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  1. Yep. And all the answers about schedules make me feel worse. I can do a perfect on paper schedule. I can't follow one to save my life. I'm hoping that when I no longer have an unpredictable baby/toddler that I'll be better at it, but my deep fear is that I won't... We just had a week off after 7 weeks on. I am trying to get myself psyched to start again tomorrow.
  2. I did this too and she finished in under a week! We're doing fabulae ceciliae now and I have Henle on my shelf for when we finish that.
  3. DD is about half way through the secrets of drawing course. For a while there she was taking any opportunity to teach her siblings and friends how to do 2 point perspective drawings.
  4. I know it's controversial on these boards but I loved atlas shrugged. Crime and punishment Grapes of wrath Lovecraft stories Yes, 1984 was good and an easy read.
  5. For the record, I'm thrilled with our universal health care and I've always been treated well. As is most everyone I know. Threads like these remind me how lucky we are here. I do pay for my own sanitary products though.
  6. Stretch and sweep? But I actually regret doing it, baby #4 wasn't in the best position (posterior, born sunny side up) and labour was the worst of all 4.
  7. I don't like it much either. Mainly because my boys see aisles and seem to think they're for sprinting through... Something about the library just triggers them.
  8. It's a very good movie IMO. But those fast running and physically strong zombies are scary!
  9. It scared me, I was about 10 when I watched it. The image of his teeth stays with me. I've seen heaps of horror and none really freak me out too much. I tend to struggle through fast-zombie movies. 28 days later for example!
  10. The coach showed his hand, he needs your kids. What would make it worth it for you and your boys to stay, realistically? I'd put those conditions to him and open a negotiation. And I'd have no qualms about it. How long is the season?
  11. Yikes! Sorry that you went through that, I'd be furious.
  12. Our 4th is the only blondie! The rest of us, DH and I included, are dark brown to darker brown lol. He sticks out and everyone comments! He's also my only blue-grey eyed kid. The colouring is in the family but I never expected to have a blonde and blue eyed kid! One child, my oldest ds, got my eyes (hazel) which I'm admittedly thrilled about! The other 2 got their dad's gorgeous brown eyes. They all got their dad's dimples though!
  13. I think it would be doable. There's something very appealing about the idea of letting the kids unschool for hours a day in a library - like Matilda!
  14. I tend to organise activities. Idle hands and all that. I may set the older ones up downstairs with a Wii tournament, snacks etc. and rotate check ins around the parents (every half hour at least). I'd keep the little ones closer by, maybe with a babysitter, and plenty of activity 'stations'. Generally we have meet ups at parks/outdoors! Much easier ;)
  15. I will pay you good money if you write a beginning Russian book for elementary/middle school! Writing curriculum - not necessarily homeschool. Do you enjoy working with kids? What about taking up conducting in your choir? Composing? Starting a children's choir (one of my life long dreams)? Learn an instrument? Learn to make an instrument? Could you just do your own research, for your own interest, and share with like-minded people? I don't have any idea how feasible that would be! I'm out of ideas. You can help me write up my business plan if you like, it's big and daunting and I'm procrastinating! hahaha I currently have a toddler climbing me, your life sounds lovely and stimulating, but I suspect I couldn't come close to your aptitude or energy (says the introverted homebody!)
  16. We teach that sex is an adult activity with adult consequences. It is fun but serious. So, we talk about mature and healthy relationships. About enjoying and making the most of each stage of life for its unique benefits (IE don't grow up too fast!), about not obsessing about finding a partner but being a fantastic person who is happy in themselves, the right partner for them will be drawn to that. I also subscribe to the theory that some kids like a "mun said no" out. I'm happy to be the bad guy while they gain their own confidence.
  17. Hahaha... Yes, in the form of what NOT to do! My mum does love to give relationship advice for some bewildering reason. 4 divorces and a string of damaged and broken relationships in her wake don't dampen her enthusiasm!
  18. I would totally drop my partner in it. Gee, thanks mil, I'm sure that *your child* will enjoy doing this with the kids when she gets time - be sure to ask her about it! Then make it clear to your wife that although you appreciate the sentiment, you just can't manage these and she either can do it herself or tell her mom to stop! I mean, do what you can with genuine gratefulness (despite the Mil's intentions) but I wouldn't borrow that guilt.
  19. I have one. She's awesome. We see each other weekly, now that she started homeschooling! We met in highschool. We've had drifted apart times, but we've both made an effort over the years to stay friends. We're both introverts and 1 is enough. I do have other friends but not quite that level.
  20. Baby love by robin barker - Beautiful book. I've given away my copy and bought copies for new mothers. I especially like that it is so encouraging, giving parents confidence in themselves.
  21. So, I came across this website while looking up things for school. It looks quite interesting, free, mind maps for whatever topic you search. I haven't had time to look into it deeper yet, maybe later this evening, but the teacher dashboard part (paid subscription) looks promising too. Thinking that my 10 year old would probably like it. Wondering if any hive peeps can give an insight! I did try searching but nothing came up.
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