I just got back from the pediatric cardiologist Oskar (4). He had 2 small holes in his heart when he was an infant, and needed to be retested to see if those holes closed. We went to a satellite office of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, so I fully expected the staff to be fantastic with kids. The receptionist was wonderful - had smiles for my son, and was efficient and kind to me. It went downhill from there. The nurse who took us back to do his measurements and ekg was AWFUL! She was… Continue
Added by Kim S. on September 29, 2008 at 2:59pm —
this is my contribution to the blog carnival for october 'your unschooling tribe.' it was originally posted on my blog on july 11th, 2008.
there is this "truth" that has formed in my mind over the years. years that take up the better part of my life. it is based on a specific set of beliefs i had about myself. those beliefs are that i do not know how to make friends...and when/if i do, i can't keep them. also, that i am unlikeable and easily forgettable, socially dysfunctional and… Continue
Added by laura bowman on September 28, 2008 at 9:30am —
Added by lydia on September 28, 2008 at 6:57am —
News of the unschooling pages
which keep on growing, but I'm not keeping up with good stuff as fast as it's being written. It's been a rich and busy week on the unschooling circuit!
The Lyrics Game
word is "pink" (unless you're reading this after Saturday 9/27, in which case it's something else).
Tomorrow is the Honeywell Company Picnic, which has been at the zoo for years, but… Continue
Added by Sandra Dodd on September 27, 2008 at 2:16am —
The day we started to build Authentic Times, I was excited. It was something I wanted for myself and I had a vision of writing, editing and creating joy for readers. The day we launched it, I cried. It took so much time to create. So many ideas to discuss, so much to learn. I had no idea if it would be something that people wanted. I had no idea what would happen.
I just took a leap.
Today, I again took a leap and turned Authentic… Continue
Added by Rain Fordyce on September 26, 2008 at 11:30pm —
scotty came in from mowing the other day to find me dancing (jumping around??) in the kitchen while making lunch. this is not unusual. and not why he had an odd grin on his face. i said 'what?' and he just laughed and said 'you're listening to rage against the machine
and i'm listening to ani di franco.' he just thought that was funny because it's not your typical scenario. i guess girls are supposed to like girl music and boys are supposed to like boy music. that's just never been the… Continue
Added by laura bowman on September 26, 2008 at 12:30pm —
This will be my first blog entry here. I'll… Continue
Added by Stormmie on September 26, 2008 at 8:43am —
Added by deborah on September 24, 2008 at 11:35pm —
Added by Michele James-Parham on September 23, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Today, will be one whole (7days) week, we've been back home from our two weeks vacation. The first week was the L&L conference and the second was Disney. Both weeks where so wonderfully magical! The girls and I are away from home a lot.....and usually on some level we are glad to be back home. But this time it's different, we feel like we lost something and we want it back....we where so wrapped up in our own joyful cocoon....we forgot just how negative and unjoyful others can be. Liv has… Continue
Added by Elisabeth on September 22, 2008 at 7:25pm —
do you ever have those? imaginary conversations. in your head, with some imaginary person. i had one the other night. samuel had asked me where chattanooga was and i told him. i later thought a little too much about it and it led me to this conversation in my head with some faceless imaginary person:
person: why doesn't he know that already? don't you make him learn cities and states and such?
me: well, he just asked me and so now he knows.
person: well, don't… Continue
Added by laura bowman on September 22, 2008 at 9:19am —
I won't always duplicate from the announcements blog, but this one had a photo I like AND the link to my NEW
online performance-art-in-a-webpage (the support link).
There are comments and links, about that podcast interview I did here:
I've lifted and preserved a blogpost that… Continue
Added by Sandra Dodd on September 21, 2008 at 6:32pm —
HI guys I am shooting a film in Flint if you live in the area please contact me and say hello.
We are shooting at the ren faire and if you find yourself there stop by and say hello. I may not be able to be social but the set may be an interesting place to see. We are busy at work but on the weekends (sunday and monday) I am looking for things that would get me waay from my hotel.
Take care all live and direct from the renfaire in Flint Mi.
Added by James Coburn on September 21, 2008 at 7:13am —
we came home from my dad's birthday party and there were three kids playing in the road. the boys went out to talk with them and came back in very disturbed. these kids had found a dead chipmunk (can we all say 'awe'?). prepare yourself...they were hitting it all around the street with a bat..and laughing hysterically. i went out to talk to them about it and 2 ran back in their house. i asked the one boy left to please stop doing that. he said 'they were doing it too!' and i told him that i… Continue
Added by laura bowman on September 20, 2008 at 6:18pm —
If you happen to be in the path of Andrea and Sam Barry's road trip, you should really consider inviting them to hang out for a day or two. They just arrived tonight and we are so excited. We have chatted about sooooooo many things we have in common (Dr. Who, role playing, sign language, etc) and they are wonderful. Their kids are having fun with our kids--what a blast. Thank goodness they will be here for a few days. It is like having kindred spirits suddenly wander back into your… Continue
Added by Amberlee on September 20, 2008 at 1:48am —
I recently discovered Ning, and am so excited to find groups dedicated to what I am passionate about!
I look forward to connecting with you!
smiles and joy!
Added by Rain Fordyce on September 19, 2008 at 11:43pm —
My son is a sweet & sensitive boy. As he quickly approaches the age of 12, his height, his looks, everything tells me that it is just a matter of time before he begins the serious change into adulthood. Yet his soft cheeks & huge brown eyes are just as they have always been since he was my little nursling.
When he was little, before we ever thought of homeschooling, let alone unschooling, I worried for him. He trusts absolutely, & never treated other kids in a rough or… Continue
Added by Christine Yablonski on September 19, 2008 at 9:29pm —
Anna brought her journal to show me today, and I thought it was so cute I asked her if I could share it in a blog post.
Her journal has pages with ideas for things to write about, and she's filled in a section titled "Favorite Things".
horses, open fields, alone, singing, intresting books, tall mountains, wildlife, happyness, tall clymable trees, rain, boys (cute), blue sky, furry clowds, sunny days, hallowin, leves falling, dressing up, trick or treating, snowy days, snow… Continue
Added by Paige on September 18, 2008 at 9:00pm —
I always loved to dance. I was Paula Abdul as a kid, practicing in the bathroom with only a half mirror completely unaware of exactly what my feet were doing. I would help choreograph the show choir. I couldn't stop when music was on. I could dance everyone I knew under the table and dance for 8 or more hrs straight. I even did a couple 24 hr marathon dance offs and was always still raring to go. LOL
Since having children and gaining significate weight due to many factors....that is… Continue
Added by Amberlee on September 18, 2008 at 11:18am —
come start holiday shopping early at the Providence Open Market on saturday september 20
Lippitt Park at the intersection of Hope street and Blackstone Boulevard, on the east side of Providence, RI
maddie plans to do henna and I will be selling clothes and accessories
providence open market
Added by cris on September 17, 2008 at 4:20pm —