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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By AAK
Sweetsilver and Miranda covered it pretty well. ...

Sweetsilver and Miranda covered it pretty well.

My story is a bit different because my kids started out at our public school. My oldest was brough home mid-third grade. She was ahead...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By AAK
When my oldest was 11, I set up a Yahoo Groups...

When my oldest was 11, I set up a Yahoo Groups page for her and her friends. I was moderator. We needed to approve membership. I let the parents know what I was doing. It was a great way for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,163
Posted By AAK
I hope you find answers soon! If it is...

I hope you find answers soon!

If it is stress (which would be understandable), I often find the decision making process to be more stressful than the actual decision. So, in this case, he has...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By AAK
Book: The Pregnancy Project

Hi, we have a couple threads going now about teen pregnancy. My dd's book club recently read "The Pregnancy Project" -- I read it too. I was wondering if anyone else has read it? If so, what did...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By AAK
This is how I feel too. I don't mind organizing...

This is how I feel too. I don't mind organizing a one time event (once in a while), but rarely will I run a regular thing. One exception is that I keep my middle dd's book club going. I am point...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By AAK
I understood the Basics book to be their first...

I understood the Basics book to be their first book under the "contest prep" category. I think it would be a fun and challenging book. I don't think it will be too easy. I am tempted to order it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By AAK
We have used Art of Problem Solving for...

We have used Art of Problem Solving for PreAlgebra and most of Algebra. Then, my dd was too overwhelmed by it and we changed things up. I am not familiar with the Key to series, but I can honestly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By AAK
My kids asked to start last week. They do this...

My kids asked to start last week. They do this because they like being able to have random days off. It is kinda silly though because what they think I expect and what I actually expect is a bit...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By AAK
Good to know! Thanks

Good to know! Thanks
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By AAK
Love the book! I have read the series. I didn't...

Love the book! I have read the series. I didn't like any of them as much as The Giver. A bit before Son was being released, I got be at a discussion with the author for part of our city's "Get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By AAK
I think with a book like "Goblet of Fire" that...

I think with a book like "Goblet of Fire" that there is so much going on that it is difficult to summarize. It is easy to pick out a detail (like the grapefruit) and get stuck on it. I also think...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-06-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By AAK
Ha, that is funny. I agree, it is baby food. ...

Ha, that is funny. I agree, it is baby food. For those that buy baby food, I wonder if this is less expensive than baby food (per ounce).

Amy
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By AAK
The TV is off during the day here. It is off by...

The TV is off during the day here. It is off by 9:00AM (therefore, if they wake early enough to watch something, they may) and it generally comes back on around 3 or 4 (when dh comes home). ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By AAK
Do you censor their library selections at all? ...

Do you censor their library selections at all?
No. I don't really believe in censoring what they check out. That doesn't mean I would be ok with everything. . . I am sure there is something that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By AAK
It truly depends on the kid, the neighborhood,...

It truly depends on the kid, the neighborhood, length of time, and other factors too. I started letting my oldest stay at home while I picked up my second from school when she was 9. (I just pulled...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By AAK
I don't think you are paranoid! I only got a fb...

I don't think you are paranoid! I only got a fb account so I could learn it well enough to keep my teen safe online. However, it has been great for connecting. I rarely post pictures. I know a...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-27-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By AAK
Swiss Family Robinson (the old version--1960) was...

Swiss Family Robinson (the old version--1960) was a favorite of mine growing up. I dreamed of having an adventure (and tree house) like that.
I second the Love bug and all the Herbie movies. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By AAK
First, my dd loved Junie B at four as well as the...

First, my dd loved Junie B at four as well as the earlier Ramona books. (Ramona starts out as a four year old.)

However, my favorite early chapter books are told from the point of view of the...
Forum: Games   07-27-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 17,852
Posted By AAK
Never tried it Iced Tea

Never tried it

Iced Tea
Forum: Games   07-27-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7,478
Views: 37,306
Posted By AAK
False Tpbm is an only child.

False

Tpbm is an only child.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By AAK
Well, I didn't completely make it through...

Well, I didn't completely make it through yesterday. I am trying again today. I need to plan out some snacks so I don't just "grab" the first thing I see. However, I did do quite well. I just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-26-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By AAK
That sounds like a good start. I love library...

That sounds like a good start. I love library activities. Have you found any other homeschooling families near you yet? We have regular park days with some. Sometimes, it is nice to know that a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By AAK
I have larger breasts, so it clearly wouldn't be...

I have larger breasts, so it clearly wouldn't be for me. However, I think that if a woman is doing it for herself (rather than to please someone else) then she should go for it. Take the time to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By AAK
You inspired me. I am doing this today --...

You inspired me. I am doing this today -- actually, I am hoping to last through the weekend. We just finished a month of events that were full of sugar and I over-indulged. This will be a good...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By AAK
I am turning 40 in about 4 weeks. I realize it...

I am turning 40 in about 4 weeks. I realize it isn't that old. However, I have been having menstrual changes as well, which has made me wonder about menopause. I can't ask my mom or grandma--they...
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