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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,057
I homeschool because I love to learn along side...

I homeschool because I love to learn along side my children. We enjoy reading together, doing crafts, exploring. I enjoy finding out what their interests are and then finding the resources to...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-09-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
I think you are being way too considerate of...

I think you are being way too considerate of their feelings. You even offered to change your schedule to accommodate them. They sound like they have nothing better to do with their time and just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
I sent the letter to the superintendent and...

I sent the letter to the superintendent and phrased it quite like your letter, Kris. It went in the mail this morning. I'm glad to have it out of the way! Now I wonder if they will actually open it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Right, sorry. New York State.

Right, sorry. New York State.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
I started homeschooling my boys last week and so...

I started homeschooling my boys last week and so far its been awesome. I need to write a letter to the public school district about my intent to home instruct. Does anyone have any links to a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-21-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
I think I will keep it short and sweet. Thank...

I think I will keep it short and sweet. Thank them nicely (they were very accomodating and welcoming). I will be back soon!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-21-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
I've been researching homeschooling for a while...

I've been researching homeschooling for a while now, and was planning on starting in the fall.  One of my twins is very energetic and wont focus in school or do homework at home if he finds it...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-02-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
uh oh. I am so guilty of this kind of behavior....

uh oh. I am so guilty of this kind of behavior. I have always been shy and often excaped social activities by playing with other people's children. But now I escape with my own children. 
 
Come...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-01-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,686
I think you are doing whats best for you and...

I think you are doing whats best for you and your kids. I am proud of you for being so strong. hugs.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 230
Congrats! I've noticed you haven't posted much...

Congrats! I've noticed you haven't posted much in a while. So glad that you're doing well! I remember your India blog from way back when- it was awesome.
Forum: Learning at School   01-26-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,324
I tried to get involved about a year ago, but...

I tried to get involved about a year ago, but stopped. There were two main reasons. Dh didn't like me to leave all the children with him to go to meetings. He made things very difficult for me to...
Forum: Learning at School   01-26-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
I think too much is expected from second...

I think too much is expected from second graders, and I'm wondering what others think. I don't remember any homework when I was in second grade. My 7 year olds get so much homework. Its really hard...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-25-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,428
Big hugs! I agree that you sound sleep deprived...

Big hugs! I agree that you sound sleep deprived and you sound like a very good mother!
 
I shouldn't be giving you any advice because I am right there with you, sometimes thinking I should never...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Both of my 7 year olds talk in baby language and...

Both of my 7 year olds talk in baby language and it is quite irritating. But I have so many other battles with them (not brushing teeth unless under duress, etc) that I let it slide.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-22-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Awesome! I am very jealous. I would add a hot...

Awesome! I am very jealous. I would add a hot bath, but otherwise your plans sound perfect. Have fun!
Forum: Personal Growth   01-11-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,105
I was afraid to drive when I was young. Then I...

I was afraid to drive when I was young. Then I felt ok about driving in the suburbs but I was totally freaked out about driving in the city( all those one way streets made me nervous about getting...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-11-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,491
My husband doesn't decide how many meals I cook....

My husband doesn't decide how many meals I cook. it depends on life that week. Some weeks I have no energy and we will eat out or get fast food a few times and then i will make easy meals the other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,841
I am also disappointed with the new legos with...

I am also disappointed with the new legos with bizarre little pieces. Its hard to find sets with lots of blocks that you can just easily build whatever. I dont like the new lincoln log sets either....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-11-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
I would definately frame that! Beautiful.

I would definately frame that! Beautiful.
Forum: Waldorf   11-01-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
I like Book for Bramble, Wild Christmas Reindeer...

I like Book for Bramble, Wild Christmas Reindeer ( beautiful illustrations), the snowy day, Christmas in the Big Woods (picture book based on Laura Ingals books), the Chanukah Guest.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-28-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,586
I've been debating this with myself for years...

I've been debating this with myself for years now. I think my insurance covers it, money isnt a problem. Recovery time would be hard, but I think I would get through it ok. So I looked up a video of...
Forum: Parenting   10-06-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
My boys would've thought that was really cool....

My boys would've thought that was really cool. What an interesting experience.

I, too, often worry about my kids not washing their hands enough. I am kind of lax in that area, there are so many...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-26-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 176
well yesterday was cleaning but today we are...

well yesterday was cleaning but today we are celebrating fall! going out to a farm, picking out pumpkins and apples. We're leaving soon. and its perfect weather out.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-20-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,323
I try not to use the library because then I have...

I try not to use the library because then I have to keep track of everybodys (children and dh) materials and its a real pain. I used to keep everything together in a bin but everything would just...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-18-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
What a stressful situation to be in. I would...

What a stressful situation to be in. I would also be angry if extremely wealthy parents wouldn't help out in a situation like that. If I were in your shoes, I would try to figure out if there is any...
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