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Unschooling Mom2Mom Facebook Group

Three weeks ago, I was online with friends and we were talking about how many questions we have from people about unschooling. Since it was nearly time for school to start back up, many moms were struggling (and lots of kids were panicking) about the prospect of returning to school. I had spoken to a…

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Don’t Do It!

Normally, I don’t write anti-school blogposts. Many wonderful families who love their children use the school system and many more see school as their ticket to the American Dream. That’s fine. I’m usually perfectly okay with people making decisions that differ from mine. But this time of year, I have twinge that doesn’t want to go away.…

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Father’s Day… 2014

Father’s Day has come and gone – it’s 3 minutes until midnight as I begin to write this. Alyssa asked me today if it’s weird to not have a dad on Father’s Day. For a second, I didn’t even understand the question. Then I realized she meant, since my dad is dead. My dad died…

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My Homeschooled Teens Book!!

I’m getting excited! After 3 years (plus some) I’m finally at a place where I can show my chapters to someone and we can build the book! The writing is complete. Whew! I surveyed 75 teens and young adults from the ages of 15-39, asking them to answer questions about their lives as homeschooled teens.…

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Swim with the Tide

As I prep for the Texas Unschoolers’ conference this weekend, I find myself reading a lot more Facebook posts. Parents write desperately about wanting their kids to learn more, show more initiative, stop playing computer games.  They have this image of what they think learning looks like – and their children are not fitting that…