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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2015, 12:53 PM
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Google Saxon math placement tests, I used those...

Google Saxon math placement tests, I used those for my son. I don't think any test is ever perfect, but it gave us a great idea of things he's mastered easily and those he is getting stuck on. We...
Forum: Education   06-16-2015, 12:37 PM
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Views: 349
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Thanks ruralmama. I gave my son a placement test...

Thanks ruralmama. I gave my son a placement test (at-home) and was really surprised how slow he was with it. Its ok we'll help him adjust, letting him know it will take some time to get fast test...
Forum: Education   06-11-2015, 07:19 AM
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homeschool to school--Khan academy?

Anyone had a kid go from homeschool to school, and had used Khan Academy (only) for math? Just curious how transition went. Thanks.
Forum: Unschooling   06-11-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
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Catching up to this thread late. The middle...

Catching up to this thread late. The middle school idea sunk in more for my son, and he definitely wants to go next year.


Linda, thanks for your helpful email. I agree with you about writing,...
Forum: Unschooling   05-02-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By aim4balance
Ruthla, I think we/our kids have a lot in common!...

Ruthla, I think we/our kids have a lot in common! All 3 of my homeschooled kids are very much in contact with their public schooled friends. Of whom their parents are also our very good adult...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By aim4balance
We're not radical unschoolers. Just to give you...

We're not radical unschoolers. Just to give you perspective on my definition of unschooling, in case your definition is different--we do a math program and we pick a classical novel to read together...
Forum: Unschooling   05-01-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By aim4balance
littlblackdress, we had to mention homeschooling...

littlblackdress, we had to mention homeschooling in order to take the middle school tour. Unbelievably, they don't have open houses or tours for kids other than from the feeder elementary schools. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By aim4balance
I have felt like this too this year. I think my...

I have felt like this too this year. I think my exact mental thoughts have been, "we homeschooling moms are crazy trying to do everything by ourselves!" We're into year 2 of homeschooling, and I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   04-01-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By aim4balance
To answer some questions, I actually know of no...

To answer some questions, I actually know of no other homeschool student who then started middle school. I will ask around but even the seasoned school counselor whom I spoke with on the phone...
Forum: Unschooling   03-31-2015, 03:54 PM
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Views: 800
Posted By aim4balance
back to school for one?

Hello,
We pulled the kids out of school at Christmas break last year. We've been mostly unschooling since then. I always wanted to homeschool though. I have 3 school-age kids who are technically...
Forum: Family Planning   03-24-2015, 06:22 AM
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Views: 489
Posted By aim4balance
5 days past due period

Monthly friend made her appearance after all! :)
Forum: Diapering   12-03-2014, 06:44 AM
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Views: 75
Posted By aim4balance
where to buy pull on fleece diaper covers

I'm not a fan of the thicker waist and leg cuffs. 10 yrs ago I bought a number of plain pull on fleece covers that worked beautifully. So beautifully the company label wore off and I can't remember...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-10-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By aim4balance
Thank you corianderbells!!

Thank you corianderbells!!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By aim4balance
multiple sonograms

Hello! Can anyone point me to a well written (recent) summary on the potential health effects of multiple sonograms? I've got a family member who doesn't see any reason why she should not get many...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,653
Posted By aim4balance
Did you ask her? My 8 yr old couldn't wait to...

Did you ask her? My 8 yr old couldn't wait to start cursive. I asked if he was interested in learning it, I downloaded a free program, and he loved doing it. Just a thought, maybe she would want...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-10-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By aim4balance
crazyms, yes absolutely I'm considering food...

crazyms,
yes absolutely I'm considering food allergies. We're waiting to hear what the celiac test said. I may just cut out gluten, lactose, soy anyway to see how that helps. I'm so sorry your dd...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By aim4balance
stomach pain in 8 yr old

Hello,
My 8 yr old has had a stomach ache (in his actual stomach area--not around his belly button or lower abdomen). We've taken him to the doc a number of times as its going on 3 weeks now. He's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By aim4balance
I asked my 3 kids questions like "what do you...

I asked my 3 kids questions like "what do you think about homeschooling?  what things do you think would be fun?  what things would you miss about school?"  etc.  we also have some friends who were...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By aim4balance
We just started our hs journey after Christmas,...

We just started our hs journey after Christmas, previously we've never done it before.  Kids are 10, 8, 5 and a 6 mo old.  Previously I was doing daycare parttime and working parttime at the kids...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-10-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By aim4balance
Watched the documentary on youtube.  I thought...

Watched the documentary on youtube.  I thought it was excellent.
Forum: Birth Stories   08-19-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By aim4balance
Actually, yes it would have been helpful, to me...

Actually, yes it would have been helpful, to me anyway.  I wonder what other moms would think since that is a tricky situation, maybe if its more likely to be not a first time birth than chances are...
Forum: Birth Stories   08-16-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By aim4balance
For 3 weeks leading up to Birth Day I had had...

For 3 weeks leading up to Birth Day I had had prodromal labor, enough to keep me up at night, sometimes timing contractions as close as 5-10 min apart.  They would always fizzle out after about 90...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-31-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By aim4balance
Wow great story, thanks for sharing!  Lovely...

Wow great story, thanks for sharing!  Lovely pictures too, and you definitely look like a lioness, bra and all :)  
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-26-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By aim4balance
Hooray she has remained head down!!!!!

Hooray she has remained head down!!!!!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-25-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By aim4balance
I have not tried the breech tilt, b/c at last...

I have not tried the breech tilt, b/c at last week's appt mw said baby had turned head down and seemed well-locked in to place (at 37.5 weeks pg).  My next appt is today (38.5) but I'm nervous b/c I...
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