"The pursuit of knowledge was freedom to me, the right to declare your own curiosities and follow them. I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people's interests. The library was open, unending, free. Slowly, I was discovering myself." -Ta-Neshi Coates, Between the World and Me
This evening I'm happy to introduce to you all to a passionate green lovin' urban homesteading mama who goes by the name Mama Tortuga.
"Their view of learning changed from "writing on paper, listening to the teacher and staying in your seat," (a listless activity that was restricted to a certain space) to something they do naturally at a every moment of the day. They approach it like detectives trying to figure out new and intriguing mysteries. My son describes learning now as 'everything, everything I like.'"
"As a homeschooling parent and a business owner it's all about balancing my time and getting creative about when and how I can get work done. I want to focus as best as I can on where I am at the moment, and not be distracted by home while I'm working or by work while I'm at home. That means being flexible about when and how we get things done, which means maybe family time happens mid-week, or work happens early in the morning while the rest of my family is asleep. " -Rachel Wolf
Hello all! Happy hump day! For today's "Wunder Mum Wednesday" we interviewed Melanie G. Wallace, our country marvel mama who currently has her hands full with her gorgeous tots and home-based career! Hey y'all! I'm as Southern as biscuits and slaw, and an honest to goodness total hot mess! I'm a country girl that married … Continue reading Wunder Mum Wednesday No.2: Little House on The Circle
A book list @myeklektikmama considers a well-rounded beginning research platform for the ever-learning eclectic parent.
"The life of a 'Momtessorian' is one that I have grown in to…I adapt well to anything that comes my way, I have learned to function well on small amounts of sleep, and am a dedicated and caring educator, mom, and wife. So basically, I am all things 'Momtessorian'!"
The author shares a cup of Cuban coffee and a childhood memento that relates to all mommies and their little's education.
Warning: Long Read! My experience with natural child birth and what one nasty obstetrician had to say about it.
It is Midnight. The kids just went to sleep. Yes, we are late risers and our bedtime varies. Don't judge me! It is nice to sit in solitude after a very long day, and pour a bit of my overflowing mind into of an enticing blank screen sort of like The Pensieve. 'Lots of work … Continue reading Midnight Mama: Bed Time Not on Our Bio-diverse Curriculum