Jump to content



Content by babynurselsa

  1. babynurselsa

    Homeschool curriculum?

    The socialization thing is largely a sterotype, and often a very inaccurate one at that. We have coop that meets on Fri for art, pe and other gatherings. Dd has girl scouts and golf lessons on Thursdays. Her bff who is a public school child nearly lives with us on the weekends......... Now there are those who choose to sequester their children. There are people who are odd, they exist in both ends of the spectrum. What I know is that ultimately only I am solely interested in my child succeeding as an individual. The school system at best is only looking for succesion as a group and there is little to no room for individualality
  2. babynurselsa

    Homeschool curriculum?

    I am using sonlight. We LOVE it. I consider it a success when my girls is sneaking of with books to read for fun. I will go looking for a book in the sequence and will be unable to locate it. When I ask her she gets a sheepish grin and will say..."It might be in my room...":yeah: We have been homeschooling for 2 and a half years with no plans to stop anytime soon. I love being with my babies. I find that some days I may be learning as much as the kids are. I love the fact that if my kiddos express an interest in any given subject we can explore to our hearts content. I agree with deb that our school days don't last as long as public school where they are tryingto herd 20-30 kids through the material. Sometimes people will ask me if I am going to send dd to ps, my response typically is this: When they can catch up with my dd we may consider it. side note to Deb. OMG I cannot believe your ds is a senior!!!! I remember video chatting when he was like 9-10 and your dd was like 3!!! wow, where does the time go?
  3. babynurselsa

    Anyone Home School?

    I am currently homeschooling my children. I enjoy being with my kids. I find that some days I may be learning as much as they are. I am a little mystified by everyones attitude about not wanting to be around their kids too much. My greatest pleasure is being with my kids.....except for those rare moments I want to pinch their cute little heads off.lol Seriously, we are using an awesome literature based curriculum that works all together but changes the pace frequently enough to really keep my girl engaged. An added bonus to homeschooling is that when she gets interested or excited about something we can spend as much time on that subject as we want. We don't have to skim to stay on someone else's schedule. Remember too that when you are only schooling your children that it doesn't usually take 6-8 hours a day to get a full day of schooling done. We do belong to a coop. It is more of a social, extra-curricular group. We do PE type activities, field trips etc. Our group has a christian basis but it is not overwhelming. Good luck to you. pm me if you have any other questions.
  4. babynurselsa

    TGIF Nov 6th

    Yep, steph. A little tired here. Oh and I forgot to add we also had to have school through all of this. Much to the littles dismay. I try to let little excessively deter schooling. It just isn't optional. Mmmmm, blackberry wine. Love it.
  5. babynurselsa


    If you look in the craft sections, you can find books that show you. That was how I learned. Takes a bit of practice to get it right. I don't do anything fancy. I did make a table cloth once from a not to difficult pattern. Filet is what I find easiest. Good luck
  6. babynurselsa

    TGIF Nov 6th

    Good Morning all. I haven't posted much in a long while. Now I am trying to navigate around oall of the changes the site has undergone. Wow. Dd 8 is in the dining room having school. She is nearly done with her Math, then it is on to a little Science. Ds had his big 5 year ol birthday on Monday. He informed me that he is pretty sure that he grew "nearly and inch" Sunday night. "Becuase 5 year olds are bigger than 4 year olds...." Trying to get my house put back into order. October was a crazy, hectic month. We took a week long vacation to Fla. Came back to an aunt in ICU, with her passing, a funeral, then Halloween and a birthday. This was all over about 1 week. Not to mention I still had to work. This week I have been just trying to play catch up. Hope this sunny, windy day finds all well.
  7. babynurselsa

    Boy, 7, Goes On Killing Spree

    Oh my. I don't think I can even find words to express how much this saddens and disturbs me.
  8. babynurselsa

    12 year old sues father for grounding her -- and wins!

    I guess the judge who overrules MY punishment of MY cheild better be ready to move a new kid into their house. Might be different if I beat the snot out of the child or withheld life essentials like food or water or air. But DO NOT tell me I cannot tell my child no.
  9. babynurselsa

    Nutella - new fav!

    There is an off brand at Aldi's that is about 1.79 a jar.
  10. babynurselsa

    Woman expecting her 18th child

    So much anger about this. I cannot even remember the number of G12-G13s that I have seen with one huge difference. They had custody of NONE of their DRUG ADDICTED, PREMATURE infants. These kids are farmed out over any number of states, Now how do you feel about the expenses of wharehousing these kids in group homes? Their health care and counseling? If a family does finally get to adopt them they get huge tax breaks. Just wondering. I just cannot understand the vehemence about this family who has many children that they love and care for. JMHO
  11. babynurselsa

    Nutella - new fav!

    My 6 year old is wild about Nutella. She has peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches every day. It is actually very good for you.
  12. babynurselsa

    It's Thursday, 17th April 2008

    prayers for tn and her family. She seemed very close to her dad. I know this will be a tough time for her.
  13. babynurselsa

    I really really don't like my father

    I am sorry for you. I completely understand your prediciment. Your father and my mother sound like a match made in heaven. I have minimal contact with my mother mostly due to the fact she makes no effort whatsoever. My children get not so much as a phone call. Invites to any sort of event are met with a variety of excuses. Last Christmas my dad showed up for Christmas and mid-day informed me that my mother refuses to come up because she has decided that I hate her. After nearly 4 decades of her mind games I refuse to play anymore. I love my mother because she is my mother. I do not respect her because she is a mean-spirited individual. She spent the first 16 years of my life attempting to put me through various walls, succeeding on a couple of occasions. She is overbearing and if that doesn't work dissolves into this poor poor pitiful individual. I continue to make offers to include her and my father in our lives. that they choose not to participate is their choice. But I do refuse to participate in her manipulation, mind games. I have let it go.
  14. babynurselsa

    400 pound 7 year old girl

    Apparently this story is few years old. I found a brief update, (I will try to re-find and post a link), She is like 10 now and weighs around 140. She has had to have multiple orthopedic surgeries to straighten her legs that had become severely bowed due to the weight. She was inpatient for nearly 2 years with intensive reteaching of diet and exercise modifications. There were several quotes from the mother about how she would just feed her dear baby what she wanted and as much as she wanted because she thought it was mean to not do so. Mom apparently weighed nearly 500 herself. When Jessica was 5 years old and 200lb she was paraded on Maury and the other trash/talk show circuit.
  15. babynurselsa

    i just want this on record...

    Uhhh well then..... I tell people at work that my husband hits me when I am mad at him. That way they can testify on my behalf when I finally have to kill him. LOL
  16. babynurselsa

    Sunday January 20 2008

    Good morning all. As usual It is the middle of the night of my night off and I am awake. I did get some sleep though. Need to get my house tidied up today before my 3 day stretch. It is too cold here to plan much else. Hope everyone has a great day.
  17. babynurselsa

    Good Merry Monday 1-14-08

    Good Morning All. Sorry about the snow you guys up North are buried under, but PLEASE, keep it up there. Sun is shining, but a little chilly. I need to go out and clean out my vehicle today. Trying to get little miss through her school work today. It is getting a little easier, at least as long as I don't go off into another room for more than a few moments. Then her little mind starts to wander.....
  18. babynurselsa

    Headlines You'd Really Like to See This Year!

    Nurses recieve 50% COLA raise to keep pace with inflation. Work week shortened to 24 hours.
  19. babynurselsa

    Good morning Sunday Dec. 23!

    Dianah, that was awesome. It is fun to put faces the the people we all talk to and about. Siri, my kitchen WAS clean. Then I started some more goodies. Just started a batch of oreo candy and then made some puppy chow. THe kids and I will need to make a fresh batch of Christmas cookies for our red-suited friend...... Little Miss asked Santa for a Butterscotch Pony. I tried to talk her into something else but she informed me that since she had already asked dear Santa that was what he would be bringing her. I hope she enjoys it half as much as she believes she will. Little man didn't ask Santa for anything special. He is just excited that Santa will bring him presents.
  20. babynurselsa

    Good morning Sunday Dec. 23!

    Good Morning all. Have been up since 0230 getting some of my wrapping done. Did a few after I got home yesterday morning. Up till then I hadn't wrapped a single thing. I think the kids were getting a little nervous....lol Hoping to get a few more things wrapped before the little ones start to waken. Then about 4 I went to Walmart. I wanted to get the last of my errands run before all of the crazed last minute shoppers woke up. This month, and the year for that matter has just flown by. WOW. It is a brisk 20 degrees here this morning with a light layer of ice and snow from yesterday. Hope all are having a wonderful day of holiday preparations. Happy Birthday Bethin. Stay dry Jnette. Eliza, hope you feel better quick. Sabby, sounds like you and dh are well matched...lol. Sleep well Dianah. Well I better get back to the wrapping beofre they wake. Have a great day all!! Jow, isn't that always the way it is?
  21. babynurselsa

    What Kind of Soul Are You?

    You Are a Dreaming Soul Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this world So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all... But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you. Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses. Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others. Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life. Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul
  22. babynurselsa

    THROW something at the next poster!

    Gives egg nog to the bell ringer at the store.... Tosses empty tap dispenser at the next poster
  23. babynurselsa

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    Fun LTNS. I was wondering about you the other day. Are you nearly done yet???? 1 more semester??? Sorry about dd's friend, prayers for her and the kiddo's family. so sad.
  24. babynurselsa

    THROW something at the next poster!

    Faxes wish list to 'santa. THrows freshly naked Christmas cookies to the next poster
  25. babynurselsa

    Nurses Making Fun Of Local Alcoholic?

    This is a catch 22. All the bleeding hearts out there want to blame everyone but the offender here. "Poor guy the system has failed him." You can't force sobriety on him and he doesn't want to be sober. This is not the fault of the police, the EMS, or the hospital. If I had cancer and refused treatment and died a long lingering death that would be my choice. Would you blame the police???? This man has alchoholism, he refuses treatment. The police can only arrest him for violating the law, the ems can only take him to the hospital and the staff there can only treat him for the problems to which he consents to treament. So the reporter is taking bets on when his 100th arrest will occur, posts his picture and calls him the "Local inebriate celebrity." on a public website. These nurses made a flier to been seen by a few and he is screaming inappropriate?!?!?! Having worked in the ER for a long time and knowing persons just like this on a daily basis I find the humor in the flier. Is it less appropriate than some of the other dark humor that we enjoy? Maybe since his pic was on it, but I bet they got the pic from the above reportrs blog, I bet they didn't snap a photo of him in the ER.