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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 854
Posted By oceanbaby
Joined before the crash.  Used to be hugely...

Joined before the crash.  Used to be hugely active on here, but this is the first time I've posted in quite awhile.  The boards changed a lot, especially over the past few years, and it just wasn't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-04-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By oceanbaby
Hmm, I like the idea of having them give...

Hmm, I like the idea of having them give themselves points.  I wonder if that would satisfy them.  Of course, I can see pretty quickly it getting to where my 10yo is giving himself 20 points for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-02-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By oceanbaby
My boys are 10 and 7.  We've never used any sort...

My boys are 10 and 7.  We've never used any sort of punishment/rewards system with them.  I mean, they have been told to go to their room or we've taken away the light saber or whatever was needed...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By oceanbaby
My 10yo ds is having his 12yo friend over...

My 10yo ds is having his 12yo friend over tonight for a sleepover, but we don't really have a good set up.  Both of my boys share a small bedroom, and each has a twin bed.  I could put our extra...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-23-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By oceanbaby
We usually hit the beach or the normally very...

We usually hit the beach or the normally very crowded science center.  One year we planned a trip to Disneyland for the first week of September - that was a super fun way to celebrate not being in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By oceanbaby
I haven't used it myself, and it's only math,...

I haven't used it myself, and it's only math, but Teaching Textbooks seems to operate a bit like this.
 
Also, Time for Learning is computer based, but again, I don't have personal experience with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By oceanbaby
My older son will be in 5th grade this fall. ...

My older son will be in 5th grade this fall.  His weakest area is writing, and since he has said he wants to go to junior high the following year, I want to make sure we keep his writing skills up. ...
Forum: Learning at School   05-27-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By oceanbaby
To answer some of the questions:  The book...

To answer some of the questions:  The book report consists of a cover page that covers the basics - title, author, main characters, selected passage from book, etc.  Then the student is to write a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-23-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By oceanbaby
Our district does not allow students to take any...

Our district does not allow students to take any classes unless enrolled full time.  It's a music class during the school day, not after school.  I think he likes both the group music experience AND...
Forum: Learning at School   05-23-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By oceanbaby
My older son is just finishing up 4th grade at...

My older son is just finishing up 4th grade at our local public school - he was homeschooled up until this year.  His teacher has this thing about book reports that makes me crazy.  A large part of...
Forum: Learning at School   05-23-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By oceanbaby
My kids are just finishing 4th and 1st grade at...

My kids are just finishing 4th and 1st grade at our local public school after having been homeschooled up until this last Fall.  The transition was fine, but honestly, I think the biggest problem...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By oceanbaby
I haven't been in this forum for awhile, and I...

I haven't been in this forum for awhile, and I apologize in advance for the length of this post.   My kids went to 4th and 1st grade this year at our local public school after having been hs'ed up...
Forum: Pets   03-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By oceanbaby
Thank you for the continued feedback and links. ...

Thank you for the continued feedback and links.
 
The main thing that still really worries me is the mouthing, because the complaint I have is not play mouthing.  She does do play mouthing with...
Forum: Pets   03-26-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By oceanbaby
We definitely plan on upping the exercise.  We...

We definitely plan on upping the exercise.  We were having an issue with walking her on a leash, as she was just pulling the entire time, frustrating us and her.  So we bought a harness, and that...
Forum: Pets   03-25-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By oceanbaby
Well, we've never been to a dog park before, but...

Well, we've never been to a dog park before, but she does get super excited when playing with other dogs.  She plays well, though, and I've never seen her get aggressive, but I'm worried about if it...
Forum: Pets   03-25-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By oceanbaby
Darn, I lost my post!    Thanks everyone for...

Darn, I lost my post! 
 
Thanks everyone for your comments.  We will continue training, and I do think that agility would be perfect for her, but these classes cost $150 a pop around here, so...
Forum: Pets   03-25-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By oceanbaby
I grew up with dogs, but they were my mom's...

I grew up with dogs, but they were my mom's dogs.  I've never had a dog of my own, and frankly, never wanted one.  But, my older son (who is almost 10) adores animals, and has been begging for a dog...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-14-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,739
Posted By oceanbaby
We eat plain yogurt with a bit of maple syrup...

We eat plain yogurt with a bit of maple syrup mixed in.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-14-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By oceanbaby
I have a hard time eating breakfast, but here is...

I have a hard time eating breakfast, but here is my new favorite:
 
In a small frying pan, heat a bit of olive oil.  Put in a handful of frozen hash browns, top with a handful or two of frozen...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By oceanbaby
We miss Brigher Visions - I wish something like...

We miss Brigher Visions - I wish something like that would start back up.  We still read the books we got from them (although I didn't think the workbooks were that great).
Forum: Learning at School   02-18-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By oceanbaby
Thanks for all your thoughts.  Since this is the...

Thanks for all your thoughts.  Since this is the only school we've ever been in (aside from preschool at one point), it's hard for me to say if my issues are with this particular school or school in...
Forum: Learning at School   02-16-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By oceanbaby
I hear a lot of complaints from my kids about...

I hear a lot of complaints from my kids about the "lunch ladies," who are basically the yard duty ladies who supervise lunch by strolling around the tables barking at kids to sit still and be...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-10-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By oceanbaby
Thanks everyone!  Hmm, if I had to prioritize: ...

Thanks everyone!  Hmm, if I had to prioritize:
 
1.  Safe and clean neighborhood.
2.  Lively family community.
3.  Good schools
4.  Yard size (acreage sounds magnificent - we have a 1/4 acre...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-09-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By oceanbaby
Long story short:  My father retired to Costa...

Long story short:  My father retired to Costa Rica 3-4 years ago.  We've never been.  He's come back to visit twice, but we have a contentious relationship and we saw him for all of 1 day each time...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-09-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By oceanbaby
We have contemplated a move to Portland from the...

We have contemplated a move to Portland from the Bay Area for years, and it's back on the table.  There is a 90% chance my dh could keep his job, which is in Boring and be able to telecommute at...
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