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would you think less of me if.......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nanny Naturale Jul 27, 2011. 13 Replies

my children went to school? In the last few days the possibility of my children going to the local school has become a bit of a topic at our house. The boys are super keen on sports and are…Continue

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Circumcision

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Feb 22, 2011. 4 Replies

okay I realize that this is a controversial and often taboo subject at the best of times but I felt that as this a conscious parenting forum and our hope is to increase awareness among parents that…Continue

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The Permaculture of Mindful Motherhood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mika Feb 7, 2011. 2 Replies

I've been thinking about this concept for a while and would like to develop it further into what will hopefully be a more coherent article. Permaculture in gardening terms is about designing and…Continue

Tags: homebirth, sustainability., breastfeeding, permaculture, tribal

 

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Nanny Naturale replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Hey Earthmum, maybe in the tribe you're in you could organize a co-op... a few parents could take a day each week day to do something with the kids, each day that you don't already meet all together.    Another option could be to…"
Jul 27, 2011
Stephanie replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Yay! I'm smiling now! My friend has one very quiet five-year-old girl. I have to work very hard to not compare my life to hers. Sometimes it does all overwhelm me and I feel like turning on the TV and giving them a bunch of junk food so I can…"
Jul 27, 2011
Erthmum replied to Sasha's discussion LFRV pregnancy resources
"Hi LB, Yes! I decided that for ease of convenience and accessibility I would upload it in a free blog format. The link  is www.lotusbloomingbirth.info I hope you find it useful :-D I am still looking at print options but it's all on the…"
Jul 27, 2011
Erthmum replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Stephanie, Thank you SO MUCH for saying this. I have often felt while participating in home-ed/natural learning forums that everyone else seems to have this blissful existence and completely manageable life as home schoolers. It is very comforting…"
Jul 26, 2011
Erthmum replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
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Jul 26, 2011
Stephanie replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Erthmum, it is comforting to know that other moms are experiencing the same frustrations. We have all the same concerns in our home. Squabbles, mess, unmet needs--how can this not take a toll on even the best of mommies.  I just wanted to send…"
Jul 26, 2011
Jack replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"I agree Michel. However often communities are constructed in ways that involve co-ownership, voting and other rules that bind members together much more than if you just live as neighbours. I'm not saying it is necessarily a bad thing - after…"
Jul 26, 2011
Michel replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Well, the point also is "community" does not for sure mean "doing everything together"... A group of independent families living close to each other is all what's needed I think. See…"
Jul 26, 2011
Jack replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Absolutely, we are tribal creatures, not lone predators like bears.   I know communities can be a hassle as people live closely together and not everything is sunshine & fairytales but if we're not willing to face and surmount our…"
Jul 26, 2011
Michel replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Yes, Jack. The point is we are probably made to live in communities, with like-minded people, all looking in the same direction... In the modern world our children *have to* be abandoned to the world, it's too difficult or even impossible…"
Jul 26, 2011
Jack replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"I hear you so much. I've felt a gazillion times that two parents for two children just is sooooo much short of what they really need! Maybe if we had 'finished our evolution' (self-development) more or less before they were born, and…"
Jul 26, 2011
Erthmum replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Hi guys, Thanks so much for your support and understanding. Jack, you really hit the nail on the head about me being short on time and resources. We've discussed this before but I do really feel that for home-ed to be successful you need at…"
Jul 26, 2011
Jack replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"Think less, no; let's leave the prestige out of this. It only gets in the way of the really important stuff.   We've thought about school as well since we're obviously a tribe/community short right now. Our situation is similar…"
Jul 25, 2011
Michel replied to Erthmum's discussion would you think less of me if.......
"I understand what you are saying. So there is no alternative schools up there (like Steiner, etc.?) I believe that homeschooling is great only if you are within a great network of other homeschooling families... Good luck Michele!"
Jul 25, 2011
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my children went to school? In the last few days the possibility of my children going to the local school has become a bit of a topic at our house. The boys are super keen on sports and are desperately wanting to play team sports and the community comps are all played on Saturdays which we can't do. My oldest son Ariel who will be 9 in a few short weeks has been voicing his angst that he wants more friends his own age and to be honest he is getting a bit sick of being around his brother all day…See More
Jul 25, 2011
Erthmum replied to Erin's discussion New here, question about gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes & 811....
"♥ awww shucks. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you making this space available for all us fringe-dwelling fruity parents."
Jul 12, 2011

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raising children consciously & creating community where there isn't one.
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I am a mum to three home-born, home-schooled children (2 boys and a girl). I am married to a wonderfully supportive man. I have raised my children according to natural hygiene principles from their conceptions. My youngest (almost 2y.o) is still breastfeeding as well as being fruitarian, the other two seemk to drift in and out of raw veganism when they feel like it. their staple is cooked vegan though. My husband is slowly on his way to joining the dark side (LFRV). I am passionate about the child-bearing year and have an extensive history in the natural health field and supporting families during this special time. We are a Torah-observant Messianic family.
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Just wanting to connect with other families seeking to raise their children with awareness. :D

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At 10:09 on July 10, 2011, Jack said…

You are most ♥ welcome to post it Michelle, I doubt you could post anything I wouldn't approve of!

 

Lovely to have you sharing your extensive knowledge here ♥ Hope your councelling activities are flourishing!

 

(BTW, I'm not planning on spending next winter here - the cold, rain & misery would kill me; my wife might agree to spend at least some of the winter in SE Asia & Oz! And maybe even stay, not return... We're discussing it =D Would absolutely love to meet you, Queensland would be our #1 destination in Oz if we make it there!)

At 9:43 on July 9, 2011, Jack said…

I sent you an invite to the new Meet and Greet group, a private group (content only visible to group members) where we can share more of ourselves - photos, stories, as much as we feel like - with less exposure. I've added a presentation of myself and my family and more are coming up. I sent two invites as my first attempt failed; disregard the first but do click on the second. The invites were e-mailed to the address you registered on LFRV families.

 

If it didn't work and you want to join, let me know - I'll send you a new invite!

 

♥ Jack
At 15:19 on June 10, 2011, Jack said…
Oh btw, there are a few new members here with some new discussions going on. Once you've sorted things out and have the time, I'd appreciate immensely if you could chime in on some of them - I love the way you word your insights. You could even add a footer ad for your new coaching service ;-)
At 15:04 on June 10, 2011, Jack said…

Super to hear =D I've had my share of 8, 80 and 800 km moves, I hope my next one will be 8,000 km! ;-D Ugh, stuff, dreadful things. We made away with everything except 2 suitcases a year ago but somehow they keep cropping up, like mushrooms when it's raining. Glad to hear you've moved in and in the process of finding your bearings!

At 13:54 on June 10, 2011, Jack said…
Hope you're fine Michele, hope your move has worked out just fine. I suppose you're still in the thick of it as I haven't seen you on any of the boards out there.
At 3:54 on February 6, 2011, Michel said…
Yes Michelle, fingers crossed for the nanas :) For now he did not say anything. I will give you more feedback about the book on Tuesday. Today I was blessed: I sourced the most awesome oxheart tomatoes ever, soooooooooooooooo savoury and ripe (thanks to the weather), for $3/kg. Amazing!
At 3:42 on February 6, 2011, Michel said…
Hi Michelle, nice to meet you here, in a network that's reserved to real world people ;) Just sent you a friend request. Finished reading Sol Food. It's great!!! See you on Tuesday.
At 22:42 on February 2, 2011, Jack said…

I have been recommended Pratchett on many occasions but never got around to actually reading him. I have had a good laugh at some quotations though and will no doubt enjoy him once I make the acquaintance. I immensely enjoy the kind of fun Adams makes while pondering the great questions of existence. While not strictly religious, I firmly believe that whatever causes the universe to be has a most profound sense of humour.

 

Never heard of the magazine, will look it up - thanks! As will no doubt emerge in my future posts here, our family is very much a (painful) work in progress. It often feels like having found a torch in darkness, only to realize the batteries are out of juice and there's nowhere to recharge them. Knowing 'it all' - having no strength to 'do anything about it'. I'm slowly seeing things that can be done and perhaps also getting glimpses of how they could be done.

At 10:18 on February 2, 2011, Jack said…

Welcome Erthmum! Lovely to hear you have a supporting husband - with just two adults in a family, the importance of that relationship cannot be overestimated!

 

I also hope to be a part of a real, true and honest community one day. My 1st step towards that is becoming real, true and honest myself.

 
 
 

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