Big Feelings Chart: Free Printable for Emotional Skills

We all have Big Feelings because we’re human. We can empower our kids by helping them name their Big Feelings and what helps them through that feeling. I’ve created a free template that you can edit and print out, as a learning tool!

Unschooling with Less Burnout: Self Care for the At-Home-Parent

The hand-written sign taped to my fridge right now says: “Be kind to yourself, you’re only human.” Parents and kids in families like ours need a more robust self-care plan for unschooling/homeschooling/whateverschooling to be sustainable long-term.

Play Is The Core of All Learning

There is a season of childhood play that is physical and imaginative. It is a season of touching, tasting, singing, jumping, play-doh, bubbles, puddles, mud pies, sand, bugs, forts, acting out stories, helping, squishing food, favorite stories read by heart, coloring and drawing, pretending, dress-up, puppets, sticks, face paint and finger paint, and bubble baths….

The Very First Thing to Do After a Meltdown

Our family therapist is one of my very favorite people. She validates our experiences and feelings. She gives us all big ideas, little techniques, and shares wisdom and failures from her own parenting and life journey. My kiddo hugs her and considers her family. She also swears, which just makes me feel good! This is…

Considering Unschooling? Here Are 3 Baby Steps

Hey there, confused and overwhelmed parent. I am like you. I am you. Maybe you’re homeschooling with a curriculum and every day is a fight. Maybe your kiddo is still in school but you know it’s not right for them and you’re seeking another way. Maybe your circumstances are different, but you worry that you’re…