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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By mackysmama
I'm not an expert on homeschooling and I don't...

I'm not an expert on homeschooling and I don't live in CA so I'm not sure I can help much but when I read your post, I thought of Sonlight. We don't use it but I have their catalog and use it for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By mackysmama
I got my kids a computer for x-mas. My 6 year...

I got my kids a computer for x-mas. My 6 year old is a non-stop question asking machine. I would like for him to be able to find the answers to some of his questions by searching the internet (he...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-25-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,441
Posted By mackysmama
Thanks so much for all the insight. See below......

Thanks so much for all the insight. See below...

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Originally Posted by zinemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-24-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,441
Posted By mackysmama
I'll look into the Oz books. Sounds like I...

I'll look into the Oz books. Sounds like I should ask him to wait on Narnia. Hmm... any other suggestions for series?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-24-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,441
Posted By mackysmama
I am trying to find a book series for my son to...

I am trying to find a book series for my son to keep him occupied during the transition of our move. Right now, he is reading the A to Z mysteries while taking a break from Harry Potter. He is a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-23-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By mackysmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Ksenia...

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Originally Posted by Ksenia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12665230)
You know, I really like this idea because it's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-20-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By mackysmama
legos, papo pirate ship, legos, legos.

legos, papo pirate ship, legos, legos.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-20-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By mackysmama
I need to get my house ready to sell in two...

I need to get my house ready to sell in two weeks! We are moving, into an apartment from a house but will buy another house in a year. I'm okay with using a storage space why we are in the apartment...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By mackysmama
Quote: Originally Posted by chaoticzenmom...

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Originally Posted by chaoticzenmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12638141)
Those slides would be great!

So, it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By mackysmama
I'm thinking about getting my 6 yo,...

I'm thinking about getting my 6 yo, science-loving son the Eyclops Bionic Eye...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By mackysmama
We are finishing up 1B right now. We have...

We are finishing up 1B right now.

We have the HIG for 1B and it has some good suggestions for how to show them the concept with manipulatives. It is by no means necessary.

We use the workbook...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By mackysmama
My kids are getting a computer for x-mas and I...

My kids are getting a computer for x-mas and I would like to get each of them a fun game to go with it. Does anyone have any suggestions on games for a 6 year old boy and 3 year old girl?

Thanks!!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-15-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By mackysmama
My son liked Magic Tree House at that age. Henry...

My son liked Magic Tree House at that age. Henry and Mudge are fun too. And, I second the Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Mouse Tales books.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-14-2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By mackysmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Treasuremapper...

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Originally Posted by Treasuremapper http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12607738)
It's hard! But really, it's not that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By mackysmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Dmitrizmom...

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Originally Posted by Dmitrizmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12605607)

For us, the moves were challenging and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By mackysmama
Quote: Originally Posted by MCR...

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Originally Posted by MCR http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12605386)
I'd have your partner contact the company and ask...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-12-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By mackysmama
I know lots and lots of you have moved your...

I know lots and lots of you have moved your families from one town to another, from state to state, or even from country to country. I think my time has come and I find it VERY overwhelming, so much...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-11-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,468
Posted By mackysmama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,405
Posted By mackysmama
wow, that is one big homeschool room. I think...

wow, that is one big homeschool room. I think that is bigger than my homeschool room AND playroom (formerly a formal dining room and living room) combined and I thought I had a lot of space.

My...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   11-10-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By mackysmama
I had a miscarriage before I was pregnant with...

I had a miscarriage before I was pregnant with my son (now 6 yo!) so I know the feeling when you see blood! That said, I had spotting with my son's pregnancy from 6 weeks until 12 weeks, for no...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-10-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By mackysmama
I have a 6.5 year old and, while normally a very...

I have a 6.5 year old and, while normally a very sweet, kind boy, the sixes have brought some moodiness, grouchiness, and rudeness. I know this is developmentally normal behavior for six year olds...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-05-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By mackysmama
Thanks everyone! She's coming this Friday. I...

Thanks everyone! She's coming this Friday. I totally forgot about x-mas shopping! That is a GREAT thing to do without the kids. And, I have things to get at the homeschool store but don't like...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-02-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By mackysmama
I am a homeschooling, SAHM mother to a 6 year...

I am a homeschooling, SAHM mother to a 6 year old and 3 year old. We don't have family around so it is basically me and the kids all day, every day. We had a babysitter who used to come so my...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,669
Posted By mackysmama
Quote: Originally Posted by *Lisa*...

Quote:
Originally Posted by *Lisa* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12515496)
We went with these for DD:
...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,125
Posted By mackysmama
Oh, yes, we had this issue. Poor kitty. I tried...

Oh, yes, we had this issue. Poor kitty. I tried and tried and tried to teach my dd "gentle touch." It didn't work - she was too young to understand and didn't have the impulse control. I realized it...
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