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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 108
Posted By mamaprovides
I agree... Our job is a strange one as a job...

I agree...

Our job is a strange one as a job well done essentially works us out of job. There is no raise, no promotion, no gold watch...but plenty of laundry.

I think her soul is screaming for...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   11-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By mamaprovides
I considered using the midwives at dhmc but I ran...

I considered using the midwives at dhmc but I ran fast!
I'm not sure about the midwives but the department as a whole...leaves a lot to be desired.
Every birth story I've heard from dhmc (even the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-06-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By mamaprovides
Uh-hem...I present for your amusement the...

Uh-hem...I present for your amusement the transcript of a phone call with my motherinlaw when I was pregnant with my first...(I am Latina...first generation immigrant from Columbia. My mil is a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-04-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By mamaprovides
We cosleep but we dont to to bed at the same...

We cosleep but we dont to to bed at the same time.
I do about 85% of childcare. My husband puts them to bed two nights a week but he just riles them up unintentionally and he isn't home three or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By mamaprovides
Hi. Mine are 25 months apart. I remember this....

Hi. Mine are 25 months apart. I remember this. This is my experience. Sorry for the novel hope it helps. You didn't how old but I am assuming 5-7 years old...?

1. Please don't make him sit longer...
Forum: Unschooling   10-30-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,113
Posted By mamaprovides
I wouldn't call my son an engineer so much as a...

I wouldn't call my son an engineer so much as a scientist...a seeker of truth. But yes, engineering toys or STEM toys are his thing...except playmobil and, when drawn in, sister's doll house (I think...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   10-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By mamaprovides
The midwives are hidden. Most work at Alice peck...

The midwives are hidden. Most work at Alice peck day,I think.
Natalya champtney is the first I'd call. If she can't do it...she probably knows someone.
I'm sorry I missed this thread!
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,113
Posted By mamaprovides
Oh yea! This is not sci-fi but it is so well...

Oh yea! This is not sci-fi but it is so well written and screams to be read aloud. It is beautifully suspenseful but never scary. This might just surprise you.

Precious and the monkeys by...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,113
Posted By mamaprovides
Sorry for the novel... 1. My son is/was...

Sorry for the novel...


1. My son is/was like this. It has changed (slowly) and he enjoys fiction but still has a strong preference for non fiction. My librarian said it was typical of boys. With...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By mamaprovides
We are alike we are all different by Laura Dwight...

We are alike we are all different by Laura Dwight

A special critter by mercer Mayer

The family book, the peace book, it's okay to different by Todd parr

Sneetches, the butter battle book,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By mamaprovides
I live in Vermont. But try as I can I just can't...

I live in Vermont. But try as I can I just can't get a group out.
I schedule field trips & set up parties but no solid friends just warm bodies. ^_^
I set up activities but people don't turn out....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By mamaprovides
Would these be clubs online? I can't find any...

Would these be clubs online?
I can't find any in my area nor interest when I tried starting one.

Odd thing happened just recently, in learning cursive he has become a better student. Yesterday...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By mamaprovides
What did the subatomic particle say to the duck? ...

What did the subatomic particle say to the duck?
Quark.

As far as sub atomic goes...your best bet is to start with Ted Ed. There is a chemistry playlist and hunt around for the quantum physics...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By mamaprovides
Thanks Ruthla, I am also coming to the...

Thanks Ruthla,

I am also coming to the conclusion that this is normal 6 yr old behavior and am trying to change according (bob and weave).

Funny thing...he is no dairy, no eggs, no nuts (except...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By mamaprovides
I don't think you're totally off base....

I don't think you're totally off base. But...although he can move around he is equally happy hidden in a closet with a book (he often refuses to tell me what he read...like catwings...why can't I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By mamaprovides
Oh yea, for anyone else who needs to build an...

Oh yea, for anyone else who needs to build an atomic unit in under 3 hrs for a 6 yr old...

I found these worksheets helpful...(I found it on another website that talks about this)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By mamaprovides
Thank you! 1. The state of Vermont does not...

Thank you!

1. The state of Vermont does not look kindly on a portfolio with no writing, drawing, coloring, painting. Last year Karen told me typing doesn't count as a writing sample because it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By mamaprovides
Help! 6 yr old sloth...ranty...send cuddles

Sigh.
Where to begin?
I do not believe I can send my son to public school.
1. I went to public school for 6 months...it was awful...I don't understand how anyone is happy (not sayin' they can't...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-19-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,771
Posted By mamaprovides
I think it depends on the kids, the length of...

I think it depends on the kids, the length of time, NYC vs rural USA, is there a plan in place with a neighbor keeping an eye out. I also think it is a lot of pressure on an 8 yr old. That said, I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By mamaprovides
I should keep my nose out of it...but...well, as...

I should keep my nose out of it...but...well, as a loud mouth that constantly says the wrong thing:

Indian.
American Indian.
Native American.
Native American Indian.
Native people.

I think...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-27-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By mamaprovides
Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you...

Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you are there, present, doing the best for your family. On the other, it can be lonely and isn't well valued in our society. So what next then?

Dude,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-27-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By mamaprovides
Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you...

Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you are there, present, doing the best for your family. On the other, it can be lonely and isn't well valued in our society. So what next then?

Dude,...
Forum: Unschooling   04-05-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By mamaprovides
Ok...so...here's what I think...not knowing you...

Ok...so...here's what I think...not knowing you or your son...

1. I would be worried if you went into a bookstore and he didn't find a book interesting...
2. I don't know very many unschoolers...
Forum: In Search Of (ISO)   03-24-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By mamaprovides
Looking for Georgie rain boots Not pink Mens...

Looking for Georgie rain boots
Not pink
Mens size 3, 5, 6

How much do you want for it.

Thank you!
Forum: Montessori   03-24-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By mamaprovides
^_^ They sell dried, flake snake poo. Should...

^_^
They sell dried, flake snake poo.
Should one be desperate enough. I have heard stories of sprinkling it around...I don't know if it would help.
^_^
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