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About simka2

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  1. Thanks! We will look into both those options.
  2. I am guessing near union station.
  3. Not entirely sure....we are taking a train to New Orleans? 😜
  4. Last time I travelled on amtrack finding parking was a relatively easy affair. This time not so much. We will be gone for about a week and need to find a place. Ideas?
  5. I think this is completely child specific. Mine are slow to physically mature (some of this is related to athletics), public schooled, and we have had minimal drama or need to fit in issues. I only just convinced dd15 to wear a bra and that was primarily due to the mount of running she does and having to wear skin tight XC uniforms. ;) A couple years ago she did ask me why she was the only one in her class (8th grade) who hadn't started her cycle, but has since made peace with it and is happy she does not have to deal with that right now.
  6. Perfect! It has been awhile since homeschooling I somehow missed that Khan now had chemistry videos. :)
  7. I know I am very late to this thread as I have been away for quite awhile. That said, it is an issue very fresh on my mind. 3 years ago we moved our children to a lovely village town where dh aunt was the elem and middle school principal. There is approximately one classroom per grade. We have loved it! Many of the perks to homeschooling as well as the perks of PS found in one place. Then some of the down sides crept in. There was a massive lack in electives, clubs, and strict (unwritten) rules not allowing them to dual sport in the same season. Further there wasn't a foreign language option
  8. Dd15 is going to be taking AP chemistry as a sophomore at a new high school. I wanted to see if I could find a quick introduction to it for her, before classes start as i fear she will be dealing with a bunch of NEW all at once. She doesn't need a full course, but we underwhelmed her last high school (hence the move) and last year she took Biology online with no challenge. Her knew school believes her to need more of an academic challenge, but as her mother I know her anxiety levels and feel that she needs something to give her a tad bit of confidence going in. Thanks so much....and long
  9. My situation is a bit different in that dd was completing her 2nd year of high school Spanish on campus while doing her 1st year of high school Latin (online) as a freshman. Her Spanish 2 teacher was convinced she couldn't handle the two simultaneously. She ended up with A's in both, but mentioned that she didn't feel that either language helped her with the other. I think if she had had more of a foundation in Latin (we hadn't picked it up since early elementary) it may have been different. Still, she was successful in both.
  10. I just discovered this series and am really hooked! I love learning about the medical discoveries and practices in history. Highly recommend, but it is a bit graphic and true to the era. http://www.amazon.com/Episode-1/dp/B003UPMK1Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1335930606&sr=1-1
  11. This was very helpful to me at a similiar questioning place. :grouphug: Not a book, but rather lengthy. http://orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/whichcamefirst.aspx
  12. I have just spent a week with my mother and grandmother and have a couple thoughts. It was really interesting to see how much my grandmother has started to live in her past. My mother anchors her and helps to keep her present. It is barely noticable, but hwen Grandma is on her own she quickly falls into the past. So, how is she aging? Mentally? I also wonder if your dh provided more guidance in selecting photos for the other quilts. As she ages it is really normal for her to get more lost in the past and confused. I am sorry, I know things like this hurt. :grouphug:
  13. Can someone explain how these work? Tomorrow's looks really interesting, but I am not sure what this entails. Help? http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8b0600c50a6edcfcf9aea65d5&id=1d7e95acd6
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