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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,120
Posted By OhMel
Great thread!     DS will be 9 and in 4th...

Great thread!
 
 
DS will be 9 and in 4th next year. We plan on continuing with what we are doing and adding in some fun science.  DS plans on being a scientist and just loves the stuff but I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By OhMel
Another recommendation for Apple Seeds. It's...

Another recommendation for Apple Seeds. It's filled with history and science. My ds 8 likes it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By OhMel
Singapore does not come with manipulatives. In...

Singapore does not come with manipulatives. In the HIG it suggests using your own as many children need manipulatives but the actual TB does not reference them.

For science, I really like "Janice...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-19-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By OhMel
Hey Mama, HSing is not very rigid here. You...

Hey Mama,

HSing is not very rigid here. You do have to file and sign a form saying that you're meeting all the requirements and then meet with a teacher at the end of the year to verify that you...
Forum: Women's Health   02-09-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By OhMel
My 4 yo has an itchy, off-smelling bottom which...

My 4 yo has an itchy, off-smelling bottom which I suspect is yeast. She also has loose stools (has always been this way) and complains of belly aches. The belly aches have lessened since we cut out...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-05-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By OhMel
If you want the works then you have to go to...

If you want the works then you have to go to Patterson's Fruit Farm. http://www.pattersonfarm.com/ For just apples we go to Eddy's Fruit Farm which is owned by a homeschooling family. They do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By OhMel
I've been pondering this after reading an...

I've been pondering this after reading an article in the NYT last week by some italics proponents. I have atrocious handwriting even after years of practice and the simplicity of italics is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By OhMel
My dd is a precocious 3.5 yr old and for the...

My dd is a precocious 3.5 yr old and for the upcoming year I have the following things for her:

lentil activity kit...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-23-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By OhMel
Hey Mama, There have been birth centers...

Hey Mama,

There have been birth centers here but they have largely disappeared due to the medical culture and the lack of malpractice ceilings. I have heard good things about SJWS as well as...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-05-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By OhMel
Good luck! T-tapp is awesome. I have some back...

Good luck! T-tapp is awesome. I have some back issues (manifests as CTS) and the only thing I've found that helps is doing BWO+ every week.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By OhMel
I think once you buy one HWT manual you'll get...

I think once you buy one HWT manual you'll get the gist of their methods. Not much varies from the K to 1 or 2.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By OhMel
Quote: Originally Posted by BurgundyElephant...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BurgundyElephant http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14023626)
We just bought a Casio CTK3000...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-26-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,286
Posted By OhMel
If I had to define us I would say we are...

If I had to define us I would say we are child-led classical. Which means to me that when my ds (6) wants to do lessons we do it as defined in WTM, but we sometimes go months without doing any sit...
Forum: Unschooling   05-13-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By OhMel
My son had many many issues until we got his...

My son had many many issues until we got his allergies/sensitivities figured out. He seems to be outgrowing some of the allergies but the sensitivities are still there. His first 4 years were hell....
Forum: Unschooling   05-13-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By OhMel
I do not have allergies but am sensitive to...

I do not have allergies but am sensitive to salicylates and now follow the Feingold diet. It has helped a lot with my mood.
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By OhMel
Hey Mamas, I had/have many of the same...

Hey Mamas,

I had/have many of the same safety issues. The thing that has helped the most (far beyond what therapy or reading books did) is getting a large dog. Intellectually I know all the stats...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-12-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By OhMel
Hey mama, Head on over to...

Hey mama,

Head on over to http://www.apcleveland.com to meet a ton of local moms.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-12-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By OhMel
I'm in CH too -- we love Dr. Lavin!

I'm in CH too -- we love Dr. Lavin!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-25-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By OhMel
We chose to use "The Ordinary Parents Guide to...

We chose to use "The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading" for this reason along with Handwriting Without Tears. We've been very happy with both.
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-18-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,609
Posted By OhMel
I end up doing a muddy wash once a week or more...

I end up doing a muddy wash once a week or more so I just save them for then. They have enough shoes that they can wear a different pair if the others are soaked.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-28-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 9,283
Posted By OhMel
Running is almost entirely mental IMHO. I would...

Running is almost entirely mental IMHO. I would say you should slow down if you're worried about actual physical exhaustion. If it's just your brain, I find intervals helpful (speed up for a minute,...
Forum: Unschooling   03-26-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,205
Posted By OhMel
Hey Mama, We have eliminated a lot of...

Hey Mama,

We have eliminated a lot of issues with my ds by following the Feingold (http://www.feingold.org/) diet. Good luck.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-22-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By OhMel
This is in NE OH so just if you get truly...

This is in NE OH so just if you get truly desperate-- Dr. Lavin in Beachwood (so off of 271) is awesome! Very pro-bf and no issues with the vaxing. And just plain nice too.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-12-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,304
Posted By OhMel
Hey Mama, My first was very high needs...

Hey Mama,

My first was very high needs until we figured out all of his food issues. I had no idea food could cause problems with sleep, general temperament, etc. until we figured it out. It took...
Forum: Family Safety   03-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By OhMel
Thanks Mamas! He managed to get himself buckled...

Thanks Mamas! He managed to get himself buckled (with armrests!) and insists its ok.
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