I originally wrote this reflection in 2019, well before all our lives became so home centered with the COVID-19 pandemic. I happened upon it again recently and thought it was even more timely as so many of us are choosing the most comfortable clothing for the vast majority of our days spent at home. I […]
Worldschool Tales Interview
In the spring of 2018, I was interviewed by Angie Morgan for her Worldschool Tales series on Haphazardly Homegrown. It was a pleasure to be featured among so many other adventurous families. I talk a lot about our experience living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the interview. Here’s a bit of what I […]
We’re Leaving Saudi Arabia
It has been a great three years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I never expected I would love this place so much and it would be so hard to leave, but the time has come. So now after three years in Al Ain, UAE, two years in Chevak, Alaska, USA, and three years in […]
Arabic Homeschooling Network Interview
In January of 2017 I was interviewed by the Arabic Homeschooling Network. The interview was shown in October of 2017. I am so grateful to be interviewed by the Arabic Homeschooling Network. It was such a neat experience. The interview was done by a fellow homeschooling mother in my local homeschool group in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. […]
Exploring Unschooling Podcast Interview: Unschooling Around the World (#83)
In the summer of 2017 I was interviewed by Pam Laricchia on the Exploring Unschooling podcast. It was a great experience and I was honored to be a part such a great project. I do feel like a rambled a bit in parts, but I guess that’s real life. Take a listen! I hope you […]
For the Love of Learning Show Interview: Home Education in Challenging Situations (#90)
In the beginning of 2017, I was once again among a panel of guests interviewed on the For the Love of Learning Show – Voices of the Alternative Education Movement with host Lainie Liberti, which aired on the Conscious Consumer Network. The show topic was “Home Education in Challenging Situations.” It was a fascinating group of […]
For the Love of Learning Show Interview: Unschooling Around the World (#25)
In the summer of 2015, I was among a panel of guests interviewed on the For the Love of Learning Show – Voices of the Alternative Education Movement with host Lainie Liberti, which aired on the Conscious Consumer Network. The show topic was “Unschooling Around the World.” I had a great time doing the interview. It […]
Hard Work – Part 4: What does Minimalism have to do with hard work?
In this final part of the series on Hard Work let us think about the source of a lot of our work: the stuff we own.
Hard Work – Part 3: How can we cultivate diligence, grit, and helpfulness in our children?
In Part 3 of the series on Hard Work we get to the the practical question: “I have to get stuff done, am I just supposed to wait around and hope that people will help me?! So far that’s never happened!”
Hard Work – Part 2: Do people do hard things even when they are not forced to do them?
In this part of the Hard Work series I want to think through if people will do hard things when they are not forced to do them.