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...]

My Family on ABC’s Hit Show, “Wife Swap”

In October of 2012, my family took part in the experience of being on ABC's, Wife Swap. Millions of people tuned in to see our family swap lives with a "strict disciplinarian." We saw the episode the night before it aired on ABC with our friends who were visiting from Bermuda and Australia. We were happy with the finished episode. It … [Read more...]

Self Love Through Self Expression

  This year has been a powerful year for me and my family. After appearing on ABC's hit show, Wife Swap, we have been contacted by hundreds of people who fully support Radical Unschooling philosophy. We are so glad that we worked with ABC and took part in the show. We have been gifted with many opportunities to take part in other … [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...]