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Forum: Unschooling   07-01-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By healthy momma
No change here in our life because of the school...

No change here in our life because of the school calendar. Our changes are much more seasonal. Time at the beach, bike rides, gardening, etc. are all on our agenda these days. We have been...
Forum: Unschooling   06-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,832
Posted By healthy momma
Oh, I love this and it is perfect timing. I have...

Oh, I love this and it is perfect timing. I have a 7-year-old boy who doesn't read, won't touch a pencil or workbook, and who is in absolutely no organized activities. While he plays like crazy when...
Forum: Unschooling   06-08-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,832
Posted By healthy momma
I've really looked forward to hearing about your...

I've really looked forward to hearing about your experiences on this trip. It is with envy, awe, and a little bit of "they must be crazy," that I've thought of it. What you described above stands out...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-04-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By healthy momma
Activities good for large age spread

My DS are 7 and 2. Right now we are struggling with this age spread and finding activities we can do together. My older son is actually the more social of the two and really loves to do something...
Forum: Unschooling   05-31-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By healthy momma
Shucks. Thanks for letting us know.

Shucks. Thanks for letting us know.
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
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: 12
Views: 749
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: 501
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: 598
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: 501
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: 12
Views: 749
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: 12
Views: 749
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: 695
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: 580
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: 2,973
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: 2,973
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: 629
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: 629
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: 629
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: 2,654
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: 639
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: 639
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: 639
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: 1,212
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: 2,654
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...
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