Book Review: Slow Homeschooling by Milva MacDonald



Slow Homeschooling:Essays About Mindful Homeschooling

This is a small but mighty book.  Just 64 pages, it contains a powerful collection of 23 essays that touch upon a range of issues that parents grapple with as they explore the decision about homeschooling, and more issues that arise once they start on their homeschooling journey.

Take a look at the table of contents:    Continue reading “Book Review: Slow Homeschooling by Milva MacDonald”

Book Review:UnSchoolers by Sophia Sayigh and Milva MacDonald

Did you ever wonder, what do unschoolers really do all day?

Now there’s a novel to give you a glimpse into the complex and wonderful world of unschooling.

I was excited when on of the authors of UnSchoolers reached out to me and asked if I would consider reviewing UnSchoolers.

The first thing I wanted to know was, who are the authors?

Two moms who unschooled their kids.   Continue reading “Book Review:UnSchoolers by Sophia Sayigh and Milva MacDonald”

Are You Growing or Killing Creativity?

It’s been ten years since Sir ken Robinson gave his inciting Ted Talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity? Since then his books and talks continue to challenge us to transform education— to value varied talents, build creativity, and help people find their element.

Here are some questions and recommendations with quotes from his book Out of Our Minds, Learning to be Creative

“It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realize our true creative potential—in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities—we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative.”  —Sir Ken Robinson


How do we help our kids be more creative?   Continue reading “Are You Growing or Killing Creativity?”

Why Do Diets Make Us Fat? Find out in Sandra Aamodt’s New Book

Ahh, it’s June, and the weather is heating up. Summer!

Are you are coming out of hibernation, getting ready to take the kids to the beach or town pool, and feeling in a bit of a funk about putting on the swimsuit?

Did you pull out last year’s shorts, like I did, and found you couldn’t button any of them?

What’s going on?

When you head out for groceries the headlines at the checkout nag at you: lose 10 lbs in a week, get your body beach ready, drop two dress sizes in two weeks.

You know deep down that you don’t want to participate in body shaming and an unhealthy focus on appearance. How do you fight the cultural focus on airbrushed super thin models and immediate results? You know there are unhealthy diets that will do more harm than good, but what can you do?

What should YOU do?  Continue reading “Why Do Diets Make Us Fat? Find out in Sandra Aamodt’s New Book”