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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   02-19-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By mizzoh
Well, I live in MD and used to live in Eugene,...

Well, I live in MD and used to live in Eugene, and I will say you will not find anything quite like Eugene here.  I grew up in DC and now live in the Maryland suburbs of the city.  The town of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By mizzoh
We like the MathStart...

We like the MathStart (http://www.mathstart.net/) books by Stuart Murphy.  They are little stories that explain math concepts.  My son also loves the Bedtime Math (http://bedtimemath.org/) site. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By mizzoh
Do you belong to a local homeschool listserv? ...

Do you belong to a local homeschool listserv?  That is a great way to find out what other opportunities there are in your area and maybe meet other homeschooling families nearby.
 
Forum: Unschooling   09-18-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,966
Posted By mizzoh
washington dc !!  if you live in the city limits...

washington dc !!  if you live in the city limits then your homeschooling requirements are basically nothing and there is SO much to do and most of it is FREE
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By mizzoh
thank you, puzzlepiece!   what a great post,...

thank you, puzzlepiece!
 
what a great post, fritz.  very helpful!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By mizzoh
I am also in MD and am homeschooling my first...

I am also in MD and am homeschooling my first grader.  This is our first year being "official" ( last year we did the K waiver) and I feel a bit nervous about the whole the portfolio thing, but from...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By mizzoh
I just asked him if there was anything he would...

I just asked him if there was anything he would trade his dummies for and he said yes, "one of those big bags of candies" they sell at the drugstore  I can't believe it!!  Interesting trade...but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By mizzoh
thanks for the replies. none of things would...

thanks for the replies. none of things would work with my kid. 
 
most of the time i don't really mind that he still has it...i just wish he would decide on his own to be done with it!  has anyone...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By mizzoh
ds is 6 and still uses a paci daily.  he uses it...

ds is 6 and still uses a paci daily.  he uses it at night to fall asleep, and during the day to "relax".  we are sort of ok with this, and have been of the mind that when he's done with it he'll...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-05-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,633
Posted By mizzoh
not sure i have any answers for you, but i have...

not sure i have any answers for you, but i have had similar issues with my ds, also 6.  i will say this - when we were last at the pedi i metioned to her that he still had "accidents" and she semed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-16-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By mizzoh
DS has a spring birthday, but we still opted to...

DS has a spring birthday, but we still opted to wait a year.  I just wanted another year of not being "accountable". Was this the right decision?  I don't know.  Now that the school year is over I...
Forum: Unschooling   02-26-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By mizzoh
-strew. Infrequent or regularly? Yes, sometimes,...

-strew. Infrequent or regularly? Yes, sometimes, but it's just with stuff ds already has and hasn't looked at in a while. 
 
 
-have curriculum or textbooks in the house? Few or many? none
 
 ...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   01-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By mizzoh
There is an attachment parenting Yahoo! group in...

There is an attachment parenting Yahoo! group in Takoma Park.  Joining the group might be a good way of meeting some like-minded folks
 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Takoma-AP/
 
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-31-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By mizzoh
We got ours from various vendors on Etsy - you...

We got ours from various vendors on Etsy - you can pretty much find whatever size you are looking for and they are handmade
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By mizzoh
Another vote here for the Magic Treehouse series

Another vote here for the Magic Treehouse series
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By mizzoh
Do you belong to any local yahoo homeschooling...

Do you belong to any local yahoo homeschooling group?  I would start by doing that and then posting a message on one of the listservs. 
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By mizzoh
We scootered around the neighborhood ending up...

We scootered around the neighborhood ending up at the park.  Then we went on a spontaneous hike in the woods.  Came home - then more scootering and a picnic. Back home to relax, then to the...
Forum: Unschooling   09-01-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By mizzoh
Hi. I mostly read.  I don't post much because I...

Hi. I mostly read.  I don't post much because I rarely feel like I have something worthwhile to say.  Also, ds is on the young side ( 5 1/2) and up to now we haven't really been doing much.  Maybe...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By mizzoh
Wow, I could have almost written your whole...

Wow, I could have almost written your whole post!  I can relate to nearly everything you wrote.  My 5 1/2 ds has bad separation anxiety.  We can't even leave him with my parents.  Just 2 weeks ago...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-29-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By mizzoh
We're not in the Columbia area, but I wanted to...

We're not in the Columbia area, but I wanted to suggest The Baltimore-Washington Home Educators yahoo group:
 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BWHE/ 
 
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-21-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By mizzoh
I know this thread is waaaay old, but I was...

I know this thread is waaaay old, but I was wondering if you ever found a therapist you liked?  We are currently looking for someone with similar qualities
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-21-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By mizzoh
Hi - I am looking for a child therapist to help...

Hi - I am looking for a child therapist to help my 5 yo son with his separation anxiety.  Anyone have any recommendations?  We live in Bethesda
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-30-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By mizzoh
I just got my 5 yo a cute one at REI

I just got my 5 yo a cute one at REI
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-28-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By mizzoh
It is actually pretty easy to get down there by...

It is actually pretty easy to get down there by metro.  If you do decide to go, go later and try to get there 15-20 minutes before, and then leave fast.  You can always find space to sit
 ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By mizzoh
i agree that the other people there will provide...

i agree that the other people there will provide tons of entertainment.  other suggestions that haven't been mentioned:
 
bubbles
coloring/activity books
stuff to make smores
 
 
 
snacks:...
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