Forced vs. Natural Milestones

As parents, we hear what "experts" claim to be average ages that children meet milestones in our culture. We then tend to compare our children to these averages and push them to reach them out of fear that they aren't living up to the cultural norm or standard. When many people first discover Radical Unschooling, in which a family lives … [Read more...]

Free Hugs: London, England

My mother and step-father live in England. Whenever we go to visit them, we take the train into London. As crazy as some of my ideas and dreams in life are to my mother, she always supports them. For this trip, I told her and my step-father, (who is British) that I wanted to give out, "Free Hugs," in one of the busiest areas of London. … [Read more...]

The Sparkling Martins!

I have been keeping a family blog for over six years now. It is there that I share our journey as a Radical Unschooling family. I use this as a journal, a family photo album, a resource for my children's yearly evaluations and a place where family and friends can see what we are up to. I hope to inspire other families to pursue their … [Read more...]

Australian Advocacy

It has been an amazing summer! I have been traveling off and on for several weeks now. I spoke at the Conscious Parenting and Natural Learning Conference in Australia this August. It was winter there during my stay and it was cold! What an experience to have a 14 hour time difference AND season change! I adjusted perfectly and never … [Read more...]

Sexy Birth – Taking Birth to New Depths!

Sexy Birth is a compilation of ten years of my work as a Doula and childbirth educator. It is my personal birthing philosophy and method of birth with personal stories to highlight my perspective. I am beginning a Sexy Birth teacher training program in which I will facilitate women becoming childbirth educators and Doulas. My plans are … [Read more...]