Life over the last year and a half has definitely had its challenges.
Separation, co-housing, parenting, dating, unschooling, my art picking up and well… and all the ups and downs of life.
When I started to blog, I was the mom of a 2 year old and a newborn. I had been in the full throes of attachment parenting, breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping. I spoke against cry-it-out and time-outs and I went on to share my path into unschooling, non-punitive parenting and 2 unassisted pregnancies and births. I shared the challenges of being a breastfeeding counselor, Through workshops, I taught parents the basics and techniques of babywearing and EC (Elimination Communication otherwise known as Diaper free baby). I shared recipes and projects that I was taking on. I was on a parenting path that was the road less taken. And, though I feel I have less to say, I am still on that road.
I am now the mom to a nearly 14 year old, a nearly 12 year old. a 9.5 year old and a 6.5 year old.
We are proud radical unschoolers and as they grow older I see the benefits that unschooling brings. I still love to cook though I do less of it now. Sewing and parenting related workshops have been replaced by a love of the Fibre Arts, especially needle felting and spinning.
I Separated from Simon in late 2014 and we have since been co-housing, but no longer together, which has its challenges, but is working for now. I am however looking forward to moving out and on. I still have the bus, and I am not ready to give up on that dream just yet, though I am not sure what the new form of that dream will be. I have been dating which also has its challenges and ups and down over the last year.
Life is definitely not what I had imagined or expected in would be. Is it ever though?
So I am back and plan on writing more again. Sharing my art, my unschooling path and challenges, perhaps touching on the more personal at times though I am not ready to be too open yet. Whatever it will be, I hope that you reading will want to follow…