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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-21-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By margaret mayhem
Thanks for all the input.  Very helpful!  We got...

Thanks for all the input.  Very helpful!  We got the textbook and workbooks and started on them today. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By margaret mayhem
  Quote:where she fails to grok my awesomeness...


Quote:where she fails to grok my awesomeness or the awesomeness of my explanations


http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif
Love it!  I've had the same moments w/my son. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By margaret mayhem
  Quote:You are using this...


Quote:You are using this site: http://www.singaporemath.com/Mathematics_s/1.htm
right?



I wasn't.  Thanks for your message, and all the others.  That clarifies things a lot.  In looking at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By margaret mayhem
I've been reading past threads and have been...

I've been reading past threads and have been swayed to used Singapore math over Saxon math--sounds like it will work better for my 5 yo son.  However, in looking at the publisher's site and at ebay,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By margaret mayhem
Thanks, everyone. It's great to get all this...

Thanks, everyone. It's great to get all this varied input. I've started every once in a while working in the matter of fact description of something as meat, which means it comes from dead animals,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-17-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By margaret mayhem
"He doesn't even understand death yet, so the...

"He doesn't even understand death yet, so the idea of not wanting to make animals dead is such a far off concept."

Yes, that's part of the challenge I'm having. We've talked about death a bit...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By margaret mayhem
DH and I are vegetarian and are raising our 3 yo...

DH and I are vegetarian and are raising our 3 yo ds vegetarian. Somehow it hasn't come up much with him, maybe because he hasn't been in daycare and my immediate family members are also vegetarian...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-22-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,977
Posted By margaret mayhem
Thank you all for such great advice. I really...

Thank you all for such great advice. I really appreciate the specifics (thanks especially, Belvuemama) and the support. I'll try some of these things. I do think that the comments within the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-21-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,977
Posted By margaret mayhem
Thanks for the input. I have left when he's done...

Thanks for the input. I have left when he's done things like throw a truck at another kid, though it doesn't seem to have much impact on him. Maybe I'm not doing it consistently enough. Though my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-21-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,977
Posted By margaret mayhem
DS is 2 ½. We’ve been going to the neighborhood...

DS is 2 ½. We’ve been going to the neighborhood playgroup since he was a few months old. He’s now frequently the oldest or close to oldest at play group (seems like most families around here put...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-31-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By margaret mayhem
Thanks. That's helpful. I've found redirecting...

Thanks. That's helpful. I've found redirecting to work well for other things but hadn't tried too much with the hitting since I was more concerned with conveying why it's not okay to hit people (or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-31-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By margaret mayhem
In recent months, my 2 yo DS has been hitting...

In recent months, my 2 yo DS has been hitting and pushing. He doesn't do it when he's mad or frustrated, so it doesn't really seem to be about that. He's more likely to do it with younger...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-24-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 20,165
Posted By margaret mayhem
Quote: Originally Posted by mybabysmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mybabysmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11063188)
When he's older we won't censor. When we...
Forum: Grief and Loss   03-31-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By margaret mayhem
My mother's dog just died. My ds and I will be...

My mother's dog just died. My ds and I will be visiting her today or tomorrow and I'm sure he will ask about her dog, who was a big part of his visits. He just turned 2 today. I'm looking for...
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