goblet of Fire has a lot going on and a pretty...

Goblet of Fire has a lot going on and a pretty complicated plot. If you were reading that or a similar novel and someone asked you a lot of specific questions about the last few chapters you'd read,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By Daffodil
We don't have a routine, but we do limit screen...

We don't have a routine, but we do limit screen time. Sometimes I ask the kids to work on a specific thing, or give them a choice of things. Sometimes I read to them or we do some educational...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Daffodil
Oh, and The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook is...

Oh, and The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook is another one that would be very appropriate for a 4 year old.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Daffodil
Some chapter books featuring preschool-age kids: ...

Some chapter books featuring preschool-age kids:

Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? - Rebecca Caudill
Happy Little Family - Rebecca Caudill
The Jamie and Angus Stories and Jamie and Angus...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-25-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Daffodil
I'm 52 and clearly headed toward menopause. It...

I'm 52 and clearly headed toward menopause. It hasn't been dramatic at all so far. For the past couple of years I've been having occasional hot flashes. I might have them frequently for a few...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By Daffodil
Nothing like the things you mentioned has ever...

Nothing like the things you mentioned has ever happened to me. I have no idea whether that's out of the ordinary or not.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-06-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Daffodil
Are there many people who do use formal lesson...

Are there many people who do use formal lesson plans for homeschooling? I can't imagine doing that myself. I usually have several specific ideas about things I want my kids to learn in the near...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Daffodil
There's no legal requirement to use cursive for a...

There's no legal requirement to use cursive for a signature.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Daffodil
I think you might be right. But you might find...

I think you might be right. But you might find this article from the NY Times interesting:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?_r=0
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-21-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Daffodil
The Lyme disease rash doesn't appear that quickly...

The Lyme disease rash doesn't appear that quickly after a tick bite (about 3 days seems to be the minimum), so if you know your DD got those bites yesterday, Lyme seems very unlikely. You also can't...
Forum: Site Help   06-03-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 15,779
Posted By Daffodil
Okay, now I know how to do it. Thanks! But I'm...

Okay, now I know how to do it. Thanks! But I'm sure I'm not the only one who never in a million years would have figured that out on my own. I think it would be nice to create an obvious link to...
Forum: Site Help   06-03-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 15,779
Posted By Daffodil
I just realized that it's almost impossible to...

I just realized that it's almost impossible to find the advanced search function. There's a Google search bar at the top right of the screen that's easy to find, but I was looking for this page...
Forum: Site Help   05-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 15,779
Posted By Daffodil
That's great! Now how about putting a New Posts...

That's great! Now how about putting a New Posts link right next to it?
Forum: Site Help   05-30-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 15,779
Posted By Daffodil
Also, the text seems unnecessarily huge. Maybe...

Also, the text seems unnecessarily huge. Maybe the font sizes could be a little smaller so we could see more on the screen at one time?
Forum: Site Help   05-30-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 15,779
Posted By Daffodil
An annoying thing I'm noticing today: As I'm...

An annoying thing I'm noticing today:

As I'm reading, I normally use the Page Down button to move down the page. But on this site (since the conversion), after I hit Page Down, I sometimes find...
Forum: Site Help   05-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 15,779
Posted By Daffodil
Oh, I just found New Posts under Tools. But it...

Oh, I just found New Posts under Tools. But it would be better if it were a bit easier to get to, the way it was before the conversion.
Forum: Site Help   05-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 15,779
Posted By Daffodil
Is there going to be a New Posts link? That's...

Is there going to be a New Posts link? That's been there for as long as I've been on MDC, even as platforms have changed, and it's the way I usually view what's new on MDC. I don't just want to...
Forum: Site Help   05-28-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Daffodil
Great!  Thanks!

Great!  Thanks!
Forum: Site Help   05-25-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Daffodil
Thanks.  I'm glad to hear it's not something you...

Thanks.  I'm glad to hear it's not something you mean to keep doing.
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