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Forum: Unschooling   03-02-2015, 08:14 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
I don't have a lot of time but wanted to say that...

I don't have a lot of time but wanted to say that I too am following this thread with interest and am glad you ask it mckittre. My oldest son is 6 soon to be 7. He has voraciously listened to stories...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 178
Posted By healthy momma
This is an interesting topic that I've enjoyed...

This is an interesting topic that I've enjoyed following. It's interesting to think about it through the lens of having been publicly schooled myself, having been a public school teacher, and now...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 805
Posted By healthy momma
I hear you on hoping to never move. My hubby and...

I hear you on hoping to never move. My hubby and I lived in 15 places in our first 12 years together. (Just nomads, not military) We now have two kids, are in a place we love, live right near lots of...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 805
Posted By healthy momma
Come visit us in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan....

Come visit us in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our blizzard yesterday would have given them quite the taste of winter! :wink:
Forum: Unschooling   01-12-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 114
Posted By healthy momma
I know I'm late to the convo but I'll put in a...

I know I'm late to the convo but I'll put in a good word for "Free Range Learning." I lent it to someone I know in passing who was 90% sure she would public school her daughter and after a few casual...
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By healthy momma
Definitely winter here! In our house, every...

Definitely winter here! In our house, every season is the best for unschooling. :thumb
Forum: Unschooling   11-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,175
Posted By healthy momma
So my husband was cleaning out our office and...

So my husband was cleaning out our office and came across our now little used dictionary. It has quite a story behind it but basically it is the dictionary he used as a young person. He came out and...
Forum: Unschooling   11-02-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By healthy momma
Had to look up "Steampunk." Thanks for teaching...

Had to look up "Steampunk." Thanks for teaching me something new. :-)
Forum: Unschooling   10-29-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By healthy momma
I really don't have much to add that is different...

I really don't have much to add that is different to the conversation but I've enjoyed reading this thread. We really are all so different in every way. In the last 6 days I have read 4 Nancy Drew...
Forum: Unschooling   10-28-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By healthy momma
As a childbirth educator and friends with...

As a childbirth educator and friends with countless doulas, midwives, etc. I hear so many of these stories and I LOVE them every time. My 4 1/2 year old would correct everyone who said that the baby...
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By healthy momma
Ha! Yeah. At the end of the day my brain just...

Ha! Yeah. At the end of the day my brain just doesn't work so good. I promise paragraphs when I post earlier! :-) Off to get some sleep.
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,223
Posted By healthy momma
I've enjoyed reading this thread. I grew up in...

I've enjoyed reading this thread. I grew up in the country with a 12 minute drive into town. A small town mind you. I liked growing up the way I did. In my adult life my husband and I wandered a lot...
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By healthy momma
So this is one of "those" posts where after...

So this is one of "those" posts where after reading it you wonder if the person's life is really that idyllic/happy all the time. Let me state that it is not - that is why I felt like posting. It was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 90,049
Posted By healthy momma
Hi, Melissa. I'd love to see my son's "twin!"...

Hi, Melissa. I'd love to see my son's "twin!" When you reply to a post there is a space just below where you type that says "Drag Files Here To Attach!" You can add a photo right there. I'll keep my...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,437
Posted By healthy momma
Life continues as it has for the last months and...

Life continues as it has for the last months and years. I have noticed the bus going by numerous times a day but that is the biggest change for us since school started. Just had a really fun bike...
Forum: Unschooling   08-30-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,485
Posted By healthy momma
Ok. So my response has nothing to do with the...

Ok. So my response has nothing to do with the unschooling and money aspect of your issue. But I so relate to being the one who really sucks at keeping up on these things and my oldest is following in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By healthy momma
This might be a good course for me as well. It's...

This might be a good course for me as well. It's just hard because my son does like having frequent regular group playdates. But when nobody is showing up anyway it doesn't do much good.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By healthy momma
I'm at the point of questioning exactly what you...

I'm at the point of questioning exactly what you said Miranda. Would we be better off if I spent more energy on our own at home needs? I've got to give this some thought.

And I think I already...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By healthy momma
Do you organize homeschool activities?

I saw this in another thread: "I also put a lot of effort into organizing things where the kids would be with other nice kids and where things could be unstructured but with some planned activities...
Forum: Unschooling   07-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,307
Posted By healthy momma
Thanks for the encouragement Miranda. I'll just...

Thanks for the encouragement Miranda. I'll just keep plugging away at opening his eyes. And I must say it was fun to read your account of your run-around adventure. As a non-runner I sometimes just...
Forum: Unschooling   07-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,307
Posted By healthy momma
It was so nice tonight to pop in here and read...

It was so nice tonight to pop in here and read through the latest posts especially regarding reading. I am feeling pretty down about a short discussion I had with my husband earlier this evening. We...
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,307
Posted By healthy momma
Ah. I figured it out. One is obviously a close up...

Ah. I figured it out. One is obviously a close up of the loom and one shows it in context of the larger "orchard" and playscape area with our stepping logs in the background. Then a I threw in a...
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,307
Posted By healthy momma
Mckittre, this is the post where I learned about...

Mckittre, this is the post where I learned about Earth Looms. http://gingerbreadsnowflakes.com/node/200

I actually finished it last night and my 17 month old and I wandered around collecting...
Forum: Unschooling   07-04-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,307
Posted By healthy momma
We are spending a lot of time outdoors and...

We are spending a lot of time outdoors and particularly in out "orchard" (a bit less than a 1/4 of our 1 acre and has lots of small planted fruit trees) where we are working in natural playscape...
Forum: Gardening   07-04-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By healthy momma
Ground cover?

So, we built a workshop at the back of our one acre property last fall. A strip of lawn was totally destroyed by all the heavy machinery used to build it. Instead of reseeding with grass I would...
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