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Topics: Do Life Right,empowerment,mindful parenting,Unschooling,video,words,writing

Fourth Week of the Doing Life Right Teleconference 2012

We’ve now had four full weeks of videos for the 1st Annual Doing Life Right Teleconference. It’s been so much fun! From October 22nd-29th we’ve heard from: Alana Terry on Doing Special Needs Right Renée La Tulippe on Doing Poetry Right Julie Hedlund on Doing Living Your Dream Right Sandra Dodd on Doing Unschooling Right Lisa […]

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Topics: empowerment,mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling,zen

Airing Dirty Laundry: Lessons Learned

I’ve been thinking about my maternal grandma a lot over the last couple of days. I don’t know why, but I’m always influenced by my thoughts. She’s alive and well, last I heard, and the phrase, “Don’t air your dirty laundry,” comes to mind every time I think of her. She was a fan of […]

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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: 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: empowerment,mindful parenting,photographs,relationships,Unschooling,words

Stalking Meme and Why I’ll NEVER Promise that to My Children

There are always dozens of popular memes floating around Facebook (my current social media outlet of choice). Most I just ignore, some I even chuckle at, but the one that keeps coming back over and over that really annoys me is this one (I’m actually having a ridiculously difficult time typing the words since they […]

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Topics: education,homeschooling,interview,mindful parenting,photographs,so you think you know,television,Unschooling,video,words

Yesterday on TODAY

As many of you know by now, my family was on The Today Show yesterday, October 14, 2011. Many people have sent me private and public messages about our appearance. Some sent congratulatory messages, some wonder what kind of feedback we’re getting, some want to know our thoughts about the segment, some want our advice […]

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Topics: books,empowerment,fiction,mindful parenting,money,relationships,sleep,Unschooling,words,writing,zen

Are writers more compassionate parents? 20 IDEAS TO HAVE PEACEFUL NIGHTS WITH CHILDREN

As I discuss characters and their unchangeable traits with other authors, I’m often surprised at how much these people believe that their character “has a right to be his/her own self without interference from others”. To me, this is the heart of good parenting. Our children are born to us as complete and whole humans […]

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Topics: mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling

I will never embarrass you on purpose

I recently heard a mother of a young girl openly announce to the world that she was going to be spending time alone with the daughter and her daughter’s friends, and it was her intention to embarrass the girl as much as possible and in as many ways as possible. She was actually going to […]

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Topics: homeschooling,mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling,vegetarian

I’m THAT Mom

This post was inspired by the “I’m THAT Mom” blog carnival started on July 26, 2010 by Flo and Ronnie and many other wonderful bloggers–I know of over 40 posts in the carnival and they are all wonderful and inspiring. I’m the mother who, after being told by her three year old daughter that she […]

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Topics: Arizona,books,education,empowerment,homeschooling,interview,mindful parenting,photographs,television,Tucson,Unschooling,video,Wright on Time

Our interview with KGUN9 about Radical Unschooling

On Friday, July 16th, Jennifer Waddell and her cameraman Jimmy came to my family’s house to interview us about our Radical Unschooling lifestyle. Since it’s been asked: Opening our home to the interview was a big decision that my family made together. If even one of us had decided not to, the answer would have […]

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