unschooling: good reads

Thanks so much for buying my new e-book! Please don’t stop! (well, if you already bought one, you should probably stop–one is plenty) Here are some cool things I read this week: Your Life Is Too Valuable to Live Like Everyone Else. (totally agree) The Fluid Beauty of a One-Piece Life (yes, yes, yes!) 24 Things They Definitely Should Have Taught You in School (fascinating) And I can’t remember where I wrote down the rest …

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unschooling: let’s chat about this

Day 24 of 31 already?? Just one week left of this unschooling series?? Say it ain’t so. Of course, I didn’t get to half of what I wanted to. Oh, well. There’s always next month. Or, more likely, never. But the e-book is out! Woot! (And Livi and I are already discussing a sequel.) A HUGE thank-you to everyone who has shared the book via social media in the past two days. I’ve made zero …

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unschooling: the e-book is NOW!

Friends. FRIENDS. I can’t even tell you how much easier this e-book publishing process was than all the ones that came before. Holy cow. Thanks to Mr. Taviano and this sweet software (100% worth the $39.99 price tag, and I’m a cheapskate). It’s already available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and as a PDF. This is CRAZINESS! And a HUGE thank you to everyone who has already bought it and/or spread the word. You’ve …

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unschooling: soon and very soooooooon!

unschooling: soon and very soooooooon!

So, this e-book publishing thing just hasn’t been happening. Life (Cambodia prep, stolen van, what have you) has gotten in the way, and yeah. Then Gabe told me about this $39.99 software that “will make publishing ebooks soooo much easier.” He’s been doing a lot of research, and I know I should just trust his judgment, but I was all, “I don’t know… 4o bucks… are you sure it’s worth it?” Um, is saving our …

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unschooling: livi returns

Hi guys! It’s Livi again! I am here mostly because Mom’s in a funk. What does that mean? It means she had a photo shoot, browsed pages of nothingness on the internet, and took a big long nap. Oh, and also her van was stolen I guess. So now what is she doing? She is cornering cards and working for The Dancing Elephant. She calls it her therapy. I don’t know, just pressing a button …

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unschooling: road trips

75 days until we move to Cambodia, and we’re feeling the crunch. Wanting to soak up every minute of people and places we love. Wanting time to stand still so we can make lots and lots of memories and store them all up in our hearts. I talked a few weeks ago about wanting to say goodbye well. Well. Two specific things came to my mind. Ways to say “we love you” to some special …

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unschooling: sabbath inspiration

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. (Proverbs 3:5-6, msg) Good words for unschooling. Good words for life. Good words for when your mini-van gets stolen in the middle of the night. True story. I’m still kind of in shock. The good news? The cops said …

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unschooling: check this out

Thanks so much for your sweet words yesterday. You people are life-giving. I’ve decided not to stick a fork in myself after all. Since Saturdays are Links day, and Sundays are Quick Inspiration day, that gives me plenty of time to come up with more stuff for Monday, etc. I can do this. And I want to. Here’s a fun TEDx talk from a 13yo unschooled (hackschooled) kid named Logan: And a friend sent me …

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unschooling: regret

Today has been a little blah. Feeling a little burdened by the thought of leaving friends and family in just 79 days for a country we love, but where our future is mostly unknown. Feeling overwhelmed by all we have to do/buy/wrap up before we go. And also regretting that I “signed up” to blog for 31 days about unschooling. I guess I’m not really regretting it. Just aspects of it. For one, unschooling is …

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unschooling: are you smart or dumb?

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” (Albert Einstein) Let me ask you something. Would you agree that, when it comes to school, those kids who are good at it are considered “smart” and those who aren’t so good at it are pegged as “dumb?” And do you think kids have figured out, from a pretty …

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