Category Archive: Unschooling Events

Life is Good Conference Recap 2017

My legs are still wobbly from using the stairs to avoid waiting for an elevator during our 7th year attending the Life is Good Conference in Oregon.  This year it was at the Embassy Suites in Tigard, Oregon. It’s about 20 minutes from Portland.  My kids haven’t unpacked yet and the car isn’t even entirely unloaded. […]

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And now for something entirely different

Life is so weird, right? 3 months ago I was on track for a promotion to Director of Operations at the startup grocery store I’ve been working at for 2 years. I was working over 50 hours a week and missed my kids like crazy. There wasn’t enough time in a day to get everything done. […]

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Life is still good

Every year since 2011 my kids and I have attended the Life is Good conference in Vancouver, Washington.  As a stay-home mom conference was a refreshing time when my ex and I could theoretically “share” parenting responsibilities, which meant I’d have time to socialize with the women.  This year, however, since I’ve been working full […]

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What, No Presents from Santa?

I haven’t really told many people that we didn’t do Santa presents this year, but I’m sure that’s the reaction I’d get eventually.  The truth is, for the first time in our lives my kids aren’t really pining away for anything they want.  In the past, Christmas was the one chance I had as a […]

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Commuting with Kids

Who does this, right? I have no idea. I guess I do. It’s no secret that compulsory schooling doesn’t impress me. I’ve been blogging about our homeschooling adventures for over ten years and as we veered more into unschooling I blogged about that, too. Humans learn. period. One important thing to me was that my […]

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Vancouver (No the other one)

Last year when we visited Vancouver we really weren’t able to get out and do much. THIS TIME however, we did and let me tell you, that city has now moved way up on the list of “places I could live as long as I still got to travel.” A few weeks ago, we attended […]

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Life is Good and it Still Rocks.

Last weekend, our family (minus one) took a mini road trip to Vancouver, WA.  It’s about a 3 hour drive unless you’re pulling over to pee every 30 minutes, or fighting with your spouse about stupid… stupid things.  Isn’t every fight stupid? Anyway… As we were leaving, it was hailing The purpose of our visit […]

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