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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-21-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By keeksmom
I will try those sources, thanks for the...

I will try those sources, thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-21-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By keeksmom
Yeah, I meant that I was unable to find much on...

Yeah, I meant that I was unable to find much on vaxing teens when I researched, other than HPV related, I didn't really find anything.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By keeksmom
am I overthinking this? first vax for teenager

My dd (age 16) is unvaxed - except for 1 dose Hep B as newborn, after which we decided not to continue with any vaccinations. For years I blamed her eczema and severe food allergies on that one shot,...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-22-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By keeksmom
You are right about the rubella vax being a...

You are right about the rubella vax being a consideration for girls. I was not specifically trying to avoid it, just solely focusing on measles. Good point, it would probably make sense to get her...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-22-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By keeksmom
Thinking about starting selective vax with my...

Thinking about starting selective vax with my unvaxed 13 yr. old dd. As the years have gone by I have begun to change my mind about no vax, especially since she has asthma and illness seems to hit...
Forum: Unschooling   11-17-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By keeksmom
Burnt out on unschooling. Dd is 13, only child,...

Burnt out on unschooling. Dd is 13, only child, never been to school, we have always unschooled.
 
Unschooling has always been a joy with her, she is a great kid and I have always been grateful...
Forum: Unschooling   09-09-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,449
Posted By keeksmom
My dd was similar to yours. I did not want to...

My dd was similar to yours. I did not want to push too hard and turn her off reading since, like your dd, she loved books. I waited for her to just get it. So, two sides to the story: She eventually...
Forum: Unschooling   06-29-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By keeksmom
Yes, comprehension is my concern, which is why I...

Yes, comprehension is my concern, which is why I feel like it might be important to help her in some way rather than just have her learn as she goes... meanwhile mis-reading words in the kind of...
Forum: Unschooling   06-29-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By keeksmom
DD, age 12, was a reluctant reader and struggled...

DD, age 12, was a reluctant reader and struggled with reading until around age 10. She did not "get" phonics or sounding out words AT ALL, and learned to read by recognizing whole words.

Now she...
Forum: Unschooling   05-24-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By keeksmom
I am struggling right now with the question of...

I am struggling right now with the question of what my 12 yr. old unschooled dd needs, what exactly is my "job" here and how I can facilitate what she needs...

DD has always been unschooled and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-20-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By keeksmom
Looking for suggestions for audiobooks/podcasts...

Looking for suggestions for audiobooks/podcasts to compliment a roadtrip to DC/Maryland area. Either historically or geographically relevant. It will be dd (age 12) dh and I, and we'll be in the car...
Forum: Unschooling   04-19-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,915
Posted By keeksmom
I couldn't believe it when I checked on this...

I couldn't believe it when I checked on this thread this morning, after not going on MDC for a week or so, and saw 72 posts! Thank you to everyone who replied. For some reason I thought the thread...
Forum: Unschooling   04-07-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,915
Posted By keeksmom
Maybe it's just that even after unschooling for...

Maybe it's just that even after unschooling for many years I still can't believe this is OK. But it's harder to not have doubts now that I have a 12 yr. old unschooler.

It seems like our LIFE...
Forum: Unschooling   02-25-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,160
Posted By keeksmom
Our year of guinea pig/rabbit 4H was all about...

Our year of guinea pig/rabbit 4H was all about care, breeding and showing - a vegan would not have been at all out of place. Kids were accepted at whatever interest level they had - my dd was at the...
Forum: Unschooling   02-25-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,160
Posted By keeksmom
This post made me smile, because recently we...

This post made me smile, because recently we were looking through old photos, and in many of them my dd was holding her hands up by her chest in rodent-paw fashion. She lived her life for like two...
Forum: Unschooling   02-22-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By keeksmom
thanks for all the great ideas, mamas. I've...

thanks for all the great ideas, mamas. I've checked out these links, I friended the Happy Scientist, we're getting into this! I'm seeing that science doesn't have to be scary! We got a package on...
Forum: Unschooling   02-20-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By keeksmom
DD is 12 (would be a 6th grader). She's been...

DD is 12 (would be a 6th grader). She's been unschooled all along (never been to school), now is interested in exploring more science, doing experiments etc. I'm daunted by where to jump in. How and...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   02-16-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By keeksmom
I don't have time to write much now, but you...

I don't have time to write much now, but you could search this forum, I know there was at least one thread about Keene, and also several about Burlington. We relocated to Keene about 4 years ago,...
Forum: Unschooling   06-01-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By keeksmom
This is an excellent, well written article....

This is an excellent, well written article. While it is not about home/unschooling, it addresses issues I think about as an unschooling parent, especially as my child gets older. For example, the...
Forum: Unschooling   04-17-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By keeksmom
When my dd was that age she loved manga but...

When my dd was that age she loved manga but especially loved the books (there are many, our library had several) on "how to draw manga". She would spend hours tracing the characters and then got to...
Forum: Unschooling   04-16-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By keeksmom
Advice please! DD, age 11, learned to read on...

Advice please! DD, age 11, learned to read on her own, but not really until last year (age 10). She vehemently resisted any help along the way, insisted she did not want to read. I read to her...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-28-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,127
Posted By keeksmom
If you have not already, check out...

If you have not already, check out www.workamper.com (http://www.workamper.com)
We lived on the road for 2.5 years and were able to find workamping jobs to support our traveling life.
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   03-18-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By keeksmom
Our family goes to Dr. Sean Drower in Keene and...

Our family goes to Dr. Sean Drower in Keene and I have been happy with the care there.
Forum: Unschooling   03-13-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By keeksmom
There are a lot of good ideas here... Just...

There are a lot of good ideas here... Just wanted to add that during insecure times I have found it helpful to focus on doing what is right for our family "right now" and not think of education as a...
Forum: Unschooling   03-03-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By keeksmom
FYI, he is speaking this Sat. in Nashua, NH if...

FYI, he is speaking this Sat. in Nashua, NH if anyone happens to live nearby!
http://www.freestateproject.org/libertyforum
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