Do you wish you could homeschool or unschool your kids? Well, good news--you CAN! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase “If I didn’t xyz, I would homeschool”. The majority of these statements come from working or...
Falling Fruit has been such an amazing resource for our family! I love watching my children explore nature, especially when they have gained the skill set and knowledge to actually CONSUME pieces of the world around us with confidence...
I originally wrote this in 2012, when my children were much younger.  Gentle discipline. That sounds pretty progressive, right? Not spanking or hitting children IS still a pretty progressive concept in our society (unfortunately). In my opinion, it’s disheartening that we’re...
Are we all born as creative geniuses? In a talk at TEDX Tucson, Dr. George Land reveals shocking results of a creativity test that was initially developed for NASA, but lead to the testing of school children. After proving successful...
This article is Part 5 in a series called Does Unschooling Have Natural Limits? Please also find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4... On any given day, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with your child...
Unschooling goes beyond education and learning--it bleeds over into every area of your life, eventually. So what does it look like to be unschooling food? For many unschoolers, this means what you think it means--kids are given the freedom to...
This article is Part 4 in a series called Does Unschooling Have Natural Limits? Please also find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 When I first heard of unschooling, I was coming from the typical parenting paradigm, in which...
This article is part 3 of a longer series, called Does Unschooling Have Natural Limits? Please subscribe to get future installments. Freedom can be a tough concept to grasp for adults, let alone kids. Where exactly do we draw the boundaries? How can we all...
This article is part 2 of a longer series, called Does Unschooling Have Natural Limits? Please subscribe to get future installments. I came to unschooling as a young mother, looking for alternatives to the carrot-and-stick (or recreate-the-schoolroom) approaches I saw with typical homeschooling methods. However,...
This article is part 1 of a longer series, called Does Unschooling Have Natural Limits? Please subscribe to get future installments. Awareness of others' needs and wants doesn't come naturally to everyone--and it's something that many young people fail to...
The Austin Aquarium offers more than just sea creatures, the whole family can interact with a wide variety of animals such as birds from the rain forest, to lizards and other reptilians from the desert regions. Families can hand...
My kombucha hobby is a bit of an obsession at this point, which I find very interesting. It’s one of the few health food things I’ve taken on and actually rolled with. Booch may just be the kick in...