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post #101 of 151
I totally know that feeling.

Kathi
post #102 of 151
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yeah, i got that mixed up.... hee hee hee

whatever i read, it was wrong... i think it said the east coast was earlier! being right brained is so much like having your head in a blender sometimes!!
Don't worry... even if they do get their time zone right... there are mountains of other good reasons to be skeptical and avoid them sadly
post #103 of 151
Hi there. I'm pretty new here and wanted to jump in.

I guess I would say that I am a self-taught pagan and not really actively practicing (does that make sense?). BUT I am trying to teach my 5.5 year old daughter about different beliefs. We keep a seasonal "nature table" and celebrate seasonally etc, but I think a guidebook of some sort would help me with the other aspects.

Anyway... Does anyone have any personal experience with this book??
Growing Up Pagan

THANKS!
post #104 of 151
Umami -- we had fun tie -dying matching dad-kid socks last year for father's day. If you use "sun" colors it could be more solstice-y.
post #105 of 151

You're not the only one...Lol

Trust me, you're not the only one. I swear, my Amazon wish list must have a few thousands books and other things on it that I want, but can't have. Lol.

Green Blessings,
Teresa

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Am I the only person who has a long list of homeschooling "wants?"
post #106 of 151
subbing.... Again.
post #107 of 151
Wow...just found this thread

I consider us unschoolers (though my children are only 2 1/2 and 4) but am looking for ways to really teach paganism/witchcraft/etc to my children if that makes sense. While I dont want them to think its the only way or that they are not free to choose their own path, I do want to interweave my beliefs into their lives...then they are free to take or leave them.

My struggle is that I learned my faith when I was older...18 is when I started. It is not even after all these years totally natural to me which makes it hard to explain sometimes.

I have many books on the idea...Celebrate, Circle Round, Pagan Homeschooling, Raising Witches, some of the books for kids etc...but I am struggling with weaving it all in.
post #108 of 151
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While I dont want them to think its the only way or that they are not free to choose their own path, I do want to interweave my beliefs into their lives...then they are free to take or leave them..... My struggle is that I learned my faith when I was older...18 is when I started.
This reminded me of myself! My daughter attended preschool at a Methodist church one year, but she seems to understand that those beliefs are not set in stone and that people are free to choose different paths. I try to expose her to diversity in other forms as well.

It is hard to figure out which times are teachable moments when it comes to spiritual beliefs in young children. Which children's books do you have?
post #109 of 151
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We are using Curriculum of Lovehttp://www.amazon.com/Curriculum-Love-Cultivating-Spiritual-Children/dp/0964879948/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275494594&sr=8-1 for our spiritual side of things. From it, I decided to try some of the following. We can plug pagan aspects into it as we chose and as it pertains to the season. I really like this book.


Developement of Self

Cultivating Mindfulness- I am grateful for poster

Everything Grows



Being Of Service- Volunteer Project TBA

The Giving Tree



Fostering Self Reliance

Walking the Spiral

Labrynth trip

Spiral activity- life cycles



Celebrating Community

Wheel of Change Activity p.70, p.72

Sitting quietly in nature

Interview a grandparent

guided mediation



Nourishing Compassion

Arrange a fundraiser for a local charity

First Aid for Kids

www.herbcompanion.com...

What would you do? book







Appreciating Beauty

Color Exhibit, Color Art SHow

Cleaning up the nieghborhood



Creating Joy

Bird Songs

Singing together
post #110 of 151
In a few months my children and I will probably be moving here: http://www.stonecity.moonfruit.com/ (Stone City Pagan Sanctuary)

We'll be living there as caretakers and to support the landowners/existing staff. My kids will be returning to homeschooling, they're 11 and 8. Obviously, we'll be immersed in a Pagan lifestyle and being Pagan homeschoolers. We'll also be living an off-the grid minimal lifestyle, trying to implement permaculture ideals into everything we do.

One of my goals out there is to bring more youth and family activities to Stone City. We'd like to get Spiral Scouts groups out there (I was a leader of a circle that disbanded and am going to start doing this again for at least my own kids.), visits from Pagan families, other youth groups, maybe even some sort of Pagan camp type thing eventually. If anyone is interested in this sort of thing, please let me know. I am definitely interested in feedback and what Pagan families want for their children. Since we're also doing a lot of permaculture/living on the land type stuff, we're accessible to any Pagan path (or non-Pagan) who wants to get involved with Earth-based living systems as well.

Also, if anyone here goes to Pantheacon (http://www.pantheacon.com/) in California, I would love to connect with you. I know some people travel across the country to get there.
post #111 of 151
this is awesome BTW.
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post #113 of 151
We have a Bird Songs book that you can actually hear the song of the birds. It's been an amazing learning tool!
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post #115 of 151
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We have a Bird Songs book that you can actually hear the song of the birds. It's been an amazing learning tool!
ohh! where did you get it? that sounds like the coolest thing! (aha! i crack myself up. yep. just me.)
post #116 of 151
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ohh! where did you get it? that sounds like the coolest thing! (aha! i crack myself up. yep. just me.)
We have one too and it actually came from BJs Wholesale of all places, and I think it was less than $15 there (cheaper than Amazon)! Ours is this one, but Amazon has larger versions with a different variety of birds. I want to say I've seen something like this in B&N too.
post #117 of 151
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We have one too and it actually came from BJs Wholesale of all places, and I think it was less than $15 there (cheaper than Amazon)! Ours is this one, but Amazon has larger versions with a different variety of birds. I want to say I've seen something like this in B&N too.
thanks! i just put it in my cart awaiting my next mypoints amazon gift card.
post #118 of 151
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i just put it in my cart awaiting my next mypoints amazon gift card.
Let me just say that the Amazon rewards program is the bestest most awesomest deal!! We have gotten so many good things for free from Amazon!!
post #119 of 151
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We have a Bird Songs book that you can actually hear the song of the birds. It's been an amazing learning tool!
I LOVE the bird songs book. We had it from the library forever.

What is this about an amazon mypoints thing?
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What is this about an amazon mypoints thing?
The only thing I know about is the Visa they offer. Here is the info for it. If you order from Amazon a lot, it's a great deal, but you can even earn points buying stuff elsewhere. We have gotten several $25 certificates to use, so basically that's just $25 of free stuff from Amazon.

Oh and love that LOST bento!
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