Saturday, July 29, 2006

Decisions, Reed Organ, Juggling
How often do you make decisions?
(I guess this is the shortest thing I’ve ever written.)
In the area of collecting, strewing and making connections, here’s
information about a small reed organ.
Juggling, but art, and music, and ideas about more and better.
This is not exactly on the site, but is exactly on the topics of unschooling and parenting. It’s a commemoration of the last day we had three teenagers, which was Friday July 28, the day before Kirby’s 20th birthday.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

toddlers, deschooling, monsters and cake

This installment is mostly about new art, but you might find articles you had missed or forgotten while you're looking.

new photo (new to the site) of my kids at

"Look for the delight in life and it will infect your kids :-)"
New deschooling description by Joyce
Two nice photos of Joyce, taken by her daughter Kat, added here:

Monster art now with the article for Monster Mania article for which it was intended

Two new cake photos (Ren's Jalen and his Squarebob Spongepants cake) and something Ren wrote about that

Friday, July 14, 2006

food, teens, mystery art, imagination and names

New parts on the following pages:
Another seven-year-old turns down dessert.
Review of teen behavior at conference
How the discussions help people

New pages:
So far, Deb Lewis!
Seems odd this site would need a page called "learning," but things came along that didn't fit elsewhere.
I'm still dinking around with the links to get the art to work on different browsers.
People's names, and place names
A pretty discovery, and a mystery for you.

Thursday, July 6, 2006

How are they as teens?

I've worked on several pages lately and the commonality seems to be that they're about older unschoolers.
There are additions or newness in the following links:
"Will they get jobs?"

Unschooled Teens: How are they as People?
(addition of a few things, notably the tale of Marty's graduation from the Junior Police Academy, a combination bootcamp and daycamp he attended when he was fourteen) and that had reference to a certain rant which is also posted and linked from there
I have named it "Lazy Hedonists" (choosing words from the rant itself)
Some new things, more access
Two new links at the bottom of the box and general page cleanup

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

typical day, female-lead, peace and books
There's a new story on typical days (upper right) involving glowsticks in the hot tub. It's nice.
New female videogame lead sent by someone who happened by.

New on

From the UnschoolingDiscussion list

Sandra Dodd: Some mom reading here might look up and smile at her child, or touch his head softly, or turn off the computer and go watch him build with Lego, or go with him to the park to throw a frisbee for the dog. Maybe without this list she would've told him to just go do something else because she had to fix dinner.

AmyLS: I'd just like to say that the cumulative effect of reading this message board has been much like Sandra said. Saying 'sure!' when my youngest one asked if we could get the Chocolate Lucky Charms, getting up when my kids say 'Hey Mum, look at this...' (instead of...'hold on, I'm doing something'). The insights and vignettes on this board have been very valuable to my family... good writing!

Not central to unschooling, but as sub-info for the Books page

Medieval books and online books
(Those I'll just add to as I come across good things, and if any of you have favorites, please write!)