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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2015, 06:24 AM
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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: 441
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: 78
Views: 2,265
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: 78
Views: 2,265
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: 521
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: 521
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: 521
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: 2,336
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...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-27-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By healthy momma
Well, it turned out that Minecraft was exactly...

Well, it turned out that Minecraft was exactly the game my son had been introduced to. And yep, it sure seems that kids that have access to video games are going to get into it sooner or later. My...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By healthy momma
Ah ha! I'll run that by him tomorrow. I should...

Ah ha! I'll run that by him tomorrow. I should have known. I have heard about that game so many times but we had yet to experience it first hand.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By healthy momma
Do you know this video game?

I thought this crowd might know it's fair share of kids video games. My son was introduced to a game by another child when he was out yesterday and I wasn't there. He REALLY wants to get it to play...
Forum: Unschooling   03-09-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By healthy momma
Since I too have very young children (6 and 2)...

Since I too have very young children (6 and 2) I'm sure I have lots of time to run into naysayers but until now I guess I've been pretty lucky. My family is supportive, including the life long...
Forum: Unschooling   03-08-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,336
Posted By healthy momma
We are not quite there yet but I have this...

We are not quite there yet but I have this feeling that what you describe is EXACTLY what my oldest son would love when he gets a bit older. I'm going to dream and maybe even brainstorm some ways to...
Forum: Unschooling   03-02-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 227
Posted By healthy momma
I don't have a lot of time but wanted to say that...

I don't have a lot of time but wanted to say that I too am following this thread with interest and am glad you ask it mckittre. My oldest son is 6 soon to be 7. He has voraciously listened to stories...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 232
Posted By healthy momma
This is an interesting topic that I've enjoyed...

This is an interesting topic that I've enjoyed following. It's interesting to think about it through the lens of having been publicly schooled myself, having been a public school teacher, and now...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 862
Posted By healthy momma
I hear you on hoping to never move. My hubby and...

I hear you on hoping to never move. My hubby and I lived in 15 places in our first 12 years together. (Just nomads, not military) We now have two kids, are in a place we love, live right near lots of...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 862
Posted By healthy momma
Come visit us in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan....

Come visit us in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our blizzard yesterday would have given them quite the taste of winter! :wink:
Forum: Unschooling   01-12-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 196
Posted By healthy momma
I know I'm late to the convo but I'll put in a...

I know I'm late to the convo but I'll put in a good word for "Free Range Learning." I lent it to someone I know in passing who was 90% sure she would public school her daughter and after a few casual...
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By healthy momma
Definitely winter here! In our house, every...

Definitely winter here! In our house, every season is the best for unschooling. :thumb
Forum: Unschooling   11-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,179
Posted By healthy momma
So my husband was cleaning out our office and...

So my husband was cleaning out our office and came across our now little used dictionary. It has quite a story behind it but basically it is the dictionary he used as a young person. He came out and...
Forum: Unschooling   11-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,768
Posted By healthy momma
Had to look up "Steampunk." Thanks for teaching...

Had to look up "Steampunk." Thanks for teaching me something new. :-)
Forum: Unschooling   10-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By healthy momma
I really don't have much to add that is different...

I really don't have much to add that is different to the conversation but I've enjoyed reading this thread. We really are all so different in every way. In the last 6 days I have read 4 Nancy Drew...
Forum: Unschooling   10-28-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,768
Posted By healthy momma
As a childbirth educator and friends with...

As a childbirth educator and friends with countless doulas, midwives, etc. I hear so many of these stories and I LOVE them every time. My 4 1/2 year old would correct everyone who said that the baby...
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,768
Posted By healthy momma
Ha! Yeah. At the end of the day my brain just...

Ha! Yeah. At the end of the day my brain just doesn't work so good. I promise paragraphs when I post earlier! :-) Off to get some sleep.
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By healthy momma
I've enjoyed reading this thread. I grew up in...

I've enjoyed reading this thread. I grew up in the country with a 12 minute drive into town. A small town mind you. I liked growing up the way I did. In my adult life my husband and I wandered a lot...
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