Book Review: Project-Based Homeschooling

contains affiliate links Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners by Lori Pickert was a wonderfully inspiring book that I have added to my homeschooling cannon alongside Free to Learn and Home Grown. She brings the perspective of an early education “wizard” turned homeschooling mother to her project-based homeschooling approach, which she describes through a weaving of… Read More »

Book Review: The Whole-Brain Child

contains affiliate links The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson is a book that has been sitting on my virtual book shelf (Kindle library) for years. I am happy to report that 1. Marie Kondo was wrong and if you’re anything like me,… Read More »

Book Review: The Art of Self-Directed Learning

contains affiliate links The Art of Self-Directed Learning: 23 tips for giving yourself an unconventional education by Blake Boles is a book that is really written for teens and young adults to digest in light-hearted, inspirational bites. The author runs travel experiences around the world for teens and young adults and is involved in some… Read More »

Micro-Adventures: A Life of Adventure Is Within Your Reach

What is a Micro-Adventure To adventure means to “engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory.” Let’s break that down in the context of our unschooling lifestyle. “engage in hazardous”: We are actively reaching beyond our comfort zones. “and exciting activity”: We are following our passions, interests, and curiosities with hands-on fun…. Read More »

When Kids are Bored

What is boredom and how can we help support our children through it? Let’s unpack, shift, and live better, together. We’ve all seen the negative stereotype of the schooled child on summer break, sitting at home surrounded by stuff and whining, “I’m bored!” while the disengaged parent hides and scours Pinterest for new pretty toys… Read More »

It’s Not Luck

“You’re so lucky to be home with your kids.” “We’re not all lucky enough to be able to homeschool.” It’s not luck that allows me to live the life I do. It’s a series of intentional choices and sacrifices. No one has ever said to me, “You’re so lucky to be a therapist,” because no… Read More »

How this Attachment Parenting, Homeschooling, Mompreneur Does It All

I don’t. Priorities Let’s start right there. I don’t do it all. No one does it all and I wouldn’t want to. Remember my post about Finding the Quality YES? I talked about how saying yes to one thing is actually saying no to a million other things. I’m sitting on my deck writing this… Read More »

Minimalist Mama Record Keeping

contains affiliate links If you’ve been following along here then you know minimalism is something I have come to embrace (Did you jump on board the Capsule Uniform Wardrobe for Earth Mamas?) and life feels so free and light. Every object in your home has an energy that you (and your children) react to. Each thing… Read More »

Book Review: Choosing Home

contains affiliate links A couple years ago I put a movie called Mom’s Night Out on my Netflix list. I don’t know what possessed me to do this as the Jesus vibes were detectable from the commercials. Upon arrival, I tossed it in the DVD player with less than no expectations. Then something shocking occurred: I… Read More »

6 Reasons Not to Unschool

1. Connection If connection with your children and the world sounds awful to you and you prefer disconnection from your loved ones, communities, and nature, then you do not want to unschool. The unschooling lifestyle is all about carrying that connection piece throughout life with time and focus directed to the bonds you share with… Read More »

5 Reasons You Need to Simplify Your Wardrobe

1. Identity Who do you choose to be? As mothers we are reborn with the birth of each child and coming out of those early years of motherhood our identities are often like puzzle pieces on the floor. Consciously cultivating your wardrobe can be a means to paint the new picture of who you are… Read More »

Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Many of you will be surprised to hear that the first phase of Sage Sleep, Parenting, or Homeschool Coaching is always what I call Sleepscape or Playscape Design, which means pruning, purging, organizing, and inviting with the greatest of intention. There is a direct connection between the state of your home and your and your child’s… Read More »