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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2015, 04:40 AM
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Views: 476
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We use books but are flexible with how we use...

We use books but are flexible with how we use them

We have 6 children. My older 3 have a bit extra (12, 11 and 9)

We do Right Start math for 5 of them daily.
Spelling for 5 of them. I got...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-24-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We have pieced together our curriculum. Just a...

We have pieced together our curriculum.
Just a suggestion...
Maybe tackle one subject at a time so it isn't so overwhelming. Figure out what learning styles are and what your goals are. Ex. Are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-11-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By homeschoolingmama
Does she like school? Would she want to school...

Does she like school? Would she want to school from home? Not that that is the only option but it is one. Especially if this doesn't stop. I know how damaging kids can be.
Forum: Parenting   06-01-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 49,823
Posted By homeschoolingmama
What is your question?

What is your question?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-27-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By homeschoolingmama
If you pinch a baby, do they not cry? I have...

If you pinch a baby, do they not cry? I have heard this before and it doesn't make any sense. Of course babies feel pain.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-20-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By homeschoolingmama
This has been going through my mind a lot too. ...

This has been going through my mind a lot too. My eyes have been opened. How do we raise precious children so they are strong and love who they are? How do we keep their eyes open while trying not...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-02-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By homeschoolingmama
When I was a teenager I decided to not eat meat. ...

When I was a teenager I decided to not eat meat. It was more of an experiment. My mom didn't respect my decision and roller her eyes telling people that it was a phase. So I became defiant about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-07-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I am pretty against doing things too early...

I am pretty against doing things too early because the need to push but I don't see the harm if she really wants to! :) We use BOB books. If she knows the letters and their sounds then she can...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,902
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I am sorry that you are going through this. :( ...

I am sorry that you are going through this. :(
If you go to survivinginfidelity.com you will find a lot of people in your situation and can help you through it. Don't forget to take care of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By homeschoolingmama
The lice company that we used really made light...

The lice company that we used really made light of the lice around the house. I have a bad memory but she said that not a lot has to be done with household stuff. She said that you can pop stuff in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I called Licesquad when my kids had it. They...

I called Licesquad when my kids had it. They used a treatment (natural I think it was) and used a good comb. If I were you, I would just comb her hair and it is surprisingly easy! Fill her hair...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,244
Posted By homeschoolingmama
It went well. :) She did say that it can take a...

It went well. :) She did say that it can take a while to have a match. There are a lot of families ready to adopt right now in this area. In the meantime, we are going to do relief until we get...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-03-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,244
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We have our first meeting with our adoption...

We have our first meeting with our adoption worker tomorrow at 2. I am nervous but excited. I will let you know how it goes. :)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By homeschoolingmama
While I wish that my children didn't worry about...

While I wish that my children didn't worry about how things looked, some of them do. If my 11yo daughter was insecure about riding the other bike and sat down and was honest with me about it I would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 95,538
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Thought about means considered. I feel it should...

Thought about means considered. I feel it should be considered. I responded to the probably not real OP. This is my opinion and you have a different one. That is ok. I don't feel like debating...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 95,538
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Actually I believe that everyone's comfort in the...

Actually I believe that everyone's comfort in the home should be considered. Don't really have much else to say. We just disagree. :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By homeschoolingmama
If you are really against a harness I would hold...

If you are really against a harness I would hold their hand. No choice. If they refuse you pick him up. Tiring, yes. Safe, yes. He will learn to hold your hand if he wants to walk. Explain to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 95,538
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I think it should be thought about. Yes, they...

I think it should be thought about. Yes, they could be called on. They may say that it is abuse to have a 15 year old girl walking around naked in front of her impressionable brothers. They could...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 95,538
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I would be uncomfortable with it and that is ok. ...

I would be uncomfortable with it and that is ok. Everyone has different comfort levels in their home. I think everyone in the house should be ok with it before it happens. That shows respect for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Another thing. As they get older they play with...

Another thing. As they get older they play with each other. I have 6 children under 12 and they occupy each other. I have always wanted to be that mom that gets down and plays but I am just not. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,556
Posted By homeschoolingmama
It is hard to say because I don't know your...

It is hard to say because I don't know your relationship with your daughter. With my daughter I would gently and honestly tell her what I think and ask her opinion on it. I would mention for her to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,244
Posted By homeschoolingmama
So we are officially approved now to adopt. We...

So we are officially approved now to adopt. We are waiting for our meeting with our adoption worker. We would like to adopt 2 siblings under the age of 5. There is a lot of waiting in this...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,244
Posted By homeschoolingmama
The waiting is killing me!!!!! Every step we...

The waiting is killing me!!!!! Every step we have to wait. We are hoping for answers this wk or next and then we move on to matching with children.
Forum: Unschooling   09-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I have different feelings on this. I started by...

I have different feelings on this. I started by wanting to make sure I don't hurt their self esteem and all that jazz that goes with it. I have read countless books. I was on board. Then I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,244
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I am feeling pretty upset! :( We were very close...

I am feeling pretty upset! :( We were very close to being approved. Our homestudy was done and everything was good to go. We got a call today from our worker saying that her supervisor has some...
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