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Forum: Learning at School   09-14-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 15,060
Posted By Pippi
Well, last week went AMAZINGLY well. DS seems...

Well, last week went AMAZINGLY well. DS seems totally in the swing of things and its just been a super easy transition. Though I must say the school he's at, while still public, is a constructivist...
Forum: Learning at School   09-08-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 15,060
Posted By Pippi
Interesting thread - glad to see it! We...

Interesting thread - glad to see it!

We start 2nd grade tomorrow. DS seems fine so far...we were there a few times last week volunteering to get classrooms ready and shelving books in the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-08-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,006
Posted By Pippi
Hi - we're eastside, mall 205/gateway-ish....

Hi -
we're eastside, mall 205/gateway-ish. With those who aren't familiar w/outer SE I say we live in "montavilla heights." http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

We...
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,337
Posted By Pippi
Our 6.5 yr old wants to be a toy designer for...

Our 6.5 yr old wants to be a toy designer for Playmobil. He's planning to live in Europe and wants us to live next door to him. He's been talking about this career for a few years now.

Our 3.5 yr...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,839
Posted By Pippi
Picked through our cell phone bill and...

Picked through our cell phone bill and eliminated all extras - there were all sorts of things we were being charged for that we don't need. We don't have a land line.

Our youngest (3) will not be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-25-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,835
Posted By Pippi
I actually read another of his books first, Lost...

I actually read another of his books first, Lost At School, and am just starting The Explosive Child. This one is much more applicable to us since we homeschool but Lost At School is good too.

An...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-25-2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,835
Posted By Pippi
subbing!

subbing!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-25-2008, 03:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By Pippi
I think it was a little extreme of the other mom...

I think it was a little extreme of the other mom to say he potentially can't come back again over something like this. He's only three and it was his very first playdate there...it just seems a bit...
Forum: Unschooling   11-24-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Pippi
Our 3 year old goes to preschool two mornings a...

Our 3 year old goes to preschool two mornings a week, two hours each time. It is unstructured and play- and art-based, not at all academic, and he really loves it. He talks about it all the time,...
Forum: Unschooling   11-12-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,019
Posted By Pippi
We went. No one asked us how long we'd been...

We went. No one asked us how long we'd been unschooling. I didn't really know anyone there at first though I did meet a couple of people and run into one old friend (surprise! yay!)

We didn't...
Forum: Television   10-26-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Pippi
Congrats to them! I HATE the name and pray...

Congrats to them!

I HATE the name and pray no one else copies her (ok, the truth is Archie is our 3 yr old's name and I REALLY DON'T want it to become popular!)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,606
Posted By Pippi
So far so good!

So far so good!
Forum: Unschooling   09-19-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,059
Posted By Pippi
Quote: Originally Posted by milehighmonkeys...

Quote:
Originally Posted by milehighmonkeys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12211125)
If they didn't call ahead of time, I...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-04-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Pippi
There are some science classes at East Portland...

There are some science classes at East Portland Community Center (http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?PropertyID=104&action=ViewPark) and at Mt Scott Community Ctr...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-01-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Pippi
I work every friday, and grandma (my mom) is...

I work every friday, and grandma (my mom) is with the boys on that day.

Then I also work every other sat and sun, when they are with my husband. So it averages a total of 20 hrs a week - since...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-25-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Pippi
I'm not in Gresham - we're east of 205 though,...

I'm not in Gresham - we're east of 205 though, does that count? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Between Gateway and Mall 205, and it takes no time at all to get to...
Forum: Unschooling   08-03-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By Pippi
We're in Portland Oregon. I haven't lived...

We're in Portland Oregon.

I haven't lived anywhere else since becoming a parent so I don't have first-hand experience to use for comparison/contrast, but we love it here and feel very free to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-24-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 637
Posted By Pippi
OOOOPS. I voted wrong. I clicked "me" instead of...

OOOOPS. I voted wrong. I clicked "me" instead of him. He's about 5' 10", I'm 5' 7".
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-24-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 451
Posted By Pippi
Quote: Originally Posted by Verity...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Verity http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11741138)
I agree about affluent, but irrevocable has...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-24-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 215
Posted By Pippi
We eat yogurt whenever...i suppose we consider...

We eat yogurt whenever...i suppose we consider it a healthy snack (we eat healthy yogurt) or a side item.


Then again, we also like pizza for breakfast and breakfast for dinner.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-24-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 552
Posted By Pippi
I like them all!

I like them all!
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 729
Posted By Pippi
I voted "other" because both of my boys are both...

I voted "other" because both of my boys are both how and why.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-14-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,969
Posted By Pippi
Neomia - she is lovely!!! Congrats to your whole...

Neomia - she is lovely!!! Congrats to your whole family!
Forum: Unschooling   06-06-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pippi
Wow. That is upsetting. I'm so sorry you're...

Wow. That is upsetting. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this.

I can see him not approving, but that level of trying to control your lives is pretty extreme. A gift shouldn't be...
Forum: Unschooling   06-05-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By Pippi
We were there - I didn't get to socialize a...

We were there - I didn't get to socialize a whole lot or meet all that many new people. I did enjoy following my boys around and just soaking it all up, and meeting the people that I did talk to!
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