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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: empowerment

One Month Left; Where are my presents? :)

When I was eighteen, I worked for the summer at a factory in Clarion, Iowa. I met a young man who was twenty-four. Throughout the summer, as I got to know this young man better, he confided in me and our fellow workers that he’d never seen the Mississippi River–the largest river in the United […]

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Topics: books,Do Life Right,empowerment,fiction,how to,Toastmasters,words,writing

You Have a Book Inside of You–VIDEO

When given the task of inspiring a group of people to go out into the world and do something, I immediately thought of writing. The written word has influenced me in so many ways. Plus, it goes on influencing people long after the author of those words is no longer living. With this in mind, […]

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Topics: business,computer,empowerment,finances,investing,money,Toastmasters,zen


The same year I founded Do Life Right, Inc. (2006), I also co-founded a software company: ZenActOS. A little known fact about me is that before having children, I was a computer engineer. I still love to talk about computer engineering and I strongly believe that the world is prime for some major developments which […]

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Topics: art,business,cactus,how to,saguaro,space,Toastmasters,travel,video

Traveling by Green Screen–VIDEO

When Zoe was 14 months old, I quit my job as a software engineer in order to be a full-time SAHM. It was exactly what she needed, and I have no regrets. Within a year of quitting that job, I started a home-based business called Portraits & Pages. I specialized in pregnancy, birthing, and breastfeeding […]

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Topics: books,cookbook,curing diseases,empowerment,food,green living,lowfat,McDougall,vegan,vegetarian

I love “The Starch Solution”–VIDEO

Dr. McDougall does it again! I’ve absolutely adored McDougall’s dietary advice. Using it, I’ve been drug-free for over nine years! I used to have more health problems wrong with me than I can even remember now. It’s truly been a miracle, and I swear to the world that it saved my life–literally. Yet…I’ve still had […]

Month Day
Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,how to,mindful parenting,relationships,so you think you know,Unschooling,video,words

The Educational Spectrum–VIDEO

When explaining the core differences between various types of education, I wanted a physical representation of them. I wanted to show how they related to each other, so that it would be visually easy to decide what type would work for different families. Since nothing like that existed, I created my Educational Spectrum. I talk […]

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Topics: Arizona,books,business,Do Life Right,education,empowerment,fiction,homeschooling,money,Toastmasters,travel,Unschooling,Utah,words,Wright on Time,writing

“Wright on Time” is Right on Time!–VIDEO

I love-love-love my Wright on Time series of children’s chapter books. After spending years trying to find kid fiction for my older daughter that she fully approved of (without much luck!), she brilliantly suggested that I write the perfect chapter book series. Here is a video of me talking about that process: This video was […]

Month Day
Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,relationships,Toastmasters,Unschooling,video,words,zen

Rules vs. Principles–VIDEO

One of my favorite things to talk about is Unschooling. I feel that it is the single most life-changing decision that I’ve ever made. Becoming an unschooling family has broadened my life in more ways than I could ever say. Because of this, I speak at homeschooing and unschooling conferences. I love sharing my experiences […]

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Topics: California,empowerment,food,holidays,party,photographs

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Zoe!

Today is my oldest daughter’s 16th birthday! Happy Birthday, Zoe! To celebrate, she hosted a 30-second flash mob at the Great Mall in Milpitas, CA. At precisely noon, everyone we invited (who was available) froze in place like statues at the food court. Being part of a freezing flash mob has been one of Zoe’s […]

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Topics: empowerment,Toastmasters,video,words

“Stretch Yourself”–VIDEO

2012 has been a really interesting year for me. I’ve found myself in a situation that I never thought I’d be in–I’ve been spending more time in California than at home in Arizona! While here in California, we’ve had the pleasure of being really close to a community center which offers the most amazing things. […]

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