It's been hard getting back in the blogging groove post-Irma. We survived. Were you worried? My most concerning moments were seeing mold all over the inside of the refrigerator and smelling rotten fermented vegetables after 5 days without power. Thankfully, my parents were lovely hosts during our "evacuation, not vacation" , our house had no damage … Continue reading We are the experts of our children.
Community is important, especially in the form of like-minded homeschool families. Coming from a small town to a big city, a new homeschool community was top priority but remained elusive. We immediately got to know our neighbors and that was helpful but that core group of people to count on in times of need, especially … Continue reading #2. Take care of yourself today: The Magic of Friendship
Last night, I did something I've been dreading. I knew it was vital for my sanity but it had evaded an action plan for several weeks. My concern was kickback and hurt feelings from the kids. I built up a scenario in my head of crying, fussing and arguments. I was wrong. They happily culled … Continue reading culling the toys, big time
It's not always easy being different - as an Unschool Day reader, you might know this as a personal truth. Mainstream America is insidious and fills up the cracks of our culture's sidewalk with suspicious attitudes toward families who don't fit in the precisely molded boxes regarding education, health and diet. To challenge the status … Continue reading How to: Handling Conflict about Educational Choices
*Click here to read more about my ongoing Positive Discipline series.* As I've discussed many times before, my children and I spend lots of time together. Most of our time is totally unstructured and everyone is hanging around the house doing their own thing. This works well for our family but no matter how good … Continue reading Positive Discipline: Relationship vs. Behavior
Parenting is 24 hours a day for all parents, regardless of work and school. For us, unschooling is 24 hours a day with minimal separation and most likely at least one interruption by Mr.3 before the sun is up. We have no family in the area, money is too tight for the local homeschool classes … Continue reading #1. Take care of yourself today: epsom salt bath