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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!”
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.
With unschooling the question often comes up: “What if my children are never forced to do hard things? Will they ever learn grit and determination? Will they develop a sense of entitlement?” The argument is often made that doing whatever you want is not how the real world works. “What if a boss gives me […]