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Everything posted by minuway

  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. So I did the Jillian Michaels Kettlebell workout on Amazon Prime this morning, remember looking at it and checking my steps, but then when I went to go take a shower found that I had lost my fitbit, it had fallen out of my clothes. So yes, that post was prophetic.... :sad: :nopity: :ohmy: But then my 9 year old found it at the end of the day! So tomorrow I am on!
  6. I just saw this and dug out my fitbit that's been gathering some dust. Yay for some motivation. That thing kept falling out of my um, underclothing. I need to find a better system.
  7. Nice Derek! Are you guys on the local homeschoolers facebook group that's popped up lately? https://www.facebook.com/groups/519630511385912/ There are some good park days that have been going. I have girls ages 9 and 7 that are always up for meeting girls their age to play with! Fridays at Via Paraiso have had some older boys as well. :)
  8. We are an Ocean Grove family, not too far from her in Monterey, if she needs any info on that! :)
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