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Forum: Unschooling   08-19-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By beckington
Holy, epic post - sorry!!!   I'm a big fan...

Holy, epic post - sorry!!!
 
I'm a big fan of PBH - and of Lori's! I think it is pretty unschooling friendly, though there are elements of it that sometimes alert my unschooling radar, heh. :) But...
Forum: Unschooling   06-15-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,340
Posted By beckington
Oh and I thought this blog post on screen time...

Oh and I thought this blog post on screen time was pretty interesting:
 
http://www.project-based-homeschooling.com/camp-creek-blog/sliver-or-how-stop-fighting-about-screen-time
 
Shutting up...
Forum: Unschooling   06-15-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,340
Posted By beckington
Oh, just thought of a funny story from the other...

Oh, just thought of a funny story from the other day...
 
I was out with the kids and a friend of my oldest. My kids were off playing and friend and I were having a snack, and I asked him what was...
Forum: Unschooling   06-15-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,340
Posted By beckington
We don't formally limit it, as in have rules...

We don't formally limit it, as in have rules about x number of hours per day or after a certain time only. Instead we talk about making sure any one thing in our lives doesn't fill up so much of our...
Forum: Unschooling   06-15-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By beckington
We are in a massive decluttering/organizing mood...

We are in a massive decluttering/organizing mood here at the moment! It doesn't happen often, heh, so gotta take advantage of it when it does. :)
 
I'm curious how you all organize kid-related...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-08-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By beckington
Thanks everyone! I'll get the non-connecting...

Thanks everyone! I'll get the non-connecting ones, and wood if I can! :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By beckington
Title kind of says it all. I'm going to buy some...

Title kind of says it all. I'm going to buy some cuisenaire rods and wondering if I should get the type that connects or not. What are the pros and cons?
 
Thanks!
Forum: Unschooling   11-26-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By beckington
Oh, and we don't own a car so aren't out in...

Oh, and we don't own a car so aren't out in Waverly very much (though I have a sister in Fall River), but if you are ever in the city and want to get together just let me know! :)
Forum: Unschooling   11-26-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By beckington
Hi and welcome to Halifax/Waverly! I live in...

Hi and welcome to Halifax/Waverly! I live in west end Halifax and have two boys - almost 9 and almost 2. Are you on Facebook? There's a few FB groups for Halifax or NS homeschoolers. Not unschooling...
Forum: Unschooling   09-15-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By beckington
I don't think it's the game's fault since it's...

I don't think it's the game's fault since it's happened at some point (or rather, many points) with every wii game he's played so far! ;) At the moment he's playing Kirby's Return to Dreamland.
 ...
Forum: Unschooling   09-15-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By beckington
Ugh.   My 8yo LOVES the wii. We got it for...

Ugh.
 
My 8yo LOVES the wii. We got it for Christmas. We've never really imposed limits on screen time and have definitely gone through times when screen exposure was really, really high, but...
Forum: Unschooling   09-12-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,608
Posted By beckington
I'll play! :)   DS1 is 8, DS2 is...

I'll play! :)
 
DS1 is 8, DS2 is 20-months-old. So yesterday...
 
The three of us slept in a bit until almost 8. I try to get up by 7:30 to have some time doing my own thing before dh leaves for...
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By beckington
Hah, hi Lori! I'm already over at your site -...

Hah, hi Lori! I'm already over at your site - just going there now to follow up on some of my posts there. See you there! :)
 
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By beckington
rightkindofme - you are cracking me up! :) In a...

rightkindofme - you are cracking me up! :) In a good way, honestly. ;)
 
Quote:Originally Posted by rightkindofme http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By beckington
Thanks everyone! I definitely think we need to...

Thanks everyone! I definitely think we need to liven up things around here a bit. I'd already been planning to create a schedule of sorts for the fall (which is so NOT me, though I do love my to-do...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By beckington
Hi all. My oldest son is 8 and is unschooled. He...

Hi all. My oldest son is 8 and is unschooled. He brought up the idea of school yesterday (it comes up every now and then) but said he'd only want to go to an easy school because he doesn't know...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By beckington
Thanks! I do the same so far, saying yes to him...

Thanks! I do the same so far, saying yes to him when he means yes, but it doesn't seem to be helping much - guess I just need to be patient! :) He does something similar with animals - all animals...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By beckington
So my ds2 is 20-months-old and is a late talker...

So my ds2 is 20-months-old and is a late talker - he has about 5-6 words or sounds for specific things so far. (His brother had just one word at this age and a language explosion when he was 2 so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By beckington
Sigh. Right there with you. My ds2 is 20 months...

Sigh. Right there with you. My ds2 is 20 months and has been doing the screaming thing off and on for the past few months but over the last month it's become more extreme.
 
It is driving me nuts....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By beckington
Thanks everyone! Looks like most kiddos do sleep...

Thanks everyone! Looks like most kiddos do sleep in the afternoon, though it's nice to see my kid isn't the only morning napper around! Funnily enough, it's after 1pm here as I type and he hasn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-29-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By beckington
If your toddler naps once a day, what time is it...

If your toddler naps once a day, what time is it normally at and how long is it for? What time does he/she wake up for the day and go to bed for the night?
 
My answer: Ds2 is 18 months old. He...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-15-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By beckington
I've been trying to use my freezer more too. I...

I've been trying to use my freezer more too. I have no patience for cooking dinner every night! So I've been doing a smaller version of once-a-month-cooking - cooking 8-12 meals in a day, so we have...
Forum: Diapering   05-25-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By beckington
Oh please help! I am so frustrated with these...

Oh please help! I am so frustrated with these diapers!
 
We are using a combo of Sandy's and hemp diapers with fleece liners. We used them for a couple of months before getting the stink, but they...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-03-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By beckington
I have a similar thing - glad I'm not the only...

I have a similar thing - glad I'm not the only one! :) I asked my doctor about it but at the time it didn't look so bad - it has times during the days where it's not so bad - and she just suggested...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-03-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By beckington
Just wondering what the transition from two naps...

Just wondering what the transition from two naps to one was like for you and your little one? Did it take months? How did you know they needed to go to one nap? Did you help it along? How old were...
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