Mothering


Homeschooling as a political act

Homeschooling as a political act

Compulsory means alienate and undermine students/children from achieving the ends of developing autonomous thinking and action in solidarity-building relationships with family and community. This is both an educational and political stance.

Women's work is never done (especially during the holidays)

Women's work is never done (especially during the holidays)

Are you starting to feel the stress of the season yet? Are you feeling all the things that you need to do (organize, plan, cook, etc.) to make this a good holiday season for your family? Why do women & especially mothers continue to do this work? How did we arrive here? What are possible solutions?

Some thoughts from a recently retired homeschool mom

Some thoughts from a recently retired homeschool mom

I am in the beginnings of the life stage where the load of responsibility for my children has significantly lightened. I feel it and I love it!

So a funny thing is happening to me in grad school

So a funny thing is happening to me in grad school

There’s been a longish season over the last few years of questioning my counter-cultural choices, everything from family finances to child raising. And then I decided to go to grad school.

The light at the end of the tunnel

The light at the end of the tunnel

Come hell or high water, come lockdowns and curfews, come transitions and discomfort, come mental health crises and loss of community, we were going to see our family through this difficult season.

Hello Larix buds

Hello Larix buds

I have this insatiable desire to know the names of the trees, the plants and the birds. What a delight it would be to spend my days identifying, loving, and nurturing living things.

At the beginning of March

At the beginning of March

How is it that I'm still writing about these kids?