Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Small words, Joyous meals, "Junk food"

New in 2023, about something very old

I remodeled a page by Shan Burton, with photos about moving from rules to enjoyment of food and of eating: Food and Assumptions...A True Unfettering!

New page, 2023, on moving above and beyond the idea of "junk food"

photo (a link) by

Monday, February 13, 2023

Interviews re-discovered; recordings of presentations

Two interviews (originally on paper; then on website; now my website):

Why a Former Teacher Kept Her Own Kids Out of the Classroom

Debating How Kids Learn—Interview, rescued, in which I was quoted (and was given the last word):

Edinburgh Home Education Network waited to be sure these recordings were secure and would still be available, before taking their old site down (notes are there):
photo (a link) by Jo Isaac

Sacrifices (magical and otherwise)

Magical sacrifices (not the kinds that work; not the things that help unschoolers)

Sacrifice, in a good way, for unschooling parents

photo (a link) by Gail Higgins

Friday, January 13, 2023

Infants, Food Connections, Debating "Balance"

Something added to the page on Infants (second section, for now):

Food Connections / Food Tie-in with Books and Movies Page started long ago, found and expanded with a discussion from 2002

New page of older interview:
Debating How Kids Learn—response to "an expert" who said unschooling was ridiculous
(unfortunately, not a direct, real response, because the conversation was created by the interviewer from two interviews, but she let me win)

photo (a link) by Janine Davies

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Respect/freedom; multiply by 18

On "freedom," in light of respect for others, and for realities. New to the site; from the book.

Story told in 2001, the day it happened, though it's been reported since. Multiplication, unschooled teens impressing older people, various other confidence-boosting bits.
(added to my site in May 2022)

photo (a link) by Sarah S.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

MMA fighting, Actively Unschooling, Do it Well!

Addition to Focus, Hobbies, Obsessions:
Richard Jennings was unschooled, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and has moved from local to regional Mixed Martial Arts tournaments. Video interview added to:

Not NEW new, but had not been announced, on unschooling actively: https://sandradodd.com/activeunschooling

"Do it well" found unfinished; finished it! Stabilized it; added a bit.

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd, of Holly

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Homebodies and cocooning

"Seasons, Ebb and Flow"—when things happen to change patterns, relax into it. https://sandradodd.com/day/ebbandflow

"Time for Solitude"—being home, on purpose, sometimes

photo (a link) by Cass Kotrba

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Small joys, particular people

New page on small joys:
(Formerly a blog post; worth keeping; video of me.)

New page, info on and collection of links to writings of Renee Cabatic:

Upgrade, update of page on Robyn Coburn: https://sandradodd.com/robyncoburn

photo (a link) by KristivaStack

Friday, July 8, 2022

Avoiding divorce, Accountability, Babies Eating Food

Uncomfortable Information—Serious advice about avoiding divorce, about which people complain

"Life is Good" and the amazing Schuyler Waynforth—An early exchange between Renee Cabatic and Schuyler Waynforth

NEW PAGE: Babies Eating with their Hands / Babies reach for food

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Elvis/music boxes in musicals, Cursive writing,

Two pages cleaned up, with a new story added to the collection about unschoolers learning to write.

New story from Annie Regan, at "Cursive, unschooling, change, musings" https://sandradodd.com/cursive

"How Elvis Appears to Unschoolers," which turns into music boxes in musicals (Elvis in "Blue Hawaii," Dick Van Dyke in "Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang," and the opening song of "The Book of Mormon" https://sandradodd.com/dot/elvis
photo (a link) by Ester Siroky

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Parenting Peacefully, Fact, Food

Usually I try to save up three similar or related pages, but this one is long and important. In January 2022 I have added to the page called Parenting Peacefully, a list that Alex Arnott wrote. It's the fourth item or so.
That page is long, solid, rich, and has a sound file you can hear there, or download and keep.

New to the site: Fact/Fallacy/Opinion (from The Big Book of Unschooling)

New page, sound and pictures, about FOOD and unschooling
photo (a link) by Lydia Koltai

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Service, expanded and cleaned up

There were two pages on service, but now there are three, easier to read, links repaired:

Service as a Gift (a very good page that is not new)

New page, with info taken from the first page. Much easier to read here:

Some writing about doing dishes...:
Do you like your dishes?
Would you wash your dishes even if you had no children?
...was discussed https://sandradodd.com/chats/bigbook/page175-184_choreServe.html
and many good things were written.

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd