Over the course of the year 2018, three friends from my immediate circles have announced that they are getting or have gotten weight loss surgery. My friend who’s having hers done soon said to me, “everyone’s having it done these days. It’s so common, really there’s no reason not to!” Despite the willingness of so […]Read More Why I Won’t Let the Schools Teach my Kids about Food
Here’s a thing about unschoolers: we are an incredibly amorphous group. You can’t even fairly call us a group–we have no leader, no rule book; we’re all over the map. All we have are ideas. Sure, those ideas started with one man, who put them into some great books, but there’s still about a million ways to […]Read More Hypocrisy and All of It
Dear stay-at-home parents who send their kids to school, You’re doing it backwards! If you think about it, by the time your kid is ready for school, you’ve done a lot of the hardest, most tiring work of parenting. Your four or five year old is walking, talking, and has pretty good hand-eye coordination. They’re […]Read More You’re doing it backwards!