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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By SweetSilver
Nice to see things looking up for you, Isa. I'm...

Nice to see things looking up for you, Isa. I'm going through that tricky phase of premenstrual starch craving. I'm not low carb or anything, but I do notice that I want TOAST and CROISSANTS and...
Forum: Unschooling   11-20-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
The girls and I negotiated the purchase of the...

The girls and I negotiated the purchase of the new Dragon 2 movie. We checked our library holds-- 7 copies, 129th in line. We figured how long a wait that would be if each person kept the movie for...
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
The internet's been an amazing tool. If I'd had...

The internet's been an amazing tool. If I'd had access to something like this in the '80's as an avid music collector, everything would have been so easy especially since the majority of the bands I...
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
My girls have been making dozens of flying...

My girls have been making dozens of flying dragons. It was inspired by their favorite How to Train Your Dragon series, and a paperbag windsock project my coleader presented at our girl scout...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,429
Posted By SweetSilver
New thread for 2015!...

New thread for 2015! (http://www.mothering.com/forum/264-fitness-weight-management/1465026-get-your-asana-gear-home-yoga-practice-2015-a.html#post18214050)

Just so you know it's there, ready and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 11
Posted By SweetSilver
Get Your Asana in Gear: Home Yoga Practice 2015

Can it ever be too early to think about the new year? I don't think so. With the holidays approaching (heck, we already had an early T-day dinner) I think it's time to put the thought in the back...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,079
Posted By SweetSilver
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Forum: Unschooling   11-13-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By SweetSilver
Snowstorm predicted today for Oregon/Columbia...

Snowstorm predicted today for Oregon/Columbia Gorge. Hoping some of the flurries make it up here. It certainly looks steely grey and cold. We'll see how it plays out.
Forum: Unschooling   11-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By SweetSilver
I just read about fonts for dyslexics that you...

I just read about fonts for dyslexics that you can add onto word or your browser as an add-on. This was NPR article...
Forum: Unschooling   11-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By SweetSilver
Whoa, 19 degrees here this morning! We've...

Whoa, 19 degrees here this morning! We've enjoyed a warm, wet fall so far but yesterday we had a light frost followed by a sunny but chilly day for flying their new homemade dragon collection. This...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-11-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,079
Posted By SweetSilver
Thank you. I get discouraged being in the middle...

Thank you. I get discouraged being in the middle of my weight loss goals. I need to remember how far I've come and how good I look by comparison.

I'm afraid this whole process has quietly...
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
We have raised more than our fair share of these...

We have raised more than our fair share of these kittens. 3 years ago we raised a sweet set of them-- kittens from a semi-feral mom-- and they were so sweet. They had goopy eyes, but otherwise...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-10-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,079
Posted By SweetSilver
Still going? 153

Still going?

153
Forum: Unschooling   11-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
... No.... :p We only have a magnifying...

... No.... :p

We only have a magnifying glass right now, but we used that. I'm sure we would have used a microscope if we had one! We did see a close up picture in a Nat'l Geo book for kids,...
Forum: Unschooling   11-09-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
My almost 10yo is reading a Cam Jansen mystery on...

My almost 10yo is reading a Cam Jansen mystery on the couch while dd8 is watching her videos. This from a girl who said not too long ago that she especially didn't like reading mysteries because...
Forum: Unschooling   11-09-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
I wish I knew the answer to your question. ...

I wish I knew the answer to your question. Fortunately, both my girls are very similar and both get a number of compliments along the same vein rather than having it be so unbalanced into a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-08-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,079
Posted By SweetSilver
Yeehah! That last 10 pounds that came charging...

Yeehah! That last 10 pounds that came charging in is now officially GONE. This morning I weighed in at 153. Hallelujah! And I am feeling and looking better than I was when I was at my "low" at...
Forum: Unschooling   11-08-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 286
Posted By SweetSilver
At first I thought that you didn't want this is...

At first I thought that you didn't want this is "unschooling" because you are not an unschooler and the question was about curriculum... then I finish reading and see you are trying to get some...
Forum: Unschooling   11-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
Speaking of Ferris Bueller, my innocent little...

Speaking of Ferris Bueller, my innocent little homeschoolers asked me if principals (actually the dean in the movie) chase students down like that. :p No, sweetie...
Forum: Unschooling   11-06-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, lord, save me from this neverending cycle of...

Oh, lord, save me from this neverending cycle of combing and laundry and television. I've just now figured out the trick of gettng nits out of dd9's fine hair (it's not damp like the INSTRUCTIONS...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-05-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By SweetSilver
Outdoor badges!

Girl Scouts National is unveiling a new series of outdoor badges next year. Here is a poll where you can vote on which set you want. They haven't specified what the badges will be exactly, just the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By SweetSilver
On skepticism, I've always had conversations with...

On skepticism, I've always had conversations with my girls about rethinking what ads, etc., are about and what they are trying to do. But I think that lesson has been internalized largely with...
Forum: Unschooling   11-03-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,060
Posted By SweetSilver
Thinking of your son reading this NPR article...

Thinking of your son reading this NPR article about atomic clocks...
Forum: Unschooling   11-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 906
Posted By SweetSilver
I was so thick about it, too. Two weeks she has...

I was so thick about it, too. Two weeks she has been complaining of an itchy head, and we were both just thinking "dandruff". So last night I check her scalp to see what I see and I see all these...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By SweetSilver
Welcome back, elanorh. Not an old timer, but I...

Welcome back, elanorh. Not an old timer, but I remember you pm'ed me a couple years back about a post in the the "Reveal!" thread in Books etc. I just revisited that thread for a laugh, and now I...
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