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Fear and Failure

He is not stupid. In spite of his nervousness and anxiety, he is curious about some things, bright, enthusiastic, perceptive, and in his writing highly imaginative. 705 more words


From Heart Break to Shine

My heart was broken recently. A comment was made about my daughter to me by a friend of hers. Her friend being a few years older sees the world in a slightly different light than my daughter. 1,509 more words

Radical Unschooling


Last year, as I was bringing my kindergartner home for the summer, I knew that we would need some kind of guidance, at least for the first couple of weeks, to keep us from the “I’m bored!” “What can I do now” stage. 114 more words


How We Started Homeschooling in 5 Steps

This is not the story of why we started homeschooling. You can read that here if you’re interested. Rather, these are the steps we took to actually begin our homeschooling journey, one of the best choices we’ve ever made as a family. 943 more words


In Honor of Those Who Have Passed

My friend died April 6. He wrote me the week prior telling me he was fading. That he was quite ready. He told me he loved me. 1,270 more words

Unconditional Love

Coping without the structure of school

A quickie post…

We’ve been out of school (this time round) for four weeks and it’s been great when everything’s going great, but not so great on down days. 346 more words


Revolution through Education

By Oletta Branstiter

The nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education caught many by surprise.

Candidate Trump had included the Department of Education in his wish list of cuts during his campaign efforts to prove his Republican bona fides. 1,317 more words