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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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Topics: Arizona,books,business,empowerment,Wright on Time,writing

Status of my Do Life Right, Inc. publishing company

It’s been some time since I’ve given a status report on Do Life Right, Inc., and it’s certainly time! In a nutshell: We’re growing and we’re having lots of fun! I’m so excited to announce that we’ve been in the publishing business for a little over two years now, have seven titles in print, and […]

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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: Arizona,business,empowerment,homeschooling,money,Unschooling,writing

Passion and Drive in Life

What compels you to get out of bed in the morning? What drives you to do great and amazing things? For me, it’s the people in my life and the projects we create. I need to be constantly creating, expanding, and forging ahead in order to feel fulfilled. Without that, I feel empty. I also […]

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Topics: Arizona,books,business,homeschooling,Tucson,Unschooling,video,writing

Our KickStarter Campaign

I’m so excited to announce that my Do Life Right, Inc. publishing company, specializing in fiction about realistic homeschoolers of today, has just started a crowd-sourcing KickStarter campaign. Please check it out, pledge at least $5, and tell all your friends and family! With your help, we’ll have dozens of amazing books about realistic homeschoolers […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,Unschooling

You might call it obsessed, I call it PASSIONATE

The great thing about living an unschooling lifestyle is that we come to truly appreciate our children’s (and our own) passions. My daughters have never been required by myself, my husband, or anyone else, to learn things on a particular timeline or schedule. We’ve never given them tests, quizzed them on their knowledge, or sat […]

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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: 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: 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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Topics: books,business,education,empowerment,fiction,homeschooling,interview,mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling,vegan,Wright on Time,writing

Talking about Unschooling

One year ago today, I spent a lot of time on this blog. I wrote daily about my two biggest passions: Unschooling and veganism (with a little Webkinz and other fun things thrown in). Both, in various ways, have literally saved my life. So, they will always be in my life. They can’t not. Each […]

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