The Kids Will Not Save Us

We're days from the midterm elections here in the US. We have outright racist voter suppression in Georgia and North Dakota and elsewhere. We have thousands of kids deeply traumatized from being torn away from their families and too many still separated. We have an alcoholic rapist in the Supreme Court who thinks people with... Continue Reading →

Great Joy, Great Sorrow

What I'm feeling could be described as just post-vacation blues. Or I could write a novel about family histories, poverty, capitalism, abuse, misogyny, white supremacy. Or I could tell the story of my kids and their small joys, challenges, victories, discoveries. Or the romance of my husband and I, moving between cities and states, searching... Continue Reading →

Embracing

I woke up this morning with a post on my mind, a list of all the things I must embrace because my daughter is autistic. I embrace the fact that she's afraid of movies and I won't be able to watch a movie with her for a very long time if ever. Instead, I embrace... Continue Reading →

A typical unschooling day, +autism

People are always asking what an unschooling day looks like. The answer of course is that every single one is different. And with autism? Of course every kid on the spectrum is so, so different. But here is one of our days. The day could be said to start the night before. At night with... Continue Reading →

Unschooling Fun

I'm 39 weeks pregnant, waiting for baby, feeling huge and very slow and with lots of practice contractions slowing me down. Plus my daughter and I are sick. Which means we've basically stayed inside our house for two weeks. I was worried about this time period, and the time with a newborn, well over a... Continue Reading →

Good Stories

A month or so ago, I noticed that every story I had told recently about my daughter was negative. We'd had some exhausting weeks--for her, illness exacerbates every symptom of autism, and her dad and I often feel that we're banging out heads against a wall. Hypersensitivity, not eating  much at all, not responding to... Continue Reading →

Too difficult for grown-ups

I didn't post for a while as I finished--and recovered from--graduate school. I put aside this winter to do some "deschooling" as unschooling families talk about, some finding myself, some peace after 25 years of school and pressure. A friend I know watched the tv show Cops for 6 months after she finished her dissertation.... Continue Reading →

Continual surprise

My daughter and husband are out in the forest, going on a "hike" which these days means talking with her about all the cool sticks and rocks and leaves she finds for about a half mile. I just received a text that she was pretending to be Beaver Boy (from Peep and the Big Wide... Continue Reading →

Mom

One of my favorite bloggers recently posted that she pulled her son from school. She wrote, "I'm just trying really hard to keep my boy’s spirit and curiosity intact (or at least not diminishing before my very eyes)." This statement rings true for me because it is how I would define most of my schooling... Continue Reading →

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