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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
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: 3
Views: 157
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: 3
Views: 157
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: 508
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: 718
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: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-10-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By aim4balance
I just watched it, using this...

I just watched it, using this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1m3TjokVU4
Forum: Vaccinations   10-10-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
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: 471
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: 471
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: 1,015
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: 164
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: 164
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...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,977
Posted By aim4balance
I am "that" mom too.   I know I have annoyed...

I am "that" mom too.
 
I know I have annoyed most of my hs/unschool friends--more than once I have decided to hs and by mid-Aug, ended up putting my kids in school.  It it singularly the hardest...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-11-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By aim4balance
Hi there, I've had 1 sono at 20 weeks where...

Hi there,
I've had 1 sono at 20 weeks where everything checked out ok.  I'm now 36 weeks and unfortunately I can tell the baby is still flipping from time to time (my biggest indicator is that I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-02-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By aim4balance
Hi mamajen,   I've had 3 pregnancies and am...

Hi mamajen,
 
I've had 3 pregnancies and am almost at the end of my 4th (35 weeks).  For the first 2 pregnancies I walked a ton before, during and after.  I wasn't running or doing anything...
Forum: Birth Stories   06-13-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By aim4balance
What an amazing story!  An awesome experience...

What an amazing story!  An awesome experience for everyone that you all will never forget.  As your daughter grows up I'm sure she'll love hearing that her dad and her grandmother helped deliver her...
Forum: Learning at School   05-16-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By aim4balance
We pulled our son shortly after 2nd grade...

We pulled our son shortly after 2nd grade started from the large public school to a small private one.  The public school here is considered an excellent school by the way.  I did not send any...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By aim4balance
Yes Emaye, I will have 3 school-aged kids and a...

Yes Emaye, I will have 3 school-aged kids and a new baby this fall (so 4 kids total).  I'm less worried about making 4 kids work though than making sure I can create the kind of homeschool that I...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-03-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,788
Posted By aim4balance
Lovely video, I am so impressed with how calm...

Lovely video, I am so impressed with how calm and easy it was for you.  I've had 3 boys already without any hypnobirthing or hypnobabies, all good deliveries but not painless--so after watching your...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-03-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By aim4balance
Congratulations--what a cool video, and I'm just...

Congratulations--what a cool video, and I'm just in awe at how calm your husband was the whole time!  Your family is totally precious.
Forum: Birth Stories   05-03-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,815
Posted By aim4balance
Loved reading your story.  Amazing and I'm just...

Loved reading your story.  Amazing and I'm just as happy you had a great labor and delivery as I am that your husband caught her :)  Congratulations!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-02-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By aim4balance
Hi there, I've thought very seriously over the...

Hi there,
I've thought very seriously over the years about hs'ing.  I have lots of hs'ing friends who all spend their school years differently--I know radical unschoolers, families with heavily...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-28-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By aim4balance
Hi there! I'm 21 wks pg with my 4th little...

Hi there!
I'm 21 wks pg with my 4th little blessing, I have had 3 children before this one.  There will be a 5 yr age gap between my 3rd and this one, and I'm feeling the need to go over a few...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-15-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By aim4balance
I know I was surprised my midwives weren't...

I know I was surprised my midwives weren't worried about it, I described the exercises, they said since my body was used to it, to go ahead and not be too worried or anything.  I'm 15 weeks, and I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-15-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By aim4balance
With my first 3 pregnancies I avoided...

With my first 3 pregnancies I avoided everything--caffeine, alcohol, etc but I did consume raw dairy and lunchmeat.  With this (my 4th pg) I've had a few sips of my husbands wine or beer a couple...
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