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Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-14-2010, 04:51 PM
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Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Perhaps my experience was very different that a...

Perhaps my experience was very different that a lot of other moms here, but at 6-8 weeks postpartum with my twins, I was not at all ready to resume outside commitments. After my experience and my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 6,188
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Quote: Originally Posted by Jennifer3141...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennifer3141 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15842397)
Craft, if your DD is rocking through...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 6,188
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Lovely idea! We have three children here- DD1...

Lovely idea! We have three children here- DD1 will be 7yo in a few weeks, and DS and DD2 turned 4yo this summer. Here's the recap of what we're using this year:

For DD1-
Language Arts- Michael...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,322
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Subbing. We're in our second week for this year...

Subbing. We're in our second week for this year and are fairly classical, but I go eclectic whenever and wherever it looks like we need to.

DD1 (7yo) is a fascinating kid who makes it impossible...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-15-2010, 01:39 AM
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Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
another twin mom wrote a great thread awhile ago...

another twin mom wrote a great thread awhile ago about this and shared her experience for the benefit of other moms looking for natural twin births in a hospital:
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-23-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
It wasn't a law journal, but the journal of the...

It wasn't a law journal, but the journal of the Philosophy and Public Policy Institute at University of Maryland. I am in the process of tracking down contact info for the editor and do plan on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-22-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
I know! Can you believe she is a law...

I know! Can you believe she is a law PROFESSOR???? It's absurd, to say the least. I have friends who are attorneys and they always have to cite the cases they are pulling precident from when making...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-22-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,163
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Oh Aimee, don't worry at all! I just wanted to...

Oh Aimee, don't worry at all! I just wanted to clear up any possible confusion! I wasn't the least bit upset at all. I'm sorry if you thought I was.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-22-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
For those of you who may not have seen this,...

For those of you who may not have seen this, there is an article that was published in a scholarly journal out of University of Maryland called "The Harms of Homeschooling" by a Georgetown Law...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-22-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,163
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
just to clarify- MommaAimee is correct....

just to clarify-

MommaAimee is correct. Trivium Academy is no longer homeschooling, however, for the time being, her archives and resources are still accessible.

I write The Diosa Dotada...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Mr. Q's Classic Science has a student text...

Mr. Q's Classic Science has a student text reading, an experiment and an activity per week over 9 units of 4 weeks each. His Life Science program is free, so you can look at that to get a feel for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
There's also Guest Hollow which has printables...

There's also Guest Hollow which has printables with cute border designs.

http://www.guesthollow.com/homeschoo...rintables.html (http://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/printables/printables.html)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-03-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
I got this from someone else (like a majority of...

I got this from someone else (like a majority of any homeschooler's cool ideas) but on our first day, the kids get to set the menu all day. this year, they chose pasta salad for breakfast, bread and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-10-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,719
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
well my twins are 3yo now and i still struggle...

well my twins are 3yo now and i still struggle with some events of their birth and some of my decisions, so i understand. hopefully, we'll both find the peace we're looking for at some point!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-10-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,719
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
i think what some of us trying to say is that...

i think what some of us trying to say is that the moms here have a wide variety of twin birth experiences. we have moms who are NICU veterans and learned the hard way how to meld high medical...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
shukr- you've gotten some great advice and...

shukr- you've gotten some great advice and here's a big http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif for you!

have you by any chance checked their weights/growth patterns vs. the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
we're hitting the terra cotta warriors in august...

we're hitting the terra cotta warriors in august while they are here. thanks for the reminder about the ms. frizzle book. we love her.

also- if anyone tried to wrap art history into their history...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-07-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
i get what some of the PPs are saying and agree...

i get what some of the PPs are saying and agree in theory. but i remember how hard it was to actually invest in my marriage during that first year. it was all i could do to survive. so for me, it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Story of One was a great one off Netflix for...

Story of One was a great one off Netflix for us-- it explores the roots of mathematics mostly in ancient history (so vol. 1) but through modern day to computers and binary also.

I have others for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Someone else started a "share your resources"...

Someone else started a "share your resources" thread for Ancient History, so I thought it would be fun to start one for those of us gearing up for the Middle Ages. My eldest is elementary school...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
Have you seen the Living Math site? There are...

Have you seen the Living Math site? There are some great ideas there.

There are two storybook series that lend themselve to co-op classes and using living books to illustrate math concepts. One...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 755
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
we go year round, so we'll finish up this year...

we go year round, so we'll finish up this year at the end of July, take a week or so off and officially start the 2009-2010 school year on August 10th.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
you're very welcome! i love to share!

you're very welcome! i love to share!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-30-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
my twins just turned 3yo this past week. and i...

my twins just turned 3yo this past week. and i have to say that i think i've dry docked my leaky boat at last. is life "the same" as it was pre-twins? heck no. and why would it be? life wouldn't be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By 1stTimeMummytoLore
here's one you can try out and it's free, so the...

here's one you can try out and it's free, so the risk is minimal! this is a cute little sight that balances phonics and whole language learning. and IMHO it is very parent user friendly and a great...
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