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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Today, 07:52 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By SweetSilver
Here's a question for some conversation: ...

Here's a question for some conversation:

cobra and upward dog-- butt cheeks clenched or not?

I find clenching helps protect my back. From what? Maybe just my overzealousness? I don't...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Today, 07:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 289
Posted By SweetSilver
I liked Shiva Rea's yoga dvds when I was...

I liked Shiva Rea's yoga dvds when I was pregnant. I didn't really delve too much into it. I imagine that now online resources like Yoga Journal might have pregnancy routines.

My knee has been...
Forum: Unschooling   Today, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 77
Posted By SweetSilver
I think at least for my girls it only looks like...

I think at least for my girls it only looks like a continuous trajectory from the summary. Especially as some of our kids our 9, 10, 15, 20! It is really in fits and starts, but unless those are...
Forum: Unschooling   Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 77
Posted By SweetSilver
My girls had two very different experiences in...

My girls had two very different experiences in learning to read. I read them loads of books at the time (say, 20 stories every day, including picture books, board books, chapters of longer books). ...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-25-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 106
Posted By SweetSilver
Hang in there, Isa. These kinds of unwanted...

Hang in there, Isa. These kinds of unwanted changes tend to be a lot like trying to stop a train. It takes a good, long stretch to do it sometimes, but eventually it does stop.

And there my...
Forum: Unschooling   02-24-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
Better than I expected, though we had a lunchtime...

Better than I expected, though we had a lunchtime meltdown. I also heard negotiating, and the words "you're not respecting me" slipped out, but that was immediately followed by "yogurt-head". So...
Forum: Unschooling   02-24-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 186
Posted By SweetSilver
Last year while the girls were at their GS day...

Last year while the girls were at their GS day camp and I had 5 days to myself, I explored the town's new (amazing!) yarn shop that I had seen under construction the previous year. I bought myself...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
This night was filled with tangents and two girls...

This night was filled with tangents and two girls who were for some reason all ears. It started with all the planets in the clear (!!!) sky tonight while walking through the grocery store parking...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 186
Posted By SweetSilver
Crash away! Yes! Something wonderful about it,...

Crash away! Yes! Something wonderful about it, and the discoveries are endless. It's no wonder I can't seem to be too interested in current music. I am FINALLY giving the Velvet Underground their...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-23-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By SweetSilver
Very hard, very hard. Welcome, Gingerjv! I...

Very hard, very hard. Welcome, Gingerjv!

I have no interest in quitting sugar entirely, but I find that the more I allow myself, the more I crave, especially right before my period. And the more...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-22-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By SweetSilver
I disagree with boundaries for the sake of...

I disagree with boundaries for the sake of boundaries because you (collective "you") think kids need them. Just like I disagree with making sure kids learn "no" so they can learn no (though I think...
Forum: Unschooling   02-21-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 186
Posted By SweetSilver
Guitar, still. And I hate to admit I am...

Guitar, still.

And I hate to admit I am learning waaaaay too much about an old favorite band of mine and their current incarnations. Sigh.... so much useless information that I am having an...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
:Hug

:Hug
Forum: Allergies   02-18-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By SweetSilver
Ooooh, the only encouragement I can think of is--...

Ooooh, the only encouragement I can think of is-- seriously-- ditch the attachment to "baseline". I just don't know what to say, but I'll try.

It's nice to try elimination, but this idea that...
Forum: Unschooling   02-18-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 178
Posted By SweetSilver
Could there be the potential for students to be...

Could there be the potential for students to be autonomous only in a certain area and not in others? I suppose that could be part of the learning plan.

I just realized that locally the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-17-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 106
Posted By SweetSilver
138.5 Despite being faced with too much food...

138.5

Despite being faced with too much food this weekend, I managed to turn the temptation off. I think because it was so much temptation I somehow had the discipline to not start at all. I...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
We just returned from a weekend in one of my...

We just returned from a weekend in one of my favorite places-- the coastal section of Olympic National Park. We had a small family reunion there for dh's family. Weather was amazing. I couldn't...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
That's funny because my daughter would love...

That's funny because my daughter would love something like that. :p She loves all her Girl Scout books and the American Girl self-books. She's not driven in this area enough to not be distracted...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 497
Posted By SweetSilver
:laugh Sorry.. is it ok to laugh here? :p

:laugh

Sorry.. is it ok to laugh here? :p
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-16-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 106
Posted By SweetSilver
Out of town. Tomorrow.

Out of town. Tomorrow.
Forum: Mental Health   02-14-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By SweetSilver
Good morning, Katica. I just wanted to say hello...

Good morning, Katica. I just wanted to say hello to you. I haven't specifically had the struggles you are experiencing, but I didn't want this to go unanswered. Hopefully someone will come on with...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-13-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 106
Posted By SweetSilver
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:joy
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 151
Posted By SweetSilver
I'm no Holt scholar, so others correct me. His...

I'm no Holt scholar, so others correct me. His comments regarding "S-chool" and "s-chool" were from earlier books. I know early on he still maintained some faith in free schools. Later, though, he...
Forum: Mental Health   02-13-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
  Hello
Views: 34
Posted By SweetSilver
I find it impossible even when given the chance...

I find it impossible even when given the chance to talk about some of the specific emotions and thoughts I have, I am simply not capable of letting those loose on the world, but a lot of the emotions...
Forum: Mental Health   02-12-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
  Hello
Views: 34
Posted By SweetSilver
Vague and nameless, lizzy, that's what makes it...

Vague and nameless, lizzy, that's what makes it hard. A lot of things I haven't felt for a long time, some flooding back from -- oh, man--- way, way back. So much is rooted in identity, facades,...
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