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Forum: Unschooling   05-31-2017, 05:42 PM
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The family is taking June off of computers (and...

The family is taking June off of computers (and other electronic devices) for the month like we did last year. It was such a great experience that although there is a bit of hesitation from the boys...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2017, 08:06 AM
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Posted By healthy momma
Hee, hee. Only empty in the APRIL thread. There...

Hee, hee. Only empty in the APRIL thread. There is some good conversation in the MAY thread. ;-)

Cassandra
Forum: Unschooling   05-18-2017, 07:59 AM
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Posted By healthy momma
We are having a great time 4 days in. Our rig is...

We are having a great time 4 days in. Our rig is a 40 ft diesel pusher with one full side slide out and one partial side slide out. My hubby is kind of a go big or go home kind of guy! ;-) But I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   05-15-2017, 02:49 AM
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Posted By healthy momma
Heading out later this morning on our first rv...

Heading out later this morning on our first rv trip. It's just a short one for a week but we are all super excited to try it out. New adventures here we come! ;-)

Cassandra
Forum: Unschooling   05-07-2017, 03:24 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
My local home based education community often...

My local home based education community often centers our general gatherings around the outdoors for things like hikes, beach play, playground time, sledding, etc. Definitely some of our best times...
Forum: Unschooling   05-05-2017, 05:37 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
Yes, when I say cash I do mean that old fashioned...

Yes, when I say cash I do mean that old fashioned cloth/paper and metal type of money. ;-) Not too long ago my poor Sis ended up at a toll booth with none of this type of cash and that is all they...
Forum: Unschooling   05-05-2017, 01:07 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
Ah! Now this was definitely in line with all that...

Ah! Now this was definitely in line with all that I was feeling. And I love how you zeroed in on the addition of "technique" to unschooling as a dead give away that something is off.

Cassandra
Forum: Unschooling   05-05-2017, 01:03 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
Interesting as someone just coming into the money...

Interesting as someone just coming into the money issue with my own kids (4 and 9) to hear how others have approached it. I certainly think keeping a bit of cash on hand is a good idea for...
Forum: Unschooling   05-05-2017, 07:11 AM
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Posted By healthy momma
Ok. So I know that there is not a set of "rules"...

Ok. So I know that there is not a set of "rules" to unschooling. It will look differently in every family. That how we respond to someone's perceptions of unschooling depends on a lot of factors....
Forum: Unschooling   05-02-2017, 04:22 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
May 2017 Unschooling Thread

I'm taking my turn at getting us started...

This is the anything goes, let's have a bit of unschooling conversation happen here, thread.


Cassandra
Forum: Unschooling   04-30-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,381
Posted By healthy momma
Disclaimer: Like I said, I just picked the...

Disclaimer:
Like I said, I just picked the first one that was free and it worked fine so I didn't dig around to see if there was anything better. So for what it is worth this is what he's using:
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Forum: Unschooling   04-30-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,381
Posted By healthy momma
This caught my eye at just the right time. I...

This caught my eye at just the right time. I immediately picked the first free online speech to text and text to speech programs and went over them with my 8 year old this morning. He loves it! I've...
Forum: Unschooling   04-23-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,381
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you all for the empathetic and insightful...

Thank you all for the empathetic and insightful responses in my "time of need." Whew. I think you've talked me off the ledge. There were lots of points you all made that have me working on new...
Forum: Unschooling   04-21-2017, 03:07 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
Ugh. I am truly feeling so unhappy right now....

Ugh. I am truly feeling so unhappy right now. What my kids want to do and what I need to stay sane and happy are not meshing at all. Unless it is is "perfect" weather (say between 55 and 65 degrees,...
Forum: Unschooling   04-20-2017, 09:34 AM
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Posted By healthy momma
So, while it is not something I feel absolutely...

So, while it is not something I feel absolutely sure about I too have been wondering lately if my almost 9 year old might be "somewhere on the dyslexic end of things." It really is not about the fact...
Forum: Unschooling   04-11-2017, 05:41 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
We bought a 40' motorcoach and are planning lots...

We bought a 40' motorcoach and are planning lots of travel with our two boys. Super excited!!
Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,159
Posted By healthy momma
Was there talk on here recently about...

Was there talk on here recently about certificates? Hmmm. Maybe it was on a podcast I listened to. Either way, I had a bit of hysterical laughter in my head today when I picked my son up from Grandma...
Forum: Unschooling   02-07-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,159
Posted By healthy momma
Snow is falling here. We are way behind in...

Snow is falling here. We are way behind in snowfall totals for this year but at least it looks like winter out there right now. Unfortunately, we all do have the typical winter crud. Runny noses,...
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,159
Posted By healthy momma
Happy Birthday to me! And my youngest son!...

Happy Birthday to me! And my youngest son! Starting off February with our birthdays is always so nice. My husband took the day off of work. We went to the local Iron Ore Heritage Museum because...
Forum: Unschooling   01-24-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,614
Posted By healthy momma
We are now an Xbox family! I'm putting an...

We are now an Xbox family! I'm putting an exclamation behind it because I am working really hard to change my long entrenched negative feelings on video gaming and lots of time spent on the computer...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you for pointing these issues out as the...

Thank you for pointing these issues out as the second one in particular is something that should be a part of our discussion.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By healthy momma
I'm sorry. I wrote that out very poorly. The...

I'm sorry. I wrote that out very poorly. The del/sel person believes they have already compromised by waiting so long and it is now the non vax person's turn to "compromise" by giving the kids the...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By healthy momma
Having waited to do any of the vaccinations for...

Having waited to do any of the vaccinations for this long has been the sel/del person's compromise. Doing it now that the kids bodies are "big enough" and just doing a few of the many that could be...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By healthy momma
A further clarification on the polar opposite...

A further clarification on the polar opposite would be good. One believes that there is no inherent risk to vaccines but that not all the diseases are dangerous enough to need to be prevented, that...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-16-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you for your response.

Thank you for your response.
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