Tag Archives: unschooling

things to love

I wonder often at these little people of mine, at how strong and directed their interests are, and from such a young age. Having chosen the less conventional path of unschooling, it has been a continual comfort to see clearly … Continue reading

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Showing up

It has been a while. Nearly 6 months. That’s the longest time off I have taken here, and the longest time I have felt like not writing at all. Here, or anywhere. I have found it hard to write, because … Continue reading

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adventures at home

Yesterday we spent the morning outside in a local park with some other families, and by the time we were ready to leave, Ava’s throat sounded hoarse and it was hurting her. A big box of fun kitchen-based goodies (from … Continue reading

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…elves and faeries yet

I’ve come across the idea that you should give your children the gift of boredom numerous times now. I forget that this is just as true for me, too. On days like today, which could have been another busy, full … Continue reading

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fear and joy

You know that scene in Donnie Darko, where Donnie’s teacher draws a line between the words Fear and Love…? That’s the visual I get sometimes when I think about how to best move in the direction of joy, and connection … Continue reading

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Home Days

‘I like to imagine no one else exists,’ I said to Howard this morning. Just for a few moments, when there is not a child hanging off me/climbing on me/nursing. Yesterday I woke up with Ava’s feet on my head. … Continue reading

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thoughts on a new year and one that’s just ending

We start the year like this; Ezra has a new tooth – his third – and a front one no less. He is standing all by himself, several times a day, and very pleased about it. Ava is in the … Continue reading

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