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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-20-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By barbara
Try Rosetta Stone. You can get this program at...

Try Rosetta Stone. You can get this program at most large Libraries, we joined our State Library so that we could have access to Rosetta Stone programs online. It teaches from a real life learning...
Forum: Unschooling   03-15-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,785
Posted By barbara
Quote: Originally Posted by rupestur...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rupestur http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10704501)
My question is: What do you think about the...
Forum: Unschooling   03-15-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By barbara
One of my son's did the community college route,...

One of my son's did the community college route, another went to a private college, and my daughters took more untraditional routes to higher education.

You can prepare for college sat tests with...
Forum: Unschooling   03-15-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By barbara
unschooling is living and learning without...

unschooling is living and learning without school.

the concept of teaching a set, predetermined curricula, is a schooling mindset which may or may not work for educating the masses, however, in...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   03-15-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By barbara
it isn't easy. homebirth is so fullfilling for...

it isn't easy. homebirth is so fullfilling for us as doulas because we see how empowered mamas are when they birht at home, but in hoppital we are so needed, and those mamas really need our support...
Forum: Unschooling   03-15-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,429
Posted By barbara
I hope you have found some like minded folks...

I hope you have found some like minded folks here. For the most part I have found unschoolers to be really tolerant of various interpertations on how to walk out the unschooling life. Every...
Forum: Unschooling   03-14-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,429
Posted By barbara
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigeresse...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tigeresse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10750677)
Yes, ita. I think even bigger kids need...
Forum: Unschooling   03-14-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By barbara
The kids I still have at home are 11, 14, and 17

The kids I still have at home are 11, 14, and 17
Forum: Unschooling   03-14-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,976
Posted By barbara
Quote: Originally Posted by mama in the forest...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama in the forest http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10743310)

Barbara - that's wonderful! My...
Forum: Unschooling   03-14-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By barbara
my kids all were motivated to learn to write...

my kids all were motivated to learn to write their name in cursive when they had to sign checks they recieved for birthdays, etc.

I would just write out their name in cursive and they would...
Forum: Unschooling   03-11-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,976
Posted By barbara
I have a large family of 7 children which we...

I have a large family of 7 children which we have been unschooling for about 20 years. We have just 3 still at home now. Over the years we have fluctuated between radical unschooling, and less...
Forum: Homebirth   11-17-2007, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By barbara
Some people like to use those rubberized flannel...

Some people like to use those rubberized flannel sheets that they make for cribs and changing tables. I think you can get it by the yard at the fabric store.

Maybe you just want to throw some...
Forum: Homebirth   11-17-2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By barbara
I think normal is a relevant term....

I think normal is a relevant term. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif:

Most women are induced before their due date now, is that normal? I guess for them it is. How...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-17-2007, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By barbara
Hi, I've been a member for years but haven't...

Hi, I've been a member for years but haven't posted in a really long time so I thought I'd reintroduce myself.

I'm a mama to 7 children, mostly grown now. My youngest are 13 and 11 now. I'm also...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2007, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By barbara
Read up on unschooling so you can talk to him...

Read up on unschooling so you can talk to him about it and explain how it works so it doesn't seem like you just aren't "doing' anything.

You can use my family as an example of successful...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By barbara
Hi, I haven't posted here in a long time, but...

Hi, I haven't posted here in a long time, but wanted to encourage you. I have several older children that took a long time to read proficiently in a relaxed unschooling environment. I have a couple...
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By barbara
oops!

oops!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-10-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,217
Posted By barbara
Quote: Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty I'd...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty
I'd be worried about the person that won. Just who would she be letting into the delivery room?

my thoughts as well!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-10-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,285
Posted By barbara
Hi mamas, Thanks for sharing all your beautiful...

Hi mamas, Thanks for sharing all your beautiful art. It is so inspiring to see your work and talk to other artist, especially mama artists who understand the struggles of creating art under the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-10-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By barbara
I couldn't view the pic...did't have...

I couldn't view the pic...did't have authorization from the user. I have a couple of dressers right now that I would like to paint, but still not sure what I want on them. I have done some painting...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-01-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,613
Posted By barbara
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna Yeah,...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna
Yeah, that doesn't sound very hands off to me. I do call the midwife I used "hands-off" but she had all her babies UC....

-Angela

Yep, mine too! There...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-11-2006, 01:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,820
Posted By barbara
Quote: Originally Posted by Starflower OK -...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starflower
OK - I put in a request for a sub-forum for us. Maybe we'll see something soon in the Questions and Suggestions area regarding our suggestion....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-09-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,820
Posted By barbara
Beautiful watercolor paintings, and I'm wanting...

Beautiful watercolor paintings, and I'm wanting some of that tea also. I just might have to put in an order.

any luck on getting an artists sub forum? Please post here if you get it set up. I...
Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,231
Posted By barbara
Quote: Originally Posted by OMama . . . I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OMama
. . . I think it is extremely difficult for birthing women to make genuinely empowered decisions. When we are all part of the machine, it is near impossible to...
Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,231
Posted By barbara
Quote: Originally Posted by Arwyn If you...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arwyn
If you feel it as giving up of power, then sure, you are. But I don't see it that way, because I borrow more from the feminist collective, women supporting women...
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