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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 07:18 AM
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Posted By goldenwillow
Hello to everyone! Another wild month here. I...

Hello to everyone! Another wild month here. I swear I am ready for calm. I believe it on its way.

We had an Intersting week last week. Our new cat decided my arm was his dinner and it landed...
Forum: Unschooling   01-15-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,060
Posted By goldenwillow
Beautiful sun is here again along with clear...

Beautiful sun is here again along with clear nights, cold. Getting into our groove. Realized our groove has shifted the past few months, moving us into new directions which is exciting.

Swim...
Forum: Unschooling   01-11-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,060
Posted By goldenwillow
Home from Bonus Dad's Celebration. Beautiful...

Home from Bonus Dad's Celebration. Beautiful day. I am so grateful for the folks who honored my Dad. I was reminded of many memories that I had tucked somewhere. Had people walking past me as if...
Forum: Unschooling   12-30-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,040
Posted By goldenwillow
Transpecos- Love the motor oil coffee, glad you...

Transpecos- Love the motor oil coffee, glad you are warm! 50 jalapenos- WOW! Power on = good! I remember canned cran, just like I remember tarter sauce!


Mooninmama - Holiday travel is the...
Forum: Unschooling   12-20-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By goldenwillow
"Social currency" I couldn't agree more. My...

"Social currency" I couldn't agree more.

My son's best buddy is the exact opposite due to a vision issue limiting his screen time and doing therapy. When they get together, they speak about many...
Forum: Unschooling   12-17-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,040
Posted By goldenwillow
Movin right along here. DH and DS attended...

Movin right along here.

DH and DS attended a coding class (https://code.org) on Saturday at a local museum. They had a great time. DS says he is a game coder now. Received a certificate and...
Forum: Unschooling   12-17-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,040
Posted By goldenwillow
I've been "the waiter" when we tried a "free...

I've been "the waiter" when we tried a "free school" (free play, activities, etc.) for 3 days a week, 3 hours a day for a short time. It turned out to be a 5 hour tour with commute. During those...
Forum: Unschooling   12-16-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,040
Posted By goldenwillow
We are on the other side. My son is really tall...

We are on the other side. My son is really tall and muscular. He is often pegged at 9 or 10, he is 6 as well. It seems folks expect more maturity from him due to his vocabulary, interests and the...
Forum: Unschooling   12-08-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,040
Posted By goldenwillow
Transpecos- I cannot tell ya how many times I...

Transpecos- I cannot tell ya how many times I have had to clean to move in. Blah! Well, at least it will be the way she likes it :) Grain free here as well, I feel ya. OMG! Coffee water! Thank...
Forum: Unschooling   12-05-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,040
Posted By goldenwillow
Transpecos- Yep.. My husband is the same :) I am...

Transpecos- Yep.. My husband is the same :) I am happy for that, at times, he stashes a box like your husband, and we are happy for that in most cases. I am the one donating or posting on CL to...
Forum: Unschooling   12-04-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 90
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Posted By goldenwillow
Day 2 at home now. Spazzed around the house...

Day 2 at home now. Spazzed around the house organizing and creating a chill room. Our sons room has been the no use room for some reason. It has always bothered me that it was just a collection of...
Forum: Unschooling   12-03-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,040
Posted By goldenwillow
Miranda- Very cool. Website is fabulous. What a...

Miranda- Very cool. Website is fabulous. What a difference your family is making. Thank you for the history as well. Love that. Rivalry- We have an only in our camp. We do tend to get on each...
Forum: Unschooling   11-27-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,146
Posted By goldenwillow
Hoping Thanksgiving was as much as a blessing for...

Hoping Thanksgiving was as much as a blessing for everyone's families as it was for ours.

My Dad passed at home 8:30am yesterday morning very peacefully.

I wrote the following to a friend...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,146
Posted By goldenwillow
I thank you all for your support and suggestions....

I thank you all for your support and suggestions. Forgive me not addressing everyone specifically. Sounds like everyone is enjoying Fall.

I am forever grateful we unschool. Finding our ebb...
Forum: Unschooling   11-12-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,146
Posted By goldenwillow
Thank you very much. I appreciate the...

Thank you very much.

I appreciate the reminder of documenting and talking. I am a note taker by nature and encouraged Mom to do so. We share a notepad in the kitchen and have been writing key...
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,146
Posted By goldenwillow
I apologize for not commenting on everyone's...

I apologize for not commenting on everyone's journeys here this month. I will read at some point. :)

I wouldn't mind any soft words of advice if any of you wise women have any tid bits from...
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,146
Posted By goldenwillow
I received the phone call last Thursday my Bonus...

I received the phone call last Thursday my Bonus Dad (been my Dad since I was 10) decided not to go forth with dialysis. My son and I have been here at my folks since last Friday.

It is surreal...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,037
Posted By goldenwillow
I am hopeful for some wise words on medium/long...

I am hopeful for some wise words on medium/long term passions too.
Have you seen these?
http://libguides.ius.edu/c.php?g=363053&p=2452782
The Max Axiom series is cool.
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,037
Posted By goldenwillow
Moving right along here. Tomorrow we head...

Moving right along here.

Tomorrow we head to Seattle for a homeschool day at the zoo. Also to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.

I am not a huge fan of zoos, I know... I get it but,...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,037
Posted By goldenwillow
True for our camp. He is reading books but this...

True for our camp. He is reading books but this is how we noticed him starting to read. It has to be his interest. I have been able to excite him about reading/writing when there is something to...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By goldenwillow
Welcome again! Glad to see members return. I...

Welcome again! Glad to see members return. I recently did the same :)
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,037
Posted By goldenwillow
I seem to relate the beginning of the month with...

I seem to relate the beginning of the month with the 15th it seems.

Moving right along. We have had a lot of re-visits with this Retrograde. What may have needed tweeking has had some and...
Forum: Unschooling   10-09-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By goldenwillow
Mckittre - I can describe my Son that way as...

Mckittre - I can describe my Son that way as well.

Sweetsilver - I appreciate you sharing about the canoe event and your girls raising their hands. My son does this as well. Repeatedly. No...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By goldenwillow
We just picked up a $2 10-key at the Goodwill for...

We just picked up a $2 10-key at the Goodwill for ds (6) and he digs it. Enjoys making large numbers on it... Then we try to count as long as we can until we forget... Infinity talk and such. ...
Forum: Unschooling   10-08-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By goldenwillow
I have read about Beast Academy... Thank you for...

I have read about Beast Academy... Thank you for the reminder.

Now that I mentioned graphic novels I am having a blank on authors :)

David Adler is a great math resource. My 6 year old was...
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