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  1. So we are moving overseas to Korea and I have everything but history. I usually use a spine and add to it from the library, but I won't have that luxury over there :( So, trying to find a program that will be good and won't need extra books. We are currently finishing up through 1850. I was wondering if we could go with SOTW 4 and add the kingfisher book but I know that will miss out on a lot of good literature that the AG suggests...anyway, suggestions are appreciated :)
  2. Mine loves the winter clogs they have that are lined on the inside because of the bumps. For us we try on so many shoes till she finds some that don't hurt. Usually they are too big too. Sandals are our go to and she has no problem keeping them on. Also, have you tried used shoes? Sometimes once they are broken in mine likes them better, also cheaper ;)
  3. Have you had his eyes checked too. I found my son was making more mistakes even though he knew the stuff and found out he needed glasses.
  4. I did Abeka K for my dd last year to learn cursive and she did great.
  5. My oldest 2 would both have similar reactions to decreased computer time. One has ADHD/SPD/Anxiety...(9), the other, who is 11 has no issues and they both would probably react like that ;) For us my oldest adjusts more quickly. My 9 year old takes about 2 weeks to get adjusted to withdraws. I wouldn't take that one situation as an indication there may be more underlying issues. For me I see it more as an addiction problem. Take away our computer or phones from us and we tend to be a little more grumpy. Unfortunately the kids tend to be a little more emotional ;( Not saying that there may be more to your dc issues. You also mentioned not being able to afford an eval, there are many places that have sliding scale prices, especially when it comes to kids, so I would look and ask around because there may be something out there that you could afford. I know for us it has done a world of good for my 9 year old.
  6. Since we are off this week I have been reading a lot. I was wondering what your favorites were to expand my selections ;)
  7. Have you read the older version of The Well Trained Mind? I love her suggestion for the lower history grades. She just uses The Usborne Book of World History as a main spine for the first 3 years and I forgot the spine for the last year ;) My 8 year old gets a lot more out of this than reading SOTW. You can go through a 2 page spread 2-3 times a week and notebook and use a timeline then add on with library books on the subjects you are interested in. Go deeper where you want to go deeper. Truthfully my 10 year old remembers tons from the Usborne book vs SOTW ;)
  8. You could kinda think of Bible time as food. Some people are starving in the morning and have a big breakfast,as well some wake up early and do Bible time them ;) Some people barely eat breakfast and eat more at lunch or dinner. The point is we all get our food in at some time. Same with the Bible. We need spiritual nourishment. I am not a morning person. I do spend a little time every morning reading the bible and my kids read a chapter in the morning on their own. I usually do Bible time together with the big kids when the little ones are down for naps in the afternoon. I would personally rather it be quality time than a hectic check off my list in the morning. If you feel you must do it in the morning, pick just 1 verse to talk about and maybe memorize together.
  9. He gets around 2 weeks for vacation, then a few days you could add for holidays, then some sick time also. So around 3 total, maybe 4 this year since he had to take more time off from having surgery ;)
  10. What I think is funny for us is that DH works for a cable company and we get it for free. We have all the channels and extended packages and the kids would rather watch something on Netflix or youtube. I'm about the only one who uses it and if we had to pay for it we would drop it too ;)
  11. You should try trim healthy mama. I'm doing it, on week 6 and down 12 lbs after trying for a year unsuccessfully to lose weight. It basically clumps meals into S meals, satisfying higher fat meals and low carb (lots of great desserts too) and change it up with E meals, under 5 grams of fat and up to 45 carbs. They have lots of mamas who have lost over 100 lbs and none of us ever feel deprived ;)
  12. Usually 3. I love to go to Aldi and that is my main one, but if I don't have enough cash on hand we also hit up Walmar,t and then fresh produce at Kroger.
  13. None of them teach it around here. I love diagramming and teach it. I am very math minded and grammar was my weak area until I learned to diagram. Everything now makes sense when I can see it laid out in a diagram :)
  14. http://characterfirsteducation.com/c/curriculum.php This is what we use for my kids 5-10 right now. There is a lot of free stuff to so some people don't even buy it :)
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