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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   10-21-2010, 03:39 PM
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You probably already checked this out (big...

You probably already checked this out (big list):
http://wisconsindoulas.net/

Michelle Ellinger - good referral. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Lea Wolf -...
Forum: Unschooling   10-08-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,360
Posted By scorch_dc
Quote: Originally Posted by Serendipity...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Serendipity http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15916560)
Yep. I just say "We home school, but he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-22-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 157
Posted By scorch_dc
I am 6' tall and wear size 10-11, depending on...

I am 6' tall and wear size 10-11, depending on brand. Most size 10's seem to have gotten smaller over the years...notice that? Some brands I am still a size 10 - 10.5, but I like Keens in the...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-17-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By scorch_dc
Hi Sonja! Welcome to Madison....

Hi Sonja! Welcome to Madison. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Unschooling   08-13-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By scorch_dc
Just found this thread! My older son is 7...

Just found this thread!

My older son is 7 1/2 and has been asking about pen pals. He is into Bakugan, LEGO, marine life (sharks, manta rays, hermit crabs, jellyfish), cycling, skateboarding,...
Forum: Unschooling   03-05-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By scorch_dc
It is a good article - and if you click on his...

It is a good article - and if you click on his name and go view all of his previous articles, he has some really great pieces on self directed learning, educational system, etc. I love them!...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-25-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By scorch_dc
Quote: Originally Posted by pinkgreenbean...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkgreenbean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15102359)
I'm interested in the differences you...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-22-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By scorch_dc
We got an indoor mini trampoline for my boys ......

We got an indoor mini trampoline for my boys ... it is fine right in the living room, can be rolled away, and is great for the long wisconsin winters. We also rollerblade in house (just get clean...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-22-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By scorch_dc
Hey E... "how did you find HOME? do they have...

Hey E...
"how did you find HOME? do they have a website?"

HOME does have a website for the conference, which includes some general info::

http://www.unschoolingconference.com/

Denise...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-28-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By scorch_dc
Hi! There are a few groups in Madison -...

Hi!

There are a few groups in Madison - HOME & HEART are two that have regular activities.

How old are your kids? I have two boys, 5 & almost 7, and we always love to meet new people. Perhaps...
Forum: Unschooling   11-24-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By scorch_dc
My boys liked the fizzy foamy science kit...

My boys liked the fizzy foamy science kit too...although most of it is from supplies you already have at home.

The Naked Scientist website has a TON of great experiments...a whole section called...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-27-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By scorch_dc
I was just replying to say Lea Lea Lea...and I'm...

I was just replying to say Lea Lea Lea...and I'm obviously not the first to think that! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Unschooling   08-07-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By scorch_dc
Crafty Crow...

Crafty Crow http://belladia.typepad.com/crafty_crow has TONS of craft ideas. You can search by age range to find appropriate projects (and even by season). It links out to crafting/art projects from...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-23-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By scorch_dc
I used to live in NM...Albuquerque in the 80s,...

I used to live in NM...Albuquerque in the 80s, went back in the late 90s and lived in Santa Fe and Cochiti Lake.

There are so many places to choose from in WI. And if you have your pick, you can...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-23-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By scorch_dc
Hi! We are in Madison - lots of Madison area...

Hi! We are in Madison - lots of Madison area moms in MDC! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Unschooling   05-09-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By scorch_dc
We've been thinking about it. All of the...

We've been thinking about it. All of the big/good US conferences are sooooooo far from Wisconsin. Wondering about the 16+ hour drive with two boys who REALLY do not like riding in the car for more...
Forum: Gardening   04-15-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By scorch_dc
I would take plants - I agree that you should...

I would take plants - I agree that you should state that in the purchase info. Many things you can split though, and leave a little so the yard doesn't look trashed. I would definitely take my red...
Forum: Gardening   04-15-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By scorch_dc
Some of the large block style compost bins have...

Some of the large block style compost bins have a mouse guard you can put underneath...basically small holed chicken wire that attaches to the bottom so that they cannot get up into your compost in...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   04-04-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 19,740
Posted By scorch_dc
Yeah, ours is buried a few pages back too. We...

Yeah, ours is buried a few pages back too. We are in Madison. I have two boys, ages 6 & 4! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif
Forum: Gardening   03-22-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By scorch_dc
Oh, we have many we love: One Man, One Cow,...

Oh, we have many we love:

One Man, One Cow, One Planet. It is a NZ film about biodynamic farming in India, but we even found it through our library system. It is awesome:...
Forum: Unschooling   03-18-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,045
Posted By scorch_dc
Oh, we really want to go...kids are still too...

Oh, we really want to go...kids are still too young to travel that far. Why is it the cool US conferences are all thousands of miles from the midwest?...
Forum: Gardening   03-09-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By scorch_dc
Oh, we are growing mushrooms. We got ours here: ...

Oh, we are growing mushrooms. We got ours here:

http://fieldforest.net/

They have logs, plugs, grow bags, you name it. We did the table top bag and grew them right inside - it is very easy. We...
Forum: Gardening   03-07-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By scorch_dc
I have planted beans and peas to climb the...

I have planted beans and peas to climb the mammoth sunflowers. Worked great. Beans and peas rely on naturally occurring, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobium to reach their full-yield potential...
Forum: Gardening   03-04-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By scorch_dc
Oh, I love the path to freedom. A few other...

Oh, I love the path to freedom.

A few other favorites (podcasts, sites & blogs) I subscribe to:

Simple, Green, Frugal Co-op: http://simple-green-frugal-co-op.blogspot.com/

Garden Girl :...
Forum: Gardening   03-04-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 12,280
Posted By scorch_dc
Oh, I have finally organized my seeds. We are...

Oh, I have finally organized my seeds. We are growing in our yard and then just this year are expanding to community plot as well! Yay!

Here is what we are growing::

beans:
bush beans:...
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