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Archive for January, 2008

Month Day
Topics: art,art trading cards,ATCs,books,crafts,empowerment,games,Girl Scouts,homeschooling,party,Unschooling,vision boards,writing

Discovering Your Hidden Talents and How to Find New Hobbies

I’ve met a lot of people lately who are feeling stifled and uncreative. They’ve been working hard at parenting, other caregiving (of parents, friends, or other relatives), or in their careers. I hear women, in particular, say there is no time for themselves. No time for pleasure or creativity. No time for peaceful fulfillment of […]

Month Day
Topics: art,crafts,Girl Scouts

Goop and Goo Day

Our Girl Scout troop just had a lovely “Goop and Goo Day 2008”. Here are some of the recipes we used (you may recognize some of the recipes, but we had to make our own fun names). Of course, making your own goops and goos are super fun, too. Enjoy! Smelly Gooey Goodness 1 cup […]

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Topics: empowerment,homeschooling,Unschooling

Hop to it!

Another thing my children have taught me is that while we are not a literal society, sometimes it’s fun to pretend we are. My daughters and I went shopping the other day and I really wanted to go into a store I knew they wouldn’t particularly want to go to. I asked them, “Would you […]

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Topics: empowerment,holidays,party,religion,Unschooling,vegan

Make Your Own Family Traditions

A few years ago, I was feeling guilty that my family doesn’t celebrate a lot of holidays in traditional American ways. Some, we don’t celebrate at all. What was I doing to my kids??? Then, it occurred to me. We do have traditions. They just aren’t the same as everyone else’s. We have our traditions. […]

Month Day
Topics: empowerment,mindful parenting

“Stop crying like a little girl.” — What’s wrong with being a girl?

I’ve been hearing the above comment a lot lately (and almost exclusively from “enlightened adult men”). The little girl part is always emphasized and is always directed toward males in a derogatory tone. Another one I keep hearing is, “Screaming like a little girl.” As in, riding on that roller coaster made him scream like […]

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Topics: crafts,environmentalism,Girl Scouts,green living,travel

BYOB — Bring Your Own Bag

Are you using fabric shopping bags yet? Consider the implications of plastic and paper, before you allow your purchases to be put into either again. What you can do: Be aware of the plastic bag problem. Encourage the shops you frequent to have bag incentive programs; talk with the owner and/or manager – BE NICE. […]

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Topics: empowerment,food,games,movies,space,Star Trek,television

Getting Ready for “Super Star Trek Sunday”!

My immediate family and I are not sports fans. Never have been and probably never will be. While we can appreciate other people enjoying sports, we don’t. [We’ve encouraged the kids to be sports fans, so they wouldn’t be influenced by us, but they wouldn’t have any of it. They know what they like and […]

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Topics: Barnard,curing diseases,empowerment,lowfat,McDougall,PCRM,vegan,vegetarian

Eat MORE Carbs, Not Less — Dispelling a Deadly Dietary Myth

Eeks! The South Beach Diet and the Atkins Diet are still popular! I can hardly believe it, but every time I am out in a public location where food is being served, I still hear about the dangers of carbohydrates (menus even cater to this fear). Scarily, I’ve even heard people lately say that having […]

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Topics: books,empowerment,homeschooling,Unschooling

NEW! Radical! Never before thought of ideas! — Part 2

My older daughter has been pushing me to finish this post, as many parts of it have been creeping into my other blog entries. So, I must give her the credit she deserves for pushing this post through. A little personal history: Birthing and gestating this daughter of mine, my first born, was a life […]

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Topics: books,empowerment,favorites,homeschooling,mindful parenting,Unschooling,zen

LIST: Favorite Books that can help you become the parent your child deserves

While I highly recommend parents-to-be and parent of infants read this entire list, I’ve divided this list into five sections (General Parenting Resources, Parents-To-Be and Parents of Babies, Parents of Small Children, Parents of School Age Children, and Parents of Older/Teenage Children). I have decided to put all five lists together in hopes that it […]

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