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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
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I really don't have much to add that is different...

I really don't have much to add that is different to the conversation but I've enjoyed reading this thread. We really are all so different in every way. In the last 6 days I have read 4 Nancy Drew...
Forum: Unschooling   10-28-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,396
Posted By healthy momma
As a childbirth educator and friends with...

As a childbirth educator and friends with countless doulas, midwives, etc. I hear so many of these stories and I LOVE them every time. My 4 1/2 year old would correct everyone who said that the baby...
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,396
Posted By healthy momma
Ha! Yeah. At the end of the day my brain just...

Ha! Yeah. At the end of the day my brain just doesn't work so good. I promise paragraphs when I post earlier! :-) Off to get some sleep.
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,082
Posted By healthy momma
I've enjoyed reading this thread. I grew up in...

I've enjoyed reading this thread. I grew up in the country with a 12 minute drive into town. A small town mind you. I liked growing up the way I did. In my adult life my husband and I wandered a lot...
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,396
Posted By healthy momma
So this is one of "those" posts where after...

So this is one of "those" posts where after reading it you wonder if the person's life is really that idyllic/happy all the time. Let me state that it is not - that is why I felt like posting. It was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 86,459
Posted By healthy momma
Hi, Melissa. I'd love to see my son's "twin!"...

Hi, Melissa. I'd love to see my son's "twin!" When you reply to a post there is a space just below where you type that says "Drag Files Here To Attach!" You can add a photo right there. I'll keep my...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By healthy momma
Life continues as it has for the last months and...

Life continues as it has for the last months and years. I have noticed the bus going by numerous times a day but that is the biggest change for us since school started. Just had a really fun bike...
Forum: Unschooling   08-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,333
Posted By healthy momma
Ok. So my response has nothing to do with the...

Ok. So my response has nothing to do with the unschooling and money aspect of your issue. But I so relate to being the one who really sucks at keeping up on these things and my oldest is following in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By healthy momma
This might be a good course for me as well. It's...

This might be a good course for me as well. It's just hard because my son does like having frequent regular group playdates. But when nobody is showing up anyway it doesn't do much good.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By healthy momma
I'm at the point of questioning exactly what you...

I'm at the point of questioning exactly what you said Miranda. Would we be better off if I spent more energy on our own at home needs? I've got to give this some thought.

And I think I already...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By healthy momma
Do you organize homeschool activities?

I saw this in another thread: "I also put a lot of effort into organizing things where the kids would be with other nice kids and where things could be unstructured but with some planned activities...
Forum: Unschooling   07-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,230
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: 52
Views: 2,230
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: 52
Views: 2,230
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: 52
Views: 2,230
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: 52
Views: 2,230
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: 5
Views: 251
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: 1,883
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: 1,537
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: 1,316
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: 1,316
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: 518
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: 1,176
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: 336
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: 336
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...
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