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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-17-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Dragonfly
I hope this is the appropriate place....

I hope this is the appropriate place. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I'm trying very hard not to spend money unnecessarily. I'd like to hang photos in my house and...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
  Why?!?!
Views: 885
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by Marsupialmom...

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Originally Posted by Marsupialmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15066874)
I really can go on with these stories....
Forum: Single Parenting   02-16-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,573
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by slylives...

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Originally Posted by slylives http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15052806)
OP - I have some experience of the feelings...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-12-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By Dragonfly
I'm in the same boat. I just bought these...

I'm in the same boat.

I just bought these recently: Loose in the Lab Seriously Funny Science (http://www.looseinthelab.com/cat_resource_books.cfm)

I LOVE them. Seriously, LOVE. And he loves...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-12-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Dragonfly
LilyGrace, does Writing Tales leave the subject...

LilyGrace, does Writing Tales leave the subject matter of the story to be written child open-ended?

I've been looking for a grammar/language arts curriculum to at least use as a guide and it...
Forum: Unschooling   11-12-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,424
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by Leta...

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Originally Posted by Leta http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14658474)
Why learn grammar?

Because it's FUN, of...
Forum: Unschooling   11-12-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,424
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by Crafty...

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Originally Posted by Crafty http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14649005)
Come high school, I took Spanish, and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-08-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: With the coop he made three cuts in...

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With the coop he made three cuts in different places, and the only way to fix it would have been to take all the wire off and replace it. We can't afford that much new wire (we're talking...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-05-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,499
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by heartmama...

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Originally Posted by heartmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13881263)
How to say this gently:

The degree of...
Forum: Unschooling   03-19-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Dragonfly
I've had the same question so this thread is...

I've had the same question so this thread is very timely.

Lillian, you're an amazing resource. Thanks again. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Dragonfly
Wonderful! Thank you, Lillian!

Wonderful! Thank you, Lillian!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Dragonfly
Dar, I remember there was a math book that you...

Dar, I remember there was a math book that you recommended. The cover has an abstract pattern illustration on it. I can't recall the name, though. Do you know which one I'm talking about? I really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Dragonfly
I'm looking at this for my 8-year-old for next...

I'm looking at this for my 8-year-old for next year. I found a review for the K curriculum, but nothing for 2nd or 3rd grade. I'd love to hear from anyone who is using it - strengths, weaknesses,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-08-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,466
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by major_mama11...

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Originally Posted by major_mama11 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13297914)
Eh, I like my job well enough, and I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-08-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla...

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Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13326633)
But I've never restricted them making toy guns...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-08-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,313
Posted By Dragonfly
There are no words to describe how wonderful my...

There are no words to describe how wonderful my parents are. My mother and my stepfather live fairly close by and have made their home another home for my son. It's a place of unconditional love and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-08-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by onlyzombiecat...

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Originally Posted by onlyzombiecat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13324660)
I think quality time with loving happy...
Forum: Unschooling   03-07-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,299
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by OrganicSister...

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Originally Posted by OrganicSister http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13320406)
I'm not saying some kids can't have...
Forum: Unschooling   03-05-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,299
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by Mona...

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Originally Posted by Mona http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13307876)
I think we always have a choice. but that is my...
Forum: Unschooling   03-05-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,299
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by fourlittlebirds...

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Originally Posted by fourlittlebirds http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13295009)
It's possible to create a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-03-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Dragonfly
Thanks very much! I put it on hold at the...

Thanks very much! I put it on hold at the library and will check it out.

It's funny, you know, I was listening to ds' phone conversation with his Dad tonight (he insists on talking on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-03-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Dragonfly
So, as I posted in my other thread, I want to...

So, as I posted in my other thread, I want to start homeschooling my 8-year-old son next year. DS is thrilled at the thought - he actually wants to start now.

His dad is aware (and agrees) that...
Forum: Learning at School   03-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,796
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife...

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Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13287987)
So, if my DD wants to invite 4 girls...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-02-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Dragonfly
Quote: Originally Posted by phathui5...

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Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13288020)
It does sound like you can make it work....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-02-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Dragonfly
Thank you....

Thank you. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

Ds and I talked about it yesterday and he's SO excited about the prospect of doing it....
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