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kubiac last won the day on June 1 2013

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  1. I joined this board when my oldest was a year and a half old. I now have four kids and the youngest is a year and a half old, and we are doing our first year of “official” homeschool thanks to the pandemic. I feel prepared-ish and like I’ll be able to muddle through with help. Thanks all!

  2. Remembering empathy for our kids is hard but so important!
  3. Hello! I am due with #4 in May. In our area and social milieu, having four or more kids is...not common. We know one Orthodox Jewish family with 10, a Catholic family with 5 kids, and I have a couple of LDS friends who are from large families. But four or more is generally NOT the done thing around here. Where I live, I find that one kid is common, two is the "norm," three is "oh how cute they like having kids and they can afford it" or "well you know those immigrants are so family-oriented," but four is "what is wrong with you are you insane?" Sidebar rant: My parents are somew
  4. One statistic I find fascinating is that 59 percent of women obtaining abortions are already mothers. (https://www.guttmacher.org/united-states/abortion) These must be women who are overwhelmed by their current, very needy and expensive children, and presumably their financial circumstances. It's easy to think of this as a problem of 19yos got too drunk and horny, but I imagine it's also a lot of 32yo mothers of three who just can't do another one right now. The more children I have, the more pro-choice I become. Having a baby is the most life-altering, exhausting, expensive, E
  5. DS5 has started reading the Horrible Science series. He's been a fluent reader since 3 but he doesn't love it (he seems to abhor fiction), but "human body books" fascinate him.
  6. I'm asking here because I remember this existing and I'm sure I learned about it here, but hell if I can find it again through much Googling. Does anyone have a link to a one-page reading vocabulary/reading level test that was like twelve rows of words (for the 12 grades) and there was a guideline that once the kid didn't recognize like three or five words on a line that was probably their reading level?
  7. Either put it all in aggressive-growth mutual funds or try to find a well-maintained three-bedroom, two-bath single-family home in a good school district around here to buy and use as a rental.
  8. We found this one at a thrift shop and my kid whipped through it. Seemed to leave a good impression: http://amzn.to/2vzAdnI If your kid is 12+ or an extremely advanced/voracious reader of any age, I recommend the Oxford Press version retold by Geraldine McCreaghan and illustrated by the great Victor Ambrus: http://amzn.to/2vzfa4I
  9. Horrible Geography is the latest winner from that series in this household. "Mom, did you know the Caspian Sea is not a sea at all but an inland lake?"

  10. Ds4 read-aloud: Jenny and the Cat Club DS7 read-aloud: just finished Cricket in Times Square. Next will be Homer Price, Miss Hickory or Basil of Baker Street DS7 independent read: Quikpick Adventure Society & Hardy Boys Me: Lessons from Privilege: The American Prep School Tradition by Arthur G. Powell & Schools That Work: America's Most Innovative public Education Rograms by George H. Wood
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