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If electronics are evil I am going straight to hell, and why my kids will (probably) never graduate

Not too long ago my brother wrote a great blog post called “Sociability” in which he talks about how a real community is one in which you know everyone but maybe don’t always like everything about them, and how that’s ok … Continue reading

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Laughter & a Typical Day

“Tell us about your typical day.” People who want to talk to us about unschooling always request that we tell them about a typical day.   It’s my least favorite question, because I know that in their head, whatever I … Continue reading

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Let the good times roll…

This post could also have been titled “Maya’s Most Marvelous Weekend” or maybe “All kids, All the time”;  or maybe even (from my perspective)  “Oh my god I’ve forgotten what being in a quiet room feels like!”   Just kidding.   Sort … Continue reading

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If I had a hammer

Scene:   Our living room Time:  Yesterday afternoon at around 5pm. Participants:  Maya, Ben and Maya’s friend Greta Activity:   Using a rubber hammer to break open a toy from a McDonald’s Happy Meal (one that made sounds). This happened after they’d … Continue reading

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The issue of pop culture

I love reading about other unschooling/life learning families, especially those whose children are grown and living successfully in the world.    Such reading is a great balm on days when questions of “but how will they ever….?”  come at me fast … Continue reading

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180 Degrees from yesterday

Everything about today was refreshing except the temperature, which topped out at almost 100 degrees.   But none of us cared, because there were no belligerent customer service people to deal with and instead, as Maya said, “It was a day … Continue reading

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