First let me be clear; when it comes to “what is unschooling?” there is no quick start. These guides are a collection of topical articles I initially put together for my husband. He is not a big reader. He appreciates Continue reading Quick Start Guide: What is Unschooling?
I captured this moment so I would remember. The size of her hands. The too small PJs that are still her favorite. The morning sun streaming through our window onto her workspace. That she loves for me to sit with Continue reading I Am Learning that Motherhood is Neither Mundane Nor Inequitable
Do you ever have people in your Facebook feed (or even real life) who claim that the people who only post positive things are pretending their life is perfect? This has baffled me for years. I could not wrap my Continue reading Keep Posting the Good on Facebook: Their Negativity Has Nothing to Do With You
Okay. There are lazy parents. There are parents who don’t know what to do so they do nothing. There are parents who just plain don’t feel like dealing, so they don’t. There are parents who are trying to make up Continue reading Not Parenting and Understanding That Children are People are Two Different Things
I don’t usually vote publicly on things like this but for this I had to. Check out what gets my vote for Best Hotel Pool United States! My 7 year old, 9 year old, husband and I were equally excited to check Continue reading Best Hotel Pool United States: My Vote
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “conference” I think: huge time commitment, a lot of wasted time between sessions, and a lot of sessions that are not great. Almost 4 years ago though, I knew Continue reading 5 Reasons to Attend the Free to Be Unschooling Conference
So often we see Unschooling misrepresented. There is no membership card and yes, you can do whatever you want with your own children. This is not for you. This is for people who are seeking the Unschooling life- for those Continue reading What is Unschooling? Q&A with Jennifer McGrail of The Path Less Taken
I am an Ambassador with the company shared below. If you fall in love with these books the way I have and decide to order or join our mission, and do so through one of my links you would be Continue reading Barefoot Books: Children’s Books That Represent all Children and Families
Before we knew better, my husband and I would pick our then 2 (ish) year old daughter up and bring her wherever we wanted her to go. I mean hey- we only had so much time to get where we Continue reading Picking Children Up Against Their Will: One Mother’s Lesson
People are good. Not everybody is good, but most people are. Yes, we all have a lot of stuff we need to face. We have a lot of accountability we need to accept. We have a lot of work we Continue reading People Are Good: 5 Actions That Prove It
One of the things that I am grateful for as an adult, is that I can make things the way I like them. I prefer brothy soup for example, so when I make soup, I make sure it is extra-brothy, Continue reading Children are People and Have Preferences- Just Like You and Me!
Though this is not (like ever, in a million years) a path I expected to be on, I have fallen in love with the Unschooling life. We are still very much learning and I still have a long way to Continue reading 5 Reasons I Love Unschooling
Parenting: don’t be a fun buster! I am learning that the best thing we can give our kids is a fun, happy, tension free home filled with thoughtful gestures and kindness. (I’m still working on all of this). Personally, I’m learning Continue reading Screens, Sleep, and Squash: Moving Toward Tension Free Parenting
We do not pretend Santa is real (read about it here), but we celebrate Christmas. We do not just celebrate it actually, we revel in it (read about it here). Some people cannot reconcile this. They seem to think that Continue reading We Do Not Pretend Santa is Real: Let Me Explain
There are few things more heartbreaking for a mother than knowing you are the one who caused your child pain. Today, I lost my shit. It has been building for weeks. There were lots of factors. My husband was away Continue reading When a Mother Loses Her Shit