Since this topic is back in the news again, I thought I’d weigh in. When things go awry, people tend to point fingers somewhere. Often times families like mine get pointed at. My son lives with one parent (me) and hasn’t seen his other parent … Continue reading Our Home Is Not Broken
B used to get asked that question a lot when he was younger. He watched the movie Tangled, when it came out, and decided to grow his hair out. It was long for years and he loved it. Other people always had lots to say … Continue reading Are You a Boy or a Girl?
Two years ago, when I started my blog, I thought up a name for it that simply stated who I was and what I was doing. Seemed easy enough. It’s still true and it’s still the name I’m using. Because I thought I had things … Continue reading Why Don’t You?
Dear checker, Thank you for boldly being your unique self. My son needs to see as many people like you as he can. I chose your line on purpose. It wasn’t because you had less people waiting. It was because you were you. You were … Continue reading You Are Fabulous
We were very fortunate to be asked to do a review for this new product and were happy to oblige. Get Qurious sent us the Explorer Box , which is one of two boxes currently available. The box comes with materials that will be used with … Continue reading Get Qurious
You may be shocked by what you’re about to see. Or, if you unschool, as we do, then this may all be very familiar to you. There is some amount of ‘mess’ that you’ll need to be comfortable with (or try to be) in order … Continue reading Graphic Photos of Unschooling Home
Not the way most people mean that anyway. This past weekend I had an irate parent show up at my door. The outcome was that she forbade her son from playing with mine and screamed at me to “discipline your f@#%ing kid!” I felt all … Continue reading I Won’t Discipline My Child
I almost had to enroll my son in school. To most people, that’s not a big deal, it’s the norm. For us it would’ve been devastating. B has never been to school and thrives with an unschooling environment. He’s free to choose how he spends his … Continue reading When Everything Falls Apart
We have a standing yearly camping trip every Labor Day weekend with friends. They’re so close, we feel like family. Their children consider B a cousin. It’s a lovely tradition. Watching our children, their three and my one, grow and change every year is my … Continue reading Last Camping Trip of the Season
Santa Claus and the tooth fairy have recently died. Who knows who’s next. My son and I are okay with this. He asks honest questions and I give honest answers. He knows this. So, I know he was ready when he asked. Funny thing about … Continue reading He Knows