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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By wookumus
Wow, yes, you all are why I keep coming back when...

Wow, yes, you all are why I keep coming back when my insecurities start rearing up. Miranda, you so perfectly described exactly how I feel about learning and just seem to forget when I keep hearing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By wookumus
I appreciate your thoughts and ideas, I am really...

I appreciate your thoughts and ideas, I am really trying to wrap my mind around how he learns best and I don't really want to push formal academics until he is closer to 7 and even then, not really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By wookumus
Learning Style? Curriculum? Help!

I don't see a good option for my 4.5yo son other than homeschool. He is a very high needs child, extremely active and does not sit still for long unless very engaged and rarely will play on his own....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By wookumus
Thanks again for taking the time to share your...

Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts, I think just writing it out helped me define the direction I want to go. I could do without female drama at my age, hence, on to new friends!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By wookumus
Thank you for your thoughts. I am feeling the...

Thank you for your thoughts. I am feeling the need to be honest about my feelings but not in hopes of repair or even keeping friends for my son. I am not comfortable running into these people while...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By wookumus
Unhappy OT - Preschool Coop Drama...advice?

This is a bit off-topic but I value so many opinions on here and thought I would ask for some advice. Some friends and I started a preschool coop about 1.5yr ago and were very selective about the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By wookumus
ashleybess, could have written your...

ashleybess, could have written your email...except that i am type a, prefer organization and fear that i would be too tightly controlled to allow for the free-learning i really want for my kids.  i...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By wookumus
From my limited perspective of 4...

From my limited perspective of 4 years...properties are always more expensive on the west side, the river is on the west side as well as downtown and the old mill district which are both very...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-16-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By wookumus
My family has lived in Bend for 4 years and we...

My family has lived in Bend for 4 years and we love it.  Great access to outdoors activities, local food and many friendly people.  Our kids are young and we have not quite entered formal education...
Forum: Parenting   04-24-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,451
Posted By wookumus
Liked and replied!

Liked and replied!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-12-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,611
Posted By wookumus
Nope.  They are not women, will never be...

Nope.  They are not women, will never be pregnant and could not possible ever fully understand what's like to be either.  It's nothing personal or sexist, just wouldn't jive for me.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By wookumus
I just noticed that I was quoted from a...

I just noticed that I was quoted from a different post by the OP :)  Figured I'd better add an update to that post.
You sound a lot like me, I think my biggest hurdle in this homeschooling...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-25-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By wookumus
thanks again!

thanks again!
Forum: Parenting   03-05-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,703
Posted By wookumus
Ergo carrier, now using with 2nd kiddo ...

Ergo carrier, now using with 2nd kiddo
Prefolds, 2 kiddos, then great for household/personal cleaning
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By wookumus
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By wookumus
Does anyone know of a good resource for a...

Does anyone know of a good resource for a calendar of homeschool conventions/events, in particular, on the west coast?  And any thoughts on the experience if you have been to one or more?  Thanks!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,945
Posted By wookumus
Broke for both, without trying to be graphic, a...

Broke for both, without trying to be graphic, a few drops then the gush for the 1st, labor started right away, then the 2nd, slow leak all day, labor didn't start until late that night.  Fun!  Ah,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,174
Posted By wookumus
Don't worry, mama!  Unless your child is...

Don't worry, mama!  Unless your child is lethargic, showing serious personality changes, poor color, etc. she is likely fine and will get to enjoying foods when she is ready.  Not to say that I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By wookumus
great thread, i read a few too many "perfect" hs...

great thread, i read a few too many "perfect" hs blogs out there and figure there's no way i can do it by the end of the article.  not real life!  you guys describe real life, thank you!!
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-06-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By wookumus
Thanks for the suggestion!  I'll try anything at...

Thanks for the suggestion!  I'll try anything at this point, just not quite ready to night-wean altogether
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By wookumus
This is my 2nd nursing experience, having nursed...

This is my 2nd nursing experience, having nursed my 4yo until he was 2.5.  We co-sleep and for the first, I nursed him on demand, anytime, anyplace including all night until I finally night-weaned...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By wookumus
Thanks for all your thoughts!  This...

Thanks for all your thoughts!  This homeschooling business is tricky!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By wookumus
I don't know of any NPM's but here are some...

I don't know of any NPM's but here are some sites:
http://www.sacredtreemidwifery.com - Dana was one of my midwives and is awesome
http://www.deschutesmidwifery.com - I hear nothing but great...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By wookumus
I probably read too much but in my latest...

I probably read too much but in my latest travels through posts here and in several HS books, I find the term "bad homeschooling" used.  To be clear, they are not referring to overt cases of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By wookumus
I have a squirmy/active/insatiable for attention...

I have a squirmy/active/insatiable for attention 4yo boy and a 9mo boy.  We have started some VERY simple homeschooling but mostly we read a lot, play with instruments and get outside to expend...
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