Category Archives: unschooling

A visit from the play fairies…

The sun set yesterday on the riotous howling laughter from the gaggle of kids in my sister’s side yard. They wereView full post »

Ordinary Ecstasy

As with any family, sometimes the days in our house are so long and heavy, I think I will crush with the weight ofView full post »

All the wrong answers

picking the weeds This morning my daughters sat on the couch looking intently into the pages of a 1st grade workbook.View full post »

The man who planted trees

It was movie night yesterday, a once a week event at our house since we’re sort of psycho about TV watching.View full post »

Make pine needle tea

How to make Pine Needle Tea: It’s not often that we recognize the perfection of a moment as it unfolds. Yet, asView full post »

Radical Homemakers

Last week, I realized my 20th high school reunion is coming up. Bubbly older versions of my classmates will approach meView full post »

I love vermont

I never suspected that Vermont would worm its way into my heart so easily. raspberries fresh produce a tiny handView full post »

sweet homestead dreams

“Ron and I are going to Maine on Wednesday and I was secretly hoping you would clear your calendar and comeView full post »

NPR Article: Unschooling

NPR Article: Unschooling My husband happened to be getting out of the car and heard the tail end of a commercial for anView full post »

Free Spirit

Some of us come of age with a sense that we’re maladjusted. We can’t seem to settle into the way things areView full post »

Girls Rock Columbia!

“Girls Rock Columbia… is a one-week long day camp that exists to foster a community of girls ages 8-17View full post »

deep nourishment in wilderness: rewilding

Deep nourishment in wilderness: rewilding On my trip back from town after writing my last blog post, Phoenix greets me,View full post »

Saluda, NC: Heaven on earth

Saluda, NC: Heaven on earth We awoke this morning to the soft cooing of bird song and the cool light of morning peekingView full post »

fashion sense

Do not be surprised if one day you see Phoenix (our middle child) in New York City in the fashion district in about aView full post »

living sustainably

Living Sustainably. Sometimes when trying to describe what we do, how we live or what our children do all day toView full post »