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Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
Hi! I think it is so awesome that you are...

Hi!

I think it is so awesome that you are reaching out and asking for feedback and suggestions regarding your desired course of action. I'll begin by saying that you have gotten opinions from...
Forum: Unschooling   08-29-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you Miranda. I'll be checking into all of...

Thank you Miranda. I'll be checking into all of these.

Cassandra
Forum: Unschooling   08-29-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By healthy momma
Suggestions for Computer Activities

I am trying to brainstorm some activities my son (7) and I could do on the computer together. He LOVES Minecraft and I am doing better at getting into it (didn't like it at all at first) and playing...
Forum: Unschooling   08-13-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,073
Posted By healthy momma
The link did work for me. Beautiful.

The link did work for me. Beautiful.
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,650
Posted By healthy momma
Just a little note of encouragement. My DS is...

Just a little note of encouragement. My DS is just over 7 and not even interested in the alphabet let alone reading. No one has made any special note of it at all. I'm sure the day could come but I...
Forum: Unschooling   07-01-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,650
Posted By healthy momma
No change here in our life because of the school...

No change here in our life because of the school calendar. Our changes are much more seasonal. Time at the beach, bike rides, gardening, etc. are all on our agenda these days. We have been...
Forum: Unschooling   06-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,063
Posted By healthy momma
Oh, I love this and it is perfect timing. I have...

Oh, I love this and it is perfect timing. I have a 7-year-old boy who doesn't read, won't touch a pencil or workbook, and who is in absolutely no organized activities. While he plays like crazy when...
Forum: Unschooling   06-08-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,063
Posted By healthy momma
I've really looked forward to hearing about your...

I've really looked forward to hearing about your experiences on this trip. It is with envy, awe, and a little bit of "they must be crazy," that I've thought of it. What you described above stands out...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-04-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By healthy momma
Activities good for large age spread

My DS are 7 and 2. Right now we are struggling with this age spread and finding activities we can do together. My older son is actually the more social of the two and really loves to do something...
Forum: Unschooling   05-31-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By healthy momma
Shucks. Thanks for letting us know.

Shucks. Thanks for letting us know.
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By healthy momma
May I toss out a question to add to this...

May I toss out a question to add to this discussion? If it is going to take it too far off topic just ignore it. :-) If you were NOT required for any reason to "prove" anything to anyone would you...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By healthy momma
Unfortunately my library doesn't have an updated...

Unfortunately my library doesn't have an updated copy. :-(
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you for the thoughts you have shared. Just...

Thank you for the thoughts you have shared. Just today I was able to work out a weekly get together alternating homes with the only other "real" unschooler around my son's age. I think it will be a...
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By healthy momma
I had to look up lapbooking...yeah, so NOT going...

I had to look up lapbooking...yeah, so NOT going to happen here. :-)
Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By healthy momma
Talk to me about age 7

DS1 is turning 7 this month. It is obvious that he is moving into a new developmental stage and I just don't feel like I'm supporting this change as well as I've been able to in the past. What did 7...
Forum: Unschooling   05-04-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By healthy momma
I do like Life Learning Magazine as well....

I do like Life Learning Magazine as well. Actually though, HEM became completely unschooling focused a while back and is really great. A lot on unschooling as adults which has been great for my...
Forum: Unschooling   04-28-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By healthy momma
I wish I had a helpful answer but instead all I...

I wish I had a helpful answer but instead all I can say is that I too hope they aren't going out of business. I have really found that magazine to be the most pertinent to our family's journey....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By healthy momma
Although she's not on these forums (I don't...

Although she's not on these forums (I don't think) an old school friend of mine does a lot of traveling with her family. They just spent 10ish months abroad traveling from place to place. Now they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By healthy momma
I don't know how helpful I will be but I have an...

I don't know how helpful I will be but I have an almost 7 year old son and a 2 year old. I too feel that sometimes the needs of my younger child make it hard for me to give my older son all the...
Forum: Unschooling   04-07-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,102
Posted By healthy momma
Well, I'm no expert but basically it is...

Well, I'm no expert but basically it is homeschooling families coming together to provide educational and social activities for their children. There are a lot of different set-ups. Some are pretty...
Forum: Unschooling   04-05-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,102
Posted By healthy momma
It's always interesting to read about these...

It's always interesting to read about these programs and the funding. There is nothing like that here. But I LOVE not having to be accountable to anyone like that.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By healthy momma
Wow! Yeah, that may be a little extreme for us....

Wow! Yeah, that may be a little extreme for us. :-)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you for the thoughts here as well as the...

Thank you for the thoughts here as well as the private messages I've received. I'm having fun dreaming and scheming for next year. Anna, a house swap would be great but honestly this is soooo not the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By healthy momma
Where would be a great place to explore for a month in the southern United States?

So I live in an absolutely gorgeous place (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) that overall I love and would never want to trade. However, there is this one month that makes me dispirited, grumpy, and blah....
Forum: Unschooling   03-27-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,785
Posted By healthy momma
Feeling so uninspired, totally in a rut, and all...

Feeling so uninspired, totally in a rut, and all around really lousy. I NEED spring. March just sucks. I am vowing that next year the family will be somewhere warm for the whole month of March. I...
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