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Forum: Homeschooling 12-05-2002, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,996
Posted By HOMEWriter
I have a few friends that are homeschooling their...

I have a few friends that are homeschooling their "only child" and they face different challenges than I do.

They have more one-on-one time with their child because there are no siblings vying...
Forum: Homeschooling 11-16-2002, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,609
Posted By HOMEWriter
Hey! I missed this one, too! Here's a great...

Hey! I missed this one, too!

Here's a great magazine for Canadian homeschoolers:

Homeschool Horizons (www.homeschoolinghorizons.com)

I'm sure you could contact the editor for info on where...
Forum: Homeschooling 11-06-2002, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,539
Posted By HOMEWriter
You can check out the laws for homeschooling in...

You can check out the laws for homeschooling in Oklahoma here. (http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp?State=OK) From there, you can click on the word organizations under the word "Oklahoma" and it...
Forum: Homeschooling 11-05-2002, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,857
Posted By HOMEWriter
Check your local library for a book called, What...

Check your local library for a book called, What Your 4th Grader Needs to Know, by E. D. Hirsch (Core Knowledge series). If your library doesn't have this, you can pick it up for less than $15 at...
Forum: Homeschooling 10-18-2002, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,778
Posted By HOMEWriter
Tami, First, I would suggest checking at...

Tami,

First, I would suggest checking at your local library to see if they have either AlphaPhonics by Samuel somebody-or-other, or Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (don't know author...
Forum: Homeschooling 10-16-2002, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,881
Posted By HOMEWriter
NanaBeth, Welcome to the Homeschool Forum!...

NanaBeth,

Welcome to the Homeschool Forum! First of all, you will need to be aware of your state laws for homeschooling. Have you been in touch with others in your state who homeschool? Have you...
Forum: Homeschooling 10-15-2002, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By HOMEWriter
Angela, I agree with HSma - take a break! I...

Angela,

I agree with HSma - take a break! I know many homeschoolers who school four days a week, and the fifth day is reserved for field trips, errands, housework, etc. Then their weekends are...
Forum: Homeschooling 10-07-2002, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,881
Posted By HOMEWriter
You'll find that there is no one BEST curriculum...

You'll find that there is no one BEST curriculum no matter what anyone says - me included. You will need to find what works best for your family. To do that, consider: why are you homeschooling; what...
Forum: Toddlers 09-08-2002, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,687
Posted By HOMEWriter
no crib tent, but today my toddler ...

I've never used a crib tent myself - too expensive. About a month after I posted my original post, we set up the toddler bed and took down the crib. My son is now 25 mos old. He manages to fall out...
Forum: Homeschooling 09-08-2002, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,029
Posted By HOMEWriter
Hi Tami! First of all, be sure to check out...

Hi Tami!

First of all, be sure to check out the thread about starting with preschoolers in this forum. The ladies will give you lots of good ideas on things to do without a program.

If you...
Forum: Extended Family 08-30-2002, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,204
Posted By HOMEWriter
Have you tried talking to her about this? A few...

Have you tried talking to her about this? A few years ago when my in-laws where staying with us for a couple weeks, my MIL approached me one day, and asked if we could sit down and talk. I was...
Forum: Homeschooling 08-19-2002, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,500
Posted By HOMEWriter
Try to have "school" right after breakfast....

Try to have "school" right after breakfast. That's usually when children are the most alert. With a curriculum like Konos, you will be able to include your toddler in a lot of the activities. But,...
Forum: Homeschooling 08-11-2002, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By HOMEWriter
You've come to the right spot!

Angela, I'm so excited for you!! ^^

My first tip is get yourself a separate binder - take out the chapter you'll be teaching, and the resource pages you'll need for it, and put the rest of that...
Forum: Odds & Ends of Organizing 08-09-2002, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,592
Posted By HOMEWriter
After you print out some calendars from the site...

After you print out some calendars from the site that Shawn mentioned, go buy yourself an appropriate sized 3-ring binder to place them in. I haven't been to the site, so I don't know the size...
Forum: Moms of 3 or More 07-24-2002, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,797
Posted By HOMEWriter
It's all how you look at it ...

Shell,

I know what you mean about "mommy burnout"! I am the mother of 5 as well, and they sure know how to keep me hopping.

But, I've found that if I step back and look at them, as if I...
Forum: Family Reunions 07-24-2002, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,028
Posted By HOMEWriter
KimmyO, did you see the article I wrote about...

KimmyO, did you see the article I wrote about family reunions? There are some ideas for activities for all ages in it, as well as basic planning advice.

If anyone is interested, it's called...
Forum: Geneology 07-22-2002, 06:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,276
Posted By HOMEWriter
Pam, I have a couple suggestions for you ... ...

Pam, I have a couple suggestions for you ...

As for finding your g2-grandfather, you may be looking for the wrong name. We've noticed in our searching that many people used their middle names. For...
Forum: General Advice 07-16-2002, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,619
Posted By HOMEWriter
I think you've misunderstood, Regina ...

Amanda did not say we could NOT talk about our experiences. What you cannot do is solicit people to join your "company" or "upline" or whatever. If you have found a WAH job that is legitimate, you...
Forum: States 07-02-2002, 05:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,767
Posted By HOMEWriter
I wouldn't be able to make it camping. Once upon...

I wouldn't be able to make it camping. Once upon a time, dh and I talked about how we would take the boys camping, but that was when we only had the three! We've never gotten around to getting any...
Forum: Homeschooling 07-02-2002, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,523
Posted By HOMEWriter
So, Aubry, when is your first official day of...

So, Aubry, when is your first official day of school?

We'll be starting up again on August 21. I'll be teaching a 5th grader, a 2nd grader and a K4, plus my toddler. My oldest will be attending...
Forum: Odds & Ends of Organizing 06-29-2002, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,847
Posted By HOMEWriter
Outlook & eBookMan

I believe Outlook Express is geared more toward non-business people. It's more basic, with less capabilities than Outlook. Although I'm the only one using Outlook in my home, I find it much more...
Forum: Odds & Ends of Organizing 06-28-2002, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,847
Posted By HOMEWriter
Yes, Outlook is very much like Sidekick. That's...

Yes, Outlook is very much like Sidekick. That's what I've been using since we bought our new computer earlier this year. I love the pop-up reminders!

I also recently bought an eBookMan from...
Forum: Toddlers 06-26-2002, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,981
Posted By HOMEWriter
the only time my kids wore "name brands" was when...

the only time my kids wore "name brands" was when they were newborns. They gave us Pampers at the hospital. We always used the Smiles brand from Sam's Club. I figured it out once: name brands...
Forum: Homeschooling 06-25-2002, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,350
Posted By HOMEWriter
Here's a few places to check ...

High School Resources for Homeschooling (http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/highschool/)


A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling (http://www.gomilpitas.com/homeschooling/olderkids/HSsubjects.htm) (This...
Forum: Homeschooling 06-25-2002, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,523
Posted By HOMEWriter
Consider used curriculum

Although that might be harder to find in a whole set. You'd probably have to piece it together. If you check through the posts here in this forum, you'll find the address for the VegSource boards and...
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