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About minuway

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  1. We had an awful time getting rid of pinworms (I have an autoimmune disorder, so maybe that my issue, but it took forever for me to get rid of mine once my kids got them). Pinworms are my personal hell, so I would avoid having people with it in my house if at all possible.
  2. My oldest was largely self taught - learned at age 4 mainly from learning letter sounds (remember that annoying Leapfrog letter sound fridge magnet set?) and following along when I ran my finger under the text I read aloud. My other three kids were not this way! She did eventually need to learn phonics for spelling, which she found incredibly tedious.
  3. White Bean Chili https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/white_chili/ Tortilla Soup https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/tortilla_soup/ Good basic Chili https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/simple-perfect-chili-recipe-2107099
  4. We have been using TOG this year. I bought one quarter online (it was Year 2 Unit 4 - to correspond to where we were in history) as well as Year 3 used print version. I have 7th, 6th, 4th and 2nd graders. Previously we have used Sonlight or Story of the World (with activity guide for lit / further history, maps and activities. After one semester I am basically done with TOG. I do not like the middle school (dialectic) book selections at all. I found them to be unnecessarily long and/ or repetitive. The lower and upper grammar were fine, but I think the real value of the program is being able t
  5. This is what we do with Beast - my kids don't have the frustration tolerance to work through the practice books, but they love the guides. They aren't super expensive, so I think its a great supplement to another program.
  6. Right there with you - I am entirely too emotional it seems. Also, I change organizational systems too often (always trying to find something better....) We could totally have a support group for INFJs married to INTJs!
  7. I'm another INFJ married to an INTJ! Also identify with creative but rigid - I think that's absolutely an INFJ think too. Constantly tweaking systems, looking for the best way to do things, but resisting being too constrained by routine at the same time. I also have a lot of sensory sensitivities - not sure if those are related to personality or not, but I get overwhelmed by lots of noise or light - so kid wrangling can get challenging. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. INFJ here - married to an INTJ (and most of my good friends are INTJ, INFJ or INFP). I've noticed a higher than normal number of INFJ homeschoolers and attributed it to that types' intense devotion to idealism. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Classical Kids are frequent in my car for Music Appreciation: some of my kids love these and the others (mainly the older ones) just tolerate them. :) I think of them as a gentle, living book-oriented introduction to many of the major composers. I also really like the compilation CDs they've put together for each composer. https://www.rainbowresource.com/prodlist.php?subject=Music/17&category=Classical+Kids/5618 I linked to RR for the overview of everything, but it seems like everything is less expensive on Amazon (and can be downloaded as mp3 / sampled).
  10. I will second the BeautyCounter sunscreen - I have a friend who sells it and although I hate MLM stuff in general, after borrowing her sunscreen at the pool I started buying it. Physical sunblock but doesn't turn everything white and chalky / gross. Worth checking out against your list. ETA: I am a pasty white redhead and I wear the cream sunscreen everyday under make up, and the stick is good for keeping in purse for reluctant kid faces. It will melt though in a hot car.
  11. I have a kid with a mood disorder, I have it too. Counseling is usually the last thing anyone wants to do when they are struggling - a support person needs to be the scaffolding that gets the hurting person to help. Another thing to be really mindful of is that the therapist / patient relationship involves a lot of chemistry, so if there's not a good rapport, be willing to meet different people until there's a good match.
  12. Plan to Eat is what I use - I subscribed when they run a sale around black friday where its half off, but now that I've been using it so heavily, I think I would pay full price. https://www.plantoeat.com/
  13. :iagree: Absolutely... and I tell people this all the time. I am super popular, as you can imagine. :)
  14. How is it going? I was looking at doing this with my dd9, because I talked to the folks at Online3g.com at the SENG conference this year and was very impressed with the teacher. She had already read all the book for LL7 and didn't want to reread them, so we were going to try LL8 in the spring. I would love to hear your experiences. She tends to be a serial book gobbler, so I'm wondering how this will work...
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