To The Mom with the Toddler: I See You. It’s Why I Bought you a Glass of Wine.

To the Mom of the Toddler: I See You. It's why I Bought you a Glass of Wine

Yes, it’s wonderful. Yes, it’s a gift. Yes, I’m grateful. Motherhood can also be lonely. At dinner tonight I watched out the window we were seated in front of as a mom let her toddler run on the porch outside. Continue reading To The Mom with the Toddler: I See You. It’s Why I Bought you a Glass of Wine.

Unlimited Screen Time and Gaming: What if We Love Our Kids For Who They Are?

Unlimited Screen Time and Gaming

My family spends a lot of time on “screens”. In fact, we have unlimited screen time. I suspect we spend less (or not more than) most American families on screens, but I bet we spend far less time engaged in Continue reading Unlimited Screen Time and Gaming: What if We Love Our Kids For Who They Are?

My Kids Don’t Go To School: 5 Reasons Why (Hint: They Are All So We Could Opt Into Learning)

5 reasons my kids don't go to school

Before my kids were school aged we opted out of school entirely. That’s right; my kids don’t go to school. They have never gone to school. As someone who has spent 12 + years in traditional schooling, then studied to Continue reading My Kids Don’t Go To School: 5 Reasons Why (Hint: They Are All So We Could Opt Into Learning)

Santa and The Elf Team Up: Are Our Kids Really Experiencing Joy and Wonder this Christmas?

Santa and the Elf Team Up

When people find out we do not pretend Santa is real we hear that we have robbed our children of the magic of Christmas. Words like “joy” and “wonder” are offered as additional experiences we have intentionally removed from our Continue reading Santa and The Elf Team Up: Are Our Kids Really Experiencing Joy and Wonder this Christmas?

Respectful Parenting Would Never Work With My Kid: Are you Sure?

Many parents believe respectful parenting would not work with their kids. Is it possible that disrespectful children are different?

When we talk openly about treating children like people and share that we do not punish, force sleep, require everyone at a family dinner table, have chores, or otherwise treat our children like second class citizens we inevitably hear “respectful parenting would Continue reading Respectful Parenting Would Never Work With My Kid: Are you Sure?

Homeschool Socialization: The Irony of this Question is Lost on Most

Homeschool Socialization The Irony Is Lost on Most

Homeschool socialization has been talked about a zillion times. Homeschool parents know what a ridiculous question it is, but we all get it at some point (s) when we tell someone we homeschool. The question about homeschool socialization comes in different Continue reading Homeschool Socialization: The Irony of this Question is Lost on Most