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Homeschool Fiction

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.

...and just what is that mysterious device of theirs?

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Month Day
Topics: empowerment,television

“That one is successful, so let’s make another identical one.”

There’s a trend that I am trying to break.  It’s basically the fact that I keep seeing the theme of “That one is successful, so let’s make another identical one.” This can be seen in many places: Television shows: How many cop, lawyer, or doctor shows do we need? Times of television shows: “No one […]

Month Day
Topics: empowerment,how to,party,relationships,Unschooling

Creating a Clean Team

For years I’ve had projects that I’ve wanted to do, but I haven’t had the internal (or external) push to start.  There are certain things that are just more fun to do with someone else – like painting rooms and cleaning out closets (this one is especially difficult for me, yet I didn’t manage to […]

Month Day
Topics: curing diseases,empowerment,food,McDougall,PCRM,vegan

Being a Macho Man

There are several U.S. commercials on television right now that are quite insulting to males.  They imply that men aren’t truly men unless they are meat eaters — and they imply that a man is more of  a man if he eats meat in extremely large quantities — daily, at each meal. Think this is […]

Month Day
Topics: censorship,curing diseases,empowerment,food,relationships

Breast is Best

As a longtime breastfeeding advocate (I used to photograph women breastfeeding children of all ages in my photography studio in Iowa), I rarely talk about this subject anymore since my children are well past weaning themselves  (and I rarely think about breastfeeding anymore, although it used to consume my entire life). However, with breastfeeding so […]

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

What Unschooling is NOT

There are many misconceptions about unschooling.  Through my talking with people unfamiliar with the concept, I see the same incorrect ideas popping up again and again.  Let’s get the facts clear. Unschooling is NOT permissive parenting. Unschooling is NOT leaving children alone to their own devices. Unschooling is NOT having a “no boundaries” home. Unschooling […]

Month Day
Topics: books,computer,guest post,Unschooling,words,writing

FICTION: Storytime PART FIVE (Guest Post)

If You Give a Dad a Computer by Teagan and Zoë and Lisa Bentley If you give a Dad a computer, he’ll want to look something up. As he is looking something up, he’ll notice he has e-mail. When he reads his e-mail, he’ll want to send a response. As he writes it, he’ll want […]

Month Day
Topics: books,guest post,pets,Unschooling,words,writing

FICTION: Storytime PART FOUR (Guest Post)

If You Give a Cat Some Cardboard by Zoë and Teagan Bentley If you give a cat some cardboard, she’ll want to scratch it. When she is scratching it, she’ll remember she has a scratching post. When she goes to scratch her post, she’ll notice her cat food. When she’s done eating her cat food, […]

Month Day
Topics: books,guest post,Unschooling,words,writing

FICTION: Storytime PART THREE (Guest Post)

If You Give a Big Girl a Keyboard (click here and here for the other “If You” stories) by Teagan and Zoë Bentley If you give a big girl a keyboard, she’s going to want to play a song. But! She doesn’t know any songs, so she’ll want some sheet music. As she gets the […]

Month Day
Topics: chocolate,food,guest post,Unschooling,words,writing

FICTION: Storytime PART TWO (Guest Post)

Click here for PART ONE “If You Give a Mom a Paintbrush”. If You Give a Little Girl an Ice Cream Cone by Teagan and Lisa Bentley If you give a little girl an ice cream cone, she’s going to want some sprinkles. When she gets the sprinkles, she’ll notice she doesn’t have a spoon. […]

Month Day
Topics: books,fiction,guest post,Unschooling,words,writing

FICTION: Storytime PART ONE (Guest Post)

The following is written in the style of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” (one of our favorite children’s books). If You Give a Mom a Paintbrush by Teagan and Lisa Bentley If you give a Mom a paintbrush, she’s going to want to paint. Before she paints a wall, she’ll have to clear […]

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