Posts Tagged: Parenting

No soccer for Ian

I began this as a comment on Jeanne’s Homeschooling and Soccer post at her blog.  Then it got too long for a comment and I realized I would like to post it on my blog for more input. My son

No soccer for Ian

I began this as a comment on Jeanne’s Homeschooling and Soccer post at her blog.  Then it got too long for a comment and I realized I would like to post it on my blog for more input. My son

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Postaday #68

Name a book that changed your life.  What influence did it have on your thoughts, attitudes, and actions? [I’ve just returned from a week in California.  After not looking at my new blog design for a week, now that I’m

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Postaday #68

Name a book that changed your life.  What influence did it have on your thoughts, attitudes, and actions? [I’ve just returned from a week in California.  After not looking at my new blog design for a week, now that I’m

Project 365 Day 28

Today’s photo was taken by my husband.  My son doesn’t crawl into my arms like this every morning anymore.  And I realized that I wouldn’t be able to easily photograph this scene by myself, now that I have a DSLR,

Project 365 Day 28

Today’s photo was taken by my husband.  My son doesn’t crawl into my arms like this every morning anymore.  And I realized that I wouldn’t be able to easily photograph this scene by myself, now that I have a DSLR,

done with 3

I’ve thought about writing a blog post several times since the last one.  Instead, I’ve been busy with things such as decorating for Halloween, getting locked out of the house by my 3 year old, planning birthday celebrations, going to

done with 3

I’ve thought about writing a blog post several times since the last one.  Instead, I’ve been busy with things such as decorating for Halloween, getting locked out of the house by my 3 year old, planning birthday celebrations, going to

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Friday Fill In

#196 So…here we go! 1. One of my strongest beliefs is _that children deserve to be respected, not treated as lesser people_. 2. _We have two spiders decorating our house right now that are_ huge! 3. The sky is cloudy

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Friday Fill In

#196 So…here we go! 1. One of my strongest beliefs is _that children deserve to be respected, not treated as lesser people_. 2. _We have two spiders decorating our house right now that are_ huge! 3. The sky is cloudy

please don’t break your child

Single Dad Laughing just wrote something like I have considered writing on a number of occasions.  You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations. Yes it’s long.  But it’s worth reading the whole thing.  He keeps referring to dads, but it applies

please don’t break your child

Single Dad Laughing just wrote something like I have considered writing on a number of occasions.  You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations. Yes it’s long.  But it’s worth reading the whole thing.  He keeps referring to dads, but it applies

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Be The Change

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”  – Ghandi This is one of my favorite quotes.  It’s applicable to so many things from interactions with children to political movements.   I think we have to be mindful

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Be The Change

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”  – Ghandi This is one of my favorite quotes.  It’s applicable to so many things from interactions with children to political movements.   I think we have to be mindful

unschooling

I’ve been moving a little away from unschooling since this academic year began.  We’re still far, far away from being schooly, but I’ve been asking Rhiannon to do some math almost every day, and just generally trying to establish a

unschooling

I’ve been moving a little away from unschooling since this academic year began.  We’re still far, far away from being schooly, but I’ve been asking Rhiannon to do some math almost every day, and just generally trying to establish a

Friday Fill In

#176 1. I just had _a busy day of learning, laughing, snuggling, and scrapping.  Ian is not only using the toilet, sometimes he even asks now!  I remember some spelling, numbers, history, vocabulary, economics, and art happening, and I know

Friday Fill In

#176 1. I just had _a busy day of learning, laughing, snuggling, and scrapping.  Ian is not only using the toilet, sometimes he even asks now!  I remember some spelling, numbers, history, vocabulary, economics, and art happening, and I know

gifts of service

I want to write about giving, from a point of view that is unfortunately not common.  The inspiration for this post is a message on the AlwaysLearning yahoogroup.  It was in response to someone writing about kids leaving their bikes

gifts of service

I want to write about giving, from a point of view that is unfortunately not common.  The inspiration for this post is a message on the AlwaysLearning yahoogroup.  It was in response to someone writing about kids leaving their bikes