Category Archive: Village Home

Praising something deeper.

I’m going to rant a bit here. Maybe this isn’t cool, maybe as a mom I’m supposed to think that my kids are the most beautiful children the planet has ever seen. Sorry, I don’t. I think YOUTH is beautiful, and they’re all in varying stages of youngness, so of course they’re beautiful. I think […]

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Breaking cycles?

  My ten year old recently brought me a “conversation starter” from the aptly-labeled “conversation starters” cup in the waiting lounge at our (totally awesome and unconventional) school. The question was:     Can you think of anything from your childhood that your parents used to say that you SWORE you’d never say. ┬áDo you […]

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Finding your Tribe

Does anyone other than me remember this article from Mothering Magazine? I can’t find when it was originally published, but I think it was in the mid 90’s, because I remember “finding my tribe” in Seattle in the summer of 1999 at an attachment parenting playgroup. We used to get together on a monthly basis […]

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Stronger than ever – Hell yes we’re unschoolers

I know that when people are first diving into the world of home-based education, they tend to be overwhelmed by all of the different options and philosophies and methods for doing so. New Homeschoolers get overwhelmed that there are so many options to choose from. Often, parents will start off with the intention to be […]

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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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