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Working with the nature of our children, honoring the way the human brain has evolved to learn alongside their inherent way of being, while in connection with the natural world around us.

Living a natural learning lifestyle with your kids is all about role modeling: reading, learning, and growing yourself! You can consider these 7 books your unschooling uncurriuclum or homeschooling home study.

Sage Homeschooling Wild and Free Second Edition Sage Homeschooling: Wild and Free offers a natural learning path, for gentle parents who dream of living fully in joy and connection with their children while giving them all they need to be successful, with eight secrets to living a fulfilling unschooling life.  In this inspirational and secular […]

Help your teen to look for the intersection of their strengths and their community’s needs to identify a potential career and then work backwards to map out a path. Then look at community college as a stepping stone to get there.

As a homeschooling parent, part of my role is to provide my children with the resources they need to dive into their interests. Money, I came to realize, is no different.

Each night our children pile into our tiny master bedroom and settle into a spot for our nightly ritual of cuddly travel to an imaginary world.

Simple living, or minimalism, is a lifestyle of intention that invites us to hold only what supports a meaningful life and let go of the rest.

The character of Santa playfully embodies so much of the Christmas spirit and taps perfectly into a child’s developmental world of imagination. And yet, trust is at the core of gentle parenting, which means I do not lie to my children—ever.

The gear you need for your family to get out adventuring in nature in the cold, wet weather.

Children do not need a curriculum to learn to read. Truth. Some kids can benefit from the extra support that a reading curriculum like All About Reading can provide. Also true.

This is episode 50 and today I’m here with Jenny Taylor talking about Conscious Adulting.

Many natural-minded families opt for no TV while many others center it in the main living space. While I felt no judgment toward either approach, neither felt right for our family.

I sincerely believe that if every parent read through the gentle parenting books here, we could heal the world. So let’s do just that. 

This is episode 47 and today I’m here with Kerry McDonald talking about unschooling.

Homeschool Adventure Club Socialization + Experiential Learning [siteorigin_widget class=”Sydney_Action”][/siteorigin_widget] Hackschool Leadership “I want my kids to have friends. Real talk: I want to have friends too. I don’t want to admit it, but we can sometimes feel a little isolated, like we’re gentle parents on natural homeschooling island in a sea of harried disconnection and schoolishness.” “My […]

This is episode 18 and today I’m here with my friend Tracy Gillett talking about judgment.

These 4 steps can drastically reduce the crushing overwhelm you might be experiencing from carrying the weight of the mental load: delegate, calendar, list, and automate.

This is episode 17 and today I’m here with my friend Israel Butson talking about socialization – the most common question we all get as homeschoolers.

This is episode 16 and today I’m here with Taylor Davis talking about Math.

This is episode 15 and today I’m here with my friend Leah McDermott talking about screens.

This is episode 14 and today I’m here with Denaye Barahona Ph.D. talking about minimalism.