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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-29-2014, 07:05 AM
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Posted By mommariffic
I went back and read through the ENTIRE THREAD....

I went back and read through the ENTIRE THREAD. Whew! I love reading about other peoples lives.

I'm going to post yesterday (is that allowed) since all I've done today is drink my coffee.
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By mommariffic
We are sorta' unschool-y in that we don't have a...

We are sorta' unschool-y in that we don't have a "time for learning...." we learn all day!

Media wise, they have time in the morning after breakfast. They can use their Ipad/the family...
Forum: Unschooling   02-21-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By mommariffic
I really don't know.    We did a...

I really don't know. 
 
We did a Waldorfy-play based school which I was super excited for, and it was SCHOOL with very little play. They were making art one day, and my daughter said "finished"...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-21-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By mommariffic
I always forget to come back and check out these...

I always forget to come back and check out these threads! Wee. 
 
Fiber goats are totally new to me too! I am actually now (after talking with a friend) debating sheep vs an angora goat ...
Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,097
Posted By mommariffic
Oh February!    We have had snow storm after...

Oh February! 
 
We have had snow storm after snow storm after snow storm. 
Currently have over a foot (maybe 17 inches?) of snow not going anywhere soon piled up around the house. So we've been...
Forum: Unschooling   02-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,097
Posted By mommariffic
We have been dealing with snow, snow, snow!   ...

We have been dealing with snow, snow, snow! 
 
Lots of inside-the-house-stuck-home days. We have built igloos, made homemade light tables, read books, made 1000 arts and crafts, started our Earth...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 1,585
Posted By mommariffic
Another snow day.    We are notoriously lazy...

Another snow day. 
 
We are notoriously lazy on snow days. I allow unlimited Netflix/Ipad because well, I want a snow day too! I want to read and veg. 
 
But we aren't being too lazy. 
-Cleaned...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,565
Posted By mommariffic
Hello (again)    I'm momma to two - we...

Hello (again) 
 
I'm momma to two - we unschool and I am mostly a stay-at-home-mom but I do freelance write (most my money goes towards books, damn Kindle!) This month we are going on vacation...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,565
Posted By mommariffic
Hello (again)    I'm momma to two - we...

Hello (again) 
 
I'm momma to two - we unschool and I am mostly a stay-at-home-mom but I do freelance write (most my money goes towards books, damn Kindle!) This month we are going on vacation...
Forum: Unschooling   01-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By mommariffic
No, they can't visit. The hospital has a no one...

No, they can't visit. The hospital has a no one under 18 rule right now because of some insane flu outbreak..and besides THAT, we have to suit up to see my Dad because he has some seriously nutso...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By mommariffic
Lets see   -a few more raised beds  ...

Lets see
 
-a few more raised beds 
-finding (freecycle, Craiglist etc) planting containers for the deck (where I'm keeping all the herbs this year..) 
-Chickens. 
-Fiber goats.
-Ditching all...
Forum: Unschooling   01-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By mommariffic
Still in a slump! My Dad's still in the...

Still in a slump! My Dad's still in the hospital (been bouncing in and out) and most likely won't make it (terminal cancer and things are shutting down..) So basically I'm in/out of the hospital...
Forum: Unschooling   01-05-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By mommariffic
Wee! My turn   January so far, has been...

Wee! My turn
 
January so far, has been lazy.
 
Pretend play in the house with our new toys, reading books (and I'm enjoying about 10 different science fiction/fantasy books), watching movies...
Forum: Unschooling   01-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By mommariffic
Can we start one? Am I allowed : ) Go! 

Can we start one? Am I allowed : ) Go! 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By mommariffic
-spend less money  -grow more of our own food ...

-spend less money 
-grow more of our own food
-get a few lambs/one fiber goat
-spruce up the bunny area
 
 
Wait, this is sounding more like a to-do list. 
 
I just want to be more present....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 196
Posted By mommariffic
Mellow and close to perfection.   My mom...

Mellow and close to perfection.
 
My mom slept over Christmas eve (and cleaned my whole house for me! What a present that was..) we went to New York to visit DH's side of the family and had snacks...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-23-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 907
Posted By mommariffic
Busy mommas!   Woke up made pancakes + tea...

Busy mommas!
 
Woke up made pancakes + tea and watched Christmas movie with DD and DS
Errands (toy store for stocking stuffers, Walmart for Nutri-bullet for gift + tissue paper) 
Wrapping...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By mommariffic
We have tons (some we didn't do this year but...

We have tons (some we didn't do this year but most years we..)
-Visit Santa 
-Make homemade gifts (scrubs and things), ornaments for relatives, and wrap things beautifully using materials kids...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 907
Posted By mommariffic
We had a snow day.    Our driveway is...

We had a snow day. 
 
Our driveway is hellish, even with light snow (we got a few inches) 
This morning though, ran out early and picked up a NEW PUPPY! So naturally the entire day has been...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-16-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By mommariffic
I'm pooped   My Dad has been sickly the past...

I'm pooped
 
My Dad has been sickly the past (very long) year. He and my mom are split up (10 years) and although she will cook him a meal to re-heat, or give him new socks at Christmas she's not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,295
Posted By mommariffic
I got a giant xxxxxxxl M&M nightgown      ...

I got a giant xxxxxxxl M&M nightgown 
 
 
 
It was sort of a family-member gift swap when my husband and I first got married. But really? I'm 5'4! And..M&Ms? 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 907
Posted By mommariffic
This morning I went to check out a puppy! The...

This morning I went to check out a puppy! The kids have been begging for a (fourth!?!) dog to add to our crazy-home. So we are adopting a teeny little Chihuhaha tomorrow. 
Went to watch my Dad's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 907
Posted By mommariffic
Oh today was so snowy!    Went and fed Dad's...

Oh today was so snowy! 
 
Went and fed Dad's cat 
Stopped on the way at the chocolate shop to surprise kids with small box of sweets (ended up getting chocolate unicorn and chocolate computer for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,649
Posted By mommariffic
-We stick close to home and craft, bake, & make...

-We stick close to home and craft, bake, & make homemade crafts throughout the month. 
-We attend local events (Santa in town vs the mall, a Waldorf school fair, a local winter fairy visit) which...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-09-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 907
Posted By mommariffic
Thanks momma xx, it's so rough trying to balance...

Thanks momma xx, it's so rough trying to balance everything. Normally I'm on top of the world the entire month of December but I'm struggling..
 
Our Advent Calendar was bought by moi at a...
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