Carnival of Unschooled Life — February 2010 Edition


Go to life, not school.

The carnival is back to begin a new year. We have new contributors as well as old friends, and I humbly ask everyone who reads this to pass it on in some way to someone they think will enjoy it. Twitter. Facebook. Suddenly, email seems so old-fashioned.

I’m starting 2010 with a healthier body, thanks to a much-needed operation I had in December of 2009. And, glancing at the stack of unread books on my reading table, 2010 will be a time for expanding my mind.

Wishing you all a delightful adventure here, I present this month’s carnival.


Life at Home

Samantha at ninth street east gives us two entries this month: first, a look at The World Through Sophie’s Eyes, and then the eye-catching Black Glue.

From Darcel, a new contributor who blogs at Luv N Harmony, we have Freedom at Home.


Out in the World

My family made our annual pilgrimage to the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center on December 23, 2009. This is mother and daughter basking in the holiday spirit.



Laura Grave Weldon presents Going to Hope in a Handbasket.

Karen at The Stone Age Techie presents Learning Extensions, Analog and Digital, and says, “what the boys do that I discuss in this post is both inspired and inspiring to see.”

Rana at Free to learn an lovin it gives us Is Free Range Parenting Right For You?


Dark Nights of the Soul

If you ever find yourself doubting your decision to unschool, remember these words about doubt from Helen Keller:

Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.”


Encounters of the School-y Kind

Anna at adversarian presents So, you’re a dropout? Welcome to the carnival, Anna.



Intentional Unschooling is a good place to begin. It comes from Jena at Yarns of the Heart.



A handkerchief (for eye dabbing) might be in order before you read Don’t Bother Mom, She’s Blogging About Motherhood from Laura Grace Weldon.



Changes comes from Rana at Free to learn an lovin it.

Pamela Jorrick of Blah, Blah, Blog presents Why Don’t Students Like School?

Idzie at I’m Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write. gives us The Cons of Unschooling. Thank you for this important post, Idzie.

And, last but not least, new contributor, Margy Hesser, who blogs at Homeschool Highschool, presents “Are You Homeschooled?” “Define Homeschool.” Welcome, Margy, and thanks for the call to band together. That’s part of what this carnival tries to help us do.

***Thank you to all who contributed posts this month. The carnival will be back on March 1, 2010, which means that submissions will be due by February 28, 2010.

***To contribute a post to the next edition of The Carnival of Unschooled Life — which will be here at The Expanding Life on March 1, 2010 — use the carnival submission form.


9 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Rana said,

    This looks like some great reading. Thanks for putting me in the carnival. I hope you had a good month off.

  2. 3

    Darcel said,

    I’m looking forward to reading the other blogs. I’ll definitely spread the word through my other media outlets.

    Thanks so much for allowing me to join in!

  3. 5

    kristen said,

    Will tweet it now! So much to read–thanks!!

  4. 7

    denise said,

    Oh, some of my favorites! 🙂

  5. 9

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