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Forum: Unschooling   07-01-2015, 03:07 AM
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As in different ages, or adjusting to play...

As in different ages, or adjusting to play up/down in different skill levels? Or both? I'm not very social either (and still learning how to fit in ;) ), but the dynamics of mixed age groups is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By stormborn
Ooops, I hope mine wasn't one of those. I was...

Ooops, I hope mine wasn't one of those. I was rushed getting my 13yo & her friends off on a week-long trip and forgot to come back to clarify. I usually don't post on the fly, but your post sounded...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2015, 04:19 AM
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Views: 930
Posted By stormborn
Wait. Seriously, the best thing to happen...

Wait.

Seriously, the best thing to happen in our parenting adventure was the realization that our then-6 yr old dd (like most 6 yr olds, I think) was not ready for formal schooling. We had the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-26-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By stormborn
I'm so sorry for your son's loss. Please try...

I'm so sorry for your son's loss.

Please try not to beat yourself up that you didn't see it, Mama. Some people are very good at keeping things inside, especially at an age where they naturally...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,085
Posted By stormborn
HQUOTE=Mazamet;18777105] Languages - I know...

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Languages - I know that there is a critical time for humans to learn languages very easily. And the window is closing soon. I am all for him learning a third language. One...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By stormborn
How old are your kids, Turquesa? I have to go...

How old are your kids, Turquesa? I have to go taxi the big kids, but wanted to mention that it's totally possible (and MUCH cheaper) to purchase boxed curriculum to use on your own as you wish...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,764
Posted By stormborn
Ha, my Mom managed to embarrass me and dd1 at the...

Ha, my Mom managed to embarrass me and dd1 at the same time last week! Maybe in another decade or so she can try for 3 generations. Shoot for the stars, Mom!

In my experience homeschoolers aren't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By stormborn
Eh, some kids are just more physical than others...

Eh, some kids are just more physical than others regardless of weaning age. Neither of my girls weaned until past toddler age and I have one of each- dd1 would barely tolerate hugs at that age while...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By stormborn
Whoa, that response would make me see red! Is...

Whoa, that response would make me see red!
Is it possible to inquire with the Dept. of Ed. on the op-out procedure instead, and leave the teacher out of it?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-03-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By stormborn
Ours sit on 2x4s to raise the mattresses up a bit...

Ours sit on 2x4s to raise the mattresses up a bit to prevent mildew (damp climate in the summer), and they've never slid even with kids jumping on them. Or you could put down those shelf liners with...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-20-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,274
Posted By stormborn
It's not really forced on homeschoolers...yet. If...

It's not really forced on homeschoolers...yet. If religious exemptions are taken away, though, it may as well be.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-18-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By stormborn
Does it correlate with your cycle? One of my...

Does it correlate with your cycle? One of my toddlers used to say that my milk tasted different during my period.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By stormborn
I probably would...those things last forever!...

I probably would...those things last forever! Even the young teens at our house still play with ours.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-23-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By stormborn
Mine never did, but when I kept my nephews...

Mine never did, but when I kept my nephews overnight at that age they slept with me. When DH and I were older teens watching our best friend's little girl we would make a giant pillow fort at the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 999
Posted By stormborn
Oh, yes, this sounds SO much like my 6 yo! She's...

Oh, yes, this sounds SO much like my 6 yo! She's not as subtle about it though; she states it straight out. "Mom, can we pretend you didn't say that? I'll probably do it but I haaate it when you tell...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-17-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By stormborn
That's good to hear! Sounds like a great place to...

That's good to hear! Sounds like a great place to work. :)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-17-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By stormborn
Hmm, if it was in her journal could it be her own...

Hmm, if it was in her journal could it be her own personal shorthand for something? I used to do that, JIC someone read it.
FWIW I asked the teens at my disposal and none of them had any idea.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By stormborn
A few quick thoughts; I didn't get notifications...

A few quick thoughts; I didn't get notifications and this thread got away from me.

Is he into any kind of sport or activity? I really think a major factor in us having smooth sailing so far is a...
Forum: Unschooling   02-11-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By stormborn
Send us some snow! All we've gotten so far is...

Send us some snow! All we've gotten so far is little teaser storms, not enough to play in.

We're mostly nocturnal here too unless there's an early activity that's important enough to one of us to...
Forum: Unschooling   01-27-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,559
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, I was (and still am, a little) that kid. I...

Yeah, I was (and still am, a little) that kid. I wore one of those swim masks in the shower until I was a teen and couldn't wear jeans until adulthood. The seams!!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-24-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By stormborn
I hope you get the help you need soon, rosie. I...

I hope you get the help you need soon, rosie. I can't think of anything practical to add, but I'll be thinking of you and wishing you the best.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By stormborn
I don't think that's too old. My first moved into...

I don't think that's too old. My first moved into her own bed at around 8yo, but I think part of it was crowding by her then-toddler sister. She might have stayed longer, who knows. Now I have a 6.5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By stormborn
How old is he? I should remember- I've enjoyed...

How old is he? I should remember- I've enjoyed your posts here for years-but Mamabrain. ;)
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 113
Posted By stormborn
Penpals are great for that. My kids also loved...

Penpals are great for that. My kids also loved making lists (wish lists, shopping, etc.) and typing messages via facebook or email.
Forum: Personal Growth   01-07-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By stormborn
What the....? I think you did better than I would...

What the....? I think you did better than I would have! Sounds like that Mom might have some, er, issues going on there. Or who knows, maybe she went without enough as a kid and is happy that her kid...
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