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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 06:21 AM
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Posted By healthy momma
May I toss out a question to add to this...

May I toss out a question to add to this discussion? If it is going to take it too far off topic just ignore it. :-) If you were NOT required for any reason to "prove" anything to anyone would you...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By healthy momma
Unfortunately my library doesn't have an updated...

Unfortunately my library doesn't have an updated copy. :-(
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you for the thoughts you have shared. Just...

Thank you for the thoughts you have shared. Just today I was able to work out a weekly get together alternating homes with the only other "real" unschooler around my son's age. I think it will be a...
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By healthy momma
I had to look up lapbooking...yeah, so NOT going...

I had to look up lapbooking...yeah, so NOT going to happen here. :-)
Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By healthy momma
Talk to me about age 7

DS1 is turning 7 this month. It is obvious that he is moving into a new developmental stage and I just don't feel like I'm supporting this change as well as I've been able to in the past. What did 7...
Forum: Unschooling   05-04-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By healthy momma
I do like Life Learning Magazine as well....

I do like Life Learning Magazine as well. Actually though, HEM became completely unschooling focused a while back and is really great. A lot on unschooling as adults which has been great for my...
Forum: Unschooling   04-28-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By healthy momma
I wish I had a helpful answer but instead all I...

I wish I had a helpful answer but instead all I can say is that I too hope they aren't going out of business. I have really found that magazine to be the most pertinent to our family's journey....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By healthy momma
Although she's not on these forums (I don't...

Although she's not on these forums (I don't think) an old school friend of mine does a lot of traveling with her family. They just spent 10ish months abroad traveling from place to place. Now they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By healthy momma
I don't know how helpful I will be but I have an...

I don't know how helpful I will be but I have an almost 7 year old son and a 2 year old. I too feel that sometimes the needs of my younger child make it hard for me to give my older son all the...
Forum: Unschooling   04-07-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,834
Posted By healthy momma
Well, I'm no expert but basically it is...

Well, I'm no expert but basically it is homeschooling families coming together to provide educational and social activities for their children. There are a lot of different set-ups. Some are pretty...
Forum: Unschooling   04-05-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,834
Posted By healthy momma
It's always interesting to read about these...

It's always interesting to read about these programs and the funding. There is nothing like that here. But I LOVE not having to be accountable to anyone like that.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By healthy momma
Wow! Yeah, that may be a little extreme for us....

Wow! Yeah, that may be a little extreme for us. :-)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you for the thoughts here as well as the...

Thank you for the thoughts here as well as the private messages I've received. I'm having fun dreaming and scheming for next year. Anna, a house swap would be great but honestly this is soooo not the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By healthy momma
Where would be a great place to explore for a month in the southern United States?

So I live in an absolutely gorgeous place (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) that overall I love and would never want to trade. However, there is this one month that makes me dispirited, grumpy, and blah....
Forum: Unschooling   03-27-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,553
Posted By healthy momma
Feeling so uninspired, totally in a rut, and all...

Feeling so uninspired, totally in a rut, and all around really lousy. I NEED spring. March just sucks. I am vowing that next year the family will be somewhere warm for the whole month of March. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-27-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By healthy momma
Well, it turned out that Minecraft was exactly...

Well, it turned out that Minecraft was exactly the game my son had been introduced to. And yep, it sure seems that kids that have access to video games are going to get into it sooner or later. My...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By healthy momma
Ah ha! I'll run that by him tomorrow. I should...

Ah ha! I'll run that by him tomorrow. I should have known. I have heard about that game so many times but we had yet to experience it first hand.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By healthy momma
Do you know this video game?

I thought this crowd might know it's fair share of kids video games. My son was introduced to a game by another child when he was out yesterday and I wasn't there. He REALLY wants to get it to play...
Forum: Unschooling   03-09-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By healthy momma
Since I too have very young children (6 and 2)...

Since I too have very young children (6 and 2) I'm sure I have lots of time to run into naysayers but until now I guess I've been pretty lucky. My family is supportive, including the life long...
Forum: Unschooling   03-08-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,553
Posted By healthy momma
We are not quite there yet but I have this...

We are not quite there yet but I have this feeling that what you describe is EXACTLY what my oldest son would love when he gets a bit older. I'm going to dream and maybe even brainstorm some ways to...
Forum: Unschooling   03-02-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 266
Posted By healthy momma
I don't have a lot of time but wanted to say that...

I don't have a lot of time but wanted to say that I too am following this thread with interest and am glad you ask it mckittre. My oldest son is 6 soon to be 7. He has voraciously listened to stories...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 325
Posted By healthy momma
This is an interesting topic that I've enjoyed...

This is an interesting topic that I've enjoyed following. It's interesting to think about it through the lens of having been publicly schooled myself, having been a public school teacher, and now...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 896
Posted By healthy momma
I hear you on hoping to never move. My hubby and...

I hear you on hoping to never move. My hubby and I lived in 15 places in our first 12 years together. (Just nomads, not military) We now have two kids, are in a place we love, live right near lots of...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 896
Posted By healthy momma
Come visit us in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan....

Come visit us in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our blizzard yesterday would have given them quite the taste of winter! :wink:
Forum: Unschooling   01-12-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 233
Posted By healthy momma
I know I'm late to the convo but I'll put in a...

I know I'm late to the convo but I'll put in a good word for "Free Range Learning." I lent it to someone I know in passing who was 90% sure she would public school her daughter and after a few casual...
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