Children and Babies

Things to do in Hawaii with Kids (Big Island)

Things to do in Hawaii with Kids (Big Island)

Get the local scoop on how to enjoy the best Hawaii has to offer for families with young children!

How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

In an ongoing effort to take our health into our own hands, we have begun to add some basic monitoring tools to our home health and first aid kit. For under $20, we found a blood pressure cuff that runs on battery. We use it […]

Easter Story, Christian Mythology

Easter Story, Christian Mythology

Would you like to share with your kids the Easter story from Christian Mythology without the dogma? Well, look no further: Christian Mythology for Kids: A Secular Family’s Guide to Modern Christianity

Let’s Play Math

Let’s Play Math

Let’s Play Math by Denise Gaskins is my ultimate guide for Unschooling math concepts. Denise explains how to keep the wonder and excitement in math. She gives many examples of how to create word problems and math games that teach concepts without officially “doing math”. […]

Family Jobs, (Not Chores)

Family Jobs, (Not Chores)

Encouraging my kids to help with family chores hasn’t come naturally. It is inevitably less work for me to just pickup after them and do the household chores than to request their help, justify why they should help, explain that boring things sometimes need to […]

Fostering the Spirit of Giving during the Holidays

Fostering the Spirit of Giving during the Holidays

In this age of consumerism, there is a real temptation to shower my children with stuff on Winter Solstice, and trust me I do, with increasing moderation each year. The anticipation of the holiday and the stories of Santa, presents, and toys can overwhelm the […]

Give the Gift of Reason this Season!

Give the Gift of Reason this Season!

A secular reading of the chapter on Jesus’s Birth Story. Give the Gift of Reason this Season!

Little Village Advent Calendar

Little Village Advent Calendar

There is something charming and childlike about counting down the days till Christmas, or as we celebrate in our home, Winter Solstice. I grew up with many fond memories of the traditions surrounding the holidays. The anticipation of the holiday was marked with a paper advent […]

Unschooling Resources Page

Unschooling Resources Page

Think of this list as a compilation of opportunity openers, a guide for the guide. This is what has inspired us and our learning, we hope it inspires you!

The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know about Raising Confident, Capable Kids This book stole my heart. I could have highlighted every word of every page. So much of it resonated with me because it was a cultural explanation […]