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by striving2Bprov31
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: You Time
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: You Time

arstephia-I couldn't have said it better myself!! Years ago it was an idol in my life for sure. Over the last 6 years or so the Lord showed me just what you said. Unfortunately now, I've hit a personal snag where I could use some "extra" help with my kids, as opposed to the small bits of time that I...
by striving2Bprov31
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: You Time
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: You Time

I hope you get some good answers here, Sara.
I get zero time for myself and I pay for it dearly. If there is any way you can work in what you need, do it. Hopefully you'll get a lot of good ideas and sorry I'm not much help!!
by striving2Bprov31
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger with a 5th grader
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Bigger with a 5th grader

I just wanted to add that the books used in Bigger are perfect for a 10 year old. They are very "universal", and I consider them to be of equal benefit for olders as well as youngers.

Hth!
by striving2Bprov31
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Doing great in Beyond!
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Doing great in Beyond!

I am glad my post is helpful!

Beyond is very well balanced. Everything is just enough, but not too much. He loves the history readings! Yes, we love Am Pioneers and Patriots too.
It is so easy to use, which always helps!!
:-)
by striving2Bprov31
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Doing great in Beyond!
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Doing great in Beyond!

I started Beyond with one of my sons 2 weeks ago. It is going great!!
He loves the books and is thriving with every box. I'm so glad!
His handwriting and reading are just wonderful.
I think Beyond may just be my favorite guide, but we haven't used anything above CtC. So we'll see!
by striving2Bprov31
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: This "homeschooled kids" just don't know : )
Replies: 29
Views: 1483

Re: This "homeschooled kids" just don't know : )

....and I have to say that I think its great that they don't have an understanding of some of these things! Because....things like 'freshman' year and getting in line for everything are not God's design, but mans! :-)

too funny!
by striving2Bprov31
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First Week - Totally Chaotic and Crazy!
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: First Week - Totally Chaotic and Crazy!

Stawna, you are totally normal! :D

Getting into a groove that really works takes some time. Just keep working from where you are, and adjusting things as you see fit. It will get more comfortable as you go.....less crazy?....probably not, lol. :)
by striving2Bprov31
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Books for first few weeks of CTC?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Books for first few weeks of CTC?

The Story of the Ancient World --first 17 units What in the World? CD Set The Golden Bull --first 5 units, or any biography of your choice Genesis:Finding our Roots A Childs Geography Vol. 2 Illustrated Family Bible OR your own Bible (we use our own Bible and it works fine) If you are doing the scie...
by striving2Bprov31
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Intentionally slower, more relaxed schedule pace?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Intentionally slower, more relaxed schedule pace?

Very much agreeing with your line of thinking. Too much focus on "getting it done" or the schedule can (for some of us) suck the joy and opportunity of learning at home. And yes, the attitude that we are teaching with is the primary teacher. We can have great content and excellent materials that can...
by striving2Bprov31
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Overwhelming!
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Overwhelming!

It is so overwhelming! I'll be honest and tell you that I wasted so much time being overwhelmed over curriculum, especially the first few years of homeschooling. I would love to tell you--don't do it! :) Just some input from my past experience on that. HOD is the most open and go that you can get. I...
by striving2Bprov31
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I ordered CTC!
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: I ordered CTC!

That is great! So happy for you with everything you went through to get here! I am starting CTC in 2 weeks with my 10 year old. We went over it the other day, and he is really excited about it. He loves the notebook pages so I had to hide them. :) Still doing Little Hearts with my 6 year old and Lit...
by striving2Bprov31
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Please pray we can homeschool again ***UPDATE***post 17
Replies: 23
Views: 1171

Re: Please pray we can homeschool again ***UPDATE***post 17

I'm so happy for you! I don't get on here anymore, but thought I would today for some reason. I'm so glad I did. I needed to see your most recent post. I have been hanging on to homeschooling by a thread the last few months. If we thought there was another option out there that was as good as homesc...
by striving2Bprov31
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need advice on ages for Little Hearts For His Glory
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Need advice on ages for Little Hearts For His Glory

Just wanted to chime in and give my LHFHG experience.....:) I was so anxious to start this program with my son. I was chomping at the bit to start before he was 5 years old. If I remember correctly, I did try a couple of boxes a few times to test the waters when he was 4, and then decided to stop. T...
by striving2Bprov31
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What's the best way to stretch LHFHG to two years?
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: What's the best way to stretch LHFHG to two years?

I would tell you to go with your 'option 1'. 2 and a half days per week is more than enough "schooltime" for a five year old.


You will know what to do. You know your child best!!

But that is what I would do.
by striving2Bprov31
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2012 Conference Schedule is up!!
Replies: 19
Views: 903

Re: 2012 Conference Schedule is up!!

I am thinking at this rate I will never get to see an HOD display at conference.....