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Forum: Unschooling   04-01-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By aim4balance
To answer some questions, I actually know of no...

To answer some questions, I actually know of no other homeschool student who then started middle school. I will ask around but even the seasoned school counselor whom I spoke with on the phone...
Forum: Unschooling   03-31-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By aim4balance
back to school for one?

Hello,
We pulled the kids out of school at Christmas break last year. We've been mostly unschooling since then. I always wanted to homeschool though. I have 3 school-age kids who are technically...
Forum: Family Planning   03-24-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By aim4balance
5 days past due period

Monthly friend made her appearance after all! :)
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-13-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By aim4balance
This experience was altogether terrifying and...

This experience was altogether terrifying and amazing--and overall, I'm really glad this happened. Talking with so many other moms who are educated, determined and strong and who will not just watch...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By aim4balance
kryztuh, I cant' find it on fb. Any other way I...

kryztuh, I cant' find it on fb. Any other way I can find out the info? PM me?
ktolbert09 PM'd you!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-02-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By aim4balance
Yes Turquesa, exactly. For Catholics (which I am...

Yes Turquesa, exactly. For Catholics (which I am one), I feel adding the Vatican's own statements will work well in a letter. Here is the summary of their conclusions, in case anyone else was...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-02-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By aim4balance
Thanks Turquesa for the link, very helpful.

Thanks Turquesa for the link, very helpful.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-02-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By aim4balance
generic letter to representatives

Hi, I'm trying to send my representatives emails and letters saying why I oppose the bill 687 (in Maryland), scheduled for a hearing March 16, aiming to remove religious exemption to vaccination in...
Forum: Diapering   12-03-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 21
Posted By aim4balance
where to buy pull on fleece diaper covers

I'm not a fan of the thicker waist and leg cuffs. 10 yrs ago I bought a number of plain pull on fleece covers that worked beautifully. So beautifully the company label wore off and I can't remember...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-10-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By aim4balance
Thank you corianderbells!!

Thank you corianderbells!!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By aim4balance
multiple sonograms

Hello! Can anyone point me to a well written (recent) summary on the potential health effects of multiple sonograms? I've got a family member who doesn't see any reason why she should not get many...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By aim4balance
Did you ask her? My 8 yr old couldn't wait to...

Did you ask her? My 8 yr old couldn't wait to start cursive. I asked if he was interested in learning it, I downloaded a free program, and he loved doing it. Just a thought, maybe she would want...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-10-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By aim4balance
crazyms, yes absolutely I'm considering food...

crazyms,
yes absolutely I'm considering food allergies. We're waiting to hear what the celiac test said. I may just cut out gluten, lactose, soy anyway to see how that helps. I'm so sorry your dd...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By aim4balance
stomach pain in 8 yr old

Hello,
My 8 yr old has had a stomach ache (in his actual stomach area--not around his belly button or lower abdomen). We've taken him to the doc a number of times as its going on 3 weeks now. He's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By aim4balance
I asked my 3 kids questions like "what do you...

I asked my 3 kids questions like "what do you think about homeschooling?  what things do you think would be fun?  what things would you miss about school?"  etc.  we also have some friends who were...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By aim4balance
We just started our hs journey after Christmas,...

We just started our hs journey after Christmas, previously we've never done it before.  Kids are 10, 8, 5 and a 6 mo old.  Previously I was doing daycare parttime and working parttime at the kids...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-10-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By aim4balance
I just watched it, using this...

I just watched it, using this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1m3TjokVU4
Forum: Vaccinations   10-10-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By aim4balance
Watched the documentary on youtube.  I thought...

Watched the documentary on youtube.  I thought it was excellent.
Forum: Birth Stories   08-19-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By aim4balance
Actually, yes it would have been helpful, to me...

Actually, yes it would have been helpful, to me anyway.  I wonder what other moms would think since that is a tricky situation, maybe if its more likely to be not a first time birth than chances are...
Forum: Birth Stories   08-16-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By aim4balance
For 3 weeks leading up to Birth Day I had had...

For 3 weeks leading up to Birth Day I had had prodromal labor, enough to keep me up at night, sometimes timing contractions as close as 5-10 min apart.  They would always fizzle out after about 90...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-31-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By aim4balance
Wow great story, thanks for sharing!  Lovely...

Wow great story, thanks for sharing!  Lovely pictures too, and you definitely look like a lioness, bra and all :)  
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-26-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By aim4balance
Hooray she has remained head down!!!!!

Hooray she has remained head down!!!!!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-25-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By aim4balance
I have not tried the breech tilt, b/c at last...

I have not tried the breech tilt, b/c at last week's appt mw said baby had turned head down and seemed well-locked in to place (at 37.5 weeks pg).  My next appt is today (38.5) but I'm nervous b/c I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,077
Posted By aim4balance
I am "that" mom too.   I know I have annoyed...

I am "that" mom too.
 
I know I have annoyed most of my hs/unschool friends--more than once I have decided to hs and by mid-Aug, ended up putting my kids in school.  It it singularly the hardest...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-11-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By aim4balance
Hi there, I've had 1 sono at 20 weeks where...

Hi there,
I've had 1 sono at 20 weeks where everything checked out ok.  I'm now 36 weeks and unfortunately I can tell the baby is still flipping from time to time (my biggest indicator is that I...
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