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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By karemore
We're doing it all!   School year round. On...

We're doing it all!
 
School year round. On those hot summer days we hole up in an air-conditioned room and knock out some seat work.
 
We're doing two weeks of camp.
 
We're going on a road...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By karemore
DD (6) is reading at a second grade level and I...

DD (6) is reading at a second grade level and I haven't done any formal phonics instruction with her yet.  Rather than sitting down and teaching phonics, we've talked about  examples in the books...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By karemore
We started K the year before the public school...

We started K the year before the public school would have accepted DD. I knew she was ready. She was extremely verbal, knew all the preschool stuff, and was starting to read. She was/is very tall...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By karemore
You CAN maintain the friendships once kids are...

You CAN maintain the friendships once kids are in school. My DD is 6 and I had the same concerns.  We've tried the homeschool circuit but haven't really found a good match in the area yet.
 
I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By karemore
We had no luck with the 4-H here. We signed up...

We had no luck with the 4-H here. We signed up at the county fair this year because DD was 5. It took over 3 months for a letter to come, and the list of local groups in her age group all said they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-26-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By karemore
I found BrainQuest to be about a year off as...

I found BrainQuest to be about a year off as well. I wouldn't use it as a judge of ability.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-14-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By karemore
They stopped selling the Brighter Vision...

They stopped selling the Brighter Vision Learning Adventure series. There were several different levels from pre-K up to about 1st/2nd grade level I think.
 
We recently found three of the higher...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-30-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By karemore
DD sang off key at that age and she's singing...

DD sang off key at that age and she's singing beautifully at 5 1/2.
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By karemore
Around here it seems the norm for people to have...

Around here it seems the norm for people to have two parties, one for friends and one for family. I did both on the same day this year and it was TOO MUCH. For me anyway. DD seemed fine.
 
Last...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By karemore
Target has plain jeans, but they are sort of...

Target has plain jeans, but they are sort of hidden along the back wall. The bling jeans are prominently displayed on the outer racks.
 
I used to buy all DDs clothes at JCPenny, the Okie Dokie...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-22-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By karemore
We've had tons of workbooks from pre-K, K, and...

We've had tons of workbooks from pre-K, K, and now we're into 1st. Overall I'd say DD and I both like the SchoolZone workbooks the best for content and visual appeal.
 
DD mostly asks to go on PBS...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By karemore
I have a bunch of the Mailbox magazines I've...

I have a bunch of the Mailbox magazines I've picked up from yard sales and booksales. I also have a bunch of Family Fun magazines, and I look through it at the Dr office etc.
 
What I like(d) even...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-03-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By karemore
I'd be upset if they had watched the commercials...

I'd be upset if they had watched the commercials that are on during Survivor. Mostly car ads etc, but they do advertise the CBS shows like CSI. NO way I'd want my young children watching the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,037
Posted By karemore
I HAVE to have my bed made. I make it as soon as...

I HAVE to have my bed made. I make it as soon as we get up in the am. It just feels neater and the whole room looks better. Plus that's where I dump the clean laundry to fold.
 
DD does not have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By karemore
Four years is a BIG age gap. I would enlist...

Four years is a BIG age gap. I would enlist DD1's help in working out a situation that is fair to her while considering her sister's feelings.
Forum: Parenting   11-05-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,656
Posted By karemore
I'm sorry you had to deal with that! And I'm...

I'm sorry you had to deal with that! And I'm glad that nobody got hurt.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,376
Posted By karemore
I've always done DDs party at home, she's 5 1/2....

I've always done DDs party at home, she's 5 1/2. At first we were the only ones doing it at home, but now most of the people in our closer circle have parties at home.

I find that DD and most of...
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,804
Posted By karemore
I was uncomfortable when my sister first posted...

I was uncomfortable when my sister first posted my daughter's photos on facebook. But now that I use facebook all the time it doesn't bother me.

I got some GREAT photos of my daughter that people...
Forum: Parenting   10-29-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,268
Posted By karemore
NO! We do have one friend who always buys my DD...

NO! We do have one friend who always buys my DD a gift, but we do not exchange with friends. We've been cutting back with family!

If you are invited to a friend's house for a holiday party and...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By karemore
A routine can't hurt! It certainly helps around...

A routine can't hurt! It certainly helps around here.

I also notice that every six months or so my daughter goes through a phase where her behavior becomes more challenging for a few days to a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By karemore
It would depend on the cost for us as well, but...

It would depend on the cost for us as well, but we'd love an opportunity like that.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By karemore
I hold myself back on facebook and with friends...

I hold myself back on facebook and with friends so I LOVE this thread and this forum!!!!!!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

I love homeschooling. I love it.

I love that I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By karemore
I'm sure if you decide to homeschool you will...

I'm sure if you decide to homeschool you will want to spend time with people other than your neighbors and the couple of families you already know! You are only limiting your children if you isolate...
Forum: Parenting   09-26-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By karemore
We have this in our basement...

We have this in our basement http://www.step2.com/product.cfm?product_id=1301
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By karemore
You don't need a fever to have an ear infection....

You don't need a fever to have an ear infection. DD had many ear infections and one sign was that her balance was off. DH would say she's walking like a drunken sailor again, better get her ears...
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