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Forum: Unschooling   10-19-2011, 11:46 AM
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Quote:Originally Posted by rumi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333315/wondering-how-to-explain#post_16706787)

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Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By momofmine
That sounds really wonderful.  Yes, I do think...

That sounds really wonderful.  Yes, I do think you are lucky!  I am looking into some coop options so hopefully something will work out there.  Thanks!
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By momofmine
Wow, high school at 12??  Tell me about the...

Wow, high school at 12??  Tell me about the school, because that sounds like something on the alternative end.  If we had anything closely resembling an alternative, I might feel differently.  But...
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,008
Posted By momofmine
This was a great thread to read.  I could...

This was a great thread to read.  I could totally relate to you OP a few years back, especially with my oldest child.  He was like "if you give a mouse a cookie".  One thing led to another, to...
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By momofmine
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Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By momofmine
Loved reading this!  Thanks for sharing!  This...

Loved reading this!  Thanks for sharing!  This is how I hope my kids feel later looking back on their childhood of having been homeschooled.  I hope they have a different college experience, but I...
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By momofmine
I am really feeling torn here.  I've been...

I am really feeling torn here.  I've been sensing this coming for a long time.  My 12 year old has been learning without school, following his own lead, from the beginning.  There have been times...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By momofmine
I just found out that Lifekind has a sale going...

I just found out that Lifekind has a sale going on just until Friday.  I am going to look into because we need mattresses too.
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-17-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By momofmine
I love that bed!  I am actually thinking we will...

I love that bed!  I am actually thinking we will get that bed for my 7 year old for sure.  He wants a bunk bed, but I like that it's a bit lower but could still be a hideout/fort/whatever...
Forum: Family Safety   08-15-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By momofmine
So did you find anything out?  We are currently...

So did you find anything out?  We are currently in search of new mattresses for our kids and I am trying to research the issue and not having a lot of luck.
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-15-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By momofmine
Hello all,   I need to buy new beds and...

Hello all,
 
I need to buy new beds and mattresses for my children, and I want to get something that is comfortable and without toxic chemicals.  They are 7 and 11, and they currently have a bunk...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-23-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,413
Posted By momofmine
Thanks for the ideas.  I guess I don't want to...

Thanks for the ideas.  I guess I don't want to do that because I really do appreciate that our learning is completely organic, and happens within context of something real and time-sensitive.  If...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-23-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,413
Posted By momofmine
Hi all, My kids are older and we homeschool. ...

Hi all,
My kids are older and we homeschool.  But screen time in our house had gotten out of hand.  We don't even have cable but there's so MUCH to do that involves a screen. 
 
Together we all...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,272
Posted By momofmine
Here's a great article that I just read.  I...

Here's a great article that I just read.  I think a valid point, if you are looking for research, is to look at all the research on approaches to learning, because there is a ton of that and what...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,789
Posted By momofmine
In my state, it's pretty much just paperwork, so...

In my state, it's pretty much just paperwork, so for me, it seems easier to jump through the hoops/  I can relate to your sentiment, however.  It gets my goat that there is someone telling me what...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,272
Posted By momofmine
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Quote:Originally Posted by riversmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,272
Posted By momofmine
I think that there are many decisions that it...

I think that there are many decisions that it makes sense to look at the "data".  But to me, homeschooling is not one of them.  To me, it is like comparing what the effect of kids wearing blue...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-12-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,516
Posted By momofmine
That is interesting about the GBS+ and gut...

That is interesting about the GBS+ and gut issues. I was GBS+ with my first child, and I definitely had gut issues. Between my first and second child though, I was on SCD, and when I was pregnant...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-12-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By momofmine
It sounds like you have a good out of the way...

It sounds like you have a good out of the way space to store it, so I would keep it. It sounds like it was special to you, and it may be later to your child. I think that it's not worth saving every...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-12-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,452
Posted By momofmine
I would not. I would try to find other ways to...

I would not. I would try to find other ways to reduce spending or increase income.
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,951
Posted By momofmine
I love the idea of one, but exactly how do they...

I love the idea of one, but exactly how do they work? I mean, wouldn't it like, spray the stuff you're trying to clean off yourself, everywhere? Really, like, how do you do it?
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By momofmine
I am struggling with this now because I want to...

I am struggling with this now because I want to do the same, but I don't like the idea of bringing more plastic into this house. They off gas and smell forever, and even years later, when you open...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By momofmine
I love IKEA light fixtures, they have a wide...

I love IKEA light fixtures, they have a wide range of styles and options.
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By momofmine
Anyone can make a report to OSHA, and you can do...

Anyone can make a report to OSHA, and you can do it anonymously also.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-12-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By momofmine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by wombatclay http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1315800/memory-boxes-for-your-children#post_16484037)

And a...
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