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Welcome!

Hello! If you’re an unschooling/homeschooling, peaceful parenting, travel-loving, food-loving kind of person, (or any combination of the above) we’re going to be good friends :)

Here’s what I’m talking about…

1. Parenting peacefully

Parenting peacefully

What does it mean to “parent peacefully?” It means to respect your child, love them unconditionally, and look at how you parent from their perspective. Many parents think they’re providing unconditional love, but what matters is if your child sees it that way. If you’re looking for a parenting book, I highly and wholeheartedly recommend Unconditional Parenting and The Continuum Concept. Check out my post:

10 Tips for parenting more peacefully

2. A glimpse into the unschooling life

What is unschooling? Unschooling is allowing learning to happen organically. It’s allowing your child to learn by following her own interests and passions, rather than an arbitrarily set curriculum. It’s trusting that your child will learn what he needs to learn, when he’s ready to learn it. Have you ever thought about homeschooling your chlid(ren) but thought it would be too hard? I’m going to show you that you can and it can be fun and very rewarding (for both you AND your kids!).

Maybe you’re already homeschooling but frustrated by following the curriculum and looking for an alternative? I will help you!

In a homeschooling rut? Wishing there was a different way? There is!

What is unschooling?

Unschooling resources

What does the research on pretend play show?

The Little Boy and the killing of creativity

3. Travel

This is Unschooling Travelers, after all :) My husband and I are planning for full time travel in the near future. We traveled a lot before kids, but then settled down for a “normal” life. We can’t ignore our wanderlust anymore and are coming to terms with the fact that a “normal” life just isn’t for us. I’ll be letting you in on our plans and then I hope you’ll follow along on our journey!

I believe traveling is an essential part of life and especially important for children. What better way to learn about life, people, culture, and the world than to experience it firsthand? I traveled a lot in my pre-kid life and look forward to getting back to it and bringing my kids along for the ride.

Our trip to Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

How I traveled Europe on a budget

4. Sharing Recipes

Just for fun, and because I absolutely love to cook, I’m sharing my recipes! In October 2013 I started reading about the importance of gut health. Since then I’ve cut out all grains (except the occasional tortilla chip… and cupcake… hey, sometimes you just have to ;) ), processed sugar, and vegetable oils. I follow mostly Paleo/Primal, but not strictly. I do what feels best for my body. And I will never give up cheese! I should know to never say never! Follow my Whole30 challenge (and yes, I gave up dairy!).

I still have a couple recipes on here that I used to really love – and will probably still eat occasionally, because they’re soooo good – like my pasta puttanesca and energy bites, so you can enjoy them.

So here you go, check out my recipes!

Recipes

Please feel free to contact me and let me know what you want to see or how I can help you. I love hearing from my readers :)

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