Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Surf: Double decker, the bike ride of unschooling, & standing up for NIP

Welcome to the Sunday Surf, a tour of the best blogposts I've read throughout the week.

Sunday Surf: Double decker, the bike ride of unschooling, & standing up for NIP == Hobo Mama
Who needs a double stroller when you have a big brother who'll share a lap?
(And a little brother who'll share his stroller!)


  • Mind the Gaps | Demand Euphoria 

    The whole post is a great analogy about a train ride (schooling) vs. a car ride (homeschooling) vs. family and individual bike trips (unschooling).
    So the next time someone asks you if you are afraid your child will have knowledge gaps because of unschooling, you can say something like, “I’m sure they will! And what thrilling opportunities those gaps will provide for my child!”
    The next time you are feeling doubts about unschooling, when you question whether or not your child is learning everything he or she needs to know, you can think of bicycles. You can think of all the interesting gaps your child has crossed so far on a bicycle. And you can get excited about the possibilities of where and when your child will find the next gap, and how you can support him or her in crossing it.
  • So impressed with this woman and her husband for standing up for her rights to breastfeed in public without covering up or moving to another room!
    Breastfeeding Discrimination - BRICK (Burleson Recreation Center) (by Lucy Eades)


The collaboration of creation: On letting readers shape your writing

It made me think of this blog, how I started off writing into the void of my own thoughts, as if I were writing a diary that would be burned upon my death. But then people started commenting, and I realized that my thoughts were no longer my own, that readers would take them and re-form them and add their own memories and perspectives to them in the digestion.
And so it should be. 
I like to think of creation as a group effort, even something as theoretically solo as writing.

Jive vs. jibe

I don't know why, but this is one of those word distinctions I relish knowing and wish more people did. Maybe it's that both words are so fun to say.

Surf with us:

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaWe love following along with fellow Sunday Surfers. If you have your own post of reading links to share, please link up your post on Hobo Mama or on Authentic Parenting. The linky will go live every Sunday, and you can link up any day that week. You only need to add your post to one of the sites, and the linky will automatically show up on both sites.

You can get the Sunday Surf button by Jenna Designs and some code to add to your post from my Sunday Surf page.

Check out previous editions for good reading, and you can find more shared items during the week at my Tumblr blog, Hobo Mama's Shared Items.

This linky list is now closed.


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