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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-02-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By namama
I grew up in Detroit in the 70's and 80's a...

I grew up in Detroit in the 70's and 80's a white girl in a sea of darker faces --I didn't know I was white until I was around 5 when I started kindergarten and noticed how different we all were. My...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By namama
Our DD just turned 10 her feet are in that super...

Our DD just turned 10 her feet are in that super growth stage. We live 30 minutes from town and the resale shops.

I feel like I cannot keep her in shoes -and then last week we went nuts, I was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,686
Posted By namama
What was the link supposed to explain? I am very...

What was the link supposed to explain? I am very curious about the difference too.

Basically I wonder if purchasing a little at a time is good --if it works as well. We have our hearts set on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By namama
Gotta add... part of our decision was based on...

Gotta add... part of our decision was based on the fact that both DH and I had very different educations: me parochial/private through some college, he public through some college --and we were both...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-01-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By namama
Brambly Hedge!! Great Stories --some are...

Brambly Hedge!!

Great Stories --some are out of print, try your library!

We loved Tomie DePaola (Strega Nona and Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, etc), he has SO many books and I never seemed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By namama
Guerilla Learning:...

Guerilla Learning: (http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780471349600-0) How to Give Your Kids a Real Education with or Without School
by Grace Llewellyn and Amy Silver

THIS BOOK IS A TREASURE......
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By namama
We are enormous fans of the library --and we...

We are enormous fans of the library --and we have built a relationship over a course of years. I think the important part is being there.

The situations with libraries in the US isn't good...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By namama
I say follow your heart. We planned to home...

I say follow your heart.

We planned to home school from day one. And it has been amazing. There are so many movements and studies that explain that its good to hold off on school and let kids...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By namama
We are a long time Mothering Family and I cannot...

We are a long time Mothering Family and I cannot believe I haven't posted about our homeschooling project here...

...And so now we invite you to The Books for Walls Project...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By namama
this is really helping me, thank you. dh...

this is really helping me, thank you.

dh just got over shingles and our out of pocket was over $3500. and i just feel pissed because all the medical care basically got us nowhere. buuuuuuuut that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By namama
i am spinning after almost two months of working...

i am spinning after almost two months of working just to keep up (sick hubby and then the beginning of the busy summer season.)

my girlies are just starting to show signs of stress --all the fun...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By namama
I am in a bit of a quandry. We have a small...

I am in a bit of a quandry.

We have a small contracting business and have been paying our own health insurance for the past 12 years.

We treat ourselves naturally and rarely need anything...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-07-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By namama
I haven't invested in sleeping bags --since...

I haven't invested in sleeping bags --since we've always co-slept we just cram onto one big mattress. But we are shifting and I wonder about sleeping bags...

Any suggestions for a type (I am all...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-06-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By namama
sucessful backpacing to the beach!! woo...

sucessful backpacing to the beach!!

woo hoo!

and the house is pretty clean!

thanks!
Forum: Book Clubs   07-06-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,493
Posted By namama
so I loved her interview on NPR, but reading the...

so I loved her interview on NPR, but reading the book, JEEZ, how lovely to have ALL THAT paid for...

... I wanna have my explorations paid for...

As a writer wanna be, I am flummoxed... how...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-04-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 30,391
Posted By namama
blessings fellow mommas... I've been...

blessings fellow mommas...

I've been nursing babes since 2000 and my older sister is amazed at "how perky my boobs still look." And I am just happy that I have a husband who is so into this...
Forum: TV-Free   07-04-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By namama
I sit here listening to the fireworks getting...

I sit here listening to the fireworks getting started on my normally quiet little lake in the woods... as my kiddos and dh sleep.

And I wonder about movie viewing. Tonight my DD (8) wanted to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-04-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By namama
I am in the middle of changing my email and I...

I am in the middle of changing my email and I missed that there were posts, got a little bummed actually...

SO.... I am happy to hear all the responses and am inspired.

I feel like I am doing...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-13-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By namama
Its been ages since I posted, but we just got...

Its been ages since I posted, but we just got high speed internet, so woo hoo, I am back!

We are getting ready for camping season and I want to find a better way to pack. It seems as if I just go...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-20-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,035
Posted By namama
i am so thankful to find this thread... you...

i am so thankful to find this thread...

you all covered SO many of the issues we are currently dealing with.

while i type my 6yo is playing piano and singing ABC's with her 2yo sis, this is...
Forum: Pets   02-20-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By namama
we feed a reccommended food from the co-op and...

we feed a reccommended food from the co-op and his coat looks really shiny.

and we ARE keeping him for sure, just need a little know-how to deal with it.

what do you all mean by RAW? are we...
Forum: Pets   02-19-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By namama
so we paid big bucks for our pup (now 1 year...

so we paid big bucks for our pup (now 1 year old) he is a labrdoodle.

his is a really good dog (amazing with the kids and sweet) --but i've hit a wall. i am MAD since my only condition for...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By namama
i relate relate relate to the posts so far and...

i relate relate relate to the posts so far and gracious thanks.

truth is i have loads of time for myself alone and with dh (kids in bed at 7ish.)

what i meant about imagining is being, well,...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By namama
in am feeling i need balance and unschooling is...

in am feeling i need balance and unschooling is so good much of the time.

it gets so hard when my kiddos need different things --almost 3 and almost 7, both girls. and they are opposites. 75% of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By namama
funny that reply -- i am thinking about the LIFE...

funny that reply -- i am thinking about the LIFE that happens when we aren't DOING THINGS. the looking at the trees as they change, the bunnies that come to the bird feeder, the girls as they watch...
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