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Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2015, 11:29 PM
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Foreverinbluejeans! I remember you from when my...

Foreverinbluejeans! I remember you from when my teen was little; nice to see you back. :D

VA77, do you have any nearby parks where she can run wild and get really worn out a few hours before...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By stormborn
Thanks, Happydaze, and sorry for the sidetrack....

Thanks, Happydaze, and sorry for the sidetrack. I've been curious for awhile.

Amy~I think you handled that reasonably and with good balance. I would have been bothered more by the lying than the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2015, 12:53 AM
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Posted By stormborn
Kinda off topic, but how do city-wide curfews...

Kinda off topic, but how do city-wide curfews work, exactly? Can a teen be out after midnight with a parent? Another legal adult? I worked later than midnight on weekends for most of my teen years;...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2015, 12:12 PM
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Views: 417
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You can't "fix" or "save" another human. Does...

You can't "fix" or "save" another human. Does your friend know that you feel this way? If my middle school age child confided that her peer was attempting to parent her my council would be to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-07-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By stormborn
Oyin's Funk Butter comes in a nice masculine...

Oyin's Funk Butter comes in a nice masculine scent, if those don't work. For some reason both crystal deo. and Tom's make me (and dd1) smell worse! Dunno how that's even possible.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By stormborn
We did soccer for years and in those age groups...

We did soccer for years and in those age groups (6,7,8) that kind of thing was very common and age appropriate. That's pretty much how we handled it- "you commit to being there for your team when you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, the homeschool version also allows you to...

Yeah, the homeschool version also allows you to "track" each person individually plus there's an option for just verbal, so the same program works for my 13 yo and my 7yo non-reader. We were going to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-06-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By stormborn
My 13 yo is not a "kid person", so babysitting is...

My 13 yo is not a "kid person", so babysitting is a big No except for her younger sister. She makes pretty good money pet sitting though; think your dd would go for that?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By stormborn
The only one we've used so far was Rosetta Stone,...

The only one we've used so far was Rosetta Stone, but I didn't pay full price....I think it was about $60 for the homeschool version new on ebay. You could also split the cost with other families;...
Forum: Unschooling   08-04-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By stormborn
.Hm, I need to look into this too. Dd is eligible...

.Hm, I need to look into this too. Dd is eligible for drivers ed in a few months so I've been meaning to ask around on some of the homeschool groups...I'll let you know what I find out.
Our state...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By stormborn
The strangest was an older woman at work (who had...

The strangest was an older woman at work (who had 7 kids) telling me that I shouldn't climb stairs while pg because my uterus would rupture. I guess she lived in 1 story houses for all her...
Forum: Unschooling   07-01-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,059
Posted By stormborn
As in different ages, or adjusting to play...

As in different ages, or adjusting to play up/down in different skill levels? Or both? I'm not very social either (and still learning how to fit in ;) ), but the dynamics of mixed age groups is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,522
Posted By stormborn
Ooops, I hope mine wasn't one of those. I was...

Ooops, I hope mine wasn't one of those. I was rushed getting my 13yo & her friends off on a week-long trip and forgot to come back to clarify. I usually don't post on the fly, but your post sounded...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,522
Posted By stormborn
Wait. Seriously, the best thing to happen...

Wait.

Seriously, the best thing to happen in our parenting adventure was the realization that our then-6 yr old dd (like most 6 yr olds, I think) was not ready for formal schooling. We had the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-26-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By stormborn
I'm so sorry for your son's loss. Please try...

I'm so sorry for your son's loss.

Please try not to beat yourself up that you didn't see it, Mama. Some people are very good at keeping things inside, especially at an age where they naturally...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,255
Posted By stormborn
HQUOTE=Mazamet;18777105] Languages - I know...

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Languages - I know that there is a critical time for humans to learn languages very easily. And the window is closing soon. I am all for him learning a third language. One...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By stormborn
How old are your kids, Turquesa? I have to go...

How old are your kids, Turquesa? I have to go taxi the big kids, but wanted to mention that it's totally possible (and MUCH cheaper) to purchase boxed curriculum to use on your own as you wish...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,934
Posted By stormborn
Ha, my Mom managed to embarrass me and dd1 at the...

Ha, my Mom managed to embarrass me and dd1 at the same time last week! Maybe in another decade or so she can try for 3 generations. Shoot for the stars, Mom!

In my experience homeschoolers aren't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By stormborn
Eh, some kids are just more physical than others...

Eh, some kids are just more physical than others regardless of weaning age. Neither of my girls weaned until past toddler age and I have one of each- dd1 would barely tolerate hugs at that age while...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By stormborn
Whoa, that response would make me see red! Is...

Whoa, that response would make me see red!
Is it possible to inquire with the Dept. of Ed. on the op-out procedure instead, and leave the teacher out of it?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-03-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By stormborn
Ours sit on 2x4s to raise the mattresses up a bit...

Ours sit on 2x4s to raise the mattresses up a bit to prevent mildew (damp climate in the summer), and they've never slid even with kids jumping on them. Or you could put down those shelf liners with...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-20-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By stormborn
It's not really forced on homeschoolers...yet. If...

It's not really forced on homeschoolers...yet. If religious exemptions are taken away, though, it may as well be.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-18-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By stormborn
Does it correlate with your cycle? One of my...

Does it correlate with your cycle? One of my toddlers used to say that my milk tasted different during my period.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By stormborn
I probably would...those things last forever!...

I probably would...those things last forever! Even the young teens at our house still play with ours.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-23-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By stormborn
Mine never did, but when I kept my nephews...

Mine never did, but when I kept my nephews overnight at that age they slept with me. When DH and I were older teens watching our best friend's little girl we would make a giant pillow fort at the...
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