the network for radical unschooling families
hi there, i'm sarah. looks like the last post here was a while ago, hopefully people are still checking this out..?
i'm excited to see there are other people here from the olympia-ish area- i am desperately seeking real-life people to connect with, as well as online. :) i like reading, crocheting, gardening, drawing... i love(d) to run, but have incurred an injury which currently prohibits that. i am an organic/non-gmo foods enthusiast, and volunteer at our local co-op with my eldest once a week.
i have 3 kids- sophea (9.75), ruben (6), and mariajean (3). we just began homeschooling in december 2010, and i quickly (much to my surprise!) found that we were definitely moving towards unschooling. it sounded so far out there when i first began doing my research, but now... it doesn't!
sophea likes knitting, reading, drawing, listening to audiobooks, playing math games online, and is currently training for her first 5 mile race (in mid-may). ruben likes to play with action figures, look at/read comic books, and play outside. he is perpetually full of questions which leave me stumbling, headed to the library for answers. midje likes books, polly pockets, pretending she's a puppy, and playing with her best friend. they all like to participate in raising our (egg laying) flock of hens and the gardening.
my husband is hesitantly supportive, although i'm not really sure he has any idea what we're in for! ;)
i am, as i said, very new to this whole concept, but it just really feels right. i'm already seeing a lot of things about myself that i want to change and/or improve. i can't wait until i feel like i know what i'm doing!! :D
Hi there! Yes, it looks like the last post was a while back, but I will jump in and introduce ourselves!
I am Melissa, wife to Adam and mama to two boys, Alexander (almost 3!) and Henry (8 months). We live in Tacoma, WA and would love to find other unschooling families with young kids in the Tacoma-Ruston area. :) Our boys are young, but the unschooling path is one that seems very natural to us as a family and is most likely a path we will follow in the years to come.
Alex loves dogs, cats, reading, Legos, laughing, Skippyjon Jones, hiking in the woods, playing in his sandbox, diggers, bulldozers, trucks, and jigsaw puzzles. :) Henry loves mama's milk, his brother, laughing, hiking in the woods, "toys" that aren't really "toys" (i.e., keys, plastic bottles, wrappers, measuring spoons, and anything shiny!) and snuggling. :)
Looking forward to connecting with others and soaking in more information about the unschooling lifestyle from others who are living it.