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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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Archive for April, 2010

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Topics: censorship,empowerment,relationships,words

#Facebook and the Different Sides of Me

We all have split personalities — we’re one person with our best friends, and another person in the boardroom.  Yet, I believe that we really ought to be the same person in all situations, just discussing pertinent information (and parts of us) depending on the situation. This can be seen in full force on Facebook […]

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Topics: empowerment,words

“No offense intended…”

I was recently sitting in a meeting where the person in charge began her statement with, “Not to offend anyone’s opinions, but…” and she went on to cruelly criticize anyone who had a differing opinion than herself. It just so happened that the whole room of people (except me) had the same opinion as her, […]

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Topics: empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling,words

Rules vs. Principles

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them. If I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. — Robert Heinlein In a conversation about rules and principles in a family life, […]

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Topics: computer,education,empowerment,favorites,homeschooling,mindful parenting,relationships,television,top ten,Unschooling

Top 10: Essentials for Homeschooling Successfully

I was recently asked in a round about way what items I felt were essential for homeschooling success. This is the IN ORDER list of tangible purchases my family couldn’t live without in 2010 and still be a successful homeschooling family: High speed internet and at least one household computer that all members of the […]

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

Unschooling: It’s what we DO, rather than what we DON’T DO.

When people find out that my family considers ourselves to be Radical Unschoolers, they almost always become confused and then angry–in that order. The confusion comes when they hear the definition of “radical unschooling”. I state, calmly and succinctly, that it means living without school, artificial rules, or others’ definitions of what we should or […]

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Topics: 20 Questions,education,homeschooling,interview,mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling

What is this thing called UNSCHOOLING? What are unschoolers like?

Since every unschooling family I’ve ever met has been seemingly completely different than all the others, it made me wonder: just what do these people all have in common? How is it that they all call themselves unschoolers? Just what is this unschooling philosophy about if it can draw so many people from such diverse […]

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Topics: homeschooling,investing,magazines,mindful parenting,Star Trek,television,Unschooling,words,writing

It’s Wonderful! Marvelous! Fantastic! Spectacular! Terrific!

My older daughter, Zoë, is enamored with words and their literal meanings.  We’ll sit and watch a movie together and she starts laughing at the most mundance sentences.  Awhile ago, as we watched a Star Trek: Enterprise episode, she could barely contain her glee at the phrase “tractor emissions” — she was visualizing actual John […]

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Topics: art,business

Teagan’s Creations

Looking to make your already professional looking website have a little zing? Then look no further than Teagan’s Creations to give your site a new still or animated favicon. Teagan and her team have been making favicons and other creations for years. Their prices are competitive and they guarantee that you’ll be happy. Their gallery […]

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Topics: Arizona,education,empowerment,fiction,Girl Scouts,homeschooling,interview,space,Unschooling

Exogeology ROCKS!

The biggest part of unschooling that those who don’t know unschoolers seem to not grasp right away is the intensity of kids to have a passion. When researching my children’s educational choices over ten years ago (they are currently 13.5 and 9.5), I kept reading about these amazing people who were doing amazing things. 9 […]

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Topics: Arizona,contest,fiction,homeschooling,Unschooling,Wright on Time,writing

Whoo Hoo! Do Life Right, Inc. Publishing House is accepting submissions!

I’m so excited to announce that Do Life Right, Inc. (my independent publishing company) is now accepting submissions for the 2010-2011 publishing calendar. We’re currently looking for: Children’s chapter books (with series potential) Young Adult (YA) fiction Manuscripts must have at least one realistic homeschooler of today as one of the main characters. Other than […]

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