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 […]
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 […]
How Do You Do It? – Managing All The Stuff
As we talked about in the introductory post in this series, the first thing I recommend when looking for ways to add more peace and functionality to your large family home is a paradigm shift. Shift your thinking away from managing people and towards managing your environment. Next, when looking at specific practices we use […]
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!”