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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2015, 10:00 PM
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Yes, thankfully we have choices! Appreciate your...

Yes, thankfully we have choices! Appreciate your thoughts!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By wookumus
Thank you for your thoughtful responses! Our...

Thank you for your thoughtful responses! Our foray into school has been mostly a good experience which makes it that much harder to switch gears, we are going to do some serious thinking this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2015, 10:03 PM
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HS vs. Waldorf, weighing our options. Thoughts?

We have 2 boys, DS1 is 5.5 and DS2 is 2. I've had my heart set on homeschooling for quite some time. Being the researcher in the family, I've read tons of books and follow too many blogs and forums...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-18-2015, 05:13 PM
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Views: 413
Posted By wookumus
Toddler Says "yuck" after nursing!

This is a new one for me...my almost 2yo has taken to saying "yuck" after nursing lately. Not sure if this is just a phase. It's funny but also mildly concerning. Fortunately, he hasn't stopped...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By wookumus
No, thankfully. Our son is currently in a...

No, thankfully. Our son is currently in a private Waldorf school (I have a not-so-secret desire to homeschool...) but we would pull him from school if the recently proposed legislation were to pass....
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By wookumus
There is now a federal attempt to force mandatory...

There is now a federal attempt to force mandatory pediatrician visits for education if you claim an exemption. Call your senators!
Forum: Unschooling   10-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By wookumus
I don't know a lot about it myself but I have...

I don't know a lot about it myself but I have heard of some development theories around the "9-year change" that can be quite challenging? Might be worth reading, if nothing else to give you some...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2014, 08:25 AM
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Views: 314
Posted By wookumus
Oak Meadow K Curriculum request?

I purchased some used curriculum materials and noticed that the first 2 pages (pg 1 & 2) of the Kindergarten curriculum introduction are missing. If someone uses this curriculum would you be willing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By wookumus
I'll share my experience, I was drawn towards the...

I'll share my experience, I was drawn towards the homeschool community idea and became involved with a coop group that eventually fell apart and reformed with specific moms excluded (including me). ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By wookumus
SweetSilver, thank you, as always, for your kind...

SweetSilver, thank you, as always, for your kind response. Between you and Moominmama, I feel like I have incredible online homeschool mentors! Getting started homeschooling isn't really a concern,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By wookumus
Similar boat as you, we have an almost 5yo DS and...

Similar boat as you, we have an almost 5yo DS and 16mo DS. We've been loosely participating in some local homeschooling groups but most of the kids are older. Also had a preschool coop going for a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By wookumus
I have some experience with a preschool coop and...

I have some experience with a preschool coop and it sadly ended amidst a pile of drama. So, I will share what I think would have made it work out better. We tried to make ours pretty loose and...
Forum: Waldorf   08-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By wookumus
I really appreciate your detailed response! I am...

I really appreciate your detailed response! I am scientific-minded sort as well and the magical aspect is a little out there but also exciting in a way. It's hard to find much fun these days for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By wookumus
Struggling to make the right choice...

I am in love with the idea of homeschooling for my children and for the amazing freedom it would allow our family. I am in "hook, line and sinker"! I definitely struggle with some confidence issues...
Forum: Waldorf   08-02-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
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Forum: Unschooling   07-30-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By wookumus
I can completely understand why you feel the way...

I can completely understand why you feel the way you do because mainstream education does not value you and your daughter's successes. Sounds like you have an amazingly talented daughter with an...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By wookumus
Wow, yes, you all are why I keep coming back when...

Wow, yes, you all are why I keep coming back when my insecurities start rearing up. Miranda, you so perfectly described exactly how I feel about learning and just seem to forget when I keep hearing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By wookumus
I appreciate your thoughts and ideas, I am really...

I appreciate your thoughts and ideas, I am really trying to wrap my mind around how he learns best and I don't really want to push formal academics until he is closer to 7 and even then, not really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By wookumus
Learning Style? Curriculum? Help!

I don't see a good option for my 4.5yo son other than homeschool. He is a very high needs child, extremely active and does not sit still for long unless very engaged and rarely will play on his own....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By wookumus
Thanks again for taking the time to share your...

Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts, I think just writing it out helped me define the direction I want to go. I could do without female drama at my age, hence, on to new friends!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By wookumus
Thank you for your thoughts. I am feeling the...

Thank you for your thoughts. I am feeling the need to be honest about my feelings but not in hopes of repair or even keeping friends for my son. I am not comfortable running into these people while...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By wookumus
Unhappy OT - Preschool Coop Drama...advice?

This is a bit off-topic but I value so many opinions on here and thought I would ask for some advice. Some friends and I started a preschool coop about 1.5yr ago and were very selective about the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By wookumus
ashleybess, could have written your...

ashleybess, could have written your email...except that i am type a, prefer organization and fear that i would be too tightly controlled to allow for the free-learning i really want for my kids.  i...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By wookumus
From my limited perspective of 4...

From my limited perspective of 4 years...properties are always more expensive on the west side, the river is on the west side as well as downtown and the old mill district which are both very...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-16-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By wookumus
My family has lived in Bend for 4 years and we...

My family has lived in Bend for 4 years and we love it.  Great access to outdoors activities, local food and many friendly people.  Our kids are young and we have not quite entered formal education...
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