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Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-01-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By MsBirdie
I call my mother mama to this day.  My DH calls...

I call my mother mama to this day.  My DH calls his dad Jerry after "Jerry Seinfield", his real name is Paul.  I think attitude is more important than a label. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By MsBirdie
Hello ladies,   My husband and I have...

Hello ladies,
 
My husband and I have decided to HS our oldest again next year. We HSd her for Kindergarten. She would like to be back at home, and we are fine with that.  I will be unschooling...
Forum: Unschooling   12-30-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By MsBirdie
Have you looked into the Indigo Homeschooling...

Have you looked into the Indigo Homeschooling group.  I heard there is a great variety of different homeschoolers in that group.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-29-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,130
Posted By MsBirdie
I remember staying up till 2 am, playing super...

I remember staying up till 2 am, playing super mario brothers, and eating a whole box of good humnor bars.  Good times!!!!!
 
Growing up, I was an only child with the calm quiet house that was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-18-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By MsBirdie
OMG  I can sure relate.  Sometimes I would be...

OMG  I can sure relate.  Sometimes I would be tempted to drive off (Not really, but you know)   I have a 9 year old DD as well. 
 
 
I am so tired of the negativety, manipulation, and moodiness I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-12-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By MsBirdie
I am a big thrift shopper as well as shopping...

I am a big thrift shopper as well as shopping the sales.
 
I am a big focuser of quality on clothes, and I have clothes in my wardrobe that are over 5 years old and still look great becuase they...
Forum: Learning at School   10-08-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By MsBirdie
As far as choosing schools, I would pick what is...

As far as choosing schools, I would pick what is best for you as a family, not where friends go. 
 
My DD is in older elementary school and over the years has had many friends move, friends who...
Forum: Learning at School   10-06-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By MsBirdie
 Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...



Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1331957/fed-up-and-lost#post_16689936)I'm sure it...
Forum: Learning at School   10-05-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By MsBirdie
As far as the uniform issue, I get that teachers...

As far as the uniform issue, I get that teachers cant help all students with buttons etc.  So pull on options would be good.  I know Gymboree has a uniform legging pants as does lands end.  Skirts...
Forum: Learning at School   09-29-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 797
Posted By MsBirdie
Wow sounds like the teacher has a lot to deal...

Wow sounds like the teacher has a lot to deal with.  I agree with PPs idea of going to principal, special ed, Gate teacher (whoever is appropriate) and stating that your chilld needs to be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-28-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By MsBirdie
I go through it with the kids.  We talk about...

I go through it with the kids.  We talk about how our thrift store sells the things to donate money to charities, and they are happy.  When they were younger it was that the toys were given to kids...
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 797
Posted By MsBirdie
I have to say our DDs school does not grade...

I have to say our DDs school does not grade homework.  Which makes sense.  Homework is practice for the student to ensure they know the concepts when they are assessed.  If he knows them already, he...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,005
Posted By MsBirdie
Crunchynerd, I really loved your post.  I...

Crunchynerd, I really loved your post.  I remember living that same way thru school.  Pretty scary to lay it all out like that.  However, goldfish do not reign at all schools. At DDs school they...
Forum: Learning at School   09-13-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,005
Posted By MsBirdie
DDs school has snack at all grades thru 6th. ...

DDs school has snack at all grades thru 6th.  The little kids eat around 1030 so there snack is in the afternoon.  Older grades eat lunch closer to 1pm so snack is in the morning.
 
I think it...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By MsBirdie
I read a huge amount.  Each day I take 1 hr to...

I read a huge amount.  Each day I take 1 hr to read at naptime when they were younger, now it is reading time for all who are home.  Also, at night I read instead of watching tv.  I also get...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-23-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By MsBirdie
Totally agree with the cost.  Diapers etc are...

Totally agree with the cost.  Diapers etc are cheap compared to braces, summer camp, and the grocery bill as they get older. 
 
 
That is one thing I forgot.  A lot of things I had for DD1...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-21-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By MsBirdie
MY two are 5 years apart and I LOVE it!!!    ...

MY two are 5 years apart and I LOVE it!!! 
 
 
Pros
 
I always had time to give each their own attention and enjoy different stages.  While DD1 is at school, I was able to be with DD2 and have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,470
Posted By MsBirdie
I do this at the dry cleaner or Red Box where i...

I do this at the dry cleaner or Red Box where i have eyes on the car and I KNOW I will be less than 5 minutes when my older DD is in the car.  I would never do this with younger one even when she is...
Forum: Women's Health   08-09-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By MsBirdie
well, when my flares up, so bad that I cant...

well, when my flares up, so bad that I cant walk, I have to stay off it for a few days.  then, on a DAILY basis, use a tennis ball massage technique
 ...
Forum: Learning at School   08-09-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By MsBirdie
I would in no way move into an area with a...

I would in no way move into an area with a school in which academics are not going to challenge my child and is also a safe environment.  Which school will be that, well . . .you are going to have...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-15-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,614
Posted By MsBirdie
I really missed the elves not rallying at the...

I really missed the elves not rallying at the end to help fight Voldemort.  I also like the book version where the elder wand is returned to dumbledores tomb.  but overall FANTASTIC movie!!!  I...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-15-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,614
Posted By MsBirdie
DD and I went last night for the dbl feature of...

DD and I went last night for the dbl feature of both deathly hallows.  
 
 
I am soooo glad they split the movie so they were able to put almost everything in the movie.  I loved the Mrs...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By MsBirdie
Have been in for 5 years and have made some of...

Have been in for 5 years and have made some of my best friends.   There will be some ladies you connect with and some you won't but all should be nice and welcoming.  Once I found the few ladies I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-27-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By MsBirdie
On Fridays DH and I put a movie on for the kids...

On Fridays DH and I put a movie on for the kids or put them to bed early .  We get a good movie, takeout, and wine.  It makes for a pretty good date night in. When we were cosleeping we also had...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-01-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By MsBirdie
    Check out these blogs.  We are dairy and...


 
Check out these blogs.  We are dairy and gluten free and they have  been a great source.  Our daughter had severe eczema on her arms and it has totally cleared bow. 
 
raw foods have also...
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