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Forum: Meal Planning   08-12-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By 2mama
I picked 6 # of green, yellow, purple beans...

I picked 6 # of green, yellow, purple beans today and want to make some good eats.  What are your favorite way to serve 'em.  We usually just eat them raw, but I'd like to get crazy and cook them...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,325
Posted By 2mama
DD # 2 would be in kindy this year.   We are...

DD # 2 would be in kindy this year.
 
We are doing Story of the World book 4
We are 1/2 way through teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons
singapore math 1b (1/4 of the way done)
First...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-12-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,663
Posted By 2mama
Tacos leftovers PB and homemade J with...

Tacos
leftovers
PB and homemade J with banana's and carrots
cereal or oatmeal (made with milk) topped with berries or bananas and ground flax 
eggs and a toasted grain with lots of fresh fruit...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-12-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 7,635
Posted By 2mama
10.5 + 36 + 42 = 88.5 :)

10.5 + 36 + 42 = 88.5 :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-26-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By 2mama
Time flies when you're having fun.  I can't...

Time flies when you're having fun.  I can't believe my baby would be going into high school this year (if she went to school).  Recently I started to feel the pressure of teaching a high school...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-26-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,121
Posted By 2mama
We live in a "great district" and still...

We live in a "great district" and still homeschool because I fell that is what is best for my family now.  However, it is real comfort knowing that if or we (or our children) decide to go to school...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By 2mama
Do you "need" to go through the charter school...

Do you "need" to go through the charter school or are you choosing to go through the charter school?  If you decide not to go with the charter you would have much more flexibility.  I know cost is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By 2mama
Look and see if your library subscribes to Mango...

Look and see if your library subscribes to Mango Language Learning.  It is all on-line and free.  Our ds likes it much better than Rosetta Stone (which is bummer since we own it)..
Forum: Meal Planning   03-14-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,408
Posted By 2mama
It the end of a long busy day and I am drinking...

It the end of a long busy day and I am drinking MadTown Nut Brown and good ol' water!
Forum: Meal Planning   03-14-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 48,447
Posted By 2mama
Caesar Salad with chicken, yum yum!

Caesar Salad with chicken, yum yum!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 878
Posted By 2mama
I work 1-2 days a week and homeschool.  It works...

I work 1-2 days a week and homeschool.  It works out well when I work 1 and it feels overwhelming when I work 2.  I have worked more and DH had to pick up the slack and I did not feel very positive...
Forum: Unschooling   03-14-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,880
Posted By 2mama
Kids read to themselves in the morning, asked to...

Kids read to themselves in the morning, asked to do math, went to the beach and read some history, then off to swim and gym.  Came home drew with chalk on the deck, ate dinner, and I read aloud to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By 2mama
We like: Singapore Math and Teaching Text...

We like:
Singapore Math and Teaching Text books
Story of the World
Eay Grammar
Easy Writing
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 easy leasons
For the little guy and gal we also use the Brain Quest...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By 2mama
Read, read read.  Bring out maps and talk....

Read, read read.  Bring out maps and talk.  Bake, cook, count and add together during your daily activities.  Take walks and read about plants and animals.  Ask them to draw a picture and sign their...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By 2mama
Both Oak Meadow and Sonlight have great...

Both Oak Meadow and Sonlight have great programs.  Oak Meadow has texts and online stuff, where as Sonlight is more nonfiction/ fiction book based.  We found several of the Oak Meadow suggestioned...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,957
Posted By 2mama
Yes and no... DS is 6 and can read the...

Yes and no... DS is 6 and can read the lightening thief by rick riodan, but dd#1 would have been in tears if someone suggested she read that. Each kid is so unique.. It will come in time.
Forum: BOM Experts   11-29-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By 2mama
It would have been nice to be able to pick more...

It would have been nice to be able to pick more than 1.  Individual subjects vs whole curriculums isn't really a fair comparison.  
Forum: Unschooling   11-22-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 935
Posted By 2mama
We have some friends that have an 11 year old...

We have some friends that have an 11 year old who was not reading and they decided to give Explode The Code a chance.  They use the computer based program and have had huge success. We know another...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-09-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By 2mama
We live on an urban area with a very active...

We live on an urban area with a very active relaxed style home school group.  For the most part I LOVE the group and the families that are involved.  I have never felt more at ease in a group...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By 2mama
Mary Pope Osborne Wrote a kids version of the...

Mary Pope Osborne Wrote a kids version of the Odyssey that is separated out into 5 books.  It is really well written and takes a while to read.  He may get a kick out of it.  Other wise we like the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By 2mama
We bought a microscope, some magnifying glasses,...

We bought a microscope, some magnifying glasses, good rain gear, and took the kid to the library to find science experiment books that he enjoyed looking through.  We spent countless hours doing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By 2mama
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons has...

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons has been great for us.  My 4yo DD is loving it and catching on quickly. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,028
Posted By 2mama
The Magic Tree House are quick, fun, and full of...

The Magic Tree House are quick, fun, and full of adventure.  They start of short and easy and get longer and more detailed as the series progresses. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By 2mama
In our homeschool group there are several...

In our homeschool group there are several families that do this for various reasons.  I think that it is generally accepted as a good thinng to do what ever works for you andyour kids.  Good luck...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-04-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By 2mama
Try sitting her up a bit while holding her, give...

Try sitting her up a bit while holding her, give her chin support, and external pacing. I wouldn't do the slow flow as it will wear her out. Good luck
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