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No Means No: Teaching our children about consent

It's important to go beyond the bounds of your personal comfortability for growth, but consent should never, ever leave the realm of comfortability.  No one should feel uncomfortable being touched or saying no. 

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More of Them, More of Me

A few weeks ago, someone asked if I'd be "going back to work" anytime soon and assumed homeschooling wasn't something we intended to dedicate our lives to. Unschooling, in particular, requires dedication. With the goal of learning by pursuing interests, we have to make every situation an opportunity to learn. Every question is treated seriously.… Continue reading More of Them, More of Me

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“I’ll Pray for You”– but Will You?

"Salty" is the new "petty" and I think the reversed meaning of "bless your heart" is also being replaced. As Christianity becomes increasingly whittled down to fit into today's society, a common thing we see is the phrase “I’ll pray for you” thrown out without any real intention behind it, primarily during an argument but also jokingly when speaking to a friend.

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A Month of Christmas Week 4: Christmas at Home

This year, Christmas filled our entire month of December. It was fun, but also exhausting, and if you're asking right now, next year Christmas will be sloooooow, and not FULL. (But, if you ask me next year around Christmas time.... haha!) We spent Christmas Eve-Eve in downtown Austin passing out goodie bags, coffee, hot cocoa, and… Continue reading A Month of Christmas Week 4: Christmas at Home