"Wow, thank you for all the great information! I hadn't even heard of some of those places. It's going to be fun to explore all those places. If it's ok, I'd love to ask you for details when it gets closer to time for us to move.…"
we live about a half hour outside of Boston in Wayland, but we do go in frequently. There are so many cool things to do around here. We just spend more than 5 hours at the Science Museum yesterday with friends and happened to meet two other…"
Thanks for the tips! We're really looking forward to the Children's Museum: I think the kids will really love it.
We lived in Boston for 9 months a few years ago and one of my friends from that time now lives near me. She has…"
"We'll be moving out to Boston this summer and we are going to try to make it to the conference if we can. We won't know anyone there (intimidating!) but it will be an amazing chance to meet new people near our new home."
Spending lots of time with my kids, watching them explore the world and exploring with them, helping them have the information and perspective to make good choices but recognizing that the choices are theirs.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
We decided to homeschool when my daughter was 1 and I found radical unschooling within a year.
first names of children
dd 6, ds 3
a little about me
We just moved back to Seattle from a more rural area and we are having fun trying out city life.
Thanks for the yahoo group suggestions. I am a member of WashingtonRadicalUnschoolers and someone else suggested the Eastside group, as well. On your collective recommendations I think I will check it out. Snoqualmie area is great. My brother lives in Renton, and often invites us on excursions in your area. Our favorite is visiting the falls then stopping at Krispy Kreme. Look forward to seeing you online.
I used to be amazed at the abuse that Sandra took and how she could keep coming back and posting again and again with such clarity and passion. Now that what I write is attacked on occasion it is easier to see how little it effects my life. It is only words on a screen. And what I'm saying is important, at least to me, so I keep writing. Thank you, again, for thinking of me.
Have you read Jane Smiley's "Horse Heaven?" My friend who loves Dick Francis recommended it to me and I really enjoyed it.
Michelle is a manga and anime fan, but has a narrow focus so far. She loves Pokemon, Digimon, and started watching Inuyasha a few years ago. I've watched most of the Inuyasha episodes and have a soft spot for him :-) She reads Inuyasha manga and recently picked up a couple of Inubaka manga (can you see a theme?)
Yup, I finally got my act together (well, as much as possible LOL) and joined.
Blizzcon *was* fun. I hope some people we know can go next year - that would be even more fun. We had a couple of days with friends we met at Life is Good, which was really great, also. And though the costume was a lot of work, I would do it again in a heartbeat :-)
I'm going to check with our dentist about when Michelle's appointment is this week, then I can let you know about getting together.
I just wanted to let you know my user pic is Songo and Kirara from Inuyasha. I am not familiar with the characters you mentioned in the comment you left. I will have to check the one you mentioned out.
The post you wrote about unschooling young children where it sort of looked like you finally convinced Sandra that it was OK to say pre-school parents are unschooling was the thread that I liked so much. However, I like reading whatever you write there, because you always add something either useful or interesting and on-topic, and I've never seen you exhibit diahrrea of the mouth.
Margaret is coming back into popularity, I think. I considered it when I was expecting my 2nd (we didn't know the gender). My grandma's name is Margery, and I suggested Margarita to my husband, but he didn't like it. In Spanish it means "daisy." I thought "Meg" would be cute, like the character in "A Wrinkle in Time."
It's true, we're thinking of moving to Mexico. Fabian is from a little village in the state of Oaxaca, and we'd like Will and Elias to have some time with his family. The best way to live there would be to have some kind of income from the US while our output is in Mexico so we can still try to buy a house here at some point. We talked about a 5 years in Mexico, 5 in Seattle, 5 someplace else kinda deal. It could all change, though.
Hey, Margaret! I was thinking of you today. Is that you I see occasionally posting on AlwaysLearning or another Margaret Z? If it's you, your insight is much appreciated. I really like what you said a few weeks ago about unschooling very young children.