Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween!

The photos speak for themselves.   Although I will say, I love my blue wig and matching eyelashes – wish I had the courage to wear them on a regular day! Happy Halloween everyone!

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Unschooling as capitalist ideal?

Got your attention with that one, didn’t I?    Let me explain. We live in a capitalist country where the people who are most successful at capitalism are often perceived as corrupt and greedy (and sometimes that’s because they ARE corrupt … Continue reading

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Let it….snow?

I think I had other things on my mind to write about this morning when I woke up, but they were all eclipsed by the fact that it SNOWED for most of the day.   (What am I saying? It is … Continue reading

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Defining Education

Had an interesting conversation last night with a friends of ours who is visiting from Israel.   I was explaining unschooling to him, particularly the point that learning is something that happens all the time, every day.    He said, “Yes, but … Continue reading

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Michael Ellsberg’s book and a bullhorn

On October 14th, the Today Show did a piece on an unschooling family in California.   How I missed this, I have no idea.  Apparently no one in my immediate circle watches the Today Show… Anyway, the piece itself (which I’ll … Continue reading

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Adventures in cooking

A few weeks ago Maya and her friend Maya decided to make some cookies.   I turned the kitchen over to them after making sure we had the necessary ingredients on hand.   All seemed to be going well until they pulled … Continue reading

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Community of outsiders

I’ve written in this blog about my belief that anyone can make the decision to homeschool or unschool their kids.   It doesn’t matter how much money you make, how much schooling you had yourself, what race you are or religion … Continue reading

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Michael Ellsburg’s pro-unschooling book (even though he might not know it)

“I typed these words on a computer designed by Apple, co-founded by the college dropout Steve Jobs.  The program I used to write it was created by Microsoft, started by the college dropouts Bill Gates and Paul Allen. And as … Continue reading

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When asked for homeschooling advice

I was asked recently if I would mind giving some advice/suggestions to someone regarding homeschooling their toddler.    Are they planning on homeschooling?  I asked.   No, the mother just wants to ‘get a head start’ with her 3 year old son. … Continue reading

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Authors, Authors!

Today we spent part of the afternoon at Books of Wonder, a great independent children’s bookstore on 18th St. in Chelsea.    We were there for a ‘Fantastic Fiction’ book event in order to meet one of Maya’s favorite authors, Gabrielle … Continue reading

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