I am here and ready to make some friends! But first, a little about me: I love fairies and nature with all my heart, and I'm a video game and pok`emon freak. Also, I adore the show avatar the last airbender (Wich does not come on anymore, but I have seen every episode) as you may know, the girl's name is Katara, and she controls water. She even trains the avatar kid, Aang, the avatar is a person who helps deafeat the evil fire-nation (Fire controllers) and saves all… Continue
(Cross-posted from here: http://hypnosaka.blogspot.com/2009/03/cats-and-peace.html)
I have a cat who is very smart, who I used to think was very dumb. When she does something irritating, and you stop her from doing it, she just keeps doing it until you give up, or waits until you're not looking. When we first got her (at which time, I should note, I was working in a school) I mistook this for a lack of ability to learn. Actually it just… Continue
The best gift I can give to my friends, is to remind them to remember the importance of mindset.. Stop what you are doing, turn on your speakers, take a deep breathe and watch this great reminder with tunes by U2. Come on.... A few minutes investment = a day full of a new attitude and priorities. YOU deserve it!
I have been letting the kids figure out for themselves what they need to do without interfering in their process.
Funny thing is that I thought I was already doing this, however when i REALLY let go, I discovered something pretty incredible ,,, how much I DID interfere! lol.
So, for instance going for a walk used to mean that we all had to go, as it was best to get outside and get some exercise. But this past winter, I was met with Such resistance, that the giant pit in my… Continue
Boy did I get myself "quarked". I mean it in a way where I'm the tiniest of the tiny piece of the whole. I know we are all one with the all and sometimes believe we are separate from others. But this separation is what I'm experiencing and although I'm grasping it more and more it's been a roller coaster ride (maybe why I LOVE ROLLERCOASTERS) . I've been unschooling an only child with my spouse who is several years my senior whom happens to be "blanco" (I'm Latino) and we both aren't religious… Continue
I'm really excited to have finished putting all my decent pages into a magic-like portal at http://sandradodd.com/random
It took me most of two days to finish, and I'm really thrilled with it.
I printed out all the unschooling pages from the editing area of my site, and worked at putting in anything that was useful without being too weird a place to enter (though some might be a bit rough or shocking for absolutely new… Continue
We originated in the PDX area of Oregon. I was born and raised in Oregon City/Gladstone. The kiddos also started out in that general vicinity. Seven years ago, we packed up and followed oldest married daughter cross country and ended up living in northern Virginia for 5 years. She had triplets and they decided to head for a lower cost of living and a way for Daddy to work out of the home. Hence....we moved to southwestern Tennessee; Savannah, TN "Just this side of Paradise", as I like to call… Continue
my friend, cheryl, wrote a really nice post on her blog...it felt really familiar. i commented on it and realized that my comment might make a good post since i've not been doing much at the posting helm lately. here is my comment to her post:
"isn't it amazing how quickly things can change...from peaceful to chaos in just seconds? BUT, it's also amazing how much of an impression our general attitude and… Continue
I've been lurking in one of my unschooling yahoo groups during a discussion of books. The gist of the ideas shared was that all types of books, be they standard novels, graphic novels or comic books, have positive value & offer the reader wonderful ways of expressing ideas & stories.
This all triggered some memories for me.
I come from a family of book lovers. My great-grandmother, grandmother, & Mom all read voraciously & all of their homes were filled… Continue
Its so easy to allow stress to distract me from trusting unschooling. Thankfully these moments are becoming fewer and farther between, but deschooling myself feels like a life long process sometimes.
I quieted my worries by turning my focus back to things that bring us joy. DS13 and I have several online Scrabble games going, and I've developed a serious Facebook addiction playing Scramble and Pathwords.
Snow is still covering our lawn, but plans for growing more than… Continue
I should be calm, at peace but I'm not. I don't feel focused. Am I still going through post traumatic car buying stress? Is it the constant doom and gloom news thrown in our faces, or has my brain finally succumbed to the freezing temperatures?
I know I'm having one of those, "Am I doing the best by my children" modes. It began with a conversation with my husband about stuff happening at my work. DH feels I have the expertise and talent to really make a difference if only I could… Continue
As many of you who read here know, both my spouse and I are full-time working parents whom have chosen to unschool our youngest child. In stepping off the mainstream path most people follow, we have had to learn some new concepts and ideals about just what constitutes a real education and just what constitutes real value in ones life. These conversations have lead to much reflection on both of our childhoods, time spent with friends, time spent with parents, and just how did these life events… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on March 3, 2009 at 8:29am —