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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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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. The show topic was “Home Education in… Continue Reading →

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. The show topic was “Unschooling Around the World.” I… Continue Reading →

Remembering My First Homebirth

I had my first homebirth in 2009. My previous births were all in a hospital. My fourth born child, Luke, was born at home in Austell, Georgia, USA. That child’s birth was among those featured in Elephant Journal’s Homebirth Unveiled—The… Continue Reading →

Fertility Awareness & Self Directed Learning

In the last year my interest in learning more about fertility awareness has grown beyond simply what’s needed to effectively fertility chart for myself into something much bigger. I would definitely say it’s now an obsessive, passionate interest of mine! It’s been really interesting for me to think of this interest in the context of unschooling…

Where Feminism and Religion Intersect

I’ve recently become acquainted with the term intersectional feminism. As I understand it, intersectional feminism seeks to understand feminism as it intersects with other aspects of women’s lives. Well, here’s how feminism intersects with this conservative, Christian woman’s life.

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!”

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