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Conscious

Added by Douglas M Robinson on May 26, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Family Farm

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Added by Douglas M Robinson on May 26, 2010 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Children Call For Change

My daughter started 7th grade last week. There is such a great change in who she is now compared to last year. She and her peers are so much more aware of the world around them. They are beginning to question everything, and want to know why. They are paying attention to politics, and creating sustainable ideas to change the environment. I just love hearing about their ideas. I think that they are so much more conscious than we ever were. They are simply amazing. However, this does leave adults… Continue

Added by Donah Ollila on November 8, 2009 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

Co-Creative Parenting

I happened to mention to a few friends, that I would love to move back to NY, how I discussed the idea of moving with my daughter, and she is onboard with the decision. I received a look of surprise that was both amusing and unnerving. Did I say something wrong? “But, you are the parent”, was the response that I received. Yes, I am the parent, but I believe in co-creation. I cannot create something that involves another human being that is capable of making choices, and expect a good outcome… Continue

Added by Donah Ollila on November 8, 2009 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

The Possible Horrors of Halloween

Due to its history, Halloween has had a close relationship with the metaphysical. It has its roots in an ancient Celtic festival, Samhain, meaning Summer’s End. The festival was all about the death of summer and the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The world of living and the world of the dead were believed to have merged on this night. The spirits of the dead supposedly returned to the earth and this made it easier for Celtic priests to predict the future. Many of our current Halloween… Continue

Added by Best American Psychics/Healers on October 30, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

SHE'S HERE!!

So Maya Lynn decided to come Saturday afternon.
After a long labor, but a REAL quick one push delivery she arrived Saturday September 12, 2009 at 5:09.
She's 7lb. 11 oz. and 20 1/2" long.
We came home Sunday afternoon and have all been doing really well.
I will update with photos when I get time to download them.

Added by Jenn on September 15, 2009 at 9:34am — 7 Comments

New Day Camp Near Rock Hill/Fort Mill

Greetings All,

For some of you with young children (13 and under) looking for summertime day camp activities in the Rock Hill/Fort Mill area, you need to know about a new 150 acre island on the coast of Rock Hill (Catawba River) called Camp Canaan. In the world of day camp dollars, this incredible place is a steal at $175/week per child (which works out to paying $4.00/hour for daycare). Anyway, please access the link below for a radio broadcast which showcases the camp and also the… Continue

Added by Dianne on April 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Catholic Church & religious exemption to vaccines

If you have been turned down by local Catholic schools because your child has not had the "required" vaccines, please contact Jill Conner at jillconner@earthlink.net. She is working to get the local Catholic schools to accept the state-sanctioned religious exemption. Charlotte is one of only a few places in the US that does not accept a rel. ex.

Added by Lisa Jillani on March 26, 2009 at 8:39pm — No Comments

The article

I've been so excited about this profile. I've been sharing it with everyone. So here I go again.... Check out the artictle written on me in "Today's Charlotte Women" before the end of November. You can find it online at http://issuu.com/todayscharlottewoman/docs/oct08full?mode=embed&documentId=081001224915-ea739ca91bcd48f7999d207700f15653&layout=grey My profile starts on page 36. You can also pick up the magazine at Harris… Continue

Added by Bernadette on November 16, 2008 at 12:42pm — 2 Comments

Bird Feeding Research Project

This came from a friend. It mentions God’s creation but I think the project is secular, so use it how it suits your family. It does indeed have a link for homeschoolers and it also mentions doing this as group projects potentially. I think anyone can participate as well, not just homeschoolers.



~Karen





The following is from another loop.



There is an awesome research project going on each winter through

Cornell, and they need the help of people all… Continue

Added by Karen Davis on November 12, 2008 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Kale in english muffins, yay!

Today, Jake was making bread and asked me if I wanted him to add any extra grains or healthy stuff. I suggested flaxseed meal, so that went in. Then amazingly he suggested adding pureed kale! This is coming from the same man who looked at his plate with disdain the first time I served kale last year. So he whipped up a cup of pureed kale and added it to the dough. Tonight he used some of the dough to make english muffins. I'm curious to the kids' reactions when they are served english muffins… Continue

Added by Cara Yara on October 5, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Recycling is bad?

My 6 year old told me the other day that "recycling isn't good for the environment". That comment was pretty much blasphemy in our household since we are avid recyclers. I asked her what she meant. She elaborated by saying, " well, in order to recycle you need to use a lot of water to clean the stuff and then trucks have to use gas to take the stuff to be recycled, and then you use electricity to run the machines that recycle the stuff". I agreed with her. She went on "but… Continue

Added by Cara Yara on September 18, 2008 at 4:58pm — 4 Comments

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