Tuesday, March 3, 2009
At the behest of a couple of commentors...I will leave this blog here and not delete it.
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Sunday, January 4, 2009
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Harriet Tubman-Quilombo queen in the US
and later by his nephew Zumbi
Kofi, Guyana's Quilombo warrior
We have to be as fierce, as strong and as determined as these Ancestors in our home schooling! Our children do not want watered down information or sugar coated affiliations with The Beast! They want the Truth and they want it from those whose duty it is to give it to them, US, their parents!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Once you have made peace with caeseran, and epidural and doctor assisted and midwife assisted and any other methods of birth that come to your mind, you will relieve yourself of the fear of that kind of birth happening to you...once the fear is released begin to meditate and visualize the birth that you want, what you need, who will be there, the sights, the sounds and the smells that would be the most helpful for you in the birthing arena...see them, smell them and hear them daily...hold them in your mind and speak of them with folx you know will uplift and support you
Remain open...the truth of the matter of birth is that each child will have the birthing experience she or he needs in order to fulfill his or her own unique destiny
And you as Mama are fully equipped to handle any and all of these possibities...your body, your mind and your spirit are capable of birthing these babies...they chose you to be born to because you are the PERFECT vessel for their growth and birth and raising do NOT EVER allow any medical test or negative comment to make you forget that
That being said...YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH! Continue to eat right, recite your mantras and search for a midwife who delivers twins...I would suggest calling The Farm in Summertown TN where most lay midwives in the US are trained and asking them for referrals...I KNOW they deliver twins and have trained other midwives to do the same
You can and WILL have the birth experience you desire and need and that your babies desire and need...YOU CAN DO IT SIS! DO NOT FEAR!
The truth of the matter is...we fear and are unsure of those things we do not understand and have not experienced. Most of us went to school as children and do not see another alternative. I would suggest sitting down with your husband and asking him if he honestly recalls his time at school being mostly positive or mostly negative? For most of us, school memories contain a great deal of fear, negativity, bullying, fighting and ridiculing by teachers and fellow students alike. If he recalls the negativity he experienced in school, tell him that you all have the opportunity to fill your son's life with mostly positive experiences in regards to his education by home schooling him...
Suscribe to Mothering magazine which supports home schooling and may be able to offer him differnt perspectives on it via its articles...research home schooling yourself so that you can give hm examples of people who home school and how their children are learning growing and succeeding...one high profile couple that comes to mind is Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and their children...find out what the source of his opposition is and speak with him about it...sometimes we have a fear of our children being "different" because we feel that it was the fact that we were "different" that caused us to be picked on and bullied during school...if that is the case with your husband discuss it with him in depth and explain that picking on other children comes from socialization being left to children as opposed to being led by adults...it has nothing to do with being "different"...we are all different in some wonderful way
And...perhaps most importantly and MOST POWERFUL...explain to him what your end result is...when I received paternal opposition for deciding to practice extended breastfeeding with my son, I was hurt and confused and did not know how to explain my decision to those who did not support breastfeeding. I prayed and asked my Ancestors to help me explain why this part of mothering was so crucial and after meditating to some Afrikan drums I was able to speak My Truth on the topic...I said " I will raise a Prince for you if you let me, my methods are unorthodox and what I do will not look like what other people are doing with their children, because I am seeking a different result. I promise you that if you trust me on this, you will be blessed with a son that you will always be proud of...who will be successful in anything that he puts his hand to...but you have to trust me and support me..."
I was honest about what my the end result is that I am looking for and the oppostion could NOT stand in the face of that....let your husband know why you want to home school, let him know what the end result is you are working towards and let him know that you will not sacrifice your child for any doctrine but will ALWAYS do what is best for him...but that you are willing to make sacrifices to give him the BEST each and every day...open up the dialogue on the topic with Truth and Honesty so that yall can discuss it and it does not become a matter of you against him but a matter of we both want what is best for our child
Friday, July 18, 2008
Above is a picture of my 18 year old...when she was four I paid lots and lots of money to send her to the local black private school...she could already read a little bit by the time I sent her to school and could write a few things as well...however once her teacher began to send home words lists for her to learn my daughter told me she could not read...I was shocked and hurt and dismayed...she then said but look what I learned in school today and began to recite the Hail Mary...!!??!!??
It was at that moment that I decided to home school and I never looked back...she "graduated" from Irunmole Aimoye Lewa Academy May 24, 2008...she is our first graduate and by the time we had her graduation celebration, she had been accepted at the Illustrious Fisk University...I wrote her transcripts
She is also the author of Life Without Art is Unbearable, the creatrix behind Empress Creations handmade jewelry , an Afrikan dance instructor and the leading co-educator in our home school/unschool...she is my success story...allow her to be your proof that it CAN BE DONE! and DONE WELL! I never home schooled under an umbrella. The method that I used was to ask for the exit requirements for each grade from my local school district and make sure that my children met those requirements. I would then visit the local Parent Teacher Store and Half.com and find books that would assist us and the rest was information that I felt was relevant to living life properly and life itself.
Do not allow an irrational fear of not having High School Transcripts force you to place your most prized possession in the hands of ignorant strangers...a high school transcript is nothing but a list of classes your child has completed and the grades made in each class...it is easily typed up on Microsoft Word...*shrug*...it does not have to come from some official thus and so to be acceptable...many children all over the country are attending private schools that have never been accredited and their parents do not have worries about them attending college...because there is no need to worry
Remember that you are equipped to give your child EVERYTHING that he needs to fulfill his destiny...that is why he chose to be born to you...he viewed you living your life from the Spirit Realm and said yes that is what I need to set my destiny in order...*smile*..mothering is sacred, holy and the single most important action in the universe...whether or not we succeed is solely based upon who we choose to mother us
I found that the cheapest method of homeschooling was to buy used textbooks that cover the subject matters we needed to cover...I used the Home Edcuation Curriculum which is a rudimentary guide for each grade that runs about $60 or $70 tops and can usually be found on Half.com used for less than that
I am also creating an Afrikan Centered Gynocentric Home School/Unschool Curriculum that will be available in August of 2008 for $150...it will share methods and activites and books I have used in our home school/unschool for the past 18 years
In the meantime Sis...allow me to suggest to you Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff , The Story of B by Daniel Quinn, The Unprocessed Child: Living Without Schooling by Valerie Fitzenreiter and the collective writings of educator John Holt which are too numerous to mention. These writings will help you to remember that you are equipped to teach your children, fully equipped. They will boost your confidence and inspire you.
Just as your body expanded to carry these children within it and your breasts filled with milk for them and you reconfigured your life and your home and your hopes and dreams once they were born...your mind and your self will expand to school them...it is the way of the Wombniverse in which we live...trust it and trust yourself and trust your children