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Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-21-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,483
Posted By Nani
I use old cotton diapers for most of my...

I use old cotton diapers for most of my cleaning, but have to admit that I still use paper towels for some pet/kitchen/human messes. Thanks for all the great tips here on getting me in the right...
Forum: Unschooling   11-05-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By Nani
oh! I had no idea that something like Family...

oh! I had no idea that something like Family Pastimes games exist! Yay! And they have so many of them on their website. They sound just perfect for our family!
Forum: Unschooling   11-04-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By Nani
My dh was recently complaining that a lot of the...

My dh was recently complaining that a lot of the board games that are available are geared towards an attitude that only caters to fate ("oh well, that is what the dice rolled!" meaning we have no...
Forum: Unschooling   09-16-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By Nani
I love your sentence about " giving them the...

I love your sentence about " giving them the world instead of breaking it down into...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Nani
I'm so excited...

I'm so excited http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
My older dd, who will turn 6 in October, is learning to read and write now. The reason I'm so excited is that the...
Forum: Unschooling   08-29-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Nani
My older dd went to preschool for a year and we...

My older dd went to preschool for a year and we decided to live the unschooling life when it became clear that her sensitive nature didn't thrive in a preschool environment. We have been doing...
Forum: Unschooling   08-18-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,977
Posted By Nani
My SIL works for Leapfrog and we're inundated...

My SIL works for Leapfrog and we're inundated with their toys http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
And the one you have mentioned too.
Both my 3 yo and almost 6 yo spent...
Forum: Unschooling   08-15-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Nani
Wenn Du willst, kannst Du mir ja emailen! My...

Wenn Du willst, kannst Du mir ja emailen!
My dd1 used to go to preschool (here in the US most kids go to preschool from age 2.9-5, then they go to "Kindergarten" for only one year, followed by...
Forum: Unschooling   08-13-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Nani
Thank you for all the great suggestions! All of...

Thank you for all the great suggestions! All of them are very valid points and need some deeper investigation and premeditation on my behalf. My worst case scenario is that I would say/do things on...
Forum: Unschooling   08-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Nani
It looks like me and my family will be...

It looks like me and my family will be interviewed for a video segment on unschooling for Voice of America, an international news organization that translates their stories into 40+ languages. Do...
Forum: Unschooling   08-12-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Nani
Great article and video! Congrats!

Great article and video! Congrats!
Forum: Unschooling   08-11-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Nani
Lia, I know exactly what you're talking about. I...

Lia, I know exactly what you're talking about. I run out of energy at around 3pm these days and then all I seem capable of is lounging on the couch in exhaustion, scrape myself off the floor to make...
Forum: Unschooling   06-02-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,024
Posted By Nani
I taped the show and watched with my two girls...

I taped the show and watched with my two girls today. My 5 yo gets all starry eyed and says "I wanna do radical unschooling!" and it gave us a great topic to talk about, the pros and cons, the...
Forum: Unschooling   05-19-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Nani
From the responses it seems like a good idea to...

From the responses it seems like a good idea to introduce the idea to dd1 http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
I know a horse stable that participates in a 4H program,...
Forum: Unschooling   05-19-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Nani
In the past we have done Acrosports (a bit like...

In the past we have done Acrosports (a bit like acrobatics), 1 year of Swim lessons, Ballet, and we really wanted to do rock climbing but never got around to it, since we were so busy already. Now...
Forum: Unschooling   05-17-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Nani
We recently moved to from the big city to the...

We recently moved to from the big city to the country and I've randomly heard things about 4H clubs that help kids learn about animal husbandry, safe practices around animals, crafts, hobbies....
Forum: Unschooling   04-29-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By Nani
Ya know, life changed quickly there a couple of...

Ya know, life changed quickly there a couple of months ago and we now live in Northern California, 2 hrs north of San Francisco...it's supposed to be hot here in the summers too, but I certainly...
Forum: Unschooling   04-29-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Nani
Here is what I have done: I ask my older...

Here is what I have done:
I ask my older kid(s) to pick out two of their favorite books that they want to read and have them ready for the second the little one goes to take a nap and then we...
Forum: Unschooling   04-27-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By Nani
For the last few years we have had access to...

For the last few years we have had access to lots of kids museums, a membership to the Academy of Sciences, etc. but about 6 weeks ago we moved to the country and now we focus a lot more on outdoor...
Forum: Dental   03-09-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Nani
Mamas, help, I need some advice! My almost 3 yo...

Mamas, help, I need some advice! My almost 3 yo dd just had an accident today and whacked her mouth on a metal bar, hard enough to make her cry and completely loose her normal cool for a long time,...
Forum: Unschooling   02-01-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By Nani
My older dd craves structured time and loves...

My older dd craves structured time and loves workbooks and math. In fact, I just went to Costco with them and bought like 15 workbooks. She just gets such a kick out of mazes and little tasks. The...
Forum: Unschooling   02-01-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Nani
Good one! We decided to call it funschooling,...

Good one!
We decided to call it funschooling, and we even got funschooling.org, though we haven't developed that webpage yet http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Unschooling   01-30-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Nani
I'm from Germany and I unschool my kids here in...

I'm from Germany and I unschool my kids here in the US. WHAT GREAT NEWS! My husband and I were giddy with joy to read the above article. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   01-27-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Nani
Hi there mamas, we're currently living in San...

Hi there mamas,
we're currently living in San Francisco and are planning to move. Two places are on the map right now:
a. Maricopa, AZ. Practically in nowhere with lots of foreclosures there, but...
Forum: Unschooling   01-24-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By Nani
Yup, it's the town of Maricopa, well, if you can...

Yup, it's the town of Maricopa, well, if you can call it a town, lots of foreclosures there. Cheap. Big house. But I hear jobs are hard to find. I'm feeling so unsure about this, also about being...
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