Parenting choices

*** I feel like I should include a disclaimer that I don’t think that mothers who do not breastfeed for as long as I do or at all love their children any less than a mother who does.  I tell Charlotte →MORE...

Sep 29, 2011
WHAT?, Charlotte has been asking me as we watch spiders slide across their webs in the morning.  Spider-webs, I keep telling her.  And I explain how they are built and why and whenever I see a spider wrapping its prey I →MORE...

On Saturday morning, I took my daughter to the wild. It was foggy here this weekend.  We looked out the window, at the grey mist touching everything we could see.  What would you like to do today?, I asked her.  Go →MORE...

Sep 15, 2011
In spring this year I took a break from reviewing children’s books because my family was trying out a new reading system and I wanted to find the balance in my own home before diverting any attention to writing about books. →MORE...

Sep 13, 2011
The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.  – Henry David Thoreau Charlotte is two years old which means that our home-education journey has officially →MORE...