Sunday, July 18, 2010


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your visit. I've wanted to start this blog for quite some time now but, I have to admit, I was a little nervous to make the change. If you ask my friends they will tell you that when I speak about unschooling my energy changes and I sparkle with excitement. We are embracing this life, but we're still stumbling along the way.

Is there only one way to unschool? Or two? I used to think that, but now I know there are so many ways and levels that no two unschoolers are the same. Of course, there are those who will tell you that their way is right and if you don't do it their way then, well, you're doing it wrong. I believe you need to do what is best for your family.

When Princess was young we went far left radical. She fell apart. We knew that this wasn't working for our family and made some adjustments. What I realized is that we didn't need to follow any unschooling rules, we simply needed to live our lives with respect. We don't have arbitrary rules in our house or any rules really. In unschooling they talk about principles and I suppose that is the best way to describe how we live. We may be a wee bit more rigid than the far left, but Princess and I often talk about how she feels about how we live. It's important to me to make sure that Princess feels respected.

Some may not understand our life, but it works for us. We live our life without bedtimes, no screen time limits, no chores. We do our best to be open and listen to each other, respectfully. I fail at this more times than I'd like to admit, but hey...I'm learning, too! I hope you'll join us as we learn together and maybe you seasoned unschoolers will have some words of wisdom as we journey through this unschooling life. I hope to see you again soon!


  1. Awesome intro!

    I adore the background, it's so pretty.

    Congrats on the new blog.


  2. Thanks, Sheri!! Good to see you here. :)

  3. Found you through a google unschooling alert.
    We're in our 2nd year of unschooling, and enjoying the ride. Best wishes to you and your family on your journey!

  4. Hi Darcel! Thanks for stopping by and for the well wishes. :) Heading over to your blog now.

  5. So nice to see you blogging again and with a brand-spanking new blog to boot!

  6. Thanks Colleen and Aliceson!! :)

  7. Hey Shady Lady * I wasn't going to post since it's been so long. But you have touched me in a way that I hadn't thought possible. It's like, now that we're grown up we have grown up! I love your blog and your family is beautiful. I am happy for you and wish all the best that this life has to offer. xo

  8. Pam, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you commented!! I am thrilled that my blog has touched you . . . truly, I am. Life changes so much. Sometimes, what was old is new again. At least I hope so. (((hugs)))