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
Memorable conversations from our day yesterday are a perfect example of this unschooling journey we’re on. I want to share some with you. The first was on our drive to work, where I talked with B about how we have two weeks left at my … Continue reading A Regular Unschool Day
Today is Earth Day. The lesson my son took away from today came in the spaces in between. This is the nature of unschooling though. I picked out a lot of our books this morning, before he woke up, about topics related to recycling, rain … Continue reading Hardest Lesson Learned
I found a Meetup group that was for vegetarian families and they were having an event soon. Since it seemed like it might be fun and I’m lacking in a sense of community, I put in a request to join. The short application asked questions … Continue reading On The Fringe
Why in the world do we have so many pets? Anyone who’s been to our home or seen my Instagram knows we have a lot of pets. I suppose that wouldn’t be strange if we lived on a farm or something but we rent half … Continue reading So Many Pets!
I’ve come to the conclusion recently, after years of being told not to, that I do care what people think. Honestly, I believe it’s an inherent human adaptation. We live in groups, whether it’s a family, community or country. As children, this is how a … Continue reading I Care What You Think
The biggest obstacle to the unschooling process is in shedding old ways of thinking. Learning can take place any time or anywhere. We’ve all seen it happen. However, most of us have been trained to think that certain environments or activities are more “educational.” I … Continue reading Letting Go Of Schoolish Thinking