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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-27-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Hi- My daughter just turned 10 and has started...

Hi-
My daughter just turned 10 and has started to loose confidendce in herself. I wasn't prepared for this! i thought it would start much later, though I remember it starting at this age for...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-21-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By SquirelNutkin
I have a 3 year old (4 in November) and a 6 year...

I have a 3 year old (4 in November) and a 6 year old (7 in Oct.) who I want to transition into their own beds in the same room (loft bed). We are moving houses (same town) this month and think it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Hi- My daughter is nearly 10 yrs. Would be...

Hi-
My daughter is nearly 10 yrs. Would be finishing 3rd grade if we were in school.
We ahve been working at Right Start Math, and a workbook.
So, she has learned to recite mutliples of most...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Do you think JumpStart 1st G will be too hard...

Do you think JumpStart 1st G will be too hard for a kid who is just learning to read? I saw teh JumpStart K at the store- but that was way too easy. We are at a hard "in between" place. The store...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Hi- Im looking for some reasonably priced, not...

Hi-
Im looking for some reasonably priced, not annoying, good activities software for my 1st grader boy who is learning to read. I would love to get math, science or reading.
I have looked at...
Forum: Women's Health   01-14-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Hi- I realize this is hormonal, but I dont...

Hi-

I realize this is hormonal, but I dont know what to do about it.
I feel sickest while I ovulate, verses PMS.
During PMS, I get crabby for a day- and thats it. (I realize I am lucky on this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By SquirelNutkin
In the past- I have made these out of flannel or...

In the past- I have made these out of flannel or flannel baby blankets.
However, they get rough with so many washings within 6 m to a year.
What would be a better option?
Would fleece work>?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By SquirelNutkin
We are making coupons for the kids for christmas...

We are making coupons for the kids for christmas this year, instead of another bought gift.
Most of the usualideas dont relate to our more laid back life- like being able to stay up late, play a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-28-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Hi- I only recently got a dishwasher (2...

Hi-

I only recently got a dishwasher (2 years ago). But, now that I want to go back to washing dishes by hand (save water and energy), I suspect my old method was a waster.

I would simply run...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-28-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By SquirelNutkin
I was thinking bird feeder. YOud have to drill...

I was thinking bird feeder. YOud have to drill some holes in it, but for some thats do able. (not me)

My daughter would love it to paint (acrylic) on and make into a flower vase. If you are super...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Behind the scenes- as for art and language arts...

Behind the scenes- as for art and language arts education.
can be found at our library and netflix!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By SquirelNutkin
life of Mammals, LIfe in the FreeZer, life of...

life of Mammals, LIfe in the FreeZer, life of birds, life in the undergrowth.
SurviorMan, some Nova episode, Between the lions (for younger kids)
You can browse PBS on netflix, in TV genre...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   10-25-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,386
Posted By SquirelNutkin
As far as colleges adn univeristy dumpster...

As far as colleges adn univeristy dumpster divign goes-

I was really proud to see Goodwill bins outside the dorms last spring. It ensures that all the good stuff is getting re-used, and hopefully...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By SquirelNutkin
I, too, have days where I feel the same things! ...

I, too, have days where I feel the same things!
I helps me to write a list of things I do like about HS- anything from my kids being more connected to each other, to them being able to drink water...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By SquirelNutkin
I have 3 kids,(3,6,9) and some might consider 2...

I have 3 kids,(3,6,9) and some might consider 2 of them "spirited"- and a tight schedule with park days, girl scouts, dance, soccer-etc. -all things kids swear tehy REALLY want.

So, we HS about...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By SquirelNutkin
mrs B- Do you use the Latin version>? ...

mrs B- Do you use the Latin version>?

thanks b
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Hi- I'm thinking of using Rosetta stone for...

Hi-
I'm thinking of using Rosetta stone for Latin, instead of our current curriculum. I think my daughter would benefit from the speaking/ microphone part- I dont think we are getting the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-01-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By SquirelNutkin
So- My main problem may be a husband that...

So-
My main problem may be a husband that works a lot, and younger kids- (ages 3,6, and 9)-
But lately, staying at home and homeschooling just doesnt do it for me.
Im tired, adn resentfull that I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Our community colleges have classes to help...

Our community colleges have classes to help people in similar situations- they are pretty cheap, and military gets a discount.
Is there anything you can do through the military?
If you do find a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Haiku is a good place to start writing poems....

Haiku is a good place to start writing poems. There are lots of websites about haiku, some for teachers. It gives a constrant, and is easy to do.

You could ahve her recite poems or stories into a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,509
Posted By SquirelNutkin
Do they have projected times for the other...

Do they have projected times for the other lessons? My son LOVES readingeggs- above studydog and reading rabbit- but he did about 30 of the lessons during our trial period- so am not sure if the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-14-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By SquirelNutkin
I am looking for books and websites on felting...

I am looking for books and websites on felting that kids can do- say for ornemants- and needle felting that I can do.
I have never donet his craft, but have the materials, so Im looking for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By SquirelNutkin
There is a huge difference between my daughter...

There is a huge difference between my daughter and son. I get my daughter, but not my son.
Are tehre HS books of teaching books that address issues specific to teaching boys?
How about books about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-03-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By SquirelNutkin
I have 3 kids we homeschool. A 9 year old girl-...

I have 3 kids we homeschool. A 9 year old girl- calm and supportive, an almost 6 year old boy who is smart, vivacious, and prone to scream when a little bit upset, and finally a 2 year old 2 months...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-31-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By SquirelNutkin
My regular peditrician recommended we do this...

My regular peditrician recommended we do this weekly since my son has a lot of ear wax. It works gret for that, and I would imagine it would likewise help the ear stay clear during a cold.
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