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Forum: Unschooling   03-31-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,688
Posted By vegetalien
I'm chiming in late with my 2 cents... FWIW we...

I'm chiming in late with my 2 cents... FWIW we have found a system that works very well for us. The kids have one day a week (it's always the same day so they can rely on consistency) that they are...
Forum: Unschooling   03-31-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By vegetalien
I think this documentary is great and has a lot...

I think this documentary is great and has a lot of potential. But I do have one criticism. The other mother that is interviewed is way too "radical unschooling" it will turn many ppl off the idea...
Forum: Unschooling   03-30-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By vegetalien
I've always answered their questions as simply...

I've always answered their questions as simply and honestly as I can, here and there as they come about (my boys are 5 and 8). For me the hardest part was answering questions about the pleasure of...
Forum: Unschooling   12-29-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By vegetalien
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Forum: Unschooling   12-29-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By vegetalien
I like your idea of using a hypothetical...

I like your idea of using a hypothetical question.
 
To be honest I'm not sure how I feel about the point system either. It isn't forced on him at all - I was straight with him and simply said it...
Forum: Unschooling   12-27-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By vegetalien
Hello all you wise women, It's been a long...

Hello all you wise women,

It's been a long time since I posted on this board and being here again has inspired me to read through this whole forum - it's chalk-full of ideas and opinions.
 ...
Forum: Unschooling   01-01-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,817
Posted By vegetalien
Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement!...

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement!

Multimomma, thanks for the link!

Meemee, your words were thoughtfully written and you made some great points, thanks!

Arduinna, I completely...
Forum: Unschooling   12-31-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,817
Posted By vegetalien
Hi, I have a son who is 6 and who has been...

Hi,

I have a son who is 6 and who has been unschooling since forever. My MIL is a school teacher who can't fathom that he will be able to learn to read without being taught. She is constantly...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-17-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By vegetalien
I echo what Angela and others said, although I...

I echo what Angela and others said, although I disagree about the vegan diet being a factor.

Do you have anybody who can come over for a day and pamper you a bit without getting in your way? I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-17-2008, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,154
Posted By vegetalien
Is he wetting lots of diapers?

Is he wetting lots of diapers?
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-17-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By vegetalien
I should clarify - when I said to sterilize...

I should clarify - when I said to sterilize nipples, I meant artificial nipples, not yours!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-17-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By vegetalien
When you say the right side is bigger, are you...

When you say the right side is bigger, are you referring to the breast or the nipple? And if it's the nipple, are you referring to the length or width?

It sounds to me that thrush is definitely...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-17-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By vegetalien
I don't think it would affect your supply, if...

I don't think it would affect your supply, if anything it would affect the fat content, but even then i'd be surprised. But what do you mean by 'no fat' in your diet. Are you eating things like...
Forum: Unschooling   09-09-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By vegetalien
Thanks for all your helpful suggestions. Like I...

Thanks for all your helpful suggestions. Like I said, the reason we chose to unschool is because I really do believe in and trust in the notion that he will learn these things when he's ready. I was...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-09-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By vegetalien
I don't know where to begin. I've always...

I don't know where to begin. I've always practiced attachment parenting and gentle discipline. My son was one of those almost-perfect children. He had a few tantrums now and again, I waited them out...
Forum: Unschooling   09-09-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By vegetalien
My son is about to turn six and he's never been...

My son is about to turn six and he's never been to school/daycare. We've known we would unschool for a few years now. I know it's too early to worry - and I guess that I do know that everything will...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-16-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By vegetalien
salut, notre-dame-de-grace est un endroi...

salut,

notre-dame-de-grace est un endroi avec un communite vraiment familiale, a peu pres 15-20 minutes du centre-ville.

je trouve que les site-web des universites (concordia, mcgill,...
Forum: Babywearing   01-19-2007, 02:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By vegetalien
I would go with a wrap. I have a few cotton...

I would go with a wrap. I have a few cotton wraps that I love because they are trim and super cozy, but now that my boy is 30lbs it just isn't comfy anymore. I also have a woven (Dydimos) and I can...
Forum: Babywearing   01-19-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,502
Posted By vegetalien
I was mentioned in the article too. When she...

I was mentioned in the article too. When she called to interview me we chatted for about half and hour and she seemed to generally want to put the word out about babywearing and particularly she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By vegetalien
Sorry if this has been posted already, but just...

Sorry if this has been posted already, but just in case you ladies at MDC dont' know about it. I think it's a great way to get the word out on fantastic APing products like wraps, slings, good...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-10-2006, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By vegetalien
Thanks for the suggestions! I do want to pamper...

Thanks for the suggestions! I do want to pamper mom rather than baby. I like the idea of making a little basket of various things. Thanks!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-09-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,662
Posted By vegetalien
I think a lot of women go into labour in the...

I think a lot of women go into labour in the middle of the night. When the baby actually pops out is another story.

I went into labour with both my boys in the middle of the night. The first was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-09-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By vegetalien
Hi, I would like to become a doula someday. So...

Hi,
I would like to become a doula someday. So a friend of mine, but more of an aquaintance really, allowed me the honour of attending her birth, just to get a feel for it. It was this morning, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-07-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 42
Posted By vegetalien
Sorry, I know this is an odd question. I'm not...

Sorry, I know this is an odd question. I'm not sure if this is the best place for me to ask it either. I found an article in the Mothering article index that I need to cite for a paper I'm writing,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-21-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By vegetalien
Thank you! I do have that McKenna article,...

Thank you!

I do have that McKenna article, I was hoping for a larger list of countries. rzberrymom raises an interesting point. I figured there would definitely be shortcomings of whatever data I...
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