Mothering Forums - Search Results

Showing results 1 to 25 of 250
Search took 0.19 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: SweetSilver
Forum: Arts & Crafts   Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 86
Posted By SweetSilver
Since I also like doing hats and things, I like...

Since I also like doing hats and things, I like to choose a common brand with lots of colors for other projects. That way I collect the leftovers and have several colors in the *same exact* weight...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By SweetSilver
My teeth are fairly ground down as well,...

My teeth are fairly ground down as well, rightkindofme. I'm right there with you. Kudos for "keeping your patience", even if that only means you are not going ballistic and not necessarily...
Forum: Unschooling   10-30-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By SweetSilver
Had the worst night ever that had nothing to do...

Had the worst night ever that had nothing to do with illness. I tuck in with my nearly-10yo every other night for a few minutes. Her neediness has been colossal from the day she was born, and she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By SweetSilver
They are rarely worn-- and things like cookie...

They are rarely worn-- and things like cookie activity pins break easily and are almost impossible to replace. I'd just as soon they didn't wear their vest except when they really needed it.
Forum: Unschooling   10-30-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 818
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, my girls still fit the girl-boy stereotype,...

Oh, my girls still fit the girl-boy stereotype, just tipped slightly towards the less typical. I first noticed this when we got dd1 her first batch of cars for a birthday presents at 2yo. She...
Forum: Unschooling   10-30-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 818
Posted By SweetSilver
My girls' play is hard to categorize, but I would...

My girls' play is hard to categorize, but I would say that my non-fiction lover is noticeably more drawn to construction sets for the sake of construction. Our kiva planks, though, still get used to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 86
Posted By SweetSilver
Anything labeled "superwash" gets a thumbs up,...

Anything labeled "superwash" gets a thumbs up, and often those yarns are slightly less expensive, especially in the "baby yarn" section. I do like natural fibers, like wool, but baby blankets need...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By SweetSilver
I sympathize. My daughter has had a tangle...

I sympathize.

My daughter has had a tangle of hair for years. She doesn't seem to mind it pulled back (but only if we really *need* to like for gymnastics) but it usually gets pulled back,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-29-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,576
Posted By SweetSilver
Just remembered. I sold undies to Diana Ross.

Just remembered.

I sold undies to Diana Ross.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-29-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,327
Posted By SweetSilver
Good to hear from you, MsBe. 3-5 days a week...

Good to hear from you, MsBe.

3-5 days a week sounds like a better place to be than struggling to get in one walk or one salutation in a week. I know it doesn't feel much different on the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By SweetSilver
I disagree. For one, avoiding the debate...

I disagree.

For one, avoiding the debate over the value of said gadgets, do children need to be productive with every activity? There seems to be a subtle misunderstanding developing in the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 788
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, ouch. Bummer. Hope your recovery is quick!

Oh, ouch. Bummer. Hope your recovery is quick!
Forum: Unschooling   10-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 818
Posted By SweetSilver
I agree about just having something on the shelf....

I agree about just having something on the shelf. I've had stuff on the shelf for *years* that hasn't been touched, though I have these little moments I can pull something out, if it's a short term...
Forum: Unschooling   10-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By SweetSilver
Counterwill battles from childhood? Moi? ...

Counterwill battles from childhood? Moi? No...... not I.....

[:2whistle]
Forum: Unschooling   10-27-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 818
Posted By SweetSilver
I pretty much have selected nothing for weeks and...

I pretty much have selected nothing for weeks and months. It happens. My criteria for a good read is high these days, so I often don't even bother. I get annoyed that I waste my time if I'm 3...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-27-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 788
Posted By SweetSilver
Good morning. Squeaked in a reading of 155. ...

Good morning. Squeaked in a reading of 155. Slowly, slowly....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 788
Posted By SweetSilver
I just remembered-- do we have the results of the...

I just remembered-- do we have the results of the last challenge?
Forum: Unschooling   10-26-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By SweetSilver
I 've kept up reading this thread but haven't...

I 've kept up reading this thread but haven't done much posting about our days. I've been spending far too much time on the computer, catching up on an old favorite band of mine (who are still going...
Forum: Unschooling   10-26-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 818
Posted By SweetSilver
And it's a matter of which things to nudge and...

And it's a matter of which things to nudge and which things to let go of. I don't treat everything in our lives the same way, naturally. Right now most of my energy "nudging" (ahem) is focused on...
Forum: Unschooling   10-25-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 818
Posted By SweetSilver
I was just reminded of a book I love, and from...

I was just reminded of a book I love, and from this author and illustrator there are several books in the same vein:

Zoo in the Sky

It discusses the stars and constellations and some...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By SweetSilver
I would encourage your husband to be fairly loose...

I would encourage your husband to be fairly loose on this first test, and use it as more of a baseline for future progress, just like states that require progress on testing outcomes. Make sure he...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,507
Posted By SweetSilver
Wow, Canada. You folks are getting some US-style...

Wow, Canada. You folks are getting some US-style craziness up/over there. Yikes!
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 818
Posted By SweetSilver
I have to be really really motivated to finish a...

I have to be really really motivated to finish a book. Game of Thrones, for example, kept me enthralled for about 6 months reading through all 5 books. I read every second I had, and towards the...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By SweetSilver
rumi, I think the key is identifying and defining...

rumi, I think the key is identifying and defining "needs" and what it would mean to adjust to that. Example: My daughter had very poor fine motor skills, and writing was a chore for her. In this...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By SweetSilver
I really hate the "I'm making you do something...

I really hate the "I'm making you do something you don't like because you need to get used to doing something you don't like" thing. It's not only patronizing, I feel it generally sets kids up to be...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 250

 
Forum Jump: