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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   Today, 08:15 AM
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Does she want a picture book style biography or a...

Does she want a picture book style biography or a longer one? We read a couple that we loved--I am trying to remember their names. In the meantime, have you checked out the mighty girl booklists? ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 42
Posted By AAK
How about SET? It works for two players and can...

How about SET? It works for two players and can include more if they have guests. Works well for most ages, but is challenging so it doesn't bore adults. Also, it is small (less $ to ship) and not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-24-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Posted By AAK
I always told my kids that Santa respects the...

I always told my kids that Santa respects the rules/wishes of the family. Therefore, if pets aren't allowed, he won't be bringing a live pet. If mom/dad have rules about electronics, they won't be...
Forum: Games   11-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 5,901
Posted By AAK
Almost daily How often do you read to your...

Almost daily

How often do you read to your kids?
Forum: Games   11-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13,710
Views: 66,538
Posted By AAK
feather

feather
Forum: Games   11-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,293
Posted By AAK
Beer

Beer
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 132
Posted By AAK
I will check into the school social worker--I am...

I will check into the school social worker--I am not sure if we have one or not. I did find a great LGBT youth center; it is downtown, but it seems fantastic. I will be talking to them this week. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 132
Posted By AAK
Exactly. I really don't want to stepping on a...

Exactly. I really don't want to stepping on a wasp's nest.

My dd and I have looked up resources available in our area. She is planning on sharing them with her friend. I really like the idea...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 132
Posted By AAK
Amazingly, no. I say amazingly because many of...

Amazingly, no. I say amazingly because many of our area high schools do. So far, I have found a "bible club" but no gay/straight alliance (or similar). We are at a public high school so I was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-15-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By AAK
My boots, my blush brush, my kindle, my rotary...

My boots, my blush brush, my kindle, my rotary mat/cutter, etc.
I don't really mind either (except when I want something and can't find it). I am happy the stuff is getting used.

Amy
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 132
Posted By AAK
No good title: regarding lesbian friend, "Christian" parents, etc.

My dd is in ninth grade. She attends the local high school part time, but is legally a homeschooler. She has made a lot of new friends this year. One of these friends has come out at school as a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,953
Posted By AAK
Ok, I see someone bumped this thread-- perfect...

Ok, I see someone bumped this thread-- perfect timing as I was just thinking about this.

This year, my oldest is really into the Avengers (for Halloween, we created an outfit for a USO Girl from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By AAK
I love this! I also love ornamental knowledge. ...

I love this!
I also love ornamental knowledge. i like to say that I know a little about a lot of things, but a lot about a little. Prior to motherhood, I was a children's librarian. I loved to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By AAK
Thanks for the suggestions, I will check them...

Thanks for the suggestions, I will check them out. BTW, I showed her your nephew-in-law's webpage and she wants his job. :0)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By AAK
My internal struggle has been with history. ...

My internal struggle has been with history. Personally, I enjoy some historical fiction and certain time periods appeal to me a lot more than others. I also realize that people who know "nothing"...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-31-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By AAK
I am glad you posted the update! I was very...

I am glad you posted the update! I was very curious how it was working out.

Yes, the odd posts have been bugging me lately too. At the same time, I feel guilty if I don't respond to someone...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By AAK
Thanks ladies, I have loved reading the...

Thanks ladies, I have loved reading the responses. It has given me some things to think about!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By AAK
Can we discuss why I need to learn that?

So, I often hear people claim they don't need algebra, trig, etc. but what about the other subjects. Why should we learn them, what would you consider to be the minimum level of knowledge an adult...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By AAK
I think the text sounded as if you were accusing...

I think the text sounded as if you were accusing her son. She probably didn't know how to respond. Simply because her son plays baseball at a competitive level doesn't mean he is at fault. Also,...
Forum: Unschooling   10-27-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,065
Posted By AAK
I know I am the one who mentioned "Magic Tree...

I know I am the one who mentioned "Magic Tree House" and on the whole, I agree that they aren't meant to be "read alouds". I agree with all the reasons listed. However, the reason I suggested it as...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By AAK
I agree with the others, but I must admit that I...

I agree with the others, but I must admit that I would probably reply to the text by saying, "I'm sure this wasn't meant to come to me."

I am not saying that it would help anything. . . probably...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By AAK
That would bug me too. Our primary leader...

That would bug me too.

Our primary leader did an incentive thing too for uniform wearing, but it is much simpler. If they wear their uniform, they get a small candy (like a tootsie roll) and...
Forum: Unschooling   10-16-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,065
Posted By AAK
Or, having a nightly read aloud as part of their...

Or, having a nightly read aloud as part of their bedtime routine. Our read alouds used to always be "mom's choice" because I was trying to find something that would be interesting and appropriate...
Forum: Allergies   10-16-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By AAK
I agree with what sweet silver said. My middle...

I agree with what sweet silver said. My middle child was "intolerant" or "sensitive" to dairy--eliminating it was amazing. The difference was noticeable in a few days. Everything was better within...
Forum: Allergies   10-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By AAK
wheat and gluten questions

I am working on figuring some things out. Currently, I have determined that I can not eat wheat any longer. It has very specific problems for me. I am not sure if it is the wheat or the gluten. ...
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