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False Success

A comparison of the school system to an infant walker.

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Resurfacing

I started this blog out with a bang. Every day, I couldn’t wait to get some of my thoughts typed out and online. I always had about 10 more post ideas waiting to be fleshed out. But, then, the holidays hit and my quest for perfection took me out. I just couldn’t seem to muster […]

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A Lovely Description

I just read this lovely description of unschooling by Deb, a member of the unschooling-dotcom Yahoo! group. I enjoyed it so much, I just had to share it: Unschooling, in essence, is exactly what you are already doing with your 3 year old – living life and letting learning happen in all sorts of wonderful […]

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Not so much in defense of teachers

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post defending teachers.  I still agree with my post, but I do feel that some of my viewpoints have been refined slightly. First, I feel that it is very very politically incorrect to criticize teachers. We must always acknowledge how great they are, how they are in the […]

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Unschooling and Food

In a previous post, I talked about having to “teach” our kids healthy eating habits. I have to admit, I’m having second thoughts about that sentiment. First, Idzie shared her experience with being allowed to choose her own eating choices and that she came to the conclusion, at the ripe age of six, to become […]

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Who Taught My Son to Crawl?

I read an article recently by a homeschooling mother that concerned me a little. Actually, I should say I half-read it, because after reading the premise, I just didn’t see the point in continuing.  And, no, I’m not going to give you the link because 1) I don’t have it anymore, and 2) it would […]

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In Defense of… Teachers

I think I’m going to start writing a semi-regular “In Defense Of” article. I keep thinking of things I’d like to defend, and offer my opinions about. I guess that shouldn’t be a surprise, since this entire blog is essentially “In Defense of Unschooling.” For the first in this series, I’d like to talk about […]

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Desperate for a Realization

One of my television-related guilty pleasures is Desperate Housewives. Every Sunday evening after my LO goes to bed, I sit on the couch and chuckle at the lovely ladies while my husband pretends not to watch. Last night was no exception. If anyone else saw the episode last night (or even if you are too […]

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Mixed Messages

This morning I was listening to some kids’ songs and was struck by something. In particular, there was Kermit’s “It’s Not Easy Being Green” (a classic) and then one called “Trading Squirrels.” The second one was a little dialogue between a climbing squirrel and a flying squirrel. They were saying that what the other one […]

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Can I do this?

Questioning myself, and answering, “Yes.”

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