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  1. What is everyone doing to teach fine arts? Music appreciation, art appreciation, drawing, painting, pastels.......any of those things! I'd love some resources so I can figure out a plan for us. I don't really want to cobble something together myself - I'd love something that is already done for me. I'd love something with DVD's or an online component (streaming - doesn't have to be a live class).
  2. Sonlight has summer book lists. I always look through those for ideas. I also made book lists for my own kids. I’ll paste the links to those below. I chose a lot of fantasy or mystery or adventure books. Many of not examples of fine literature, but they are fun. http://lextineclectic.com/2019/05/summer-reading-for-my-8-year-old-girl.html http://lextineclectic.com/2019/05/summer-reading-for-my-10-year-old-girl.html http://lextineclectic.com/2019/05/summer-reading-for-my-11-year-old-boy.html http://lextineclectic.com/2019/05/summer-reading-for-my-13-year-old-girl.html
  3. I’m going to be using Thinkwell. We’ll see how it goes. The sample looked like something my older kids would enjoy. And I got a good price on homeschool buyers co-op.
  4. I used it with a 4th and 3rd grader. They both enjoyed it. It was a great low key and low stress intro to Latin. It made Latin approachable and less intimidating. My 4th grader is slightly dyslexic and was a delayed reader and speller. It was a great slow start for us. I also used it with my oldest who was a strong reader but was more interested in spanish and had been focusing more on spanish. She enjoyed the slow start with Latin and found the program fun and simple. All my kids liked the videos. And many of them enjoyed the songs. We tried the other CAP Latin but hav
  5. I’m on my phone so it’s difficult to type...but I've used many levels of NL Science. I enjoyed it. Some of the topics felt a bit simplistic. However the instructions to have them highlight main ideas promoted good study skills. Some of the experiments are actually more demonstrations but the kit comes with everything. I’m going to drop some a blog link that has my posts about it. They might be helpful. If you have questions send me a message. I don’t do conventions for them anymore and I don’t use the program right now. But I used it for years. It is a bit time consuming for lessons and I’ve h
  6. Well I’ll reply here...we switched to Abeka. So so much better! My kids can actually identify parts of speech in a sentence. They are retaining and applying what they’ve learned. The instructions are clear and the workbook is colorful. It’s easy to use. I just read the explanation and instructions at the top of the page and then do a few sentences with them. Then they do the rest on their own. It’s not fancy or super exciting but it gets the job done and my kids don’t complain because it doesn’t take much time. FLL was not being retained. After completing up through FLL 4 I realized my kids co
  7. Move been looking at this program for my little one. I need something new and different for kiddo number 6. This program looks fun and interesting. You’ll have to update us on how you like it. I’m thinking of getting it for August.
  8. We have a maid service come. They have the ability to create a custom clean where they only clean certain rooms. If I only wanted kitchens and bathrooms they would put together a plan and create an estimate. I would think most companies would be flexible and work with you on this.
  9. I’ll jump in. I’m still figuring it all out but here’s what I have so far: Bible: The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Study Math: Thinkwell Alg 1 Grammar: Abeka Grammar 2 Writing: EIW 10 History: Notgrass Adam and Us Science: BJU Physical Science Logic: Intro to Logic from Master Books Latin: MP 2nd Form Spanish: HS Spanish Academy High school 1 Lots of Literature books I’m making a list. Swim Team, Golf, Piano I think that’s most of it. We’ll do some apologetics and learn about finances also. And some geography with drawing the
  10. My daughter likes the little Nora Gaydos books.
  11. Has anyone used this program? It looks interesting and the cover is so pretty (totally not a reason to choose a curriculum...I know, I know!). Any thoughts on this program and the companion - Writers in Residence?
  12. Yes (says the woman who is currently seeing one and who is seeing positive results)
  13. I would not plan any outdoor activities - even light hiking. The humidity is insane in Houston. I would sweat horribly just walking down my driveway to get the mail. I found the summers intolerable, and the bugs - mosquitoes especially - were insane. Plan indoor activities like visiting the aquarium or children’s museum. It’s been years since we lived there so I’m struggling to remember the other museums and indoor activities.
  14. Yes. That’s what I’m saying. It’s very common and has always been covered in the past. I know that the meds are not called pink bubblegum. But that’s how everyone knows them and how I remember them from childhood.
  15. I know. I was referring to the pink amoxicillin. It’s the common antibiotic for kids. They covered amoxicillin for my other daughter last month. But not for this child. It makes zero sense. It’s the most common antibiotic....
  16. The insurance won’t tell the pharmacy why they’re denying it. I can’t call the member line because they’re closed today. The pharmacist guesses it might be beamed on the strength of the antibiotic. It’s a different strength than what was prescribed for my other daughter last month. But she said the one that was prescribed is an extremely common strength so this doesn’t make any sense to her. What insurance won’t cover the pink bubblegum medicine? They won’t cover my Epi pens or Auvi-q’s. Grrr! Now this!
  17. My husband went to pick up the meds. I’m currently calling the pharmacy to get more details.
  18. It’s amoxicillin. My other daughter was just on this very antibiotic 5 weeks ago. They covered hers.
  19. So my toddler has a raging fever and very red throat. I took her to urgent care. Rapid strep was negative but dr felt she did have strep. I opted not to culture it but to just treat it since she had all the signs of strep. Then my insurance denied coverage of her antibiotic. Why? What is their problem? I’m over all of this. I just had a dry drowning scare with this kiddo and spent last weekend in ER. Then all of my kids had a horrific stomach virus. And me too. I’m just so done. Bah humbug. I’m so grouchy. Thankfully it’s nothing serious and the meds are not super expensive a
  20. My 2 year old had a bad experience with an instructor at swim lessons tonight. She swallowed a ton of water. Her stomach is very bloated and swollen. She’s been complaining of stomach pain. And she’s been throwing up water several times over the past two hours. Should I take her somewhere? Should I keep her here at home and watch her? What should I watch for? She’s so uncomfortable and can’t sleep. She’s in our room so I can keep an eye on her but she’s just moaning and throwing up. I am so worried. My older children are all swimmers and nothing like this has ever happened t
  21. Thanks everyone. I’ve been very upset. My appointment is next week so I have all week to stress about it. Sigh. I do have that dvd and have been doing it. That’s what has helped. But I’m still having issues and I’d like to be myself again. I can’t even exercise. And I can’t continue like this. I think I will call and find out what to expect. That might help me. And ive never had a mammogram so I can’t compare the two experiences. But I can only imagine that this is so much more awkward. I’ve also had mastitis twice and I’m just kind of done with everything. I’d love to
  22. I’m not sure I can get past the “awkward.” I just don’t know. I’ve been doing some things at home and have already improved somewhat. So the dr thinks I will respond well to therapy. But after reading a little about it, I am panicking.
  23. My doctor just recommended PT for me. I’m having absolute panic attacks over the thought. Has anyone done this type of PT who can message me? Or you can share experiences here if you’re comfortable.
  24. Yes. She just barely in the juniors department. She’s at that awkward size where she’s able to wear the largest kids size and the smallest juniors size but nothing seems to fit quite right. Yes I know it won’t be knee length. I meant to say a short dress - not floor length. My brain is tired and I wasn’t clear. I’m assuming floor length is too formal for this type of event. But I’m hoping to find something that’s not too terribly short. I’d also like to find something that doesn’t have all the cut outs and key holes. My daughter does not feel comfortable in those type outfits. Sigh
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