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KonMari and Unschooling

On Mother’s Day, my mom and went on a tour of homes in one of the historic districts in our city.  I had never been on a tour of homes before and I’d always wanted to go!  1,516 more words


Why I Encourage my Children to Play WOW

World of Warcraft (WOW) is a controversial game. Some people hate it, some love it, some love to hate it. But even those who’ve never tried it often have strong views on the game. 1,837 more words


Enough Math?

A mom worriedly told me that her young daughter didn’t do a lot of math lessons this past year. She had worked on her basic math facts and learned to use math in real life situations as they came up, but she worried that this wouldn’t be enough. 390 more words


Get Back To Nature: Braeside & Forest Lawn Ravines, St. Albert

We came across the Ravines while on our way to swim class last fall.  A barely noticeable sign and a path down into the woods caught our attention as we drove by, and we made a note to come back and check it out when we had more time. 194 more words


On the Wildness of Children

A free child outdoors will learn the flat stones the crayfish hide under, the still shady pools where the big trout rest, the rocky slopes where the wild berries grow. 

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CRAFT ISLAND by cubbiebearsean & Friends

One of Sean’s homes.

Water slide.

Friend, Sofia’s home.

Suspended road and runway.

Above are shots from one of Sean’s three worlds in his Minecraft Realm. 1,362 more words



“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2016.”

We have had a day of ‘getting things done’ today, which has meant that for much of it Arthur has been left to his own devices. 99 more words