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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.

...and just what is that mysterious device of theirs?

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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: 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 […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,Toastmasters,Unschooling,video,words

Multiple Intelligences Simplified–VIDEO

In describing what Unschooling is to a non-homeschooling person, the first misconception that I usually hear is something along the lines of, “But… People learn best in school. Why would you not want your kids to be where people learn best?” To me, and all Unschoolers, school is not the best place for any person […]

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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: empowerment,words,writing,zen

Word of the Year 2011

As the new year began, I embraced my annual habit of picking a “Word of the Year”. My 2009 word was ALLOW. My 2010 word was INTENT.  Each served me quite well. These each came to me quickly and I took them on with gusto. My 2011 word didn’t come as quickly… The end of […]

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Topics: 20 Questions,education,empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,photographs,relationships,Unschooling

Answering Questions About Unschooling

My family was recently interviewed about our unschooling lifestyle. While I didn’t answer all the questions exactly like I do below, nor were the same questions asked, I thought you might enjoy reading some answers to questions that have been asked of me and my family lately. Q: What is Unschooling? A: Unschooling is a […]

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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: 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,fiction,homeschooling,interview,pets,relationships,space,Star Trek,Unschooling,Wright on Time

Marching Forward!

Wow! It’s March already. Amazing how time can fly by when you are having so much fun, which is all February was about for my family and me. 🙂 It started with our annual Super Star Trek Sunday party. We then had a week of green screen photo shoots with the SOARing Unschoolers–end goal was […]

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