More from that super inspiring article: New Baby Delivery Strategies Help to Cut Health Costs Sorry I disappeared for a little bit, I was off at the California Homeschool Network Expo. It was wondrous, swimming pools and unschool stars. Okay, actually Sandra Dodd and Jim Weiss. Sandra Dodd reminded me not to spend everyday with my kids because I decided to when I birthed them, but to wake up everyday and decide to spend the day with my kids. (I think she may have been more eloquent) Good advice, right? Jim Weiss told a story that I didn’t get to listen to after that bit about Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling. Had a toddler to attend to. And then I went into Susan Wise Bauer’s session: How to Teach Your Child to Be an Independent Learner. I lasted 5 minutes, she lost me at,
take some time to consider if your child has to be lead through their latin lessons, or because of your due diligence they can now do their latin lessons without you constantly at their elbow.
or something like that. The pool was cool, the teen room (or so my teen tells me) was rocking, the dances were dancer-y. You should go to your local homeschool conference. If you don’t have one, and your kids are a bit grown-er now, you could start one. But, please remember the words of Sandra Dodd (above;o)
mama says, “My first pregnancy was 41 weeks 3 days…My second was 41 seeks, 6 days…My third was 42 weeks and 6 days…and my last was 39 weeks 4 days. The average first pregnancy is 41 weeks 1 day.
Let’s ask a random OB/GYN what’s the proper length of a pregnancy?
Dr: 39 weeks absolutely.
baby thinks, “check his credentials!”
Mama says, ” REally? you’re sure.
Dr: It used to be 40 weeks, now it’s 39, indubitabley.
Mama: But that’s two weeks before most women give birth naturally!
Dr. :Sure, but what’s 2 weeks?It’s inconsequential. Look, it’s been 39 weeks for almost two decades, it’s hard to argue with that kind of longevity.”