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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By Dakota's Mom
My eight year old has always been very good with...

My eight year old has always been very good with math. It was his favorite subject. When we hit mulitiplication last week, he immediately decided that it was stupid and he wanted no part of it. We...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-18-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,023
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Quote: Originally Posted by mum21andtwins...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mum21andtwins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14963186)

I have been baking our own bread for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Dakota's Mom
One thing that no one has mentioned is that...

One thing that no one has mentioned is that school does not have to happen between 8 and 3. You can do school after dinner if you need to. Also reading to all of your day care kids can be part of...
Forum: Women's Health   09-30-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dakota's Mom
I my former life, (Before this child) I worked...

I my former life, (Before this child) I worked as a social worker in drug rehab. All of my clients had DYFS cases. All of them had children in the foster care system except the very young ones who...
Forum: Women's Health   09-30-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Illinoisgranny, don't ever feel that your stuff...

Illinoisgranny, don't ever feel that your stuff is less significant than other people's. We all have different issues. But to each one of us those issues are just as serious as the next guys. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-21-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,959
Posted By Dakota's Mom
This sounds really great. I have seen the Wright...

This sounds really great. I have seen the Wright On Time books and plan to look at them more closely. It is so important for our kids to have books that do not involve helping them get ready to go...
Forum: Women's Health   09-20-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Eight years ago I was much healthier. I didn't...

Eight years ago I was much healthier. I didn't even use a cane them. I just wasn't very fast. Even now I only use a wheelchair when we are out somewhere that requires lots of walking. Like next week...
Forum: Women's Health   09-19-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dakota's Mom
I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. But at...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. But at least, as you said, you know what to expect. I have said that if my cancer returns I don't know if I would do chemo again or not. It was so awful. But...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,959
Posted By Dakota's Mom
I recently came across a website that reviews...

I recently came across a website that reviews books (http://www.homeschoolliterature.com/about). They review books about homeschoolers and books by homeschoolers. It's worth looking at.

Kathi
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-15-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Here is a list of CT homeschool...

Here is a list of CT homeschool (http://www.home-school.com/groups/CT.html) groups. You could also join this group (http://time4learning.net/groups/connecticut-homeschool-support-group-online/).
...
Forum: Women's Health   09-14-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Just wanted to let you know that I had another...

Just wanted to let you know that I had another great report yesterday. Still no sign of the cancer returning. I hope it stays this way.

Sending you positive thoughts for a good report for your...
Forum: Women's Health   09-11-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Kids really do adapt to their surroundings. So...

Kids really do adapt to their surroundings. So your baby will be fine with whatever level of mobility daddy has.

Right now I am in a wait and see mode. I have cat scans every six months and will...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,127
Posted By Dakota's Mom
How long have you been homeschooling? This is...

How long have you been homeschooling?
This is our fourth year.

How old are your children?
8

What grades would they be in?
3RD.

Describe your homeschooling style in 5 words or less:
Forum: Women's Health   09-11-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dakota's Mom
I have five adult children and an 8 year old. 16...

I have five adult children and an 8 year old. 16 months ago I had cancer. I had surgery on June 1 last year. Then I went through months of chemotherapy and radiation. It was hard. My little one was...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   09-10-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,339
Posted By Dakota's Mom
We don't have diapers or anything like that...

We don't have diapers or anything like that either. I just empty the bag of used wipes into the white load of clothes. Then I turn the bag inside out and wash it with dark colors. It doesn't seem to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,982
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Have any of you tried Secular Homeschool...

Have any of you tried Secular Homeschool (http://www.secularhomeschool.com/content/)? They have tons of forums about different topics much like Mothering has. There is one for each state as well as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Have you tried Learning Games For Kids...

Have you tried Learning Games For Kids (http://www.learninggamesforkids.com)? They have spelling games, word searches, history, social studies, even art. It's a great site.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-30-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Dakota's Mom
You also have to go to Gypsy Wolf. They are...

You also have to go to Gypsy Wolf. They are closed on Monday but they have the best Mexican Food. They are just north of Woodstock. Love their food.

Kathi
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-28-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Dakota's Mom
You're so right. It is Garden State Mall that we...

You're so right. It is Garden State Mall that we went to. DS is beyond the age of that play space now. But it was fun a few years ago. We were a part of a small AP group. But all the kids grew up...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-27-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Dakota's Mom
The music and dance program I was trying to...

The music and dance program I was trying to think of was at Saddle River Valley Cultural Center (http://www.saddlerivervalleyculturalcenter.org/). Some of the current events include:

Baby Fingers...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-26-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Dakota's Mom
Long Valley Shepherd's Creamery is about an hour...

Long Valley Shepherd's Creamery is about an hour away but they have incredible cheese and yogurt. They are often at the local farmer's markets. I know they come to the one in Nyack, NY which is not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Dakota's Mom
I've always heard it said, "When in doubt,...

I've always heard it said, "When in doubt, don't." You're obviously having doubts about sending your child to public school, so don't do it. If homeschooling doesn't work out, you can always put him...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,625
Posted By Dakota's Mom
About a year or so ago my husband was doing a...

About a year or so ago my husband was doing a small electrical job for the mother of his best friend. He took our son with him because he was going somewhere else with him when the finished the job....
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-15-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By Dakota's Mom
I'm not sure what coated ripstop vinyl is. I...

I'm not sure what coated ripstop vinyl is. I line my bags with hemp jersey. I make them with PUL on the outside and hemp on the inside. I've been making them this way for a couple of years now.
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Dakota's Mom
I bought the level one packet and the letter...

I bought the level one packet and the letter tiles. I bought a strip of magnetic tape at Staples and attached that to the letter tiles. That's all I bought. We have a magnetic board that we bought...
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