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

This is episode 13 and today I’m here with my friend Becca Shern talking about values.

Today I’m here with my friend Nicolette Sowder talking about nature.

Today I’m here with my friend Rachel Gonzales talking about raising a transgender child.

Today I’m here with my friend Dr. Tamara Soles talking about Discipline on the gentle parenting path.

Today I’m here with my friend Joy MacTavish talking about Breastfeeding on the natural path: on cue, at night, in public, and full term.

Today I’m here with my friend Robyn Robertson talking about adventure.

Today I’m here with my friend Pam Laricchia talking about Deschooling.

I’m here with my friend Dr. Cassidy Freitas, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in San Diego, talking about Therapy

Today I’m here with my friend Jo Watt of the blog and Instagram Girls Unschooled, talking about our role as parents on a natural learning path. 

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify This is episode 1 and today I’ll be giving you an introduction to who I am and what this podcast is all about (natural homeschooling, gentle parenting, simple living, and family adventure). As an avid podcast listener myself, I really appreciate when I […]

What is a Micro-Adventure To adventure means to “engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory.” Let’s break that down in the context of our unschooling lifestyle. “engage in hazardous”: We are actively reaching beyond our comfort zones. “and exciting activity”: We are following our passions, interests, and curiosities with hands-on fun. […]

I emerged from childhood with a lot of healing to do. On this I know I am not unique. Prior to motherhood, I did strive to be my best self, and some of that did include working through some of those wounds that stuck out most. But only once I emerged from the pregnancy chrysalis […]

What is boredom and how can we help support our children through it? Let’s unpack, shift, and live better, together. We’ve all seen the negative stereotype of the schooled child on summer break, sitting at home surrounded by stuff and whining, “I’m bored!” while the disengaged parent hides and scours Pinterest for new pretty toys […]

  “You’re so lucky to be home with your kids.” “We’re not all lucky enough to be able to homeschool.” It’s not luck that allows me to live the life I do. It’s a series of intentional choices and sacrifices. No one has ever said to me, “You’re so lucky to be a therapist,” because […]

  I don’t. Priorities Let’s start right there. I don’t do it all. No one does it all and I wouldn’t want to. Remember my post about Finding the Quality YES? I talked about how saying yes to one thing is actually saying no to a million other things. I’m sitting on my deck writing […]

You’re on a natural parenting path and you want to extend that wholesome, nutritive start that breastfeeding has provided. You are choosing what goes into your bodies with great intention, serving organic gluten-, sugar-, and artificial dye-free veg grown in a field grazed by unicorns (who fertilize the soil with rainbows) that is harvested by […]

  Another 5-year-old was put on drugs today after being suspended from school for trying to escape. Our prisoners enjoy more personal freedoms and outside time than our children. What are we doing? Why are we doing this? How did we get here? School began in Europe by the church with the purpose of indoctrinating […]

  The power of YES in opening up your life to a whole new world of joy, experiences, and collaboration cannot be understated. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have been profoundly moved by a detour from my agenda. I suppose that is the point after all. That “my” agenda is only 1 piece to […]

If you’ve been following along with our journey from San Diego to Seattle here on the blog or on Instagram, you know we’ve been having quite an adventure and have purchased our first home that West affectionately dubbed The Lighthouse. We passed on okay house after okay house and then were introduced to and purchased the ugliest and […]

  Sometimes I become friends in real life with Sage Mamas who have followed my work for years (mega perk to coaching over therapy). In preparation for the first playdate, they sometimes elude to a bit of nervousness and I often say something like, “You’ll get to meet my perfectly imperfect children,” to set them […]