028–Full Disclosure

Heather

Mother, knitter, spinner, writer, wife, weaver, host...not necessarily in that order...

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8 Responses

  1. Robin says:

    I just finished listening to this and loved it. I has no idea Washington Irving wrote so beautifully. I admit tho, I listened to a newer version from audible with Tom Mison as the reader and he was excellent. Gave me the feeling of the story being told by a younger man which made the competition all the more rich.

  2. ivyleaves says:

    Heather – I just heard this podcast. I have been through similar issues with my gifted + LD son who was in private school until middle school. There is a mailing list for parents of “twice-exceptional” GiftedLD kids called GT-Special. There is also a wonderful document A Guidebook for Twice Exceptional Students prepared by a school district in Maryland that really has it right. The techniques that help our kids are good for all kids.

    Good luck on your journey to do the right things for your kids!

  3. VDOprincess says:

    Ahem. Please excuse above typo. Obviously I didn’t proofread it, like a ninny.

  4. VDOprincess says:

    I’m so glad you got to surprised your husband! And sad that you had such a horrendous experience with American. I must say that the only airline that I’ve consistently liked has been jetblue. Their flights are always on time. Always. It’s simply fabulous. Anyway, love your ‘cast! I’ve been pushing it on anyone who will listen…

  5. Pancake and Lulu says:

    Forgot to tell you! We named our new kittens Ambrose and Hawthorne–your influence because of the Ambrose Bierce story.

    Aimee

  6. Pancake and Lulu says:

    Heather, I am really enjoying Sleepy Hollow (read it a couple of years ago–but not as well as this reader!). And I am very excited about Turn of the Screw–one of my very favorite stories.

    I just wanted to comment on the education dilemma. I wonder if you are familiar with Waldorf Education. My 5 year old is at the Waldorf School here in Princeton, and it is so fantastic–so totally different than “normal” education in this country. I can’t recommend it more highly. I know that you may not be in a position to pay for a private education, but it is worth looking into. The cost of the school here is 1/2 of any of the other private schools (and, in my opinion, 200% better). Many parents who cannot afford to send their children to our school work part time at the school and get free or pay only part tuition. And if it is still not an option (or if there isn’t a waldorf school in your area) there are many books on how you can help your children have a “waldorf experience” by doing things at home. Just as an example of how different it is–the children don’t begin to learn to read until 2nd grade, but are reading at the same level or higher at 4th and 5th grade by then. The whole approach is so lovely–it really imparts a love of learning in the individuals who are lucky enough to have this education. And one of the nice side benefits as a parent is that if you spin or knit, you will find others like you–or at least people that think it is fabulous rather than strange!

    Just something to think about–hope it helps.

    Can’t wait for the next installment,
    Aimee

  7. Kirsten says:

    I am with you on the Will Smith thing! That is one gorgeous man!

    I can’t say I have much to share on the school issue. I have been trying to figure out what is right for my kids for years. I hope things are better for you in AZ.

  8. Heather says:

    HOLY COW!
    Ceclia, thank you SO much for alertine me to this! I had that feature turned off on my other blog and just (dumb!) assumed that the setting applied to all of my blogs. I’ve fixed that now.
    Thanks much.
    Off to see whasup with the pics!
    🙂
    Heather

  9. celia_parkinson says:

    Heather,

    I am loving the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I always enjoy your podcast actually. Thanks for keeping it up.

    I can’t see the photos of the skull jacket though. What’s up with that? Sounds cute, yet edgy.

    p.s. I’m thinking you might get a lot more comments if the google or blogger account wasn’t required.

    Thanks again for keeping us entertained.

    Cecilia