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Forum: Unschooling   Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By SweetSilver
Opinion here: if people are suddenly left...

Opinion here: if people are suddenly left hanging and the kids aren't learning or starting projects, either the house is not set up for jumping into and out of this kind of thing, or parents need an...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 926
Posted By SweetSilver
I wondered what was happening. So sorry for your...

I wondered what was happening. So sorry for your loss.

I haven't checked in because I wasn't sure I was "in", but this week I am at 159. 5'3". Is that the height I gave last time?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By SweetSilver
Our mechanics are awesome in giving us great...

Our mechanics are awesome in giving us great deals. They are the most straightforward and cheapest place we have found and we go to them even though they are a distance. So, I don't try to knock...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By SweetSilver
We bought that truck for dh's work in 2004,...

We bought that truck for dh's work in 2004, spending $4800 on a 7 year old truck, plus about $1500 in repairs. We absolutely cannot afford another truck right now, nor even another car. It will be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By SweetSilver
Brake job, nearly $500. Ooooouch.

Brake job, nearly $500.

Ooooouch.
Forum: Unschooling   09-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 919
Posted By SweetSilver
Because my girls like stuff like that! (DD7...

Because my girls like stuff like that! (DD7 loves Life of Fred...zzzzzzzz......) But we have those same thoughts about other things-- who are these people that are being marketed to??? We have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By SweetSilver
Just think of all the hours you will not have to...

Just think of all the hours you will not have to spend keeping a stainless fridge looking nice vs. the traditional material. The only thing bad to say about cheaper fridges is that they can be...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-11-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By SweetSilver
Have you ever had those scars looked at? How...

Have you ever had those scars looked at? How many years has it been since this started. I know you said you were a teenager, but are you in your early 20's? 30's? 18? Do other parts of your body...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By SweetSilver
Wow, you had a backhoe to unload! I feel better...

Wow, you had a backhoe to unload! I feel better about our dead riding mower that I need to sell.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By SweetSilver
My girls like the series "Usbourne's First...

My girls like the series "Usbourne's First Thousand Words In..." and they do have an Italian edition that our library has. I like the story idea. If they've never been on an airplane or large boat...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By SweetSilver
crazyms, Boo! That really sucks. I'd be upset...

crazyms, Boo! That really sucks. I'd be upset too.
Forum: Unschooling   09-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By SweetSilver
This would be a great question to post of the...

This would be a great question to post of the forums there if you are a member. I'd be interested to hear Lori's advice from the PBH perspective. This situation might illustrate the need for houses...
Forum: Unschooling   09-10-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By SweetSilver
Wow. I think my advice would begin as it always...

Wow. I think my advice would begin as it always does-- start keeping notes as to what the kids are doing in light of it being valuable to learning. Plan a hike. Where we live, we have many...
Forum: Unschooling   09-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By SweetSilver
Burning Man is its own entity. Similar in some...

Burning Man is its own entity. Similar in some ways (not having been) and completely different in others. Basically (and there is nothing basic about Burning Man) an anarchist arts festival. Not a...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By SweetSilver
I did read that book, though it's been years, and...

I did read that book, though it's been years, and it kind of leaves a hole where our situation is concerned, at least from what I remember and I probably need to brush up on it. Many of the examples...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By SweetSilver
Spent years following Rainbow Gatherings around...

Spent years following Rainbow Gatherings around the US. Went to two national gathering (Nevada in '88 and Oregon in '97) and numerous regional gatherings, mostly in the SE United States and Oregon....
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By SweetSilver
Better for me if I don't get involved. I...

Better for me if I don't get involved. I couldn't move them without a lot of to-do and I'd rather not add fuel to the fire.

Recently we've been dealing with "I couldn't help myself". Well,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-08-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, I've been there. My daughter is wheat and...

Oh, I've been there. My daughter is wheat and dairy free. Dairy even in tiny amounts is strictly out. Even at 9.5yo, she hangs onto this dairy allergy stubbornly. Wheat has been downgraded to an...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 919
Posted By SweetSilver
That sounds cheaper than paying shipping! I...

That sounds cheaper than paying shipping!

I drove through Gilroy in August one year. Such a delicious smell wafting everywhere. Rolled down the car window and inhaled it all. Much like I did...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 919
Posted By SweetSilver
DD9 let me read Old Possum's Book of Practical...

DD9 let me read Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, as few poems each night. It has always been one of my favorites. We only had one left last night, and she asked be about the book I had...
Forum: Unschooling   09-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By SweetSilver
It seems to be working today... today, today,...

It seems to be working today... today, today, today... to ask them what they need from me here, what they want to see happen, what we need to do about the problem. I wouldn't do this if they were...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By SweetSilver
One girl nearly left last year because the...

One girl nearly left last year because the journey was so dull and the coleader running it liked going by the book. I appreciate liking everything laid out for you, but the adult guides, while they...
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By SweetSilver
(Uh, oh, I'm back) To add to the trickiness...

(Uh, oh, I'm back)

To add to the trickiness of bringing kindness into the equation with natural vs. artificial consequences or anything really, is that it is potentially divisive. One parent...
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By SweetSilver
This thread has touched on many things, so I'm...

This thread has touched on many things, so I'm not sure whether I'm addressing those or going off on another tangent. Let's type a little and see, and then I promise to get ready and do some chores...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By SweetSilver
It is exhausting. Don't want to devolve into...

It is exhausting. Don't want to devolve into complaining, though that is definitely going to come out as I write. I'm seeking advice from parents with kids who were frustratingly at each others'...
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