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  1. You can put a layer of polyurethane on a wood table top to seal it from water.
  2. Bible: I use a lot of Memoria Press curricula, and I use their Bible history as well known as Christian Studies. It's a historical, facutal study with no added theology. It's once, maybe twice a week with daily flashcard review if desired. Catechism: Faith and Life. One chapter a week, read then discuss with just the text book. Some years I have them memorize the questions and answers depending on the other coursework load. This is in addition to our parish's RE program. Saints: I've been loosely following Mater Amabilis' sequence and that has worked well for us. My middle schooler i
  3. In the small coat closet in by the front door. It hangs on a pushpin on the wall the closet door is on, so it doesn't touch anything but the wall and you dont even see it if you don't know it's there.
  4. We're going to continue with Memoria Press for most things. Latin: Second Form Latin Math: Math Mammoth 7 Literature/Reading: MP 7 Writing: CC Confirmation and Refutation Grammar: English Grammar Recitation III Spelling: Spelling Workout book F, maybe? History: MP 7 includes • Famous Men of Greece with the Greek Alphabet • American History • continue Book of Centuries Science: Novare's Physical Science Religion • Bible: Christian Studies IV • Catechism: Faith and Life book 7 • Saints: Vision Books series He'll also c
  5. My mom's doc said she "wouldn't get Covid" because she's on Humira for her psoriasis. I thought she maybe didn't understand, but this brings a little insight, thanks.
  6. Middle Ages lit for 6th could include Adam of the Road, the Door in the Wall, Robin Hood, and King Arthur.
  7. We'll be tent camping 2-3 times this year. Our main event is a trip to the Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone. The last time DH was talking with his boss, his boss said he'd make a note that we camped before it was cool. 😎
  8. It went into our budget, which is the only budget. I have never earned an income while married and all the money DH earns is our money. We spent it on furniture and charitable donations.
  9. I posted this on Facebook too, in case you see it twice. Help with 6th grader, please! We've used MM for his entire math career and he's done well with it in the past - not always stellar, but decent. He just took the 6th grade final test and scored 73% (passing is 80%). There are of course some sections he did better in, but there are still only 2 sections he scored 90%+. So he failed 6 topics on the test. My plan was to finish out the school year with 7a, then next school year do VideoText which has a pre-algebra element as it's first module, so he would double up on some topi
  10. Take everything you just said, write it in a beautiful card, and send it to her.
  11. We've never discussed it, but now DH helps the kids wrap the presents that are from them, including for my and my son's December birthdays. Then I'm mostly in charge of gifts from DH and me to the kids and extended family. We usually have a "wrapping party" together the last few days before Christmas to do the Santa gifts.
  12. I've listened to different ones at different times including Scole Sisters, the Mason Jar, Pam Barnhill's stuff, Ask Andrew from CIRCE, and Memoria Press has one that just started but I haven't listened at all.
  13. Thank you all again for your help! Mom is doing well and resting. For better for worse, I'm allowed to come and go freely so I was able to wait in my car during the surgery and recovery instead of in the waiting room (the weather here is perfect for waiting outside, sorry not sorry). There's a cafeteria with limited hours and all vending is closed, so I'm glad I can go out to get food or coffee when I want to.
  14. The Tending List is a wonderful habit to lay out your goals into manageable steps and is easily DIY. Another major part of the planner is the Prep Work in the whole front section of the book. It has guided questions, journal prompts, and reflections to help you figure what really matters to you and what legacy you want to leave - which will help with goal creation and motivation. So if you're pretty solid on your goals, you maybe don't need the Prep Work. I do/did find it valuable to me. I did my first set of Prep Work in July 2020 and, despite all the new year excitement , I do not
  15. Thank you all for your help! I'm definitely adding some more to my list.
  16. Hello, all! I'm coming out of lurkdom with a question. My mom is having surgery next week and I will be taking "charge" of her. It's neck surgery and she'll be in the hospital for 1-2 nights assuming all goes well. The hospital requested that I stay in the room with her so my question is... what do I bring for myself, for her, and in light of COVID? I've only stayed in a hospital postpartum and have never been there as the "helper" person. I normally use a cloth, reusable mask, but I'm gonna try to pick up some N95s to wear while at the hospital. So far I have a change of clothes or
  17. Is Germany off the Mad Cow disease list? I was born and lived there for 2 years as an American citizen in the 80s, but I just looked through the Red Cross list and it doesn't say anything about Germany anymore.
  18. Maybe 1 box a month, on average? We keep a box in each of our two bathrooms, and one in each of our two cars - but those are rarely used. I also have a stash of lotion tissues for when someone is sick and using a bunch in a day.
  19. I love my Pocket Camp. I play it way too much. We have wifi at our house so I can play it easily. I can play it on data too, but I rarely do that. And it's free.
  20. I've heard of Andrew Pudewa's lecture on Teaching Boys Who Would Rather Be Building Forts and wanted to listen to it. So I searched for it and there are audios and podcasts and books and videos and and. So, which one of these is the "real" one? Or the original one? Or your favorite one?
  21. The Peanuts Movie Christopher Robin, assuming yall have a Pooh Bear background
  22. Chicken, potatoes, and carrots in a slow cooker, but put the slow cooker IN THE GARAGE (or on a porch) to keep the heat out.
  23. In my family, rooms didn't change until we launched after college.
  24. I'm using MS for 1st grade this year too! I'm not adding anything, and I think it's complete. I've used it off and on with my older kids, and we all love the videos and activities.
  25. I don't FEEL nervous anymore, not like I did in March. I think overtime I figured out a routine for shopping, brining things into the house, and all that became normal. And while I still don't FEEL nervous, my DH and coworkers are working from home again after having gone back to the office, and we're pulling our kids out of the activities that had started up again (here in GA).
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