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4 Ways to Create an Autonomous Environment for Your Child

Children who are peaceful parented have more freedom. If you thought that dictating everything your child did was effective, you would be an authoritarian parent, not a peaceful one. When peaceful parenting, personal autonomy is just a natural side effect. Kids enjoy freedom just as much as adults do. I may even argue that they appreciate freedom more than most adults do. I’ve heard way too many adults say disturbing things like, “Without God everyone would go around…

How To Make an Owl Bird Feeder

So this post is going to be a little bit different. I have done “how to” posts in the past but this one is going to be a how to, craft edition. I got a lot of love on IG and I wanted to share how we did it. I posted the instructions on Facebook but I thought “a couple of more posts and people will not have the patience to scroll through old feeds to find the…

The A,B,C’s of Public School Hell

Oh where, oh where, do I begin? Public school is a horrible place for children. It is wretched in all of the worst ways. It is an absolutely soul crushing, mind destroying, individuality demolishing environment. Get good and comfy because this is going to be a bit lengthy.Just like a frog, or a pig, in a crappy high school science experiment, let me start dissecting my thoughts on this: 25 (plus) students to one teacher, common core (becoming…

The Right to Judgement

My husband and I were having one of our nightly conversations, when he said, “who am I to judge?”. I have said this in the past, as I’m sure many of you have. For some reason, when he said it this time I felt a strong push back against the entire phrase. I thought this is kind of a ridiculous thing to say. Before I continued the conversation with my husband, I rushed to the bedroom to document…