Archive for the ‘unschool’ Category

forest exploration

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

We donned caps and packs and headed into the forest today.  Zia was thrilled at the prospect of a little outdoor adventure, and Cash, as usual, was just happy to be included. Ready to go! This cute little chipmunk hitched a ride on my back. We found this heart-shaped rock on the trail into the […]

summer camp day

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

She was so excited she said goodbye to both David and me at the front door of our house, before we got in the car to go.  “So you’re driving yourself?” I asked.  She giggled. Our local nature center offers summer camps, and this year she was old enough to be a “Nederbug”.  It was […]

living slow

Posted on March 9th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  9 Comments »

There’s a rhythm to our days here–simple but full.  Having kids has slowed me way down. Before my babies came, I rarely sat down during the day, ever, except for meals.  There was very little rhythm to my life; it was lived on the fly.  If I felt like jumping in the car and going […]


Posted on January 9th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Caleb is home, and Tuesday was his first day back to school.  After spending the weekend enveloped in hugs, kisses, and custom-made drawings from Zia, they spent Monday sledding in cardboard boxes down our little hill.  Yesterday he finally escaped her clutches.  He rode his motorbike to the bus stop with his backpack stuffed to […]

creekside ramblings

Posted on October 25th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

“This area is more complete for fishing.” Zia: “Would you like an overview of how rocks and sand make sounds and don’t make sounds?” Me: “Sure.” Zia (tossing a handful of mixed rock and sand): “Did you hear the sand?” Me: “Nope.” Zia: “Did you hear the rock?” Me: “Yes, I did.” Zia: “Now you […]