"We just moved to Mercer, PA. I need to find an evaluater who is unschooling friendly. Does anyone out there know of one in my area? If so, a contact number? Also, I am curious about testing out of the standardized…"
...living life as though there is no school; never having my family's life revolve around school, but revolve around itself and the community; getting to spend valuable time with my child and watching him learn freely every waking moment, without arbitrary limits or boundaries.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
since my son's birth
first names of children
Elijah Uriel, 6 (September 18th, 2003)
a little about me
I am married to William and we have one awesome son named Elijah. We moved from Oklahoma City, OK to Pittsburgh back in July of 2005. We live in Brighton Heights on the Northside of Pittsburgh, but we are awaiting the day that we can move out to Braddock or Wilkinsburg and start up an Urban Homestead.
I am a full-time homemaker and some-times homebirth midwife and William is a musician, but his day job at Trader Joe's is what pays the bills!
I have a blog I post about Anarchist Parenting, RUing and lots about our gardens!
Elijah is our 'sparkly' and sensitive boy. He enjoys building with
just about anything. He thrives in wide open spaces where he can run around. He says his favorite color *today* is purple or green and when you ask him what USing means to him, he says, "it means I can play whatever I want whenever I want to".
A relative asked Elijah if he wanted to ride on the school bus and he answered, "I already ride on the city bus and there are lots of 'schooly' kids on there"!
I write for Examiner.com online!
I'm hoping that you will honor me with an interview to share your thoughts and experiences as a "radical homeschooler" in Pennsylvania!
(I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, by the way) ::SMILE::
You can visit my column by googling Harrisburg Homeschooling Examiner.
Please email me at email@example.com and let me know if you'd be interested in being featured in a personal profile article.
Thanks and Happy Learning!
nice to see you on here, too, though not surprising...
i keep shopping around for an internet home base for family type stuff, so hopefully this one will be interesting. probably, because i am an unschooling voyeur!
really, though, it's kinda funny to me to think of unschooling as something that magically starts at age 5, or even 3. (although i guess you have a better idea at that point that you're not going to suddenly stop)
I know what you mean. I feel the same about everything out here. We have never quite fit in, and refused to become part of "cookie cutter" mindset that everyone seems to have here. If you aren't just like them, don't even bother!
We have friends in Beaver Falls, and they are seriously the only close friend we have in PA. Their being almost 5 hours away really sucks. I love Pittsburgh, we really enjoy the museums and downtown area there.
Hey, Michelle! Hi from Beaver Falls! How did you get together go you hosted a few weeks ago? I had to work, or I would have been there. Still looking to meet other US in pittsburgh with my 8yo son, and two teens. It would be great to network somehow.
Thanks for the invite! We are near da 'Burgh too! :) I love Trader Joes (the one in East Liberty by the Natural Stitches yarn store??? I love that store!). Your son sounds adorable--very cool. Thanks again!