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Education

Welcome to all things focused on education! Whenever we do a podcast episode and blog post (yep, we cover both written and audio for a full experience however you process best), it'll show up here when the focus is on learning and education in your home. And, if you haven't yet looked into what "Functional Education" means, you can check that out here.

For free inspiration, and a way to get to know me better before you work with me, here are plenty of episodes to weed through. Check out the titles and summaries and start with what resonates with you at this moment. It may open up a door to a new insight you can apply today! And, if you have any questions, shoot me a note - I'd love to be a support for you. 


3 Screen-Free Family Activities (Episode 263)

Oh the frustrations with screen time and how quickly it can take over a household! Just like we can get into a rut of “dinner and a movie” for every date night, we can get into the same ruts in our home. And I can completely relate to “Friday Family Movie Night” trickling over to …dig deeper

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3 Screen-Free Family Activities (Episode 263)

Are You A Parent? Step Into The Spotlight (Episode 262)

There are many people who don’t care for being in the spotlight. They aren’t seeking the attention of being on center stage and all eyes on them. Yet, the truth of it is, every one of you is in the spotlight. Yes, especially you parents.  Your children are watching you. They are soaking in your habits, …dig deeper

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Are You A Parent? Step Into The Spotlight (Episode 262)
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Get Used To Disappointment (Episode 261)

As we build on our conversation from last week about our children not being the center of the universe, we’re going to discuss another biggie: disappointment. Yes, your children will be disappointed in their lives, and it’s actually a very important part of developing their emotional resilience toolkit!  When we have a change of plans, so …dig deeper

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Get Used To Disappointment (Episode 261)

Your Children Are Not The Center Of The Universe! (Episode 260)

Ah, children. They believe the world revolves around them. Think about it – it only makes sense, when they are just discovering the world! As our children approach everything with first-time eyes, it’s directly related to what revolves around them. We celebrate every discovery and step forward they make, and they delight and amuse us …dig deeper

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Your Children Are Not The Center Of The Universe! (Episode 260)

Letting Go Of The Agenda…and Managing Expectations (Episode 148)

Managing expectations and agendas can be hard, especially when we get stuck if they don’t go our way. What Nathan and I have learned is that, if we flip the script on what we’re truly seeking, we’re able to not only think forward, but also go with the flow. Unspoken Expectations Lead to loads of resentmentListen …dig deeper

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Letting Go Of The Agenda…and Managing Expectations (Episode 148)

Family Update: The Compassionate Heart Philosophy (Episode 112)

What’s going on in the Logsdon world lately? It’s been a while since we’ve shared about our travels, and Juliet, Nathan and I share a bit about where we are now. In this episode, we dig into a new concept we’ve leaned into as a family – a “compassionate heart philosophy”. Listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google …dig deeper

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Family Update: The Compassionate Heart Philosophy (Episode 112)

Natural Consequences, Discipline…or Punishment

What does discipline look like in your home?  You know that mistake of “please, grant me more patience?”  If you’ve seen Evan Almighty you may remember this scene: What “opportunities” for patience do you have going on in your own home?  I have to say, a huge “opportunity” is dealing with toddlers…and especially “threenagers”!  Yes, they …dig deeper

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Natural Consequences, Discipline…or Punishment

10 Essential Lessons In Life: Natural Consequences

Natural consequences are a booger.  Boy is it a lesson in patience, learning things the hard way, and so much more.  But you know what?  It matters.  Natural consequences allow us to fully experience and comprehend what works and what doesn’t.  And this is our lesson for the week. Lesson #3: Every Action Has A …dig deeper

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10 Essential Lessons In Life: Natural Consequences
pick your battles

10 Essential Lessons for Life: Pick Your Battles

Oh, the daily battles: “I don’t WANT to wear those shoes!” “I don’t LIKE that food!” “I am NOT going to sleep!” Have you heard any of these words uttered in your house? Oh. Yeah, me, neither. Crickets. Right, because I know know know you have. If you have a child living under your roof, …dig deeper

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10 Essential Lessons for Life: Pick Your Battles

We Are Home…and Ready to Roam!

Simply PresentHello again.  It’s been almost two months since I blogged. Almost two months since I’ve engaged on any social media. And almost two months of being…well, simply being present. Wow, it’s been powerful. We just did something drastic. We surprised our three daughters with a trip to Costa Rica. For a month. Yes, we set the bar a bit high …dig deeper

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We Are Home…and Ready to Roam!

What is your purpose for money?

“I’ll truly be free to live my life once…”   Once what?  Nine times out of ten, “once” revolves around money.  That dreaded thing we often feel enslaved to.  But what, truly, is the purpose for money?  There is so much that money can’t buy. We talked about gaining independence in the podcast this week, and, …dig deeper

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What is your purpose for money?

Are you living your life in color? There are no excuses.

No Excuses We have been RVing the States full time for over a year now.  This past year, we’ve seen 40 states.  We’ve banded saw-whet owls in Virginia, seen an epic shark frenzy off the coast of Plymouth Rock, and witnessed an incredible super-bloom in Joshua Tree.  We are living life in full color…quite literally. …dig deeper

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Are you living your life in color? There are no excuses.

You Can’t Take It All – Cherish The One

This week we took the girls to 12 mile beach in Grand Marais, Michigan, and the beach was covered in beautiful stones.  So many brilliant colors to choose from, and they had bags with them holding their picnic for the day!  Immediately the girls rushed off, eager to fill the bags (now emptied of their lunch) …dig deeper

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You Can’t Take It All – Cherish The One

On Boundaries: Your Children Are Not The Center Of The Universe!

Ah, children.  They believe the world revolves around them.   Think about it – it only makes sense, when they are just discovering the world!  It’s okay that children believe they are the center of the universe, because they are brand new to it.  But eventually, that grace fades and you end up with these …dig deeper

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On Boundaries: Your Children Are Not The Center Of The Universe!

The Jackpot Extra Secret To A Life Well Lived

It dawned on me with last week’s blog post that I just kinda faded off on the tenth lesson for life without really providing a wrap up.  But thankfully, I remain teachable and used that “oopsy” to instead provide you one last bonus value.  There might be a hint as to what that is in …dig deeper

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The Jackpot Extra Secret To A Life Well Lived
Independence

10 Essential Lessons for Life – Foster Independence

It seems my blogging is incorporating more and more travels in the stories.  I love how these life lessons have unfolded with perfect examples for them every week.  This week I tackle the biggie – independence.  Boy, when your kids stretch their independence wings, it can try on a person’s patience!Little AdventurersThis week we are …dig deeper

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10 Essential Lessons for Life – Foster Independence
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10 Essential Lessons for Life – The Attitude of Gratitude

My daughter, Clara, turns ten this week. Looking back at the past decade of motherhood, it’s incredible to see not only how much she has grown, but how much I have grown. What lessons do we aim to teach our children, and what lessons do our children teach us? 10 Essential Lessons For LifeAs I’ve …dig deeper

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10 Essential Lessons for Life – The Attitude of Gratitude

Life Isn’t Compartmentalized…But If It Were…

What part of life is sucking you in, and what part is sucking you down?  I’m sure you’ve heard all about balance.  But seriously, how can you balance it all when parenthood is enough to send you over the edge?  Pay attention: life is not compartmentalized.  I wrote last week about the burden of overwhelm, …dig deeper

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Life Isn’t Compartmentalized…But If It Were…

What If It Were Possible?

My nine-year-old has been in a traditional school setting only once.  She doesn’t really know what grade she’s in.  She may not know her multiplication tables or the history of US government right now.  She may not have any clue what cafeteria food is.  She may not have any concept of recess, but lives for …dig deeper

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What If It Were Possible?

Education Overhaul #5: Have Fun!

I’ve gone over quite a few insights and rants on unschooling and my general overview of education.  There is one more nugget I really feel it’s important to share with you. As a refresher, check out these posts on unschooling and life-long learning: I Am Not a Teacher (But I Unschool) Education Overhaul #1: Reframe …dig deeper

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Education Overhaul #5: Have Fun!

Education Overhaul #4: BREATHE

Ah, homeschooling.  Unschooling, worldschooling, or anything else you want to call it – when you take the education of your children completely into your own hands, it can be intimidating.  You want so badly to “get it right” and are overwhelmed – you want to hyperventilate or stick your head in the sand. Keep reading – …dig deeper

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Education Overhaul #4: BREATHE

Awareness at Home

We have a new mantra in our house – “Be aware of your surroundings.”  Life can pass us by so quickly, and as we grow older, we tend to lose sight of that beautiful essence of awe that we have as a child.  I don’t want my children to ever, ever forget this.  So on …dig deeper

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Awareness at Home