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Forum: Unschooling   07-22-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By galadriel
I enjoyed that book when I read it, too. I had...

I enjoyed that book when I read it, too. I had no idea about all this other stuff.
Forum: Unschooling   07-21-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By galadriel
Thank you for your thoughtful and articulate...

Thank you for your thoughtful and articulate post, Miranda.  I agree about the value of occasional leadership in situations where kids are expressing a need for it.  However, I do not agree that...
Forum: Unschooling   07-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By galadriel
In my local unschooling community, Gordon...

In my local unschooling community, Gordon Neufeld is very popular. I can't quite figure this out, because he's all about parents getting in touch with their "Alpha Instincts" and being strong...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By galadriel
We're eclectic unschoolers with lazured walls,...

We're eclectic unschoolers with lazured walls, and we pay attention to the rhythm of our days. We have fairies and do handwork and tell stories about math operations and pay attention to the wheel...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 692
Posted By galadriel
I'm reading my 6 yr old Trixie Belden: Mystery...

I'm reading my 6 yr old Trixie Belden: Mystery in Arizona. I loved this series when I was a kid, as did my mom.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By galadriel
We love the math stories from City Creek Press...

We love the math stories from City Creek Press (http://www.citycreek.com/). It's great if your child loves stories.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,195
Posted By galadriel
We've been taking lots of field trips to...

We've been taking lots of field trips to museums, aquarium, and so forth, planting the garden, and having lots of parties for stuffed animals...and planets.

DD has been really into "Addition the...
Forum: Unschooling   03-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,030
Posted By galadriel
I went a couple of years ago. I was really...

I went a couple of years ago. I was really bored, mostly because my kids were little, and I was too busy keeping an eye on them to socialize. I think it would be more fun for all of us when the kids...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,809
Posted By galadriel
After we all wake up and have breakfast, we...

After we all wake up and have breakfast, we often make a list together of what to do with our day. They (5 & 3) usually pick stuff like library, audiobook, math, reading, arts projects, music,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-07-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By galadriel
Hi Stephanie, I have a 4 yr old (and a 2 yr...

Hi Stephanie,

I have a 4 yr old (and a 2 yr old) and we're moving to the Burlington area this spring. Maybe we can get together!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-11-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By galadriel
Thanks for the responses. MoreThanApplesauce, I...

Thanks for the responses. MoreThanApplesauce, I too must say I share the issues you listed and tend to attribute to homeschooling, although I attended public school throughout. It seems natural to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-11-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By galadriel
A dear (well-intentioned) friend told me...

A dear (well-intentioned) friend told me recently that when she was a kid, she felt really sorry for homeschooled kids who (she felt) didn't get to have friends and who were (she felt) always under...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-21-2007, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By galadriel
What is a good way to find out about group...

What is a good way to find out about group shows? (Painting, for instance?)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2006, 03:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,649
Posted By galadriel
Sounds like fun!...

Sounds like fun! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Unschooling   06-21-2006, 02:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,872
Posted By galadriel
We pretty much are....

We pretty much are. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-18-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,438
Posted By galadriel
If you buy a used Volvo (or any car) there, be...

If you buy a used Volvo (or any car) there, be sure to check the bottom for rust. The salt in the winter is killer! (I bought my first car, a Volvo wagon, in Northampton, and the bottom rusted out....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-19-2006, 03:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,853
Posted By galadriel
Quote: Originally Posted by Kateana One...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kateana
One thing I am having a really hard time finding is a sippy-cup alternative.

You can get a kid-sized stainless steel (no nickel leaches out) bottle with a...
Forum: Unschooling   11-30-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,260
Posted By galadriel
I don't know if I should start a different...

I don't know if I should start a different thread, but there is something I'm wondering about. I guess I'm sort of an unschooled person myself, meaning that I've always just pursued my own interests...
Forum: Unschooling   11-30-2005, 03:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,260
Posted By galadriel
I am with the OP in being currently afraid of...

I am with the OP in being currently afraid of and trying to understand the concept of unschooling...so reading this thread with interest.

I just wanted to say about the TV issue-- my opinion is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-22-2005, 04:03 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,734
Posted By galadriel
Sounds like fun! I hope to come w/dd (2.5+) and...

Sounds like fun! I hope to come w/dd (2.5+) and ds (7 months), too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Co-op Archive   11-22-2005, 02:01 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 5,954
Posted By galadriel
OK, pp'd to cc addy with fees!...

OK, pp'd to cc addy with fees! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Co-op Archive   11-20-2005, 04:32 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 5,954
Posted By galadriel
$36 + $3 + $3.85 shipping= $42.85, right? But is...

$36 + $3 + $3.85 shipping= $42.85, right? But is there a paypal (cc) fee I need to add?

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Co-op Archive   11-18-2005, 08:34 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 5,954
Posted By galadriel
2 pair green jester 1 pair orange/aqua stripe ...

2 pair green jester
1 pair orange/aqua stripe
1 pair rainbow stripe
1 pair fall multistripe
1 pair black/white stripe

$36 + what shipping? $.50 or $.50/pair?
I'm confused-- can I still...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-11-2005, 03:54 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 12,164
Posted By galadriel
Quote: Originally Posted by jessicaSAR ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jessicaSAR
Here's my thinking on this:

First, we are a waldorf family, and while it is true that waldorf philosophy doesn't emphasize academics until 1st grade, it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-09-2005, 01:05 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 12,164
Posted By galadriel
Yes, I need this thread! All my friends kids are...

Yes, I need this thread! All my friends kids are in preschool now; I'm feeling very lonely.

My dd is 31 months, I think? and we are pretty much waldorf homeschoolers.
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