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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By SweetSilver
I think it's sounding like a lot of fun, too. I...

I think it's sounding like a lot of fun, too. I feel like we are just catching our stride. Having one leader step back so it's just my coleader and I actually simplified much of the process because...
Forum: Unschooling   Today, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By SweetSilver
This is the same as in my home, only it's my...

This is the same as in my home, only it's my youngest who is the hurricane. She is also the one who is almost never bored. It's helped that I have always let the girls help themselves to tools like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks for responding, AAK, and looking forward...

Thanks for responding, AAK, and looking forward to the rest! I'm curious to know what ages you've introduced the pocket knife. I did outline some knife safety, the first step with just a dinner...
Forum: Unschooling   Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By SweetSilver
lanamommy, love your post, thank you. I...

lanamommy, love your post, thank you.

I agree that with 2 kids or more there is a bit of a tugofwar happening. 3 kids if you count me and my less-than-ideal cleaning habits. Just the other day...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By SweetSilver
I digress into arguments similar to that, but we...

I digress into arguments similar to that, but we also have good conversations about working out bedtimes and routines and my needs and their needs.

DadMan, you don't give any specifics as to why...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks for the update! And my 8yo daughter...

Thanks for the update!

And my 8yo daughter eats fewer things than that. But she will try one crumb of something (I'm not exaggerating--one crumb), if it promises to be sweet. So as far as...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,900
Posted By SweetSilver
:joy

:joy
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By SweetSilver
We never had reading in the bedroom, always on...

We never had reading in the bedroom, always on the couch. If she takes that long to go to sleep, why not change up the routine a little to include some quiet *family* reading time? You don't have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,900
Posted By SweetSilver
That sounds promising! What other kinds of...

That sounds promising! What other kinds of assistance can they get for housing, from all sources, including family?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,900
Posted By SweetSilver
With help from the grandparents, if they are...

With help from the grandparents, if they are financially able to swing it. It's an option, anyhow. Keep pursuing it! Don't give up on this scholarship if you can figure out any way to make it work!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By SweetSilver
2014-15 Scouting Year

Hello! Gearing up for our troop's 3rd year together. Starting next week, and eagerly anticipating getting away from Daisy stuff and diving into Juniors for the first time (we are primarily a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 493
Posted By SweetSilver
Glad I found you again, hoping to join for this...

Glad I found you again, hoping to join for this round, if there is room. I'm still hovering where I stuck to so stubbornly last challenge, with a little threat of hitting 165, but that was most...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By SweetSilver
rumi, enjoy your Harry Potter journey. While...

rumi, enjoy your Harry Potter journey. While there were chapters that were interminable (namely in Order of the Phoenix, which also has some of the best chapters in the series and why I found the...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By SweetSilver
No worries about wild hogs here, but I understand...

No worries about wild hogs here, but I understand your caution. I spent about a month camping 2 years in a row in the Ocala National Forest in Florida along with the Rainbow Family folks, and it was...
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By SweetSilver
I had an emotional but much more minor...

I had an emotional but much more minor transition-- putting some much-worn clothing up for sale at our yard sale and at the thrift store. Didn't realize until afterward how much it impacted me to be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By SweetSilver
"Unschooling" is a term used for the child-led...

"Unschooling" is a term used for the child-led spectrum of homeschooling where, to varying degrees depending on family, learning is weaved into life in ways that pretty much make "learning" as a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-26-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,900
Posted By SweetSilver
Totally agree with AAK. Dropping the scholarship...

Totally agree with AAK. Dropping the scholarship would be the last option, IMO. Many schools have family housing, and it's possible the scholarship is flexible enough to be able to apply some of...
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By SweetSilver
I think we have a little bear lurking. Something...

I think we have a little bear lurking. Something raided our little crabapple tree, and this morning I heard some very undignified and un-deerlike crashing in the underbrush where I couldn't see. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By SweetSilver
I always have said that I wanted to homeschool,...

I always have said that I wanted to homeschool, and continue to homeschool because of the freedom of it. Our lives are relaxed, not busy and strained. I can work with the girls' idiosyncrasies in...
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By SweetSilver
Summer is far, far worse getting stuck indoors,...

Summer is far, far worse getting stuck indoors, shut against the heat. Fall and winter rains are cozy. Gentle enough I am even persuaded to go on walks outside and there are usually puddles to...
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
  Rules
Views: 448
Posted By SweetSilver
We don't have many specific rules to disobey. ...

We don't have many specific rules to disobey. That's the key around here. Any fights center around rules we do have-- usually bedtime-- and that usually comes with an early bedtime warning, though...
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
  Rules
Views: 448
Posted By SweetSilver
You are not alone in intense civil disobedience. ...

You are not alone in intense civil disobedience. That is why we would wind up playing with the water in a scenic parking lot rather than walking down to a river. That is why any hike is less than...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,990
Posted By SweetSilver
Well, only made $80-$90 on our garage sale, and...

Well, only made $80-$90 on our garage sale, and spent most of it in eating out this weekend and today, but it paid for driving the stuff to the thrift store, it paid for some new shirts for everyone,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-25-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,990
Posted By SweetSilver
I give the girls a fair allowance, usually the...

I give the girls a fair allowance, usually the price of a pony ride ($8? ouch! Ours just went up to $6.) They can spend it on games, toys, rides, or a pony ride. That doesn't include a certain...
Forum: Unschooling   08-25-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,011
Posted By SweetSilver
I'm still unclear where the term "fitting" comes...

I'm still unclear where the term "fitting" comes into showmanship, but "Fitting and Showing" is the term for the (headslap here--sorry for being so obvious) *showing* competition. The entrants are...
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