Inspiring Links

Some of our favourite inspiring links.

... puddles as lakes at imagine childhood
7 Family Habits worth building and How to at Play Activities
Charlotte Mason Method: Adding Rhythm and Routine at Down A Rabbit Trail
When it Rains, Look for Rainbows . . . Homeschooling on Rainy Days at Teaching Stars
The One-Dimensional Mom at let why lead
6 Vintage Children’s Books That Formed My Views on Motherhood at Sara Bran's Notes From the Edge of Motherhood
The Lost Art of Lashing - by Gever Tulley at Make
The Art of Unblogging at Trina Holden
Eight Ways To Find Creative Inspiration at A Subtle Revelry
Spring Is Coming: A Sweet Story and Song for Spring and Easter at Song and Season
Cherry Blossom Picnics at Rhythm Of The Home
How to Draw a Dandelion at Art Projects for Kids
Lego Science: An Ice Excavation Experiment at Lemon Lime Adventures
How to build your own Time Machine at Science Channel
La Macchina Botanica at Anthology



Baby Bubbles at Broedkipje
The Butterfly at Team Baby
9 Ways to Play With Nature Indoors at Childhood 101
What We Learned From Playing With Rocks at Dinosaurs and Octopuses
50 Outdoor Activities Your Children Will Love at Living and Learning
Transformational Walks at Little Acorn Learning
Kiss Flip Book at Frugal Family Fun Blog
Accidental Altered Mint Tins Collection at glitter brain
What Not to Say to Someone With an Uncooperative Uterus at Clay Baboons
10 Unusual Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Interest-Led Learning
Valentine's Get Crafty: crafts & ideas to inspire at Red Ted Art
Love in Nature and in History at Slow Family Online
Hearts in Nature: A Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt at Slow Family Online
Heart Rocks: A Random Act of Kindness at Go Explore Nature
Love Bug Valentines at nature for kids
Outdoor Valentine ideas at ActiveKidsClub.com
I'm a Woman with a Plan (and a Routine and a System) at Modern Parents Messy Kids
Forget Tiger Mom and French Mom: Meet Hunter-Gatherer Mom at Slow Family Online
25 Things my Kids Have Learned from Watching Scooby Doo at Interest-Led Learning
swirl. drip. paint. draw.just...don't wait. at finding joy
An everyday playground adventure, from a child’s point of view at rethinking childhood
Be Gentle at i like polaroids
unschooling little house on the prairie at Mama Scout
Your Children Want YOU! at The Power of Moms
The Gift of Nature Study at HodgePodge
One Boy, a DIY Arcade, and the Most Uplifting Flashmob of All Time at Colossal
Please Ignore...; or, Infertility Revisited at Park Slope Promised Land
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Keep Going at Living and Learning
Enjoying Summer Close to Home at All Things Beautiful
Taking a Closer Look at the Everyday, Ordinary Moments at famiglia&seoul
16 Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Dining with the Kiddos! at famiglia&seoul
What is nature study, anyway? at Itsy Bitsy Learners
What does learning look like? at Project-Based Homeschooling
Did it rain? at grit's day
Hello me.... at solo pronto
How My Little Pony turned a little girl into a computer scientist at Boing Boing
45 Ways to Awaken a Child's Senses Outdoors at famiglia&seoul
building family connections and creativity: ways to embrace do-nothing moments at wordplayhouse
boys have Long Hair too at Taming the Goblin
How to Love Your Home {Even When You Don’t Like It} at (in)courage
The Simple Mom's Idea Book, free ebook (PDF) by Deborah Taylor-Hough
Moment of Impact at Hands Free Mama
Why I don’t worry about my kids’ screen time, Part 1 and Part 2
 at Project-Based Homeschooling
Observe The “Goldilocks Effect” In Action at Laura Grace Weldon
Normal-People Experiences at Hope To Be Daddy: A Guy's Infertility Voice
It's Right There at Hope, Trust, & Truth
This is Serious Play at Kids In The Studio & Beyond
Homeschool Inspiration and Philosophies at The Parent Vortex
It was not the first day at school at five green acres
Making Time for Quiet Reconnection at rhythm of the home
Allowing myself to be happy at An Unwanted Path
Searching For Our Seasonal Traditions at The Mahogany Way
Just for the Sake of Pleasure at Pink Dryer Lint
a few rules for homeschooling and life, the marvel edition at Wonder Farm
real creative family living at Mama Scout
Do Childhood Books Shape Us? at Laura Grace Weldon
25 Rules for Mothers of sons at Team Studer
Why I Try to Do Some Things Every Day, Without Exception at PositivelyPositive
tips for creating change at simplify101
10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home at becoming minimalist
Quick-reference by-timeline poets, musicians, and artists at The Usual Mayhem
LEGO Finds Spare Discontinued Set So Boy Who Saved Up For 2 Years Wouldn’t Be Disappointed at The Consumerist
Making Merry at SouleMama
The Spaciousness Of Simplicity at Kate Northrup
Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Slow Family Online
Winter Solstice 2012 at Spirithelpers

WEBSITES
Abraham-Hicks, Alfie Kohn, Alice Miller, Authentic Blogs, BestHomeschooling.org, Bloggy Moms, BritMums, Continuum-Concept.org, DailyLearners.com, Freedom to Learn, Home Education UK, Infertility Blogs at Creating A Family, John Holt, John Taylor Gatto, Law of Attraction Parenting, Naomi Aldort, Open Culture, Original Play, Pam Leo, Parents for Barefoot Children, Pat Farenga, Rhythm of the Home, Richard Louv, The Aware Parenting Institute, The Idle Parent, The Stirrup Queen's Blogroll, Unschooling Blogs and Podcasts

ARTICLES
The Importance of the In-Arms Phase - Jean Liedloff
Taking Children Seriously: What should I read first? - Sarah Fitz-Claridge
Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!" - Alfie Kohn
Nurturing Children's Natural Love of Learning - Jan Hunt
Ten Tips for New Unschooling Parents - Jan Hunt
Common Objections to Homeschooling - John Holt
Take Back Your Education - John Taylor Gatto
Invitation to an Open Conspiracy: The Bartleby Project - John Taylor Gatto
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free
The Ultimate Self-Education Reading List

VIDEOS
Dayna Martin: What is Unschooling?
Dayna Martin: Understanding the Basis of Unschooling
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
Gever Tulley on 5 dangerous things for kids

'Parents often think that they are here to guide the little ones. When - in reality - the little ones come forth with clarity to guide you.' Abraham-Hicks - Excerpted from a workshop in Orlando, FL on Saturday, February 15th, 1997

'The children desire freedom! And every particle of their being from their Source says, “You are free. You are so free, that every thought you offer, the entire Universe jumps to respond to it.” And so, to take that kind of knowledge and try to confine it in any way, defies the Laws of the Universe. You must allow your children to be free, because the entire Universe is set up to accommodate that. And anything you do to the contrary will only bring you regret. You cannot contain those that cannot be contained. It defies Law.' Abraham-Hicks - Excerpted from a workshop in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, September 19th, 1999

'Oh, it is so delicious! When you have an environment where children feel free, where they get to choose, and you are brave enough to ride it out... In other words, at first they'll choose all of the things that you have been convinced are wrong... But when you are brave enough to let it go far enough that they actually do identify their own personal desire, and then you stand as the loving implementer of their desire -- you would never go back to any other form. The other never worked. It doesn't work even a little bit. It doesn't work at all. Not even a little bit.' Abraham-Hicks - Excerpted from a workshop in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, March 17th, 2001