Once Upon a Time

Toni Morrrison is everything. I've taught her books so many times. But more than that, her words sit with me, touchstones. When images from her books come to me, they give me solid ground to reach toward ethical, beautiful compassion. Images and characters and moments from Beloved live in the back of my mind always.... Continue Reading →

Notes on apology

I have found that as I connect with other unschooling families, many of us come from emotionally abusive backgrounds. Perhaps, emotional abuse is far too prevalent, and unschooling helps people give it a name. If you are trying to have a peaceful, respectful relationship with your kids, you start to see how other relationships are... Continue Reading →

The Privilege of Parenting Perfection

I would love to write posts on this blog where I detail the deep conversations I've had with my kids after reading beautiful social justice books. I'd love to be that white cis-woman parent who has stacks of children's books with innovative art detailing the trail of tears, Japanese internment, civil rights--everything I think my... Continue Reading →

Learning Values

There are three core values that I thought I'd impose as a parent, which I've found I have no interest in "imposing"--if that can be done successfully with values. First, I imagined we'd be a screen-free family, or only watch Sesame Street. Ha.Sesame Street scares the crap out of my daughter. "Mario's Nightmare" on youtube... Continue Reading →

Brush fire

I am on fire But not the empowering kind Not the athletic kind Not the sprinter burning toward a finish line, hands ready to hold up the sky in victory. The kind where you stand outside a house beyond saving and watch it burn, just starting to feel the loss. I am on fire, but... Continue Reading →

Froodle, by Antoinette Portis

My daughter's autism diagnosis process involved piles of paperwork, doctor visits, and a visit to a central observation office where we did more paperwork and hours of observation. The day before that visit I was nervous. I had spent a year wondering and waffling, and I felt extremely anxious about labeling her, about how that... Continue Reading →

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