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  1. Does anyone have a recommendation for a basic grammar program for an adult that wants to go back and review? I'm training to be an online ESL teacher and realize I've forgotten a lot of the basics. If I could find a simple program to help me with that without spending a huge amount of money, that would be awesome. I've thought about getting a Grade 5 Rod & Staff Teacher's Manual, but wonder if there's anything better.

     

    Thanks for any input you have to offer.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  2. Have you looked into teaching English to chinese kids? VIP KID is a legitimate site. There are youtube videos with ideas on passing your interview. 

    Good luck! <3

     

    Interesting that you should mention that company, Chris! Yes, I'm looking into that possibility too!!

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

     

    P.S. Nice to run into you here again too. :cheers2:

     

  3. Does Rat Race Rebellion have a forum? I know they have a lot of legit at-home jobs. 

     

    Thank you!! If that isn't the forum I used to frequent, then it's very much like what I was hoping to find. :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: You are my HERO!! :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray:

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  4. Has anyone found legitimate work from home opportunities that you can share with me? I know that many of you that homeschool are able to do this.

     

    I'm very open to new ideas in addition to my original question. I have two part-time jobs away from home, but they aren't enough in themselves to provide the needs of our household. I'm sincerely hoping to find a steady work-from-home position that creates $700-$1000 per month.

     

  5. Hi again - I just wanted to add that I am connected with resources like the Penny Hoarder Jobs page on FB, etc., but the forum I used to go to was actually for contractors that were working for companies and had up to date info on who is hiring, where, etc. It was a wealth of information. I just can't remember the name of it and want to find it again so much. 

     

    Thanks for reading, and please do chime in if you have even a clue of what I'm talking about.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  6. Hi there - I haven't posted on this forum in a very long time, but thought I'd drop in and post a question. Years ago I found a wealth of information here on legitimate work from home opportunities. There was another forum that several hive members were connected to, and I actually found a temp job that helped out until I found a more permanent job elsewhere. I'm now semi retired and need to find resources like what I'd found in the past. Does anyone know what online forum I'm talking about? I know that companies like 1-800-flowers, Lionbridge, Leapforce, and many others were represented on the forum.

     

    If you have information on the forum I'm trying to find again - or something very much like it - would  you please let me know? I'm in terrific need of getting a job right now.

     

    Thanks so much!

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  7. I have a student who has completed her sophomore year at a classical ed private school, and yes -- Latin is completely acceptable as a foreign language when entering college. I have been on faculty at that school for eight years and have seen many, many graduates go on to colleges and university based on completing 3 years of Latin and one year of Greek. They've done extremely well.

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  8. AMDG

     

    Well, I think it was very rude of KungFuPanda to steal my idea but since it was in the spirit of charity . . . I forgive. :tongue_smilie:

     

    and now I don't have anything to say except that there are some cool freezer-to-crockpot recipes/ideas that I think would be just the thing.  If you do that, you could spend a Saturday morning or some afternoon doing up a batch into single servings.  THen in the mornings, just grab the one you want and toss it in.

     

    This is just one of many sites.

    http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/09/20-meals-in-2-hours-slow-cooker-freezer-meals/

     

    Wow!! This is a great idea, MomOfOneFunOne! I really like your suggestion here and am going to explore more ideas along those lines.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  9. It's been a long time since I was here, but since I'm about to ask for crockpot ideas I knew where to go for advice!! But rather than ideas for the whole family, I need help just for me for lunches. You see, I'm working more hours as an art teacher at a school now and for Christmas I got a little 2-qt. crockpot, a small ladle and a matching Corningware mug. They are sooooooo cute, but I haven't come up with any healthy ideas that would be good for me during a work day. I'd love to stay low carb, so that limits a lot already.

     

    Can anyone throw out some suggestions?

     

    Thanks so much.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

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  10. Like you, I grew up eating a not-so-healthy diet and I often get confused over what is healthy and what is not. I was a vegetarian for many years and was also very unhealthy during that time. I also tried a full-on low carb diet and while I enjoyed the weight loss, I knew it was not something I could continue for the rest of my life. 

     

    I recently found the book Trim Healthy Mama and have just started following this way of eating. The basic premise is that you cut sugar out of your diet and plan your meals around having a protein and then one type of fuel - either fat or carbs. Many of my meals are low-carb and high fat, which I like. But I can also incorporate meals that are low fat yet have carbs (not a ton of carbs). This really keeps the nasty, bad for you, processed foods out of your diet. However, they do provide ways to have favorite foods (i.e. using cauliflower in place of potatoes, using stevia to make yummy desserts, etc.). What I like best about the book is that it is very long and gives the science behind this way of eating. They also have a closed Facebook group that is very informative.

     

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have specific questions.

     

    Thank you for suggesting this book, JustKate! I just perused it over on Amazon and am thrilled. It's a little spendy, but if it helps one gain health then it will pay for itself in no time.

     

    I'm like the OP in that I know I need to improve my lifestyle, but haven't been able to sort through all the plans that are out there. I've already made some very positive changes to what I eat, but there is certainly room to grow. I rarely eat junk food, drink sodas once in a blue moon, don't smoke, and I do eat whole grains and less white bread and pasta. Yet I am challenged to stay consistent on the consumption of sugar and carbohydrates. I have no desire to give up meat and eggs, so going vegan is out of the question. I like the idea of Trim Healthy Mama's way of eating because it seems very balanced.

     

    And isn't balance really the bottom line?

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

     

  11. Thank you both for your input. I think that the one course I'd choose from the elementary level is on anatomy, but after reading your posts I think I should compare the anatomy for grammar stage with the high school level anatomy and physiology books side by side. I'll also take a look at BJU to see what they have, but  as you can see my major interest in science is the human body. I'm just fascinated by God's design and how our bodies function! Anatomy specifically in addition to biology would be wonderful. I don't know how far I'd want to go since I'd need a microscope and lab area in addition to my painting studio, but one never knows until they begin - right?

     

    I am also a fan of Dr. Wile and read his blog, Proslogion, from time to time. I hadn't thought about reading the book you've mentioned, Monica, so thank you. And as to math, yes I agree about that. Thank God for Khan's Academy!

     

    Monica, I will keep my thoughts and opinion on Biblical accuracy to myself. :gnorsi: Thank you for your other input as I do value that.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  12. After hs'ing for six years, I'm going to be sending my dd off to high school now. It's occurred to me recently that I can actually take some time for my own self-education now, and although I'm very passionate about the arts, I'm also very interested in literature, history and some areas of science. I'm looking around to see what choices there are for me and have discovered that there really aren't many options for a creation based science course for an adult that's already been to college and graduated with an art degree. :huh:  So I've been thinking about going back to hs elementary courses, such as Apologia, and studying them for my own enrichment, and then move on up to the high school level. I honestly never thought I'd be interested in science courses until my own dd was at home and I was introduced to Christian courses that are creation based. I've found it to be so fascinating and would love to learn more just for myself.

     

    Is this something that anyone else has done, or something similar? Any suggestions for me at all?

     

    Thanks for any tips or experiences you may have to share.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  13. :lurk5:

     

    I own the book and have it sitting right here next to me on the couch as I've been reading this thread. Your discussion makes me want to move forward, so thank you! My dd is going to school next year after 6 years with me at home. One thing I've discovered lately is how much I've loved the hs journey and how much I've gotten from it personally. I've come to the conclusion that I should move on into a self directed continuing education path. Literature and science are areas of interest for me to pursue, so I think I'll get the reading plan from WEM and also buy an Apologia Science text. Yes, it's going to take maybe forever, but nothing ventured - nothing gained.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  14. It never dawned on me to roast beets. We planted three different kinds this year, so I'll definitely be roasting some - maybe tomorrow.

     

    Did you grow GOLDEN beets? They are fantastic -- especially roasted. Around here they aren't that readily available unless you're with an organic CSA like we are, eat at upscale restaurants or grow them yourself.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  15. Peel and roast as you would potatoes, with olive oil and salt. Eat them that way, or cool and slice and serve in a mixed green salad with some goat cheese and good dressing.

     

    This is what I do too, and I never parboil them first. I peel them and chop into chunks then toss with the desired oil and herbs. When they are roasted this way it caramelizes the edges and they become sweet. We love our roasted beets either hot or cold. I've even tried a variety of herbs added to the olive oil and salt and they are so delicious. If you're adventuresome -- try them with curry.  Deeelish!

     

    You can also shred the peeled, raw beets, and add egg, flour and salt and pepper. Form this mixture into small patties and fry them in oil until golden brown. Blot with a paper towel and serve as a side dish for supper instead of potatoes or other starch.

     

    Another real favorite of mine is Ukrainian style beet borscht. There are many recipes online and I haven't had a bad version of it yet. You can add beef stew meat or just add broth for flavor, but it is wonderful even if you use a vegetarian recipe.

     

    :drool5:

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

     

  16. I know this is sacrilege to some, but I disliked the Mitford series. I read the first two and gave the rest to Goodwill.

    Kon-tiki might work. I don't know if they have it here.

    Hated Tuesdays... I rarely like books about non-Christian spirituality, although I can appreciate them. Heck, I rarely like Christian fiction.

    I know, so many love it.

    Thanks for the list.

     

    The Mitford series isn't one that you jump right into and love, Chris. I found it to be one that had to build up, but became very enjoyable reading. There was a point about three books down the list that I just really loved the characters. In fact, I think that is Karon's greatest strength as a writer. Then by the time I read the newest books about Father Tim, I felt that she'd built his character and story superbly throughout the whole two series of stories.

     

    Each to their own, but if you have the chance to try them again you just may have a different opinion.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

     

    P.S. Have you read any of the fiction written by Brock & Bodie Theone? We have just about all of them and love their accuracy to history woven into stories. Wonderful books too!

  17. Well I had to vote Apple and Other since the second question doesn't really pertain to Apple products lol...

    I'm all for Apple products. ... Apple products are a little more sturdy....

     

    I totally agree and had to vote Other for the same reason. I'm extremely happy with my iPhone and MacBook combination. Not only do I prefer the quality and longevity of Apple/Mac products, but I love how they sync together so beautifully. I especially love the quality of the iPhone camera and the way it works with iPhoto. Smooth process and great pictures!

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  18. I found a couple of really nice options in my mom's chef's catalogue, but I'm afraid they're way out of my budget. I liked them because they not only slow cook, but also can be used as a rice cooker and a steamer. One is 4 qt. and the other is 7, but they are each well over $100. Bummer! I guess I'll be shopping for a HB slow cooker in the 6 qt. range, but I'm not saying that as a complaint. I'm sure it will be fine.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  19. I have completely given up using Rival's Crockpots. They cook too hot (I'm talking from completely frozen b/s chicken breast to overcooked dry stuff in 4 hours on low). I have three of them in varying sizes that sit in the attic. I LOVE my Hamilton Beach ones though. I have the one pictured here (I've used the probe only once and decided it was useless) and a 5qt cheaper version (not programmable). These are what crockpots are supposed to cook like.

     

    I hear you on that one. In fact, the one that just died was due to over-heating so much that as the crock cooled it cracked completely down the middle. Scarey!!

     

    For a replacement, I really like the Hamilton Beach suggestion. They look awesome! We have a HB food processor and it's also great quality for a lower price.

     

    Thanks for the suggestions and comments everyone.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  20. We've had it so many years that I'm totally out of the loop on what to look for next since there are more on the market than there used to be. I really need to get this wrapped up by fall when I start back to work.

     

     

    Here are some questions I have:

    • What kind of crock pot do you own/recommend?

    • How many sizes do you own and what do you use them for?

    • Do you have a favorite crock pot/slow cooker website to recommend?

     

    Thanks in advance for anything you may want to share.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

  21. Hello all ,

    Well, I promised I would keep you updated, so here I am. I have some bad news and some good news.

     

    The bad news: He didn't get the job we were hoping for that I told you we were pulling for.

     

    The good news, no, the FABULOUS news: He got an even better job!!!

     

    :party: :party: :party:

     

    I'm thrilled to tell you that dh got a full-time job with a well established, local pharmacy just a few miles from home and he starts the day after tomorrow. We are in shock because the starting pay is higher than he dreamed he'd have to begin with!! Thank you all for your prayers. God is sooooo good. This whole thing has been an amazing journey.

     

    Blessings,

    Lucinda

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