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About MollyAnn

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  1. * Nevermind. I now remember why I stopped participating in WTM community.
  2. I have a high schooler in book 5 of Writing and Rhetoric and he likes it and he is an excellent persuasive writer, but when he has a paper assigned in his online history class I have to help him organize his paper and help him narrow down his research. My 5th grader is ready to start a writing program and I am extremely torn about which one to do. We are either going to do a year of WWE and then start WWS next year, or start Book 1 of W&R this year and proceed with that program. I have a multitude of thoughts about each program running through my head, way more to list here. Please share with me which program you choose and why and any thoughts you have about either program. Thank you!
  3. What is the difference between a home subscription and a homeschool subscription? I know the the homeschool subscription allows for 3 students, so I assume that I can set up three accounts. Since I am using this just as a supplement I don't know if I really need three accounts. I guess I am really asking, is there a content difference? Do you get less with the home subscription than with the homeschool subscription?
  4. Has anyone used this without using the elementary series? I am interested grammar/vocab/poetry. Do they need the base of the elementary series?
  5. Your title says that you didn't want to homeschool him yet, so that tells me it was in your plans to homeschool him at some point. It sounds like you know what you want/need to do, it's just before your planned timetable. IMO, let him stay home and do a homeschool year of kindergarten or a really relaxed year of 1st grade. I don't know where you are so I won't suggest a homeschool group to find kids. I struggle to find groups/kids myself even when I am supposedly living in an area with a high concentration of homeschoolers. My two older ones are 16 and 14 and my youngest is 8. Even when there is an event for him I usually miss it because the older two seem to take up so much time. Your DS sounds like my youngest. He floats from devices to legos, then to outside for short periods of time. He seems fine with it, he isn't asking me for friends or outings. He is just happy being with me. He just gets mad at me if we don't make it to the pool when I say we are going to go.
  6. Any opinions or comments? I have high schoolers so I am trying to get them to think, but I also want them to learn US history. Is presenting US history in two conflicting interpretations confusing? Is it just asking for them to have issues with what we are studying? Does the program push a particular world view? Two sides of an argument about a time in history is being presented, usually conservative/liberal interpretations. Is the example of one particular world view usually a stronger argument than the other world view? Is the conservative argument/presentation always stronger than the liberal? Is the liberal argument/presentation always stronger that the conservative? And finally, is it a decent program? Do you like it? Do your kids enjoy it? Thanks!
  7. I am thinking about starting TRISMS this year with Discovering the Ancient World. I have never actually seen it in real life, I am just reading about it online. I will be starting this with my 14yo rising 9th grade son and up until now we haven't done formal writing. This summer we started book 3 Writing and Rhetoric from Classical Academic Press and I really like it and, more importantly, my son likes it. I want to continue with this program, just at an accelerated pace. TRISMS keeps talking about IEW and how IEW is incorporated into the TRISMS program. Do I have to use IEW or are other writing programs easily substituted? Thanks for any input!!
  8. Thank you all so much for your input. It really has helped us tremendously. The only thing we know about Atlanta is that we are moving there. I was drawn to the north because of Whole Foods and Trader Joes and it seems all the UU churches are in the north, but community and small town feel are more important. We are now looking exclusively at Peachtree City and hope to be there within the next few months. Groups and co-ops were mentioned above but I am not having much luck finding any information about them. Are there any websites, FB pages, yahoo groups that you could recommend? DD is about to turn 14, DS is about to turn 12 and they are understandably upset about leaving friends, it would help so much if I can get them involved with things as soon as we arrive. This will be the third time starting over in the last 6 years; it took us forever to find good community these last two times and that is really sticking out in their memories right now. Thankfully this will be the last move.
  9. Or any of the surrounding areas. What are the areas like? Are there active homeschooling communities? Anything for teens? Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts? Conservative/Liberal? Exclusive/Inclusive? Friendly overall community? Any info about Homeschool Hangout in Alpharetta? Anything else you would like to share?
  10. Side effects are not criteria that establish the effectiveness of a medicine. They are drawbacks. A lack of side effects of one of the most meritorious aspects of homeopathy.
  11. In holistic medicine, not everything works for everyone or works the same way. Lavender Oil is supposed to be relaxing, for me it drives me crazy. If you don't have good luck with homeopathy that does not mean it is placebo. Putting arnica gel on bruises and seeing them disappear, my baby calming down after teething tabs, my cats getting along after being given Bach Flower, and my kids noses drying up is not placebo. You can not placebo a bruise or a physical issue away. There are more than 5 homeopathic remedies for morning sickness. It depends on why one is having morning sickness to find the correct remedy. Working at a health food store I saw many pregnant women go through multiple remedies before finding the one that helped. The remedy that worked for my first pregnancy did not work for my second, but did work again for my third. I don't know the science behind homeopathic medicine, I suggest finding a homeopathic practitioner. Someone who can honestly help you and not criticize your chosen form of health care. The thought that in order for medicine to be effective it has to be able to harm is flawed and shows an ignorance of holistic and natural medicine.
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