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I'm Danielle, SAHM to 2 WONDERFUL boys. Adam is 5 and he's going to start Kindergarten this year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> I'm so not ready for that. It's a hard decision, I'd love to hs him but I don't have the patience and DBF is deadset against it. We compromised- we'll start him in public school but if we encounter anything that just irks me, he's getting pulled out of there. Logan is 8 months and he took one step unassisted the other day- I'm not ready for that either! These boys are growing up way too fast!<br><br>
DBF is Ed, he's an all around great guy and he supports every decision I make..well except the HSing lol.<br><br>
We CD, AP, cosleep, BF, vax except the c.pox vax, and they're circ'd. (though, upon my recent learnings...future boys won't be).<br><br>
We live in the Wilkes-Barre PA area but we're not sure if we're staying. I had a bad birth experience in the local hospital (both births actually) so we don't want to have babies there anymore. I'm looking into midwives/doulas/birth centers...but coming up empty handed for stuff in this area. So...if anybody happens to know some good resources for me please share <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Hi there, and welcome! We're in Willamsport!
 

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Welcome neighbor! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
There are actually a couple midwives who serve this area. I didn't use one so I'll let others fill you in on that. Come on over to the the lacka co thread and talk to some local folks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=8126554" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?p=8126554</a>
 

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I was just thinking, what about the montessori school? Is that an option for you guys? That may be a bit of a compromise. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was just thinking, what about the montessori school? Is that an option for you guys? That may be a bit of a compromise. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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honestly, i didnt know what that was and just googled it. It seems fantastic and i love the idea but dbf is a goon and complaining about the $$ He'd go to wyming valley montessori (its the closest). Have you heard anything about it? Is it a good school?
 

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I only know about it because the church I sometimes attend meets there. I don't even know who from the congregation is affiliated with the school. It's a nice building anyway. And I'm a little familiar with the ideals; I like the child led aspect of it. I usually pick up the catalog for For Small Hands that they have in the entry and the materials available look neat. If I couldn't unschool that would be my next choice. I know they have some financial aid but I dunno how that works.<br><br>
There is a montessori subforum down in the education area here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> As well as some other alternative schools that we don't have around here.<br><br>
Have you tried hooking your DP up with some other homeschooling parents to chat and maybe allay some of his concerns? What in particular is he worried about? I only have a 2 yo so I don't have the experience, but we do have some experienced local homeschoolers who may volunteer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I don't really have the patience to HS, I'd love to but I'd wind up ripping my hair out. He did agree to take a tour of the Montessori school because he likes the way it sounds- he's just unsure bc of the money kwim? His main concern w/HSing is the social aspect but I keep telling him that he's wrong and he won't budge on it. He's stubborn sometimes. He does seem very interested in the Montessori so I guess it would really depend on how much the financial aid covered.
 

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Okay, I missed that in the first post and somehow got the vibe that you wanted to but he was against it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Good luck!
 

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