Connected Parenting

Inbetween

July 22, 2014

  Remember when you have a baby (or before) and you know everything about the stages ahead of you? ME TOO.  I remember once sprouting some garbage out of my inexperienced mouth about how the term “tween” was simply created by corporations to make you buy more. I rabbited on about how the ages of […]

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Own it.

July 18, 2014

  In the last 12 months it happened. There wasn’t a magical day or goal that I met but slowly the feeling crept in. I am confident in my ability to raise these kids. And I like how we’re doing it. Do you know what the main factors in this were? It happened when I […]

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Let them be themselves

July 14, 2014

    I’ve talked before about there being lots of ways to be a kid and it’s still true. I also know that adults tend to give other adults more of a break when it comes to likes and dislikes. Often the same adults that would publicly shame a child for not getting on an amusement […]

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School-free

June 9, 2014

  A friend of mine doesn’t say homeschooling or home educating or unschooling or natural learning or any of the other terms I mostly hear bandied about the place. She says her family are school-free. And I get why. When you live your life without school it’s different. But maybe not like you think.   […]

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If it’s hard for you today, Mama.

May 11, 2014

  I was sobbing in the shower again. Curling myself into a ball, trying to remain undiscovered. It had been a steady decline into the depression which would consume me for over a year. A depression that nobody knew about until many years later. A dark stone I carried around in secret. Despite the intense […]

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Five things you can stop saying to home educators

May 9, 2014

  I’m a pretty social person. And our family does plenty of stuff outside the “home ed bubble” (shock horror). I get that the kids not being at school is unusual, and maybe even a bit confronting. I understand that you might be curious and have questions. I’m more than happy to chat about it […]

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Walking the Walk

May 5, 2014

      You know I’ve been talking the “learn in their own time natural learning unschooling yada yada” talk for some time. But I have a confession to make. I really thought Tannah would be reading independently by now. Enjoying books and doing some research on her own even. It’s easy to be all […]

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Slowing down

April 28, 2014

  It’s easy to be busy. There is always something going on. A new class to try, a new group to check out, all the regular things we love. And when we say yes to something it’s mostly a success so we were starting to feel like we would be missing out unless we said […]

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