Unschooling

10 Reasons Why We Are Building An EarthShip Home (Photos)

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So, I get it.  If you are like I used to be,  you hear “sustainable living” or “off-the-grid” and you picture a community of people living together without the comforts of ‘modern day’ amenities. What if I told you that there is a type of home that’s cheap to build, cheap to maintain, a home that provides all the free food ... Read More »

Mexico, here we come!

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2 kids, 3 dogs, 8 bags and a partridge in a pear tree             Well, we’re off!   We left Fredericton at 5am for our 6am flight.  Our bodies are here, at the airport, but our minds are still in bed….maybe it’s because of the 4 hour ‘sleep’ we got last night, or maybe it’s ... Read More »

It’s time for me to come out and tell you the truth.

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So, I mentioned there would be an announcement?  Well, here it is! I AM WRITING A BOOK. That’s right.  I am now well into it and very excited to bring it to fruition. This book is a MUCH-NEEDED guide that will help parents-to-be understand what to really expect. Have you ever felt the urge, deep within your gut, to do something? ... Read More »

Valedictorian – On Why The School System Isn’t Ideal

This video is a little longer, but well worth it.  It is one of the best valedictorian speeches we’ve heard. I wonder what prompted her to speak her mind? Perhaps she was thinking that she’s now graduated and not much anyone can do about it Come on, let’s be honest, didn’t we all study for tests by memorizing the material? ... Read More »

Time To REALLY heal and get Fit

This is interesting: - Number of medical schools in the U.S.: 125 - Of those, only 30 requiring a course in nutrition: - The average U.S. physician receives only 2.5 hours of nutritional training during four years in medical school. I believe there are about 17 in Canada, only a few require a course in nutrition and still 2.5 hours ... Read More »

Less Screen Time Equals Smarter Children?

“Screen time” includes TV, Computer, phones, ipads and all other devices with a screen. Screen time can negatively impact a child’s sleep Screen time can hinder learning in babies and children Screen time linked to increased psychological difficulties Screen time has been shown to increase childhood obesity Screen time linked to increased psychological difficulties Research has shown that reducing screen ... Read More »

My husband ate poop.

mmm, is that butterscotch?   I’m sure every dad or mom knows the sweet smell and look of baby poo.  Am I right? We’ve all had it on us at some point during the first and 12th month of our child’s life. The other day, Josh, my husband and loving father to Maddox actually ate some.  Not on purpose, just ... Read More »

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