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Forum: Parenting   05-05-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 153
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Posted By mammal_mama
I agree with not having a competition. I just...

I agree with not having a competition. I just don't agree that things are always tougher for women. Men going through a divorce, who want (as any loving parent would want) to remain actively involved...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,857
Posted By mammal_mama
I think you'll actually find a lot more people...

I think you'll actually find a lot more people agree with you than with me. In my experience, any questioning of the narrative of the most vocal group of feminists is usually viewed as a form of...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 153
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Posted By mammal_mama
I was going by where Mui was quoted as saying...

I was going by where Mui was quoted as saying that the first child resulted in a 9% drop in productivity, and so on...it added up to a total drop of 33% with three preteens.


Also, when I talked...
Forum: Parenting   05-03-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,857
Posted By mammal_mama
I see it more as the world being built by and for...

I see it more as the world being built by and for the privileged. From an employer's perspective, as long as they can pick and choose among different kinds of workers, they're going to go for the...
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,857
Posted By mammal_mama
Those are both very good articles, Viola P. And I...

Those are both very good articles, Viola P. And I remembered that my job in childcare was one of the lower-paying jobs in our society, as are many other caregiving jobs -- so even though showing up...
Forum: Parenting   04-30-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,857
Posted By mammal_mama
P.S. Back to the Free Range Kids debate, here's a...

P.S. Back to the Free Range Kids debate, here's a link to a great post by Lenore Skenazy. I love her thoughts about "Fantasy as Policy."

...
Forum: Parenting   04-30-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,857
Posted By mammal_mama
Wow! This debate is really fascinating...I hadn't...

Wow! This debate is really fascinating...I hadn't realized how many comments had been posted here since I got my last notification.


I can see how the current wage and hiring gap between women...
Forum: Parenting   04-17-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,857
Posted By mammal_mama
Here's an inspiring story...to give us some hope....

Here's an inspiring story...to give us some hope.


http://www.freerangekids.com/thank-goodness-for-cops-stopping-kids-tempe-az-version/
Forum: Parenting   04-11-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By mammal_mama
P.S. I also didn't feel that he was pushing his...

P.S. I also didn't feel that he was pushing his children to become teen parents, even though he was encouraging them to do so as soon as they were comfortable. I realize that this runs counter to the...
Forum: Parenting   04-11-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By mammal_mama
I didn't see where he was averse to mothers...

I didn't see where he was averse to mothers working. He mentioned that if the mother was working, the other siblings carried the baby. And he was a baby-wearing dad, so he wasn't advocating for dads...
Forum: Parenting   04-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By mammal_mama
This is extremely interesting! I'm surprised...

This is extremely interesting! I'm surprised there have been no comments -- but then again, it's all kind of like preaching to the choir here!
Forum: Parenting   03-28-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,857
Posted By mammal_mama
Contactmaya, I really appreciate your continued...

Contactmaya, I really appreciate your continued attention to all of this, and I look forward to reading the Salon article in a moment.


Viola P., I can't help wondering if the expansion you're...
Forum: Spirituality   03-20-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,833
Posted By mammal_mama
Welcome Sofarris! Here's a link to a hatha yoga...

Welcome Sofarris! Here's a link to a hatha yoga video on YouTube that I really like.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zky1G7-jgE
Forum: Unschooling   02-02-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By mammal_mama
How wonderful that you have such close ties with...

How wonderful that you have such close ties with about a dozen of your former students! I hope my dd develops ties like that with at least one or two of her teachers -- but I'm also really glad that...
Forum: Unschooling   02-02-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By mammal_mama
rightkindofme, I totally agree with everything...

rightkindofme, I totally agree with everything you've just said, and this just reinforces my decision to keep listening to and observing my younger daughter, and treating her as a unique person and...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By mammal_mama
I think my own daughter's experiencing something...

I think my own daughter's experiencing something very similar, and with regard to the kids, I don't think she understands yet how very different the school environment can feel if that's always been...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By mammal_mama
Yes, littleblackdress, the more I ponder this...

Yes, littleblackdress, the more I ponder this topic, the better I feel, overall, about my choice to unschool and listen to my children NOW rather than worry about what they might berate me for not...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By mammal_mama
The main things I would have done differently...

The main things I would have done differently with dd1 are that I wouldn't have seen her strong desire to compete with other kids as a negative thing, and would have sought out more opportunities for...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By mammal_mama
Mckittre, I was awful to my parents, too, and...

Mckittre, I was awful to my parents, too, and just as my daughter feels that her homeschooling/unschooling background is what is causing her to feel socially-awkward in a lot of situations, I felt...
Forum: Spirituality   01-24-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,833
Posted By mammal_mama
Love your username, muddyfootedmama! :)

Love your username, muddyfootedmama! :)
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By mammal_mama
I've actually been guilty of the same sort of...

I've actually been guilty of the same sort of indoctrination. I've also realized how much I'd come to make various parenting practices like attachment parenting and unschooling an integral part of my...
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By mammal_mama
I've been receiving similar feedback from my...

I've been receiving similar feedback from my 14-year-old daughter, and I am starting to feel like it's more about her differentiating herself from her parents and realizing that we make mistakes and...
Forum: Spirituality   01-20-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,833
Posted By mammal_mama
You're so sweet! If I knew how to send flowers...

You're so sweet! If I knew how to send flowers I'd send a bunch right back atcha!
Forum: Spirituality   01-19-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,833
Posted By mammal_mama
Oh it's great to hear from you tri31, and...

Oh it's great to hear from you tri31, and wonderful to hear you're feeling better after your surgery and resuming your yoga and hooping practice!


I, on the other hand, have not done yoga or...
Forum: Education   12-12-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By mammal_mama
Hi hollyeasterbybb, I thought a little more about...

Hi hollyeasterbybb, I thought a little more about my previous post, which I deleted because it was longwinded and the ideas weren't presented in a helpful way. I wanted to rephrase my ideas in a way...
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