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the biggest little city
Interests: unschooling, life learning, books, food, walking
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I'm just stopping by after a while away from most of the blogs I read. I know this is much later, but I still wanted to say that I'll be thinking about you and your family and I hope that you all continue to find comfort in one another. Sending good thoughts out into the universe for you.
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I've never heard of the Splash programs, which sound completely awesome! I'll have to look for something like that near me when my daughter is older.
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I love this post! We are still very freestyle unschooling here. (I prefer the term life learning.) I think I'm like Emily, given how you've talked about her in this space, and I would have thrived in the (definitely unschooler) environment that you, she and Adam have created. My daughter is seven and we're working on working in more structure as far as reading, per her request. (Lots of progress to be made with our rhythm.) We are using the book Reading Reflex. I think it's going to work well for us, but I'll know for sure closer to the end of the year. My spouse and I are currently reading A People's History of the United States and I think I'd like to one day use A Young People's History with my own daughter. I love (!) the idea of the book club. Our homeschool group is right now composed mainly of younger learners, many of whom are just getting the hang of reading, so we're not to the book club stage yet, but I have had that on my own horizon for a very long time. Thank you for sharing all of this with us. I look forward to hearing how it goes as the year progresses.
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I won't be joining the challege (this month), but I would like to add, in addition to beans and rice: beans and quinoa, beans and couscous. (I have a feeling you already have considered these, but I thought I'd put them out there for those who haven't...and for those, like me, who just have a really hard time making rice that isn't mushy or crunchy.)
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I noticed the Vitamix, too. I have been dreaming about getting one (I also need to fit it into our budget). Smoothies and my current blender no longer get along. I am wondering, Heather, have you found the Vitamix to live up to the hype? (I don't see why it wouldn't, but I'm a very hesitant shopper and I value your opinion.)
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Oh, I'm off to follow you on Pinterest! (How addictive is that site? I love it!)
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2011 on we've turned the corner at beauty that moves
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Okay, I don't know where to start here. I do a lot of my work from home, but I would like to do all of it from home (not happening with my current employment). However, I also spend a lot of my time working on my own/in my own head. I am also the one doing most of the learning/exploring with our child (we're an unschooling family). I often feel that I should/could be doing so many more projects and such with my daughter, but I am right now terrible at balancing work and not-work. I would love to hear a bit more about your experiences homeschooling a single child. Also, I am bookmarking this because I would love to look more closely at all of the links people have left. *This* is one of my favorite things about blog comments. (I also love facebook for the articles people post. Yep, that's my favorite part about fb.)
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2011 on our first week at beauty that moves
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I'm sorry to hear this. I know you wrote this a while back, but I'm still sending peaceful thoughts your family's way.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2011 on kitty angel at beauty that moves
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That...caterpillar? Whatever that is, it's awesome.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2011 on love at beauty that moves
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O, Books! I am so very attached to them and I refuse to believe that they will be obsolete. I am sharing my love of books with my daughter and I think she might be hooked (although a lot can change and she's only now six). Also, I have been reading you for longer than I can remember, and it seems even longer because I read all of your archives when I came across your blog, but, wow, Emily looks so grown up here. And, suddenly, I'm thinking about my own daughter in another seven or so years. Okay, I'm off to catch up on more recent posts. (How have I been away from reading your words for two months?!)
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