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Forum: Learning at School   03-29-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Yeah, he reads them to the teacher or a parent...

Yeah, he reads them to the teacher or a parent volunteer when he brings them back. Luckily, there is no set amount of times we're supposed to read them. 10 times would be horrible!
 
I think I'm...
Forum: Learning at School   03-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Thanks for the replies and the advice!   ...

Thanks for the replies and the advice!
 
Yes, his teacher told me he's doing fine with reading. I wouldn't say he's ahead, but he's not behind. He went into K knowing a few letters, unable to...
Forum: Learning at School   03-25-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By BamBam'sMom
My son is in kindergarten, and he has to read...

My son is in kindergarten, and he has to read these boring "Sam" books. They're so lame! "See Sam. See Mit. Sam is a mess," etc.... He hates them, and I hate making him read them. He gets bored, and...
Forum: Unschooling   10-02-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Thanks for all the input. Yes, I was...

Thanks for all the input.

Yes, I was getting USing and RUSing comfused. I have heard both terms, and thought they meant the same thing. Thanks for the clarification.

I think what we do is...
Forum: Unschooling   10-02-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By BamBam'sMom
I'm pretty new to learning about unschooling....

I'm pretty new to learning about unschooling. Probably like many, some things about it sound awesome to me, yet I have questions and concerns as well.

We're in a homeschooling group, and I think...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By BamBam'sMom
My son's the same age as yours. We just...

My son's the same age as yours.

We just went to a music store that gives lessons. He was interested in guitar lessons. They said guitar is hard for 4-year-olds (hands are too small) but they can...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-01-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By BamBam'sMom
I use whey for fermenting veggies, using NT...

I use whey for fermenting veggies, using NT recipes.

I think I'm going to branch out, though. I was reading through WF last night, and I really like the sound of his recipes. He makes fermenting...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-30-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By BamBam'sMom
I made the farmer cheese from Wild Fermentation....

I made the farmer cheese from Wild Fermentation. I used pasturized milk, added vinegar to curdle it, and strained out the curds. Was the stuff I threw away whey?

I usually get it from draining...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-30-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Good for you for quitting! I don't know of...

Good for you for quitting!

I don't know of anything specific, but a friend of mine got something helpful from her NMD. Do you have one you can call?

Are you using patches? They really help. In...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   09-29-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By BamBam'sMom
We go to the Gilbert Pediatrics office at...

We go to the Gilbert Pediatrics office at Greenfield and Baseline, and see Melani, one of the NPs. My NMD recommended them, and says all of them are fine with not vaxing. So far, I have been happy...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   05-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By BamBam'sMom
We go to Gilbert Pediatrics. The one we go to is...

We go to Gilbert Pediatrics. The one we go to is at Greenfield and Baseline, but there's another one (south of there, I think). We see Melani, the NP.

We go there because my NMD said they are...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-10-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Popcorn is great with 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2...

Popcorn is great with 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 butter. Then the coconut taste isn't overwhelming, and the popcorm doesn't get all gooey with melted butter put on after popping. Soooo good!

Lard...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-09-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By BamBam'sMom
From what I understand, it's not just the fat...

From what I understand, it's not just the fat content, it's the type of fat. Babies and toddlers need saturated fat for brain development, right? Also, as others have mentioned, there are many...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-09-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Quote: Originally Posted by MMGerard...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MMGerard http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13334190)
Here's a little more discussion on HCl:...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-09-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Has anyone else made this? It's like the...

Has anyone else made this?

It's like the salsa from NT, but it calls for canned tomatoes instead of fresh (I know...not the best. I'm trying to save time when I can). You basically just mix it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-09-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Thanks for the ideas! What is HCI? I looked...

Thanks for the ideas!

What is HCI? I looked it up but didn't find anything food-related.

I do have candida issues. Could it be die-off symptoms?
Forum: Learning at School   03-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll check...

Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll check out the recommended book. I actually tried to read it when he was little (like 2) and I put it down because it wasn't really relevent at that point....
Forum: Learning at School   03-06-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By BamBam'sMom
I have been pretty stressed over my current...

I have been pretty stressed over my current parenting issue: school or homeschool.

I see good and bad sides of both. The reason I'm strongly leaning toward school is that I need to get back to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-02-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By BamBam'sMom
I think they're making me sick. I have some...

I think they're making me sick. I have some saurkraut and kimchi and I drink kefir sodas. Lately, I feel like they have been giving me indigestion. I know they're supposed to improve digestion....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-25-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 574
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Your daughter sounds a lot like my older son,...

Your daughter sounds a lot like my older son, who is now almost four. It was really hard for me at first; I am an extrovert, and I really wanted the play groups to work out because I needed social...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Thanks for all the advice! I think I'm going to...

Thanks for all the advice! I think I'm going to put together a list of things he does like to do, and look at the ideas when I can't think of anything. He watched very little TV yesterday, and it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By BamBam'sMom
He has one friend I could invite over, but he...

He has one friend I could invite over, but he lives pretty far away. I could try taking him to busier playgrounds than the one by our house. He's pretty shy, but he is starting to play with new kids...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By BamBam'sMom
Or when I don't feel like it? My...

Or when I don't feel like it?

My almost-4-year-old would play animal games with me all day long if he could. Sometimes it's toys and sometimes we're the animals, but he loves imaginitive animal...
Forum: Parenting   01-20-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By BamBam'sMom
I liked Real Boys. I didn't finish it, but the...

I liked Real Boys. I didn't finish it, but the chapters I read had a lot of good info.
Forum: Family Safety   01-19-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By BamBam'sMom
And does it have carseat safety latches? ...

And does it have carseat safety latches?

I'm visiting my aunt next week. She has an '00 Expedition, but doesn't know if it has latches. I tried to explain it to her, but I don't know if she'll be...
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