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Forum: Unschooling   03-03-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By mamaprovides
I just took the time to rereading this thread and...

I just took the time to rereading this thread and thought I'd repost my ideas...because the first wasn't long enough.

Art, language, walking...these are hard wired into our typical brains upon...
Forum: Unschooling   02-27-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 176
Posted By mamaprovides
I should say first and foremost phonics makes...

I should say first and foremost phonics makes zero sense to me. Some only learn to read through phonics...not me. I have some phonics based materials just in case but I don't intend on using them....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By mamaprovides
I don't Make my kids do anything...well, except...

I don't Make my kids do anything...well, except not yelling, hitting, ect. It's not like I strap the little one to a chair and make her learn quantum mechanics. This is child directed. I'm just 1...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-15-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By mamaprovides
Thanks y'all. The 4yr old tags along a lot...

Thanks y'all.

The 4yr old tags along a lot and she will answer questions quickly accurately and blandly. When asked she say, "this is not very interesting to me." I don't want her to think all of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By mamaprovides
Yes, thank you. This has been my thinking as...

Yes, thank you.
This has been my thinking as well.
According to Holt, unschoolers could take courses and so on, right?
I'm not looking to be rigid. I'm looking to be strong like water.
I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By mamaprovides
Any have 1 unschooler and 1 Homeschooler?

That title is confusing. Sorry.
Just to be clear. I am not an unschooler. It doesn't all make sense to me but whatever. I read some Holt (which I found unenlightening at best), blogs, and met other...
Forum: Games   02-12-2015, 06:01 AM
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Views: 66,703
Posted By mamaprovides
Get away

Get away
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 71
Posted By mamaprovides
I'm not sure how old everyone's people are...mine...

I'm not sure how old everyone's people are...mine is very young and his interest is unyielding.
I am using this site (sorry...not cool enough to imbed)...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 244
Posted By mamaprovides
I agree... Our job is a strange one as a job...

I agree...

Our job is a strange one as a job well done essentially works us out of job. There is no raise, no promotion, no gold watch...but plenty of laundry.

I think her soul is screaming for...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   11-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By mamaprovides
I considered using the midwives at dhmc but I ran...

I considered using the midwives at dhmc but I ran fast!
I'm not sure about the midwives but the department as a whole...leaves a lot to be desired.
Every birth story I've heard from dhmc (even the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-06-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By mamaprovides
Uh-hem...I present for your amusement the...

Uh-hem...I present for your amusement the transcript of a phone call with my motherinlaw when I was pregnant with my first...(I am Latina...first generation immigrant from Columbia. My mil is a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-04-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By mamaprovides
We cosleep but we dont to to bed at the same...

We cosleep but we dont to to bed at the same time.
I do about 85% of childcare. My husband puts them to bed two nights a week but he just riles them up unintentionally and he isn't home three or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By mamaprovides
Hi. Mine are 25 months apart. I remember this....

Hi. Mine are 25 months apart. I remember this. This is my experience. Sorry for the novel hope it helps. You didn't how old but I am assuming 5-7 years old...?

1. Please don't make him sit longer...
Forum: Unschooling   10-30-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By mamaprovides
I wouldn't call my son an engineer so much as a...

I wouldn't call my son an engineer so much as a scientist...a seeker of truth. But yes, engineering toys or STEM toys are his thing...except playmobil and, when drawn in, sister's doll house (I think...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   10-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By mamaprovides
The midwives are hidden. Most work at Alice peck...

The midwives are hidden. Most work at Alice peck day,I think.
Natalya champtney is the first I'd call. If she can't do it...she probably knows someone.
I'm sorry I missed this thread!
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By mamaprovides
Oh yea! This is not sci-fi but it is so well...

Oh yea! This is not sci-fi but it is so well written and screams to be read aloud. It is beautifully suspenseful but never scary. This might just surprise you.

Precious and the monkeys by...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By mamaprovides
Sorry for the novel... 1. My son is/was...

Sorry for the novel...


1. My son is/was like this. It has changed (slowly) and he enjoys fiction but still has a strong preference for non fiction. My librarian said it was typical of boys. With...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By mamaprovides
We are alike we are all different by Laura Dwight...

We are alike we are all different by Laura Dwight

A special critter by mercer Mayer

The family book, the peace book, it's okay to different by Todd parr

Sneetches, the butter battle book,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By mamaprovides
I live in Vermont. But try as I can I just can't...

I live in Vermont. But try as I can I just can't get a group out.
I schedule field trips & set up parties but no solid friends just warm bodies. ^_^
I set up activities but people don't turn out....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By mamaprovides
Would these be clubs online? I can't find any...

Would these be clubs online?
I can't find any in my area nor interest when I tried starting one.

Odd thing happened just recently, in learning cursive he has become a better student. Yesterday...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By mamaprovides
What did the subatomic particle say to the duck? ...

What did the subatomic particle say to the duck?
Quark.

As far as sub atomic goes...your best bet is to start with Ted Ed. There is a chemistry playlist and hunt around for the quantum physics...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By mamaprovides
Thanks Ruthla, I am also coming to the...

Thanks Ruthla,

I am also coming to the conclusion that this is normal 6 yr old behavior and am trying to change according (bob and weave).

Funny thing...he is no dairy, no eggs, no nuts (except...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By mamaprovides
I don't think you're totally off base....

I don't think you're totally off base. But...although he can move around he is equally happy hidden in a closet with a book (he often refuses to tell me what he read...like catwings...why can't I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By mamaprovides
Oh yea, for anyone else who needs to build an...

Oh yea, for anyone else who needs to build an atomic unit in under 3 hrs for a 6 yr old...

I found these worksheets helpful...(I found it on another website that talks about this)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By mamaprovides
Thank you! 1. The state of Vermont does not...

Thank you!

1. The state of Vermont does not look kindly on a portfolio with no writing, drawing, coloring, painting. Last year Karen told me typing doesn't count as a writing sample because it...
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