So many families are starting out homeschooling for the first time this year, and even more are now venturing into digital learning from home. Either way, your home is now your student’s learning environment, whether you have classes on a computer or not. A saying I like to remind myself of, especially when I’m frustrated […]
How We Handle Dirty Dishes
How we handle dirty dishes is either genius or maybe next level laziness. I haven’t quite decided, but it’s certainly been a sanity saver. And if it helps you, even better! So, first off, everyone gets one set of dishes to use: plate, bowl, cup, fork, spoon, knife. You just rinse and reuse throughout the […]
What It’s Like Having a Rebel Tendency
A few years ago I read the book “Better Than Before” by Gretchen Rubin and it really changed my perspective on my behavior and motivational patterns. My own behavior and motivational patterns had perplexed me for many years (more on that in a bit). In “Better Than Before,” Rubin lays out a framework of four […]
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. […]
How Do You Do It? – Start Here
We have six kids, 4 boys and 2 girls. When people discover that we often get some version of the question: “How do you do it?” This question comes with a lot of assumptions. Assumptions about what is a good mom, what is a good family life, what is a good income, and on and […]
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!”