I created the Life Without School blog in the Winter of 2006 with an idea in mind to convince a few authors to join me on an adventure into group blogging about life without school. At the time, I was fresh off unschooling lists where arguments continued to erupt over the definition of unschooling and who and who was not an unschooler. I was also fresh off politically minded lists where I saw and participated in quite a few discussions over who is a homeschooler and who is not a homeschooler.
The intentions of the blog were to (1) address homeschooling and homeschoolers operating independent of the public school system and to stay out of the argument over who and who is not a homeschooler (2) serve homeschoolers and unschoolers as defined by the individual (3) to explain and expand upon the concepts and practices of homeschooling and unschooling as education and lifestyle for our own edification and as an outreach tool to the community at large.
Little did I know the blog would take off as it did and become transformed by the fantastic and talented authors who graciously gave of their time and skill to make this blog a day to day reality for 3 years.
Today, we are choosing to let the blog go. Health issues that I am dealing with don’t make time for me to give my full attention to maintaining and developing the blog further. You can learn more about Lyme disease here:
I am so very grateful for everyone who has helped make this blog a reality, from Shay Seaborne who was my mentor as I processed though the idea and worked to make it a reality, to the original authors who put themselves on the line to believe in the idea to begin with and then to make this blog a reality, to the authors who stepped up over the ensuing months and years to add flavor and expand our horizons even more. All such gracious, kind, supportive, and talented people I am blessed to also call friends. Thank you all.
I want to send a special thank you to all guest authors who also made this blog expand with thought and perception, just as I had envisioned and beyond.
I can speak for all of our authors and say thank you all for your support and your honest and thought provoking comments and contributions.
We are especially grateful to Steph W. for taking over blog management when I was struggling to keep up.
The blog will remain as a static site while I focus on regaining my health. When you visit and send people our way, you will see a page which will introduce the blog as an archived static site. As time rolls on, I hope to have the energy and brain space to make the site easier to navigate set up as a website.
If and when conditions are right, we may start rolling again. If not, we hope the blog/site will remain a useful resource for all homeschoolers to refer to for years to come. The writings contained in this blog have consistently impressed me with the depth of thought, humanity, art, and skill of each author.
Best wishes to you all and power to all homeschooling bloggers out there! Isn’t this a great medium to share ideas, perspective, and support and to share who we are with the world?
Take care and many blessings to you all,