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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-24-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,732
Posted By SamGroom
I would really look into Fayetteville, Arkansas....

I would really look into Fayetteville, Arkansas.  I know it sounds CRAZY.  But I am from New England and my husband is from Washington and we lived in and LOVED NC.  But now we find ourselves in AR...
Forum: Unschooling   07-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By SamGroom
My favorite homeschooling book of all time is...

My favorite homeschooling book of all time is "Homeschooling our Children, Unschooling Ourselves".  It is one families story.  I agree that deschooling for the parents is often the hardest part....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By SamGroom
art supplies   any musical instruments you...

art supplies
 
any musical instruments you can find used or cheap
 
we LOVE progressive phonics (http://www.progressivephonics.com/) and it's free, we are really relaxed so it fits our style.
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By SamGroom
ohhh... we also keep a bin of recyclables  to...

ohhh...
we also keep a bin of recyclables  to make stuff out of.  Egg cartons, yogurt cups, toilet paper rolls.
 
we have a low temp glue gun that even my littlest uses, we started doing that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By SamGroom
somehow my reply went up as a new thread, I...

somehow my reply went up as a new thread, I listed all the stuff we get there :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By SamGroom
we don't buy a lot of curriculum but I do put...

we don't buy a lot of curriculum but I do put down about $150 between amazon, Target, Stapples and Discount School Supply every August.  I have a 7, 5 and 2 year old so we have been adding and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-05-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By SamGroom
I know this is very...

I know this is very popular...http://www.postcrossing.com/
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-05-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,704
Posted By SamGroom
I have a self taught reader.  We did do "Bob...

I have a self taught reader.  We did do "Bob Books" Usborne has a great reading series where you read one side of the page and they read the other.  After she was reading we did do Progressive...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   07-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By SamGroom
Looking for other families homeschooling/...

Looking for other families homeschooling/ unschooling in the NWA and river valley area. We are new to the area and are living in Fort Smith but have no problem with driving to be around other like...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   12-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By SamGroom
We will be moving into the area in the spring,...

We will be moving into the area in the spring, my dh who is in the Coast Guard just got his orders.  We have lived in TX but other than that have always been on the east coast.  Fort Smith would be...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   12-28-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By SamGroom
We will be moving to NW Arkansas in the spring,...

We will be moving to NW Arkansas in the spring, happy to hear that their are other naturally minded families.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By SamGroom
 Just as an FYI story of the world has quite a...


Just as an FYI story of the world has quite a bit of miss information. We really enjoy The encyclopedia of world history by usborne. It teaches evolution so perfect for us secular homes schoolers...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-18-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By SamGroom
we are up for our military transfer and...

we are up for our military transfer and Nantucket is a possibility. Anyone know about living there year round? Thanks
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By SamGroom
I am just starting to really plan out what we...

I am just starting to really plan out what we would like to do, I am so impressed you are almost done.
 
I have a "first grader" and a preschooler.
 
I know we will be doing
 
Math U See (did...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-12-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By SamGroom
I have one of the Built covers and really like...

I have one of the Built covers and really like it.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-13-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,713
Posted By SamGroom
There are so many here listed that I LOVE ...

There are so many here listed that I LOVE

BUT

I have yet to see, 180 South listed and I really enjoyed that one a lot.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-14-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,124
Posted By SamGroom
Quote: Originally Posted by Narmowen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Narmowen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15523315)
Kimberly Raye's Dead End Dating
Sherrilyn...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By SamGroom
I say keep them, they go pretty fast on resale...

I say keep them, they go pretty fast on resale so I wouldn't worry about having a hard time selling them when you are ready.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By SamGroom
My dd was the same way. We chose not to correct...

My dd was the same way. We chose not to correct her unless she asked if it was correct. Otherwise we might say something like, that looks nice.

She is now 5 1/2 and has really nice handwriting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 221
Posted By SamGroom
wow, I lOVE the paper holder.

wow, I lOVE the paper holder.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
  paper
Views: 221
Posted By SamGroom
This might sound crazy but where do you all buy...

This might sound crazy but where do you all buy your paper??? We go through a lot around here. Anyone found good deals on it, we buy construction paper, water color paper and plain old paper.
Forum: Gardening   06-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By SamGroom
this is the first year I will be canning. I did...

this is the first year I will be canning. I did dill pickles the other day but we will have to wait to see how they turned out. I am going to do salsa today to use up some of our tomatos that are...
Forum: Gardening   06-30-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By SamGroom
we are on the NC coast so it will be a little...

we are on the NC coast so it will be a little different but I find that most everything grows really well here. We do:

tomato's - lots of different kids
cucumbers
peppers
corn
strawberries...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By SamGroom
as a military family that moves around a lot we...

as a military family that moves around a lot we find that being in a friendly hs state make a big difference. We often find many more HS families and resources when we are living in a friendly HS...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-27-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By SamGroom
I have never started a "homeschooling" group but...

I have never started a "homeschooling" group but I have started attachment parenting groups. My dh is in the coast guard so we move around a lot and I was tired of it taking forever to meet like...
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