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Forum: Unschooling   07-23-2015, 02:29 PM
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Posted By SweetSilver
Sweet! :throb

Sweet! :throb
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-22-2015, 01:08 PM
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Views: 320
Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks for starting this, Ragana. I truly...

Thanks for starting this, Ragana. I truly appreciate it.

My daughter's outward physical symptoms are an intense feeling of needing to urinate, which is understandable given that uncontrolled...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By SweetSilver
So far it has been a great book in general...

So far it has been a great book in general understanding anxiety, by someone who has suffered from lifelong anxiety and has a practice that treats childhood anxiety, so yes. I think it is a good...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-21-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,559
Posted By SweetSilver
Second to last weigh-in, my last will be Sunday...

Second to last weigh-in, my last will be Sunday as I am out of town.

131.5

But basically this is just the low end of an average that has been fairly steady. Maybe that average has dropped...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By SweetSilver
Just started this book, and it already feels...

Just started this book, and it already feels helpful, especially since I suffer from a lot of the same things dd10 does, we just express it differently.

The Opposite of Worry

We go in on...
Forum: Unschooling   07-17-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,423
Posted By SweetSilver
Miranda, I am so sorry for your community's...

Miranda, I am so sorry for your community's losses. My heart goes out to you and everyone.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-17-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By SweetSilver
Sedatives-- we might resort to that eventually. ...

Sedatives-- we might resort to that eventually. I will ask the doc if there are some kid-strength, very mild sedatives. I think I will hold off on that for a while yet.

Numbing the skin might be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By SweetSilver
I agree, and I'm glad you mention it. I did...

I agree, and I'm glad you mention it. I did think of asking if there was another place they could try. She is scared of the needle going deep, so the back of the hand might work, at least to try.
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By SweetSilver
The phlebotomist said she could draw my blood and...

The phlebotomist said she could draw my blood and discard it, but my daughter steadfastly refused and flipped out even more. She said watching would make it worse.

Thanks everyone for the posts. ...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-14-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,559
Posted By SweetSilver
133 More walks recently. I've been serious...

133

More walks recently. I've been serious about doing a little yoga every single day. Trying not to overdo the carbs, but....

Lots of veggies in the garden. Need to make more salads!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By SweetSilver
Needle phobia: advice for mom and daughter

This is a bigger issue than extreme needle phobia. I didn't want to tuck it away in a slower forum. Mods, feel free to move this.

My 10.5yo daughter has been needle-phobic for years. She didn't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By SweetSilver
We had extra cookie inventory as well. We had...

We had extra cookie inventory as well. We had loads of customers, but so many just bought one box. Our cookie mom based this years' order off last years' numbers, but the tagalongs just weren't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By SweetSilver
So much depends on the troop. If you live in an...

So much depends on the troop. If you live in an area with many troops chances are good you will find a good fit and enjoy scouting. If you are rural like I am, you might have to give it up or do it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By SweetSilver
Still here, but barely. I had a difficult,...

Still here, but barely. I had a difficult, stressful year and my gs planning suffered. I handed over planning for next year to my coleader, and her colors are showing to the point where I'm not...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-09-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,559
Posted By SweetSilver
Happy to see the optimism here. Summer has been...

Happy to see the optimism here. Summer has been hard for me, too. I've been craving something I don't... know... what... and it keeps me eating and eating. The lettuce looks good in the garden,...
Forum: Unschooling   07-08-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,423
Posted By SweetSilver
Camping was lovely. We just got back. We were...

Camping was lovely. We just got back. We were incredibly thankful to escape the unseasonable heat (we joke that summer doesn't usually start until July 5th). Back now, and lots of work ahead.

I...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-05-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,559
Posted By SweetSilver
I need my work schedule to end! I am so tired...

I need my work schedule to end! I am so tired and tired makes me eat and I am hanging in there but that combined with no time for walks and hardly time for yoga this week and next... I am not a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,559
Posted By SweetSilver
130.5 Good weight. But what is it about...

130.5

Good weight. But what is it about summer that my body feel so blubby???? (I say that in jest, but I do feel oddly puffed.)
Forum: Unschooling   07-01-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,423
Posted By SweetSilver
We don't have contact with many homeschoolers,...

We don't have contact with many homeschoolers, unfortunately. I know where to find them in general, but it's hard to pin them (or us) down. Everyone's schedules (even those of us who aren't too...
Forum: Spirituality   06-28-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By SweetSilver
I have read it, but a long time ago. A very,...

I have read it, but a long time ago. A very, very long time ago :p
Forum: Unschooling   06-26-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,977
Posted By SweetSilver
Summer has been so much fun this year. My 8yo is...

Summer has been so much fun this year. My 8yo is constantly busy creating and exploring and playing. She is the kind of "natural unschooler" that makes it easy for schooled parents to sit back, sip...
Forum: Unschooling   06-26-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By SweetSilver
How did I miss this thread? We are WA...

How did I miss this thread?

We are WA unschoolers, and the rules look worse than they are in practice. Bottom line, and I hate in some ways to wave this flag around so obviously but there it is: ...
Forum: Unschooling   06-24-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,977
Posted By SweetSilver
When I taught children's Aikido, I didn't mind...

When I taught children's Aikido, I didn't mind the parents there at all. What I did mind was parents telling their kids stuff, and here's why. When kids are learning one skill, there are another...
Forum: Spirituality   06-23-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By SweetSilver
After discarding several books on philosophy and...

After discarding several books on philosophy and mythology I checked out from the library recently (too this, too that, not really what I'm looking for) I started reading Doors of Perception by...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-23-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,559
Posted By SweetSilver
Personally I have had better success when I did...

Personally I have had better success when I did reward myself, though for others that would depend on the reward. For me it is simply allowing myself to have the treats I crave-- a handful of salty...
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