I’m a forty-seven-year-old mom to an amazing transgender fourteen-year-old. We’ve unschooled since day one. I began working from home in 2020, after nannying for years so that I could make a living as well as spend my days with my child. My favorite things to do are cook, garden, be outdoors, create, read, and write.

I’ve taken a rather long hiatus from writing here, while recovering from brain cancer. I had a 5cm tumor removed and then 6 weeks of radiation. I’m still alive and well and in remission so I may be back to this space soon. These days I feel that I have so much more to say.


  1. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes · November 7, 2015


    Its taken me a bit longer to come visit, but I am so glad I have done, thank you for following me


  2. williamchasterson · November 12, 2015

    I found your blog over at HarsH ReaLiTy! I’m looking forward to connecting.


  3. astridswords · November 26, 2015

    I wish to nominate you for the VersatileBlogger Award. Here is the link: http://astridswords.ca/2015/11/25/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Anuj Agarwal · June 3, 2017

    Hi Melissa,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Single Mom Unschooling – Living and learning as a solo parent has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Single Mom Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Single Mom Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


    Liked by 1 person

  5. coralswimming · June 4, 2017

    Wow! congratulations on the award!
    I just came here to ask you if you have a contact page. I wanted to know about your Etsy shop.


    • Melissa · June 4, 2017

      Well, my Etsy shop sort of fell by the wayside, unfortunately.


      • coralswimming · June 4, 2017

        L0L! So did mine. I wanted to make it a full-time job, but it’s so hard to do while I have another full-time job…catch 22

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      • Melissa · June 4, 2017


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  6. coralswimming · June 4, 2017

    Hi Melissa! I’ve just nominate you for the Blogger Recognition Award! Granted, it is not as shiny as the recent Feedspot award, but it’s all I got 🙂



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