Apologies for dropping off the face of the earth for the past 3 months or so. I’ve been dealing with sorting out some health issues–mainly fatigue, insomnia, and mood swings. Turns out that perimenopause, vitamin D, B12, and iron deficiencies were to blame. Good to have that sorted out and feeling much better for the … More 9 Months in
Today we decided to pop out into the backyard to check on various flora and fauna. We fed the koi and rescued a handful of tadpoles from the pond’s leaf basket. Last year T was too squeamish to touch them, but this time he was eager to help. Two of them flopped out of our … More Nature Boy
I was invited by adhdkidsrock.com to write a guest post on unschooling and ADHD. Naturally, I was honored to do so. Click here to to read the article. As always, please share/like/follow! Feedback much appreciated!
It occurred to me this morning that we are now exactly 6 months into this unschooling journey. How did that happen?! It still feels so new. It is still so new, but we’ve received so much support from friends, family, and fellow homeschoolers and unschoolers that the transition has been much easier than anticipated. So, … More Six Months Later…
For this week’s field trip, we decided to hit up the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in St. Augustine, FL. I figured the oddities would be right up T’s alley. His eyes went wide as saucers at the mention of a genuine shrunken head! We made it exactly half-way through the museum when he … More Uncanny Valley Strikes Again
I’ve decided–for the summer at least–to plan 1 field trip per week. It can be local or within a few hours drive, free or at least not ludicrously expensive. So if you’re looking for cheapish things to do in northeast FL now that school’s out, watch this space! A week ago we went to see … More Farm Fresh
Just got back from a weekend in the woods with T. Someone in our local unschooling group had posted about a free kids music camp offered several times a year at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. I told T about it, and he said he’d like to go and learn bass guitar. I … More Back to Bas(s)ics
Saturday was T’s first performance with the Jedi Academy at a local minicon. He was totally badass! So focused and didn’t seem nervous in the least. Friends of ours drove all the way from Savannah to catch the second performance and cheer him on. Inbetween performances, he had a lot of people request to have … More We Must, We Must, We Must Increase Our Trust!
And so it begins…I had thought we’d be doing the bird watching/feeding/classifying activities today, but T wasn’t feeling it. I knew a certain level of flexibility would be required this week and did not expect the activities I planned to absolutely occur on the assigned days. I just wanted to have enough enriching activities/materials available … More Unschooling Day 1
This past week was looooong. And exhausting. I spent the entire week doing my 45 hour post-license course to make my real estate license permanent. My mom very kindly looked after T while I TCB’d. Unfortunately, this meant he did not clock a lot of outdoors time this week, so he’s just a smidge more “energetic” … More Springy