Category Archives: family

Family Stories Form Us

Knowing stories about their families may be the best predictor of our children’s health and happiness. Continue reading

Posted in early education, family, history, memoir, mothering, parenting, selfhood, teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Create Lasting Family History: 8 Ideas

Create family memorabilia intentionally. Working together on any of these eight projects not only promotes close ties, it adds to a storehouse of rich family memories. Continue reading

Posted in family, history, memory, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Leaving Little Love Letters

A simple note is a tangible expression unlike any other. Continue reading

Posted in attention, family, gratitude, memoir, memory, mothering, parenting, selfhood, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Five Ways to Transcend the School Mindset

When we think of education, we tend to view school as the standard even if we simultaneously realize that many parts of that school model aren’t really working. Get past the school mindset to foster wider learning. Continue reading

Posted in early education, family, homeschooling, independence, interests, learning, play, school, success, teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

On Being A Frugal Geek

Can you be a geek without the latest gadgets? Yes. yes you can. Continue reading

Posted in attitude, family, radical homemaker, simple living | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

No Parrots Here

Parenting would be easier if kids parroted our interests, but that would be indoctrination instead of exploration. Continue reading

Posted in family, homeschooling, parenting, selfhood | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Growing Up Sarcastic & Self-Sufficient On The Farm

Natural learning and all sorts of friends serves as an antidote to cultural factors relentlessly trying to pressure young people into sameness. Continue reading

Posted in family, farming, homeschooling, memory, sarcasm | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments