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Forum: Unschooling   12-05-2016, 12:03 PM
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Going on week 2 of both kiddos and I down with...

Going on week 2 of both kiddos and I down with head, chest, throat gunk. Ugh. Trying really hard to accept this enforced down time but it's hard to miss out on lots of fun things going on and just...
Forum: Unschooling   11-09-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,671
Posted By healthy momma
Wow. That is actually the first thing that has...

Wow. That is actually the first thing that has made sense to me...
Forum: Unschooling   11-06-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,671
Posted By healthy momma
Anyone have suggestions for a catchy name for an...

Anyone have suggestions for a catchy name for an Unschooling focused conference that would encourage and entice rather than scare away those home educators not familiar with or who misunderstand the...
Forum: Unschooling   11-06-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,671
Posted By healthy momma
Anyone have suggestions for a catchy name for an...

Anyone have suggestions for a catchy name for an Unschooling focused conference that would encourage and entice rather than scare away those home educators not familiar with or who misunderstand the...
Forum: Unschooling   10-31-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,232
Posted By healthy momma
Is it already the end of the month? Wow, that one...

Is it already the end of the month? Wow, that one went fast.

Discovered one of the root causes of my son's chronic digestive issues. Tomatoes. Really!? Argh. I'd have preferred gluten or soy...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,232
Posted By healthy momma
So many really good things going on here and many...

So many really good things going on here and many challenges as well. We are in the midst of an elimination diet trying to get to the root of some ongoing health issues for my 8 year old. I thought I...
Forum: Unschooling   09-22-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By healthy momma
The dialogue on this is ongoing. We've tried a...

The dialogue on this is ongoing. We've tried a couple of different approaches since I last posted. Right now, although it is a newer change, we seem to have hit on something that is working quite...
Forum: Unschooling   09-22-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,249
Posted By healthy momma
Our new Nature Connection group is absolutely...

Our new Nature Connection group is absolutely amazing! I did decide that my youngest would actually be happier hanging out with his Grandma and Grandpa during that time (he never has liked big group...
Forum: Unschooling   08-24-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,053
Posted By healthy momma
Two other women and I began going through the...

Two other women and I began going through the Kamana Naturalist Training Program this spring together. It is through the Wilderness Awareness School and based on Jon Young's work with the 8 Shields...
Forum: Unschooling   08-19-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,053
Posted By healthy momma
Weather has had us all on edge around here. Hot...

Weather has had us all on edge around here. Hot and sticky. Now we're going to be rained in for a couple of days. My husband is going to take the lead tomorrow and get the boys in the workshop...
Forum: Unschooling   08-19-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By healthy momma
Just a quick update. I talked with my son using...

Just a quick update. I talked with my son using Miranda's explanation of this being a "special case" and he actually laughed out loud as I threw out the examples. It was a good discussion that led to...
Forum: Unschooling   08-08-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,053
Posted By healthy momma
No school for us either. Like you our kiddos are...

No school for us either. Like you our kiddos are just 3 and 8.

But as for the timing of school starting, a law was passed a number of years ago in Michigan that school couldn't start until AFTER...
Forum: Unschooling   07-28-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,351
Posted By healthy momma
On another note...I did an interview on...

On another note...I did an interview on unschooling for a friend's podcast. I was pretty nervous but it's not too bad for a first shot. :-) https://nomadtogether.com/unschooling/
Forum: Unschooling   07-28-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By healthy momma
While we don't arrive at the same conclusion,...

While we don't arrive at the same conclusion, your comment about "be the mama" was a helpful one for me. I think I know how you meant that and I checked in with myself. I wanted to make sure I wasn't...
Forum: Unschooling   07-28-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By healthy momma
I am right there with you. I often wish I had...

I am right there with you. I often wish I had someone to do it for me as well! And yes, self-regulating beforehand has struck a chord with me.
Forum: Unschooling   07-28-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By healthy momma
This was particularly helpful Miranda. I have...

This was particularly helpful Miranda. I have spoken with him about this being a "special case" but had never come up with such great examples to really make it a bit more concrete for him.
Forum: Unschooling   07-28-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you everyone for all of your thoughts and...

Thank you everyone for all of your thoughts and sharing your own experiences. It really is so helpful to get feedback. It has given me new ideas and helped me to firm up others I had.
Forum: Unschooling   07-26-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By healthy momma
Hard to describe...self regulation? meeting everyones needs? (just need feedback)

Ah. "Another screen time question" everyone will think. And on one level you would be right. But on a deeper level I am more curious about self evaluation and self regulation and the ways to guide...
Forum: Unschooling   07-16-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,351
Posted By healthy momma
My hubby finished a canoe that he built for us on...

My hubby finished a canoe that he built for us on July 2nd. We had done 3 short paddles either alone or with some friends up until now. This weekend we finally got to take our first family canoe...
Forum: Unschooling   07-10-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,351
Posted By healthy momma
Oh, I totally get that it would be easy to be...

Oh, I totally get that it would be easy to be perceived as judgmental that's why I was gathering ideas. And in many cases I wouldn't even think of saying anything. However, these are friends who have...
Forum: Unschooling   07-10-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,351
Posted By healthy momma
This is great Miranda. I remember you writing...

This is great Miranda. I remember you writing about this when you were first raising funds and thinking how awesome your community sounds.
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,351
Posted By healthy momma
Ok. Here is another one for you. How would YOU...

Ok. Here is another one for you. How would YOU concisely (and in a totally friendly way to someone interested in learning more) explain why this quote shows that someone just really doesn't "get"...
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,351
Posted By healthy momma
I think you are right about this. I still want to...

I think you are right about this. I still want to learn some new ways to assist him if he asks again but it may just truly be a timing issue and when he is really developmentally ready to have it...
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,351
Posted By healthy momma
Oooh. Closed caption. Totally didn't think of...

Oooh. Closed caption. Totally didn't think of that one. Thanks! :-)
Forum: Unschooling   07-04-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,351
Posted By healthy momma
While I rarely get a chance to write I am out...

While I rarely get a chance to write I am out here. Miranda, I appreciate hearing all your thoughts as you are so much farther on this journey than I. I'm tucking these thoughts about adolescence...
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