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by baileymom
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Interruptions - Homeschooling while potty training,
Replies: 5
Views: 7389

Re: Homeschooling while potty training

I've potty trained five toddlers while homeschooling, and there's not much to add to the great responses you've already gotten here. Truly. -- It's hard. It takes time. And school needs to not (ever, really) be more important than each other. I did, however, want to see if I could link the article t...
by baileymom
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Ordering - Book subs, already read, different edition
Replies: 28
Views: 9679

Re: Epic of Gilgamesh

Thank you so much, Julie. This is exactly what I needed to know. :)
by baileymom
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 16487

Re: WHL...update to latest edition or ??

Julie, So ... having bought WHL right before the change to new Notgrass last winter, and then buying new AHL individual items this summer won't hinder the study of AHL at all. ... possibly just different page numbers for Notgrass? (Sorry. It can get confusing when I'm trying to make sure we have all...
by baileymom
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Family Bible study? How many copies?
Replies: 14
Views: 8946

Re: Question about Boy, Have I Got Problems

I asked this exact (and many other) questions on the phone with the MFW office just yesterday. She suggested I get one for my 7th, one for my 5th, and one for my 2nd grader ... saying I would probably help him fill it in the first half of the year, but he'd probably be able to do most of the writing...
by baileymom
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 42688

using MFW Kindergarten for mature 4 year old?

I am going to be a first time homeschooling mom for the next school year. I was so anxious about it until I discovered MFW and now I am very excited and have total peace that this is right for our family. I have a 5 year old boy (will be 6 in August) who is currently in public kindergarten. I plan ...
by baileymom
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 33098

Re: Entertaining youngers

We do a Quiet Time every afternoon. The older kids read, the younger kids nap. My 6 year old boy is supposed to listen to a story CD, look at picture-type books, draw, or play quietly with cars, action figures, etc ... it only works a few times a week -- the other times he wreaks complete havoc on e...
by baileymom
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 33
Views: 16692

Re: What does your day look like?

Hi Kathy! I'm going to post our general routine here. It's our "framework" that we build our day around, but almost every day something is done slightly different, or not done at all. I get up around 7:00, usually my husband is up before me with one or two of the younger boys. Everyone plays, chats,...
by baileymom
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 64829

What happened here?

I'm kinda sad :( I used to be able to hop on here ... and it was like a busy little hub of other moms chatting about MFW. Maybe it's God's way of saying I don't need to be busy chatting MFW with other homeshool moms ... I need to be homeschooling ;) (it was always encouraging, though) PS: perhaps ev...
by baileymom
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 21155

enrichment items

We are doing 1st and CtG next year. Can't wait!!! :-) I have been looking over the enrichment items. I am just curious what others think of these: Archimedes and door of Science- would you purchase this since isn't included any longer? Our library has it but if it is a worthy purchase, I would like...
by baileymom
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Audio CD ideas for CTG
Replies: 5
Views: 6499

Re: Audio cds??

We used Diana Warings (Volume 1) from AiG, and the kids LOVED them. We're also HUGE fans of Jim Weiss. All Of A Kind Family on audio for CtG is also a great choice.
by baileymom
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Users explain why we love K!
Replies: 43
Views: 27038

Re: New here!

Welcome, we LOVE K!
by baileymom
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Choosing ADV for Less than 1 year? Summer?
Replies: 24
Views: 11402

Re: Coming back to MFW and lots of questions

Hi Heidi! I'm mostly chiming in because our circumstances sound so similar. We are a large family, and have used MFW off and on since the beginning too. We've tried what seems like everything ... and are at the point where we just need open and (almost) go, planned out, trusted, etc too. We did ADV ...
by baileymom
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Descriptions
Replies: 12
Views: 8890

Pilgrim's Progress...complete and unabridged

My son was really enjoying The Dangerous Journey in RTR - so he went out to the library & found my older son's copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (that I had no idea he had even read - nor have I read it)...and now he's reading that book. He is on chapter 5 & so far LOVES it. He keeps going on and on a...
by baileymom
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Notebook Pages
Replies: 16
Views: 10772

Re: Extra Notebooking Pages

hi! raisingupboys (me too) :) ... have you considered using the Activity Book that goes along with SOTW 2 that you're already using with RtR? it has tons of coloring/activity pages to go along with each chapter, and examples for narrations/or comprehension questions for each section (very helpful fo...
by baileymom
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Ideas: Favorite extras for Adventures?
Replies: 12
Views: 9265

Re: Adventures- Best Resources To Buy?

My kids LOVED watching the Liberty's Kids series the year we did ADV ... we bought the DVDs, and they still watch them from time to time. The Nest History videos are good too. I would also suggest the books from BF's Early American guides (I believe they include the D'Aulaire bios ... and a few Your...
by baileymom
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Being content when the grass starts to look greener :)
Replies: 53
Views: 22555

Re: sticking with it...

trusting the process is one of the hardest things about homeschooling, IMO. especially when we're trusting for so many ages and stages and learning styles. we've used PLL since the very beginning of our homeschool journey, and i LOVE it. one of the best pieces of advice i can give is to take your ti...
by baileymom
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 27540

Re: Reading book suggestions please

Mr Putter and Tabby (but more beginning 2nd Grade reading level), Bink and Gollie series, and if she truly is at a 3rd Grade reading level, I wouldn't think it would be too soon to start The Little House series (and there would not be anything too mature in those, especially the first 5 books)
by baileymom
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 40525

Re: What does your room look like?

I would encourage anyone who is trying to set up a space to "do school" to read this very inspiring post by Amanda @ Homegrown and Beeyoutiful:
http://homegrownandbeeyoutiful.blogspot ... -2012.html

...and she also uses MFW!

It was just what I needed to hear this weekend.
by baileymom
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 34430

Re: reading for 2nd grade

A few that come to mind for a 2nd grader: Little House series, Sarah Plain & Tall series, American Girl series, Sarah Noble, The Orange Shoes, Eloise, Sarah Whitcher, (?) some Magic Tree House, Racketty Packetty House, In Grandma's Attic series, Understood Betsy, All-of-A-Kind-Family...I think, too,...
by baileymom
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 33844

Re: Traditions!

we used to always have sara lee coffee cake for breakfast and chili for dinner. (a tradition i carried down from my own sister now does it with her boys too) since we took most the summer off, i may do this the tuesday after labor day. we're also taking pics of the kids this year. on the 1...
by baileymom
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Games - Math practice web site?
Replies: 7
Views: 10434

Games - Math practice web site?

I am setting up web sites that my dc can visit while I'm working with the other one. I have spelling and phonics but I can't find a free site for math. There is a site called that I really like but it's $10 a month. I wouldn't mind paying something like $20 a year but $120 a year is a littl...
by baileymom
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 45532

Re: How do you keep up on school and house work??

We use both chore lists and schedules. I'm terrible at meal planning, terrible. We break up chores into 3 segments (morning, afternoon, and evening) and and all 7 kids have chores. Now, the older children have pretty much the same kind of chores I do, but the Littles do things like: He...
by baileymom
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Audio/DVD/Website - NEST videos
Replies: 17
Views: 9366

Re: NEST videos for Adventures

With all the videos recommended for ADV, and then 1850-MOD...we wen ahead and bought the 20 Video History Series. I watched for a sale (you can sign up for email deals), used a coupon code (google), and went on a 3 month pymt plan. It's been well worth the $$$ and ALL 7 of the kids watch & enjoy (so...
by baileymom
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library Routine
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Re: Library Routine

Here's a link to a post I recently wrote about heading to the Library with 7 kids in tow: ... s.html?m=1
by baileymom
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: Phonics - Ideas for phonics in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 69
Views: 67181

Sheet music?

Dusenkids wrote:Does anyone know where to find the sheet music for the A-a-song? Can't play a lick but might be about to pick it out...hummmm?
Try this: ... o-solo.htm