Lesson in Economics for My 11 Year Old (or, Don’t Hang Up The Clothes you Try On)

A few years ago, I was in a department store with my daughter who was about 8 years old at the time. We were trying on clothes in the changing room. As we finished trying on each item, I laid it neatly on the bench. When we were done with everything, I was gathering my […]

Hey Mainstreamers, Why so Defensive?

As you all know, I homeschool and I don’t vaccinate. These are the decisions I made for my family and while I believe in them wholeheartedly, I definitely know they aren’t for everyone. I like that each one of us has the freedom to make the decisions for our families that we think are best. […]

When you’re out in the World, my Child, Remember to Never Obey Adults (Part One of Two)

As kids, we were probably all reminded repeatedly, to always obey adults. Our parents seemed paralyzed with fear about the possibility of getting a call from a teacher, a bus driver, or a coach saying “I told little Jimmy to do X, Y, and Z, and he didn’t do it. He started arguing about wanting […]