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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 02:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,973
Posted By SweetSilver
I don't this deserves a "BTW", I think this...

I don't this deserves a "BTW", I think this should be the central focus of this thread. This young man is stepping up to this challenge, both emotionally and physically. What an excellent outcome...
Forum: Unschooling   Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By SweetSilver
Reminding me that I need to file dd9's...

Reminding me that I need to file dd9's declaration and order her checklist. She's choosing a checklist (in lieu of an evaluation) over the test like last year, and I'm eager to see what it's like...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By SweetSilver
A bit more sanity leaking in, but I'm not keeping...

A bit more sanity leaking in, but I'm not keeping track. Last night, leftovers and a bit pot of beans. Yard sale this weekend. I've promised the girls better jumpropes first thing with the money. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,973
Posted By SweetSilver
Following the discussion. Kudos to the OP for...

Following the discussion. Kudos to the OP for her handling of the situation--even the grounding was not so far off base since it was followed by a good discussion. Not so sure I would have handled...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
  Rules
Views: 168
Posted By SweetSilver
I would like to think that what I do is...

I would like to think that what I do is Leadership rather than Dictatorship. Thanks for giving me something to think about. :) I have no problem taking on the role of a leader. So much so that it...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
  Rules
Views: 168
Posted By SweetSilver
Rules

Hm. Read an article Home Education Magazine posted on its FB feed about Unschoolers and rules. Very good article. Got to one spot that made me feel very unschooly-- their family has a rule that...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By SweetSilver
Since my doctor is 1/2 hour away, and the girls'...

Since my doctor is 1/2 hour away, and the girls' office 40 minutes away because that is just where I live, yes, I would drive an hour or more to find a pcp who can work with us. WA state seems a bit...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By SweetSilver
Not sure what "decent enough" means. No bread I...

Not sure what "decent enough" means. No bread I deem "decent enough" costs $1.25. The cheaper breads are filled with additives, and if you consider cost by *weight*, I would say that if you are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By SweetSilver
I would love for our grocery bill to be down to...

I would love for our grocery bill to be down to $800 per month! We buy organic, we have allergies that preclude a lot of good, less expensive vegetarian protein. Our meat is either organic or free...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By SweetSilver
Yesterday was not a good beginning to the rest of...

Yesterday was not a good beginning to the rest of the month. Let's see.... it's Tuesday? I'm so confused as we are in the busy season and dh is working every day of the week I'm not working. We've...
Forum: Unschooling   08-18-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By SweetSilver
You're welcome. I think I left Chewy out of that...

You're welcome. I think I left Chewy out of that reference (sorry, Fuzzball). I can just hear the voice C3PO saying "Can't you hear [her] down there, R2? They're dying!" Oh, right, that's after...
Forum: Unschooling   08-16-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By SweetSilver
Really stalling on a thoughtful response. Mostly...

Really stalling on a thoughtful response. Mostly posting after being gone for a week as a place-holder and a moment to gripe. Gripe about *never* having uninterrupted blocks to get things done. ...
Forum: Gardening   08-16-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By SweetSilver
Nice garden--super low maintenance plants and a...

Nice garden--super low maintenance plants and a midsummer bloom that's hard to get.

Daffodil is spot-on with the ID.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By SweetSilver
If you like to "check in" with these big books,...

If you like to "check in" with these big books, how about having him draw pictures of his favorite parts of the book? If he also has some of the Harry Potter legos, would he like to act it out with...
Forum: Learning at School   08-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By SweetSilver
She's not questioning school in general, she's...

She's not questioning school in general, she's wondering how important is this school in the city compared with these other 2 schools outside the city, where she has more what she wants in her daily...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-16-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By SweetSilver
No, teething-interrupted sleep doesn't end until...

No, teething-interrupted sleep doesn't end until the 2nd-year molars bulldoze their way in. That's when both of my girls started sleeping more soundly in general.

It could be something in his...
Forum: Unschooling   08-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By SweetSilver
Sigh... back home after two crazy weeks. County...

Sigh... back home after two crazy weeks. County fair, with dd9 bringing home some hefty first-Junior-year 4-H awards and GS camp. Having that camp the day after was a baaaaaad idea. Fair for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By SweetSilver
These last two weeks did not happen. They simply...

These last two weeks did not happen. They simply did not exist.

Anyone else who would like to borrow this excuse is most welcome to it. Welcome to the new reality! :p
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By SweetSilver
Fair-- Day before: $65 exhibitor and parking...

Fair--

Day before: $65 exhibitor and parking passes
Day 1: $23 promised eat-out w/tip, $5 w/tip coffee shake
Day 2: $3.50 breakfast, $28 lunch, $5 coffee-flavored milk :irked, $10 dh's lunch,...
Forum: Unschooling   08-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By SweetSilver
I am so tired, but popping in to crow a proud...

I am so tired, but popping in to crow a proud mamma crow for my dd9's first year as a 4-H Junior. Her first year and she won Grand Champion for Fitting and Showing in chickens (entrants are judged,...
Forum: Unschooling   08-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By SweetSilver
My girls have a little experience from working...

My girls have a little experience from working with me on a job. Once a month or so, they come on a "tidy up" job with a client. She needed the tidy up, it's a long drive for 2 hours so part of the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By SweetSilver
Fair-- Day before: $65 exhibitor and parking...

Fair--

Day before: $65 exhibitor and parking passes
Day 1: $23 promised eat-out w/tip, $5 w/tip coffee shake
Day 2: $3.50 breakfast, $28 lunch, $5 coffee-flavored milk :irked, $10 dh's lunch,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-09-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By SweetSilver
A new alternative to "Top Secret" found...

A new alternative to "Top Secret" found yesterday:

DETHAWATS YOU!

I'm a good mom and won't open it!
Forum: Unschooling   08-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By SweetSilver
Rethinking unschooling and chores and money

No dogmas allowed in this establishment.

Experiences, even second hand, are most welcome.

I'm planning on having a planning meeting regarding chores and activities, etc. I'm going to lump...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By SweetSilver
Here's a page from Sandra Dodd's website : ...

Here's a page from Sandra Dodd's website :

http://sandradodd.com/christian/resources

I've been impressed with some of the content on these sites she links to. The thoughtfulness and depth of...
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