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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By healthy momma
Thanks for the encouragement Miranda. I'll just...

Thanks for the encouragement Miranda. I'll just keep plugging away at opening his eyes. And I must say it was fun to read your account of your run-around adventure. As a non-runner I sometimes just...
Forum: Unschooling   07-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,569
Posted By healthy momma
It was so nice tonight to pop in here and read...

It was so nice tonight to pop in here and read through the latest posts especially regarding reading. I am feeling pretty down about a short discussion I had with my husband earlier this evening. We...
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,569
Posted By healthy momma
Ah. I figured it out. One is obviously a close up...

Ah. I figured it out. One is obviously a close up of the loom and one shows it in context of the larger "orchard" and playscape area with our stepping logs in the background. Then a I threw in a...
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,569
Posted By healthy momma
Mckittre, this is the post where I learned about...

Mckittre, this is the post where I learned about Earth Looms. http://gingerbreadsnowflakes.com/node/200

I actually finished it last night and my 17 month old and I wandered around collecting...
Forum: Unschooling   07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,569
Posted By healthy momma
We are spending a lot of time outdoors and...

We are spending a lot of time outdoors and particularly in out "orchard" (a bit less than a 1/4 of our 1 acre and has lots of small planted fruit trees) where we are working in natural playscape...
Forum: Gardening   07-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By healthy momma
Ground cover?

So, we built a workshop at the back of our one acre property last fall. A strip of lawn was totally destroyed by all the heavy machinery used to build it. Instead of reseeding with grass I would...
Forum: Unschooling   06-23-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,673
Posted By healthy momma
I find it fascinating, amusing, and yes, just a...

I find it fascinating, amusing, and yes, just a little bit weird that my 6 year old will sit and watch his favorite shows (like the Wild Kratts, My Friends Tigger and Pooh, etc.) in languages like...
Forum: Unschooling   06-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By healthy momma
Miranda, As always I learn so much from your...

Miranda, As always I learn so much from your experiences and willingness to share them so thoughtfully. I too was finding this whole thread a bit amusing given the forum it was in. My initial thought...
Forum: Unschooling   05-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,147
Posted By healthy momma
The weather is continuing to slowly improve here...

The weather is continuing to slowly improve here although rain and cooler temps are in the forecast for the next two days. And of course tomorrow is supposed to be another group hike for us but will...
Forum: Unschooling   05-09-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,147
Posted By healthy momma
Emaye - My son was on a Secret Garden kick for...

Emaye - My son was on a Secret Garden kick for months on end this past year. Ahhhh. I know the book by heart. Thank goodness it is over! :-)
 
We have had a rough start to 2014. Basically since...
Forum: Unschooling   05-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By healthy momma
I personally am very open about my life in...

I personally am very open about my life in pretty much all respects. And I like to hear what others believe and what they are thinking and doing. If someone is in my life they know this about me. If...
Forum: Unschooling   04-02-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,021
Posted By healthy momma
I just had to quickly say, before the big...

I just had to quickly say, before the big snowstorm hits, how happy we have been to have sunshine and see the snow melting for two days. Sigh. I know this snow won't last long now but I sure would...
Forum: Unschooling   03-28-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By healthy momma
Yuba_River, the Snaptricity sets look like they...

Yuba_River, the Snaptricity sets look like they would be right up his alley. And from the comments online it sounds like even a nonreading 6 year old (who is motivated) can work much of it on his...
Forum: Unschooling   03-27-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By healthy momma
I have an almost 6 year old son and a 1 year old...

I have an almost 6 year old son and a 1 year old son. I am looking to invest in a few items that my older son could use independently to explore his world when tending to the younger one makes it...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By healthy momma
Oh, no worries about the delayed response....

Oh, no worries about the delayed response. Luckily it was more like musing out loud and not really needing any feedback. Just curious. I do love this quote!
 
Quote:
” I honestly think the whole...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By healthy momma
Well, I guess no one else has "been there, done...

Well, I guess no one else has "been there, done that." Just in case anyone else ever does encounter this situation I'll update to say that he has suddenly begun using the potty every once in a...
Forum: Unschooling   03-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By healthy momma
Quote:There is a genuine style of teaching that...

Quote:There is a genuine style of teaching that is based on asking questions, the Socratic dialogue. I think it is occasionally a very productive method to use with older learners who are...
Forum: Unschooling   03-25-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By healthy momma
When I read your request it reminded me of...

When I read your request it reminded me of something I wrote to share with my children's grandmother. She is very supportive but struggles with some of the finer points of our lifestyle choices and,...
Forum: Unschooling   03-24-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,938
Posted By healthy momma
I just wanted to say how much I loved reading...

I just wanted to say how much I loved reading your description of your walk SweetSilver. I so rarely get a quiet unhurried walk by myself these days. Having a 5 year old and a 1 year old just isn't...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By healthy momma
Just thought I'd see if anyone else has a "been...

Just thought I'd see if anyone else has a "been there, done that" story. I EC'd my first son. We pretty much hit all the classic stages, had a few frustrations as a new mom and first time ECer but...
Forum: Unschooling   03-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,938
Posted By healthy momma
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LisaBrown http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398429/march-unschooling-thread/20#post_17590885)

 I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,007
Posted By healthy momma
I LOVE our children's museum. It is ALL hands...

I LOVE our children's museum. It is ALL hands on. We are lucky enough to have a yearly family membership. It allows us the luxury of going any time we want and can feel like we can drop in for just...
Forum: Unschooling   02-21-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By healthy momma
I too like this question. My journey is really...

I too like this question. My journey is really not a very interesting one. I love to read and I love to research. Then I take what I've read and give it the heart and/or gut test. How does it make...
Forum: Unschooling   02-18-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,007
Posted By healthy momma
Hi! I'd love to join in. I have a 5 1/2 year old...

Hi! I'd love to join in. I have a 5 1/2 year old son and a 1 year old son. I've known since before my first was born that I wanted to homeschool and "found" the unschooling concept when he was very...
Forum: Parenting   01-29-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By healthy momma
I have a birthday coming up and so does my soon...

I have a birthday coming up and so does my soon to be 1 year old son and the daughter of a really dear friend who is soon to be 3. I have two birthday buddies - pretty cool!! I think it would be...
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