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Follow homeschoolers Nadia and Aidan as they travel the USA! Each book in this series explores a new state and a new research topic. Along with their parents and pet turtle, they find adventure and learning everywhere.

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Topics: cheese,education,empowerment,food,Unschooling,vegan,vegetarian

“What would you do if your kids asked to eat animal products?”

I’ve been asked the above question. Specifically about dairy and eggs, but I’ll extend it to meat, bugs, and honey as well. As Radical Unschoolers, we’ve promised our children they can make these types of decisions for themselves. Does this mean we leave them to fend for themselves? Not hardly. We’re there with them, every […]

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Topics: empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,Unschooling

Growing up is hard enough, why make it harder?

When we first declared ourselves a homeschooling family, the criticism we first heard was “But, you need to force your daughter to become more independent so that she grows up to be independent.” This one confused me. I understood the educational concerns, and even the socialization concerns (although we’ve since proven both concerns to be […]

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Topics: art,crafts,Harry Potter,Unschooling

How to: Make New Paper Look Old (Antiquing with Tea Staining)

Antiquing paper can be lots of fun. We’ve done it for maps, party invitations, and, most recently, for making a poem/riddle look like it had been in the Goblet of Fire. My daughter’s Harry Potter class is having a Tri-Wizard Tournament. Being a planner, my daughter elected to help with the planning of the three […]

Month Day
Topics: games,how to,money,Webkinz

How to: Get more Kinzcash in Webkinz World

I enjoy playing in Webkinz World every day (my kids like Webkinz a lot, but I think I like it more). Playing games on Webkinz is a meditative and relaxing part of my regular day. Everyone needs something in their day that is relaxing. Webkinz is one of mine. I also highly enjoy collecting lots […]

Month Day
Topics: empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,Unschooling

You’d actually HAZE your kids?

I’ve been thinking a lot about why millions of parents send their children to school. Before I actually had kids, I was one of those people that believed that school was necessary and inevitable for all children in order to grow and learn everything that is necessary in this world. In fact, my husband and […]

Month Day
Topics: education,empowerment,finances,homeschooling,investing,money,Unschooling

Do you want the piece of paper, or the knowledge?

Too many people today want to get a college degree (or even a high school diploma) in order to have that piece of paper. They’ve thought very little about actually receiving knowledge from the experience. They just need the paper for their resume. Information and knowledge can be found anywhere; it isn’t monopolized in school […]

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Topics: books,empowerment,how to,mindful parenting,relationships,writing,zen

How to Not Be Endearing; How to Choose a Mate

I’ve recently been judging a novel writing contest (which I cannot give out any details about, but, of course, it’s a great contest). I’m finding the judging to be loads of fun. I’m reading books that I normally would not read and that is always of great interest to me. I’ve found new favorite writers […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,how to,mindful parenting,Unschooling,writing

How to Patent an Invention of Something Really Cool

My daughters have been watching their Dad and I their whole lives. They live fully with us and are within hollering distance nearly 24 hours every single day. What this means on a day-to-day basis is that they see us in all our glory: the good and the bad. My husband and I work primarily […]

Month Day
Topics: education,empowerment,finances,homeschooling,how to,investing,Unschooling,vegan,writing,zen

How can I persuade you?

I keep meeting people that smile politely at my ideas and feign interest, yet when push comes to shove they do nothing to change their ways to be more similar to mine. Nor do they do anything to help me and my causes. Makes me wonder about the art of persuasion. Just how does a […]

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Topics: games,music,pets,Webkinz

Where’d all the good gardens go?

Is Webkinz turning our gardens into secret gardens? When we logged in today to take care of our plants, we discovered that our gardens were missing! After many failed attempts, we weren’t able to even get to my youngest daughter’s garden to check it out… We had to make up a song about the occasion. […]

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