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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By DirtyHippie
My 8 and 9 year olds have been obsessed with...

My 8 and 9 year olds have been obsessed with going to "real school" because of pressure from their public schooled friends. I have met them half way and said I would look into classes, outside of...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-01-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,689
Posted By DirtyHippie
I am considering having this piercing done. I...

I am considering having this piercing done. I have done a bit of research after my husband mentioned he thought it "would be cool". I must say I just may, but I am looking for the good, the bad and...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,497
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by ramama...

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Originally Posted by ramama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14868503)
Thank you! It looks like we'll have to switch...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,497
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by ramama...

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Originally Posted by ramama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14865486)
We're moving to Maine (from Colorado) next...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-11-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By DirtyHippie
Hello all. I am looking for a new family...

Hello all. I am looking for a new family practice doc, or possibly a naturopath. We currently have Maine care due to my husband being laid off. I would love to see Paul Balzer, but I am wondering...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By DirtyHippie
I am interested in purchasing Headsprout for my...

I am interested in purchasing Headsprout for my DD7 , DS8. They are just starting to show an interest in learning to read better. From the sample lessons it looks as if this program may be the one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By DirtyHippie
I meant Headsprout. I was looking in to both at...

I meant Headsprout. I was looking in to both at the same time when I posted this message.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By DirtyHippie
I am looking for a program that will help my two...

I am looking for a program that will help my two youngest read/read better. I ran across Mindsprinting. I looked around the site, and I must say I think this will help. It is a bit pricey so I want...
Forum: Unschooling   11-10-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 979
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by Chicky2...

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Originally Posted by Chicky2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14181096)
Even though I wasn't the OP....Thanks for the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By DirtyHippie
I ran across this somewhere online. I thought it...

I ran across this somewhere online. I thought it was a great idea. Who would be interested in doing this?

We are from Maine.
Girl-13
Boy-8
Girl-7
Forum: Unschooling   07-21-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
  Reading
Views: 979
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

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Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14109800)
Make sure you have high interest readers...
Forum: Unschooling   07-20-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
  Reading
Views: 979
Posted By DirtyHippie
I need suggestions in sparking the reading...

I need suggestions in sparking the reading interest in my 8 year old son. He can only read/write a few words, and it bothers me. He has access to many books, several pc games etc. He just isn't...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   07-20-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By DirtyHippie
I am in Southern Maine, I would like to find...

I am in Southern Maine, I would like to find someone as well. The doc that owns the practice we are with is the only one there that does not give me trouble about my vaccination choices.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by 3momkmb...

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Originally Posted by 3momkmb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11972862)
Homeschooling is really a leap of faith.
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by splotchy1...

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Originally Posted by splotchy1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11963764)
I have been posting on and off here for a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by ikesmom...

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Originally Posted by ikesmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11974598)
We did a hot air balloon pinata for ds's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By DirtyHippie
We are taking the kiddos to a hot air balloon...

We are taking the kiddos to a hot air balloon fest this weekend. I would like for them to build a hot air balloon as a "follow up". I am not finding anything that doesn't require things such as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By DirtyHippie
After much thought I have decided West River...

After much thought I have decided West River Academy would be an excellent option for us. My father has even offered to pay for half of the tuition/registration fees! Before I "do the deed" I would...
Forum: Unschooling   08-11-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelBee...

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Originally Posted by AngelBee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11915023)
What state requirements are you having...
Forum: Unschooling   08-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By DirtyHippie
The main I do not have to conform to my states...

The main I do not have to conform to my states homeschooling requirements. I have many other smaller reasons.
Forum: Unschooling   08-11-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By DirtyHippie
After much thought I have decided West River...

After much thought I have decided West River Academy would be an excellent option for us. My father has even offered to pay for half of the tuition/registration fees! Before I "do the deed" I would...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-07-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By DirtyHippie
Hello all. We have been house hunting for a bit...

Hello all. We have been house hunting for a bit of time now. After much soul searching I have decided that we would benefit from moving closer to where my roots are (Boothbay). I have found a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-23-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by jplain...

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Originally Posted by jplain http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11751684)
A couple more thoughts that I didn't have time...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-23-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by jplain...

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Originally Posted by jplain http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11750308)
Here's a map: Boston Freedom Trail Map...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-23-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By DirtyHippie
Quote: Originally Posted by svmaine...

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Originally Posted by svmaine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11750744)
Hello...
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