Motherhood is Hard, But It Isn’t Hard Forever

I went to the post office today without my older two. My 3.5 year old changed his mind last minute and came with me but I have, in the past, gone without him too. Then I came home and put the baby in his seat and he watched his brothers play Lego while I folded a bit...

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Unexpected Pregnancy and Unassisted Birth

In order to do his story justice, I need to start months before he was even conceived. Right after my 3rd son turned two, I became pregnant. We were overjoyed as we had always wanted 4 children. We choose to keep my pregnancies secret for the first 3 months and this...

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Introverted Unschooling

It's not that we don't enjoy visiting and going out, we do, it's just that we enjoy staying at home too. Late morning and my 9 year old is reading a novel beside me on the couch and my 6 and 3 year old are playing quietly in the play area with the marble run. The 4...

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Unschooling Reading Resources

I'm always on the lookout for good unschooling reading resources. The big question to consider when strewing any resources is how do your kids learn? I'll be upfront and say that I do very little actual teaching to read and my biggest role was to offer the boys...

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Dealing with Worries as a Mother

Fevers and illness, daring activities that lead to injuries, potential kidnappings, government interference... there are so many things that we worry about as mothers. It's so easy to spiral down into those worries and start to panic. As an INTJ, my typical response...

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