Big Rocks First - welcome to 2023
We have a massive responsibility to each other, enormous. It becomes self-evident when we have children that we need to care for them and do our best to make life beautiful for them, but when all comes to all, we have the same responsibility for everyone else as well.
Are you happy?
Sharing our take on happiness, finding the good life balances, the ways we balance an ever-changing life, and the story of how we attended a great festival in Germany for home-educating families. Read on to learn our thoughts on routines on the road, lovely gratefulness exercises, and how we handle some of the basics of practical life on the road.
Unschooling is just life
Unschooling is just a fancy word for living, said a meme I saw on social media this week. It is true. Another, longer, a post I read was about how ambitious we can all become while following each other's unschooling journeys on blogs and social media.
A lovesong for life itself - week 16 2022 Catalunia
An ode to life, sharing just how great it feels to be a traveling, unschooling, free and wild woman of 47, with four amazing children and an amazing husband.
Do you know how to stay with your own truth?
Sometimes I “download” something. A clear message. Sometimes it is more powerful and clear than others. Often I ask for it, rarely does it make its own way to my mind.
It is not normal. It is wrong.
Have you ever regretted leaving your kid in an institution?
People call it "normal," but is it?
That something is normal means that most people are doing it - it doesn't make it right.
In Denmark, the maternity leave is nine months. After this period, it is considered normal to take your infant, who can't yet speak and who often can't even walk, and place your child in the arms of strangers for up to 8 hours or more per day. Because you know - it is normal - and you want to go back to work, or wh…
Are we rootless?
Do we need to have a house, a base, somewhere to call home? Will it take too much toll on the children to keep moving? Is it good for us?
Are You Always Busy?
Life is in the moment of the things we do. Whether we are studying a language or talking to a friend, or going for a walk, the most important is not to have a mind full of all the things we are not doing in this present moment.
Unschooling is about freedom
Letting go of control and ambition is not letting go of presence and enthusiasm. We trust the flow of life, the joy of learning, the natural curiosity everyone possesses and do not plan a curriculum for our children.
How to get Independent children
From personal freedom grows independent persons. Children need the right to pursue their own path in life.
Taking the step from a career life to becoming a homeschool dad
5 years ago I missed my family – I felt detached, came home late from work, and felt cheated of my kid’s childhood. Are you ever tired of going to work? I know I was. I was tired of going to work – But actually not tired of my work.
I used to be a feminist
We need to find a new kind of life, a better balance for everyone. I believe in personal freedom for everyone. And in true and humble respect for the dignity in everyone. By everyone.
We have SELECTED our options
We have CHOSEN to create a life where we can unschool our children. It is a question of whether it is important enough to fight for.
Do you still co-sleep?
Bedtime with children is sometimes described as a science, it can be a huge fuzz – and sleeping in one big pile is to some people a wild idea. Others embrace it, but believe it can only function with toddlers. But do we really need individual beds, how does reality look from a tiny house with big children?
Slow-living - an uncut diamond
Recently we discovered Slow-living - we learned to create a space for slow-living in your life follows in the wake of minimalism, together with a sharper clarification of values and liberation. Read how we made space for Slow Living and what it does for us.
How to get 3 kids to sleep at the same time
Read about our evening routines, how we succeed in getting everyone to sleep – There is room for everyone in a very large bed when you co-sleep.
Can boys have long hair?
I was about to tell Storm that ‘Boys don’t have long hair.’ Most probably because he was simply so super-nice with that messy blonde hair that was cut short in the neck. Fortunately, I stopped myself.
Siblings without jealousy
Sibling jealousy is rarely about the relationship between siblings. It is about the child experiencing that it is not seen by the mother and/or father.
Where are we now?
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