Tag archives for thoughts

  1. Walking

    Quick post on why walking is wonderful.  Worth a few minutes to read. :) I feel that my children (and myself!) are at our best, our most creative, our most curious, our most inspired, after we’ve spent time outside, moving, breathing, walking, working!

  2. Back from adventure

    I’m back.  I’ve been absent from this space for such a long time. Our family has been on a grand adventure, one that I learned so much from that it will take a lifetime to fully appreciate. We spent 8 months in an RV, traveling and exploring, pursuing dreams and adventures. Each place we go,…

  3. Little boxes no more

    I’ve been absent from this space for a while, mostly because there have been some amazing changes in our family over the past month: we’ve moved out of the suburbs and into the mountains.  It’s late and I’m tired, and I can’t wait to go into it all very soon, but I just want to…

  4. New ideas

    The purpose, for us, of going out into nature isn’t just to learn about nature.  It’s to open our minds. The other day, we were hiking up to a lake in the mountains, and though we noticed lichen on rocks and wildlife in hollowed out logs and streams that rolled down from mountain lakes, our…

  5. Children don’t need to be taught to work hard.  They need to be allowed the freedom to pursue what they deeply love, and the hard work will come all on its own.  (And it will come joyfully.)


  6. Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

    Marthe Troly-Curtin, "Phrynette Married"

  7. Is school even necessary?

    I loved this TED talk!  The ideas are revolutionary and thrilling.  Much of what he describes is the essence of unschooling. My favorite parts were: The reasoning behind the modern education system, and why it is now obsolete. “Encouragement is the key.” – I have seen this every day in the lives of my children.…

  8. Allowing kids to be themselves

    We were at the library today (hence the Instagram pictures instead of real ones :) ).  My 8-year-old and my 6-year-old came to me, wanting help to find something new to read.  They were ready for something new. I got excited, hoping to introduce them to some of my old favorites.  I offered Charlotte’s Web…