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Forum: Unschooling   01-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,892
Posted By greenacresmama
Hi, I am sorry you were so upset. I read this...

Hi, I am sorry you were so upset. I read this and felt very distressed. I also wondered if you really even know what sense of play I speak of. If you talk of pillow fighting and tickling .. Then I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By greenacresmama
You have a great son!!! Mine is the same way!...

You have a great son!!! Mine is the same way! But not to his sister and that I think made her not to the world.. I have to watch them closely. My heat with you- like to give advice is to just keep...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,439
Posted By greenacresmama
I honestly just want you to watch every show...

I honestly just want you to watch every show before your child does.. But these are ones that I know will be okay - some cases borderline - but okay; kipper and curious George, pocoyo, blues clues.....
Forum: Unschooling   12-09-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,892
Posted By greenacresmama
Yes, but this subject is a hard one and it is...

Yes, but this subject is a hard one and it is even harder with young sweet kids around. I think it is the hardest play to understand for myself. We don't let them play rape, or prostitution,...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-30-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By greenacresmama
Hi! I am so far away now! Our time with our...

Hi! I am so far away now! Our time with our family on the mainland started slipping by so fast over the ten years in Hawaii. We also found a way to live by them and afford to both be homeschooling...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-30-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By greenacresmama
If you were lodging in a European villa till...

If you were lodging in a European villa till March it would be the same way http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif. honestly, I feel a need to tell you to fill half there time with a...
Forum: Unschooling   11-29-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,892
Posted By greenacresmama
I am on both sides. I see it, from my deepest...

I am on both sides. I see it, from my deepest sense of my heart. It is not cool to judge and take away moments of play from a beautiful 7-14 year old boy or girl having a thrill and knowing better;...
Forum: Unschooling   09-06-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,527
Posted By greenacresmama
Man OP! How did I not get you were talking about...

Man OP! How did I not get you were talking about a boy!!! Big Opps! I am so sorry about that! 
 
Uhm... You know. MY LIFE is nothing like anyone I have meet before - ever. I am not saying that in...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-28-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By greenacresmama
THank you Stacy! Your other posts really helped...

THank you Stacy! Your other posts really helped me take the drive down before hand :D. 
 
Do you know if the Asheville Unschoolers are strict? More towards radical? I can't say that I am.. we are...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-26-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By greenacresmama
I really appreciate that!!! Thank you! 

I really appreciate that!!! Thank you! 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By greenacresmama
Oh Yes! I think you mamas said it all for me!  ...

Oh Yes! I think you mamas said it all for me! 
 
Well, I would have made DH read the same books I did! He does it with me and ohhhhhh, he is still not deschooled! He has got some things in his...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,239
Posted By greenacresmama
Hi! Yeah, if I had help set up my own commune,...

Hi! Yeah, if I had help set up my own commune, physical abuse would be number one no-no. Emotional abuse would actually be in there too. It is not really surprising to me then that these people are...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-20-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By greenacresmama
Hi! I went there this week and had an amazing...

Hi! I went there this week and had an amazing time! I love the people! It is a very unique place! You really have to have open and high energies there! I loved it! We are looking to relocate (or at...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,356
Posted By greenacresmama
deleted.    I think the list is great but I...

deleted. 
 
I think the list is great but I would say walking pleasantly is one big one. With more than 3 children and what we carry to stay healthy, walking works, subways do too. Buses, ehh. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-04-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By greenacresmama
Well, I have a DH at home and I just want to say...

Well, I have a DH at home and I just want to say - for some reason! I don't get a lot of breaks it seems! I get them, but I have been trying to get a good one once a week.. it doesn't happen. He...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-04-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By greenacresmama
Thank you Sweet Silver! I get everything you are...

Thank you Sweet Silver! I get everything you are saying.. 
 
in "First" <<<---- That is the biggest "Am I crazy?" feeling for me!
 
in "Second" <- Mine is clutter and things. Aimlessly having...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-04-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By greenacresmama
I would feel less confused to have a child like...

I would feel less confused to have a child like yours then mine. I think my daughter will be one day, but my son is totally not. I have explained homeschooling (adventure schooling) clearly to him...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,101
Posted By greenacresmama
http://www.amazon.com/The-Well-Adjusted-Child-Ben...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Well-Adjusted-Child-Benefits-Homeschooling/dp/1600651070...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,101
Posted By greenacresmama
I forgot to add (and edit isn't working) that...

I forgot to add (and edit isn't working) that the food options when you homeschool are as great as you make it. I think the our culture and food has taken a nose dive and the school food isn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,101
Posted By greenacresmama
1. Private school was expensive and just like...

1. Private school was expensive and just like home, less emotional support than needed.
2. Sister home schools, made me look at the option with as much research as the private schools. 
3. Events...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By greenacresmama
Hi, I think MDC may have more moms that can...

Hi, I think MDC may have more moms that can relate to me than anywhere else on the net! This is sort of unschooling topic, but... The moms here may be dreamy, longing, and feeling run down with...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   05-31-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By greenacresmama
Hi, I am not sure that Front Royal is the...

Hi, I am not sure that Front Royal is the perfect town, but I like it very much. I moved here last year from Hawaii. Honestly, I would buy a home in my very low price range ($50-80) in seconds if it...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   05-31-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 976
Posted By greenacresmama
Hi! I am a Hawaii relocating mama that...

Hi! I am a Hawaii relocating mama that accidentally found myself in a totally affordable rental in Front Royal VA a year ago after 3 long months of reconnecting with the East Coast ( I couldn't be...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-30-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By greenacresmama
Okay.. he has never had a hot dog? Yes, yes,...

Okay.. he has never had a hot dog? Yes, yes, yes.. I think you totally CAN be upset!!!!! You need to talk about next time. I am hoping that your DH will think with you (my usual problem is I feel...
Forum: Unschooling   05-30-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,392
Posted By greenacresmama
Hi! I tried the relaxed bedtime! I told DH what...

Hi! I tried the relaxed bedtime! I told DH what Miranda (mostly, and a few others, but the deeper connection was key)..and he simply clicked! He walked some bean bags out to the deck and we watched...
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