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Forum: Single Parenting   07-19-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
this is helpful, thanks. I may end up having to...

this is helpful, thanks. I may end up having to write a brief of my own.

I was enjoined from homeschooling because with my health issues and my household organization issues, the magistrate...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By tnmom66
lesson plans

Does anyone NOT use formal lesson plans? I just follow along with a curriculum and keep appropriate benchmarks in mind and mostly work to my child's needs rather than maintaining a rigid schedule. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
I'm not using the online public school option...

I'm not using the online public school option after all. I think if I have more control, my daughter will benefit $2,000 will cover all the Classical Conversations program and material expenses, plus...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
Just talked to my child's dad when I picked her...

Just talked to my child's dad when I picked her up. I asked him how he will feel if the Court as well as the guardian ad litem both agree with me that homeschooling (with CC as the "backbone") is...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
O Since I started this thread, I have ruled...

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Since I started this thread, I have ruled out the 'virtual school' because I think Classical Conversations, Saxon Math, and some Charlotte Mason and maybe Robinson Curriculum thrown in.

My...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-18-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
He is paying for a Guardian ad Litem. Hearing is...

He is paying for a Guardian ad Litem. Hearing is June 30.

I'm in Tennessee. Anyone know what I can expect?

The guardian ad litem is just comparing educational options, I think. I get to show...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
Mediation was a waste of time and money. He paid...

Mediation was a waste of time and money. He paid for my part. He hasn't filed anything yet, and I am going to consult with an attorney on Tuesday. I really wish he wouldn't be unreasonable. I...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-09-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Single Parenting   04-22-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
GREAT NEWS! His lawyer talked him into...

GREAT NEWS! His lawyer talked him into participating in a mediation session!!!
Forum: Single Parenting   04-22-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
I got a call from a lawyer today. She says my...

I got a call from a lawyer today. She says my daughter's dad "wants to avoid going to court because it might hurt our co-parenting relationship." We have not had a co-parenting relationship for 3...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
Wow...there are such a wide range of...

Wow...there are such a wide range of experiences. I absolutely want to do what is best for my child. I have read about some of the criticism of k12, but I think it might be a good thing in my case. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
We have no parenting plan. After reading that...

We have no parenting plan. After reading that crazy story, I am glad I didn't sign a contract with him regarding those details.  We both wanted to keep things flexible. I guess it has turned out to...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
thanks for the details! I do know that judges...

thanks for the details! I do know that judges are supposed to act in the best interest of the child and my desire to not lose parenting time is irrelevant. I guess my first course of action, should...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-11-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
Blessedwithboys That is what I am afraid of.  I...

Blessedwithboys That is what I am afraid of.  I know it is a possibility. I wish I could get my hands on a judge's ruling...when they make decisions, they have to give their reasons. What evidence...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
She missed the birthday cut-off by a couple of...

She missed the birthday cut-off by a couple of weeks, so she will be almost 6 when she starts kindergarten "officially" this fall. Can't delay enrollment any farther.
  I guess things will work...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-10-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
Yes, it is totally considered to be legitimate...

Yes, it is totally considered to be legitimate "PUBLIC SCHOOL" in my district. I am a member of the local homeschooling organization, but I am not finding any similar court cases. I hope that if and...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-10-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By tnmom66
I have a 5 year old with a man I was never...

I have a 5 year old with a man I was never married to. He dumped me halfway through my pregnancy, but has been a very involved father (even though he and I never reconnected as "a couple") since she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By tnmom66
I am looking at doing Tennessee Virtual Academy...

I am looking at doing Tennessee Virtual Academy (K12).  My daughter is 5 and will be starting kindergarten as an advanced learner. and I am also looking at Classical Conversations memory work (I got...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-22-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By tnmom66
Sorry, don't mean to offend anyone....we are all...

Sorry, don't mean to offend anyone....we are all different and I think we should all be able to share our feelings. 
What is good for one family isn't necessarily what is good for another.  Mine...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-22-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By tnmom66
Neither of us wants to go too many days without...

Neither of us wants to go too many days without seeing her.  I haven't been more than 2 days without seeing her, and it was probably not more than 36 hours. We live 20 miles apart. He works from his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By tnmom66
I am asking is it inappropriate for a 3 1/2 year...

I am asking is it inappropriate for a 3 1/2 year old to want to be with her mother?
 
Is it inappropriate for a 3 1/2 year old to sleep with her mother? Is it better for a child to sleep alone...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By tnmom66
I am just sick. I have a child born out of...

I am just sick. I have a child born out of wedlock and we share custody. He has her in preschool 2 days a week and she is currently spending Tue, Thurs, and Friday overnight till Saturday afternoon...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,117
Posted By tnmom66
We have joint legal custody, but I am the...

We have joint legal custody, but I am the primary residential parent. It makes sense to me that if I am the primary residential parent and if I am at home anyway, I should be the one making the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,117
Posted By tnmom66
Wow.  I know there is SO MUCH wasted time at...

Wow.  I know there is SO MUCH wasted time at "school", classroom management, etc. I had much rather have my children be able to make better use of the limited number of hours in the day.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,117
Posted By tnmom66
OH my, what a long thread...I hope I can read...

OH my, what a long thread...I hope I can read through all of it soon.  
 
My problem is that my little girl's dad does not want me to keep her at home when she is old enough to go to kindergarten...
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