Category Archives: Entrepreneurs & Entrepreneurship

“So…What’s All This ‘Times’ Stuff About?”

Em woke up unusually early this morning. It was barely 7 a.m., and she was up and awake. So my usual routine was a bit disrupted, since I’m used to her sleeping in until 9 a.m., when her alarm is … Continue reading

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Unschooling for 8-26-14 through 8-28-14

Unschooling for 8-26-14 Yesterday (8/26) is a busy day despite not having to do “work work” (read that cleaning houses or teaching classes). The night before we practiced reading (Emily read to her dad) and I read to her more … Continue reading

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Homeschooling, Unschooling, and Fostering Entrepreneurship

We are unschoolers, which is often construed as being anti-school or anti-learning. That would not be correct. Unschooling is what each of us does on a regular basis in our daily lives. If you are the inquisitive sort, or even … Continue reading

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A Very Creative Day

I have to say, finally getting the homeschool room cleaned up really gave a jolt to my creative side…and Emily’s. So while she has immersed herself in the minutiae of face paints, I have catapulted myself down the rabbit hole … Continue reading

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My Body is Her Canvas

I mentioned the other day that we are ramping up to sell at a farmer’s market. This will be headed by my daughter and I, and as we cleaned the homeschool room to make room for Emily to do some … Continue reading

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Brainstorming, Typing, Zentangle, and Story-Making

I really, really wish I could adopt the neighbor kid. That said, if I can’t adopt him, I guess I’ll just have to let him come over and hang out. That’s what he did today, and along the way, a … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Markets and Disneyland Savings

Emily and I have been working hard on saving for Disneyland. Unfortunately last week and now this week, we are not attending the farmer’s market (I’m teaching classes on those nights), so our savings total hasn’t gone up much… Total … Continue reading

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The Value of Hard Work…and Learning to Save

No Payment for Chores In our house we do not pay for chores. As Joel Salatin writes in The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, “Kids shouldn’t be paid for breathing.” As a member of the household, there are … Continue reading

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All of Those Questions!

Lesbians and Love The other day we are eating lunch and Emily sets her fork down and asks… Mama, are you a lesbian? I managed not to choke on my mouthful of food. “Mmm, no honey, I’m not a lesbian,” … Continue reading

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Add In Entrepreneurship

After the success of our lemonade stand, I realized something… Emily is a natural at sales. When we held the lemonade stand/garage sale last Saturday, she would smile and wave at everyone who drove by. When they came up to … Continue reading

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