The other day Luc, 7, asked me, “is booties spelled with a ‘ys’ or an ‘ies’ ?” This level of spelling awareness blew me away because, maybe only a month or two ago Luc could spell six words: Luc, Sophie, Paul, Maya, love, and poop. In other words, Luc had had zero interest and near [...]
I am the absolute last person to look at something or purchase something or recommend something for the kids because it is supposed to be “educational.” This might seem ironic, given that we are homeschoolers. But come on, 90% of anything I’ve ever been exposed to that was “educational” was BORING. And I really don’t [...]
John Holt seems to have been an amazing person and I wish so much he was still alive and I could meet him. Instead, I read his books and become inspired again and again about how humans, especially young humans, thrive. Mr. Holt started out as an education reformer but somewhere along the line he [...]
Yesterday I walked by Luc spread out on the bed with a bunch of animal, dinosaur, and fish books, turning the pages in some kind of methodical search.
“Watcha doing?” I said, balancing a mountain of laundry with the skill of a circus performer.
“Well, I’m testing my hypothesis,” he said, only he pronounced it [...]
I’m sitting here drinking my Iron Man Juice—you remember in the second movie how he’s always guzzling chlorophyll water to counteract the growing toxicity in his body due to the palladium in his chest? Well, I, too, drink a bizarre, green, chlorophyll drink for breakfast, which has, of course, now been dubbed “Iron Man Juice” [...]
Sophie, 6, is learning to write. It is so cool to watch her excellent mind figure this stuff out. We don’t do any formal training (we’re unschoolers after all), but she is surrounded by words and books and text and stories and writers, plus the easy-going expectation that, of course, when she wants to, she’ll [...]
Here’s another sweet picture I found while trying to wade through the 500 photos on my camera’s memory card.
This was taken on the first day of school—we know because there is a school down the road from us and we had seen the line of bumper to bumper cars trying [...]
My guitar playing is coming along. I think I have a bit of a head start because of my piano playing, back in my previous life. I remember I first wanted to learn to play piano when I was seven or eight because the music teacher in my first grade class could play and I thought [...]
I love listening to the kids play. They come up with the most amazing stuff. RIght now Sophie is making complex pirate costumes for both of them, all with construction paper and yards and yards of tape.
A lot of the time they play around themes, for example, last week I [...]
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upcoming book releases
a few greatest hits
- flying kids
- remains of the play
- writing without pencil sharpening
- bikini power vs. the ratty sweater
- unexpected benefit of living in a round house #27
- bad things come in threes. or fours. (or maybe fives?)
- the yip-yips do not cause childhood obesity
- the incredible hulk invades the yurt
- happy birthday, sophie!
- triple chocolate pudding goop, or, this way lies madness
- yurts: the downside
- the solstice from inside a sundial
- crafts for karma
- the amazing emu
- the 13 year visitation of the demon red-eyed cicada
- diggers watch tv, too
- the TOOL shed
- screen time for fun and profit
- butterfly house
- spike and buffy got screwed--now with proof! (part 1)
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