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Independence Day, by Carrie Jay Sayer

Independence Day, by Carrie Jay Sayer

  One year ago, I inspired Ben to walk away from corporate America.   A little background: I used to dream small. I wished for a job that had casual Fridays. I prayed for snow days. I wanted someone to rescue me. I was stuck in the victim role for decades.   I got...
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Everyday History, by Aravinda Pillalamarri

Everyday History, by Aravinda Pillalamarri

  “Studying history is … pretty much useless, isn’t it?” my daughter asked, as if it was fairly obvious. “I mean why read about Columbus discovering America, when it isn’t even true?” Alarmed. All senses alert. Mission: Rescue the field of history. Why? Think. Think. Meanwhile, don’t answer. A weak response merely invites rebuttal....
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I’m Not Socializing My Kids, I’m Humanizing Them, by Kimberley Price

I’m Not Socializing My Kids, I’m Humanizing Them, by Kimberley Price

“Your kids are homeschooled?!  What about socialization?!” What about socialization? So, do I socialize them? What do you mean by that? Do they have friends? Do they behave? Do they know how to hold a conversation? What is socialization? According to Wikipedia, socialization is a term used by sociologists, social psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists...
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Love It Forward: Extending Unschool Philosophy, by Dayna Martin

Love It Forward: Extending Unschool Philosophy, by Dayna Martin

As I prepared for traveling to speak overseas last year, I am remembering a flight that my family took home from England where I was the keynote speaker at the first ever unschooling conference in London. On the flight, there was a mother traveling alone with two kids who were sitting next to us....
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Unschooling and Sustainable Living: A Real Lifestyle Change, by Kimberly Scheimreif

Unschooling and Sustainable Living: A Real Lifestyle Change, by Kimberly Scheimreif

Eighteen years ago I would never have thought that I would be practicing sustainable living and unschooling on a homestead. When our first child was born in 1994 we lived in New Jersey in a very populated town, trying to keep up with the rat race. While I was pregnant, I was still unsure if...
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