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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By mamaupupup
Great question! One of the reasons I started...

Great question! One of the reasons I started homeschooling was because I really think it's awful to start school before Labor Day! Labor Day was such a great marker for me growing up--I love this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By mamaupupup
email Jeanne, she can link you to a great...

email Jeanne, she can link you to a great network in SB:  jerodkey@gmail.com
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-06-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By mamaupupup
Hi there, We have been through the wringer on...

Hi there,
We have been through the wringer on this one...we have two kids, now diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  Keep him on gluten until you have him tested.  It's the most common Autoimmune...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-28-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By mamaupupup
:) this is the life!  I like all the flavors...

:) this is the life!  I like all the flavors described above!  By the way, we camped in our camper van a bunch before we got an extra heater installed.  The water bottles would freeze in winter...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By mamaupupup
Hi there, We have had such a crazy-busy 2012...

Hi there,
We have had such a crazy-busy 2012 along with a death in the family and the discovery that three of us have Celiac.  Given all this, I'm toying with the idea of "nesting" big time in 2013...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By mamaupupup
We are a BIG travel family.  Travel was probably...

We are a BIG travel family.  Travel was probably 50% of our decision to homeschool.  My husband and I travelled (mostly camped) for the two years before we had kids and were big travellers even...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By mamaupupup
Thanks everyone! 

Thanks everyone! 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By mamaupupup
Hi there, I'm trying to figure out how I'm...

Hi there,
I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to do my record keeping.  I would love to hear what you all use!
 
In a PERFECT world, I'd love to find an iPhone app which would allow me to:
-...
Forum: Women's Health   08-09-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By mamaupupup
I have Celiac and both my kids have Celiac!   We...

I have Celiac and both my kids have Celiac!   We all were diagnosed this year.
 
I echo:  keep eating gluten until you have a firm diagnosis!
 
My greatest advice:  find a GREAT doctor.  Since...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By mamaupupup
I researched this a while ago--Unicef or the UN...

I researched this a while ago--Unicef or the UN has some wonderful things on their site!  Even learning units and worksheets if you want to go in that direction.  Part of what Unicef seemed to want...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By mamaupupup
:) thanks Miranda!  Yes, we've talked lots about...

:) thanks Miranda!  Yes, we've talked lots about endoscopies and tiny little cameras...not many five year olds have pics of their digestive tracts! 
 
We've also had a lot of exposure to kids with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By mamaupupup
We've had a major distraction in the last 6+...

We've had a major distraction in the last 6+ weeks:  both our daughters have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  (Note:  we are actually upbeat and feeling generally good emotionally, despite a now...
Forum: Women's Health   03-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By mamaupupup
Thinking of you!  In terms of stress-busting, do...

Thinking of you!  In terms of stress-busting, do whatever you need to/can do that helps.  If it means writing long rants on MDC, please do!  I don't know your hobbies, so I'll list a few things that...
Forum: Women's Health   03-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By mamaupupup
Hi there, I don't have much to offer except...

Hi there,
I don't have much to offer except that you sound like you are doing all the right things and that you lead a very healthy lifestyle.  I'll let this brew in my mind for a while and see if...
Forum: Allergies   03-11-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By mamaupupup
You are doing great things to help your little...

You are doing great things to help your little one.  It's really tough, I know!  I have twins who will be confirmed with Celiac Disease likely next week (the doctor has prepped us so we won't be...
Forum: Allergies   03-05-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By mamaupupup
It's so great that  you are paying great...

It's so great that  you are paying great attention!  I have a child with a severe bee allergy--and in that scenario hives can be life threatening.  The crazy thing about allergies is that they can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,789
Posted By mamaupupup
Hi there! Great thread!  One of the main...

Hi there!
Great thread!  One of the main reasons we homeschool is to be able to provide our children an environment/nature-based learning environment.  Truthfully, we don't really "provide" it, we...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,446
Posted By mamaupupup
I love all these responses!  My girls are young...

I love all these responses!  My girls are young (5) and fraternal twins, so in some ways it's easier and in others it's more difficult.  We are easing our way into the US/HS world.  Here is where we...
Forum: Allergies   02-02-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By mamaupupup
Hi there, I just posted this for someone else,...

Hi there,
I just posted this for someone else, so I'm copying this for you too.  I think it's worthwhile to test to be sure you can rule out Celiac Disease.  If she does have CD, everyone--schools,...
Forum: Allergies   02-02-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By mamaupupup
And I should add on things I've learned: -...

And I should add on things I've learned:
- skin tests are more reliable for allergies than blood tests
 
And for grandparents:
- fruits and veggies have zero gluten ;)
- most ice creams (plain,...
Forum: Allergies   02-02-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By mamaupupup
Hi there, We have had some recent experience...

Hi there,
We have had some recent experience with this.  First, in my opinion, do not go off gluten until you test.  No one told me that--not even the parents of the two cousins with true diagnosed...
Forum: Allergies   01-23-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By mamaupupup
Thanks, I'll try it!

Thanks, I'll try it!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,374
Posted By mamaupupup
Greetings from Nevada are in the mail today!  I...

Greetings from Nevada are in the mail today!  I found 22 addresses in the messages--hopefully that covers everyone.  If for some reason you do not receive yours by the end of the week, PLEASE,...
Forum: Women's Health   01-22-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By mamaupupup
Our DD fell off the railings at the grocery...

Our DD fell off the railings at the grocery store (the ones that separate all the cash register lanes) and hit her head on that hard cement floor. She had a big bump on her head, was fussy,...
Forum: Allergies   01-22-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By mamaupupup
Thanks everyone!  I love the book suggestions...

Thanks everyone!  I love the book suggestions too!  They are great!  I agree that GF isn't that hard once you're used to it.  We luckily have kids who eat lots of fruits and veggies.  What I do need...
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