Outside the Box: Where we’ve been, where we are

  Looking at it now, it all seems so simple... The rest of the world was black and white But we were in screaming color... - Out of the Woods, Taylor Swift We can breathe again, out here in the open. Drink in lemonade sunlight because each one of us has faced so, so much … Continue reading Outside the Box: Where we’ve been, where we are

Isn’t this why we don’t send our kids to public school?

I was four years old. We were visiting my dad's childhood home in New York, and we went to the house of an elderly lady who used to be his neighbor. She had a caretaker, a single mom homeschooling her son, who was around my age. My favorite TV show was Barney the Dinosaur, my … Continue reading Isn’t this why we don’t send our kids to public school?

How ‘The Village’ illustrates isolated, fear-based homeschooling

I grew up in the Village. The first time I watched M. Night Shyamalan's 2004 film, my head hurt and one of my roommates asked me if I was okay. I didn't have words. Sometimes I find those books, those films that resonate so strongly with my own experience, that the bittersweet rush of knowing … Continue reading How ‘The Village’ illustrates isolated, fear-based homeschooling

Why “Not All Homeschoolers” and “No True Christians” responses are silencing dialogue

So I'm active in several online communities that discuss homeschooling and spiritual abuse. I also read a lot. Almost daily, I post articles and blog posts that I find interesting. I'm also Facebook friends with people I met during each of the four times I moved cross-country between Texas and Colorado, people from every church … Continue reading Why “Not All Homeschoolers” and “No True Christians” responses are silencing dialogue

I can’t save my siblings

Growing up homeschooled means you get a lot more time with your siblings than other kids. As an older sibling, it also means you have much more responsibility for them. My parents told me I didn't need friends, I had my siblings. They also told me I was the example for them, the prototype. This … Continue reading I can’t save my siblings