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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: 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,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: Arizona,censorship,empowerment,so you think you know,Tucson,words

Guns and Our “Rights” (PART 3 of 3)

I find it most upsetting in the “We will not let the government interfere with our right to bare (sic) arms” touting, is that those who are saying this aren’t listening to all the details of what’s actually going on in the world. They are only hearing “stricter laws” without hearing the details. There is […]

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Topics: Arizona,censorship,empowerment,so you think you know,Tucson,words

Guns and Our “Rights” (PART 2 of 3)

I’m starting here with the actual wording of the Constitution of the United States of America: Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Those who are […]

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Topics: Arizona,censorship,empowerment,so you think you know,Tucson,words

Guns and Our “Rights” (PART 1 of 3)

One of the many reasons I don’t post on this blog as frequently as I used to is because of Facebook. Using that resource, I’m able to post notes and photos and general life comments to my friends and family quickly and easily. That said, since the shootings in Arizona on January 8, 2011, there […]

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Topics: empowerment,environmentalism,food,photographs,so you think you know,vegan,vegetarian

So you think you know: Agar Agar versus Gelatin

I don’t mean to be criticizing Steve Spangler so much, especially because I adore his company and experiments and all he does for kids and science.  However, his most recent e-mailed ad to me mentioned that agar was a beef product.  This, in fact, is incorrect information.  Note this misinformation on their “Growing Bacteria in […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,relationships,so you think you know,Unschooling

“Are you qualified to teach your children?”

I’ve been asked the above question (or similar) hundreds of times since I started telling people that we were a homeschooling family.  Just about every kind grandmother at stores or check-out personnel ask me this when I go out shopping with my kids in the middle of a school day.  Very few are rude about […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,relationships,so you think you know,Unschooling,words

Homework Update

I love listening to the girls waiting for their dance classes while my daughter is in her dance classes. I recently told the story of several publicly and privately schooled girls who were talking about their homework with each other. One girl told of how her class was given homework every night (she’s either 9 […]

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Topics: books,education,empowerment,food,Harry Potter,homeschooling,so you think you know,Unschooling,vegetarian,words,zen

“I could never Unschool because I like to learn and so do my kids.”

I actually received the above insult in a sort-of obscure way. The person saying it honestly and truly believes that the only way a person can learn something — ANYTHING — is to go to school. They don’t believe it is possible to learn outside of a classroom environment about anything “important”. I know the […]

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Topics: Arizona,so you think you know,travel

So You Think You Know What Creates a Crater PART TWO

Here are the answers to yesterday’s photographs. The first crater is the Barringer Crater, located between Flagstaff and Winslow, Arizona. It was most likely formed by a nickel-iron meteorite. This crater is amazing to see! The second crater is Upheaval Dome Crater located in the northern part of Canyonlands National Park just outside of Moab, […]

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