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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-17-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By rebeleducation
I took my son last year on a trip to visit my...

I took my son last year on a trip to visit my family (in a different country).
We were trying to make it there before my grandmother died, but we didn't.
We got there one week too late, but he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 432
Posted By rebeleducation
I didn't accomplish getting some "us time" with...

I didn't accomplish getting some "us time" with dp today.
People kept coming over unexpectedly, and it turned into a much more sociable Sunday then we had planned....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-01-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By rebeleducation
I remember feeling that my baby was psychic. ...

I remember feeling that my baby was psychic.
If he knew that I wanted him to go to sleep right away (because we had guests, or wanted to watch a movie, or whatever), that he would take especially...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By rebeleducation
We wake up at 6am and start our homeschool...

We wake up at 6am and start our homeschool routine at 8am.
During the two hours in between, dh and ds have breakfast together and hang out.
This is a special time for them to spend together, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By rebeleducation
Definitely more of a facilitator than a teacher,...

Definitely more of a facilitator than a teacher, especially because I barely finished high school, and really don't remember much of anything I learned in school (a main reason for homeschooling...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By rebeleducation
The Red Tent    

The Red Tent
 
 
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-26-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By rebeleducation
Ummm... hope this isn't too harsh, but... I'd...

Ummm... hope this isn't too harsh, but...
I'd be OUTTA there.
 
That does not sound like a good or fair set-up for you or your children.
 
But I've always been radical when it comes to...
Forum: Waldorf   03-24-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By rebeleducation
Oh no. I thought I had posted that on the...

Oh no.
I thought I had posted that on the Montessori forum.
 
So, I'll just add, so as not to be hated, that Waldorf can be great for some people, but I think parents have the right to know more...
Forum: Waldorf   03-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By rebeleducation
There are certain things about Waldorf/Steiner...

There are certain things about Waldorf/Steiner schools that all parents should know, but most usually don't.
My son went to a Waldorf school K-2. If I had known these things before, I would have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By rebeleducation
I put my own curriculum together with stuff I...

I put my own curriculum together with stuff I find for free on the internet.
We do buy reading/chapter books because we're also in a rural area with NO library...
Forum: Grief and Loss   03-23-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By rebeleducation
I'm so sorry Deborah. Hugs and strength.

I'm so sorry Deborah. Hugs and strength.
Forum: Family Safety   03-23-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By rebeleducation
Used to use it, dp convinced me not to. He's...

Used to use it, dp convinced me not to. He's trying to get us completely chem-product-free.
 
So I try to keep us out of the sun from 11am-1pm.
We wear hats outside always.
When we go swimming,...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   03-23-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By rebeleducation
Me too! I spend more time barefoot than...

Me too!
I spend more time barefoot than wearing any kind of shoes.
We live rural and don't leave the land more than once or twice a week.
When it's cold, I do like slippers. But I can't stand...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By rebeleducation
Thanks Aricha and Kathy, and everyone. Because...

Thanks Aricha and Kathy, and everyone.
Because of where we live, counselors and such aren't an option because there simply aren't any here.
So I guess I should start looking for a book, and in the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By rebeleducation
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348423/ds-and-dh-cant-stop-fighting#post_16921111)

She...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-22-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By rebeleducation
When my now 9 ds was 3 months old...   We...

When my now 9 ds was 3 months old...
 
We slept on a pretty high bed. I'd sleep in the middle so that when he woke up to breastfeed I could switch him over to the other side and then back again to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-22-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By rebeleducation
Right there with ya!   My son is 9 and we...

Right there with ya!
 
My son is 9 and we still sleep together.
 
Last year, we turned our family bedroom into a living room, and built two bedrooms right next to each other, because I couldn't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By rebeleducation
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Smithie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348423/ds-and-dh-cant-stop-fighting#post_16920154)

When...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-21-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,656
Posted By rebeleducation
Awesome! I love finding new hs blogs. Can't wait...

Awesome! I love finding new hs blogs. Can't wait to start reading and linking.
 
Mine is Luminous Fire - our homeschool journal (http://luminousfire.blogspot.com/)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-21-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By rebeleducation
We just live with the messiness. Everything is...

We just live with the messiness.
Everything is clean, as in hygienic, but we are a not a tidy family (even though it's only 3 of us).
 
There are chores though. Ds washes dinner dishes every...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-21-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By rebeleducation
Hi and welcome! I'm still pretty new here too....

Hi and welcome!
I'm still pretty new here too.
 
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-20-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By rebeleducation
Some History: I left my son's bio-dad when I...

Some History:
I left my son's bio-dad when I was 5 months pregnant, and he hasn't been in our lives since.
We met my current and most awesome husband when my son was almost 2yo.
My son (9) refers...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By rebeleducation
Hello! Yes, that's me. Homeschooling, attachment...

Hello! Yes, that's me. Homeschooling, attachment parenting introvert mama of an extrovert.
 
My ds9 participates 3 times a week in group activities. Last year it was just twice a week, and it was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By rebeleducation
Dancing in the Kitchen (always)   Watching...

Dancing in the Kitchen (always)
 
Watching cool videos - especially around the world type videos (we love YouTube)
 
Making obstacle courses in the backyard (or throughout the house)
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By rebeleducation
We've been homeschooling for 3rd grade last...

We've been homeschooling for 3rd grade last year, 4th this year.
 
Our schedule has been pretty much the same since we started.
 
We do -
 
Monday-Friday
 
Mornings - (about 4 hrs) :
Math,...
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