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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mamaprovides
Hi. Um. I have zero help or advice to offer....

Hi.
Um.
I have zero help or advice to offer.
I am however at the beginning of just this.
If you would be so kind to post or private msg your progress I would be most appreciative.

(Routine...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   Yesterday, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By mamaprovides
It gets cold here so other than summer I sleep...

It gets cold here so other than summer I sleep with blankets.

We had our bed on the floor with the head firmly against a wall (my husband checked each night with our first for about 9 months.
We...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Yesterday, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By mamaprovides
Fembot: WORD! So...the test said I'm an...

Fembot: WORD!

So...the test said I'm an independent doer. (That sounds lovely)
And I guess I'm IT...the other scales were close to the middle.
Did I read that right?

But it also says Bruce...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-07-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By mamaprovides
Girl I know! And if your husband is like...

Girl I know!
And if your husband is like mine...he is breezing through this pregnancy in a been there done that haze when it totally isn't.

Please allow me to lovingly kick you in the head:...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-04-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By mamaprovides
We did this. We had box springs not just the...

We did this. We had box springs not just the mattress. (If implied, oh...if not, you will be happier with box springs.)

We did put the shelf liner type under the rug thing but just on corners....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By mamaprovides
Miranda: I'm not clear on whether you're...

Miranda:
I'm not clear on whether you're looking for examples of how to efficiently support one child's self-direction while instituting a parent-directed program for another, or simply on how to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By mamaprovides
I really like home learning year by year by Rupp...

I really like home learning year by year by Rupp which is more for you so you can successfully create your own curriculum.
I also like the homeschoolers book of lists...although it is Christian...
Forum: Unschooling   03-03-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 199
Posted By mamaprovides
I just took the time to rereading this thread and...

I just took the time to rereading this thread and thought I'd repost my ideas...because the first wasn't long enough.

Art, language, walking...these are hard wired into our typical brains upon...
Forum: Unschooling   02-27-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 199
Posted By mamaprovides
I should say first and foremost phonics makes...

I should say first and foremost phonics makes zero sense to me. Some only learn to read through phonics...not me. I have some phonics based materials just in case but I don't intend on using them....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By mamaprovides
I don't Make my kids do anything...well, except...

I don't Make my kids do anything...well, except not yelling, hitting, ect. It's not like I strap the little one to a chair and make her learn quantum mechanics. This is child directed. I'm just 1...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-15-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By mamaprovides
Thanks y'all. The 4yr old tags along a lot...

Thanks y'all.

The 4yr old tags along a lot and she will answer questions quickly accurately and blandly. When asked she say, "this is not very interesting to me." I don't want her to think all of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By mamaprovides
Yes, thank you. This has been my thinking as...

Yes, thank you.
This has been my thinking as well.
According to Holt, unschoolers could take courses and so on, right?
I'm not looking to be rigid. I'm looking to be strong like water.
I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By mamaprovides
Any have 1 unschooler and 1 Homeschooler?

That title is confusing. Sorry.
Just to be clear. I am not an unschooler. It doesn't all make sense to me but whatever. I read some Holt (which I found unenlightening at best), blogs, and met other...
Forum: Games   02-12-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 66,710
Posted By mamaprovides
Get away

Get away
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 73
Posted By mamaprovides
I'm not sure how old everyone's people are...mine...

I'm not sure how old everyone's people are...mine is very young and his interest is unyielding.
I am using this site (sorry...not cool enough to imbed)...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-16-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By mamaprovides
I agree... Our job is a strange one as a job...

I agree...

Our job is a strange one as a job well done essentially works us out of job. There is no raise, no promotion, no gold watch...but plenty of laundry.

I think her soul is screaming for...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   11-14-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By mamaprovides
I considered using the midwives at dhmc but I ran...

I considered using the midwives at dhmc but I ran fast!
I'm not sure about the midwives but the department as a whole...leaves a lot to be desired.
Every birth story I've heard from dhmc (even the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-06-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By mamaprovides
Uh-hem...I present for your amusement the...

Uh-hem...I present for your amusement the transcript of a phone call with my motherinlaw when I was pregnant with my first...(I am Latina...first generation immigrant from Columbia. My mil is a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-04-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By mamaprovides
We cosleep but we dont to to bed at the same...

We cosleep but we dont to to bed at the same time.
I do about 85% of childcare. My husband puts them to bed two nights a week but he just riles them up unintentionally and he isn't home three or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By mamaprovides
Hi. Mine are 25 months apart. I remember this....

Hi. Mine are 25 months apart. I remember this. This is my experience. Sorry for the novel hope it helps. You didn't how old but I am assuming 5-7 years old...?

1. Please don't make him sit longer...
Forum: Unschooling   10-30-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By mamaprovides
I wouldn't call my son an engineer so much as a...

I wouldn't call my son an engineer so much as a scientist...a seeker of truth. But yes, engineering toys or STEM toys are his thing...except playmobil and, when drawn in, sister's doll house (I think...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   10-25-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By mamaprovides
The midwives are hidden. Most work at Alice peck...

The midwives are hidden. Most work at Alice peck day,I think.
Natalya champtney is the first I'd call. If she can't do it...she probably knows someone.
I'm sorry I missed this thread!
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By mamaprovides
Oh yea! This is not sci-fi but it is so well...

Oh yea! This is not sci-fi but it is so well written and screams to be read aloud. It is beautifully suspenseful but never scary. This might just surprise you.

Precious and the monkeys by...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By mamaprovides
Sorry for the novel... 1. My son is/was...

Sorry for the novel...


1. My son is/was like this. It has changed (slowly) and he enjoys fiction but still has a strong preference for non fiction. My librarian said it was typical of boys. With...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-15-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By mamaprovides
We are alike we are all different by Laura Dwight...

We are alike we are all different by Laura Dwight

A special critter by mercer Mayer

The family book, the peace book, it's okay to different by Todd parr

Sneetches, the butter battle book,...
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