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March 22, 2009



I am absolutely heart-broken. I don't always comment, but you're in my reader and I do keep up with you each week. Blessings with the health issues and I would love to hear that this blog will make a come-back on down the road.


I'm really sorry to see you go. I'm a new unschooler, and love this blog! Sending wishes for better health.


Thank you for your time and dedication to this blog. I plan on keeping this for any future reference. Hope your health gets better! :-)


I'd just like to say thank you for letting me contribute posts here. This blog was one of the first ones I found when I was looking to see who was talking about unschooling on the net. I felt an immediate kinship, and I am glad everything will still be available for future searchers. Thank you for your kindness and your inclusiveness. You have made a great contribution to the online discussion about life without school.


Thank you for the time and energy that you and all the writers have put into this blog. It's been one of my favorites and I will certainly miss it.


I am saddened deeply to see an end to the regular postings on this blog. I am a regular reader, although rarely comment. I have sent many a fellow homeschooler/unschooler here for support and comfort. This blog has been a source of strength for many of us.
I am deeply grateful for all that you and fellow bloggers have contributed. You have touched so many lives over these few years. Thank you.
Heal well and best of wishes to you and yours.



Thank you.

Cathy Sheafor

Best of luck and thank you for all you have done. I have struggled with health issues myself over the years. Take care of yourself. Thank you again


Thank you so much for the time and effort put into this... I plan on making some alternative education choices when I have kids and this has been such a resource to come to and know other people are doing things differently too.

My prayers and thoughts go with you.

Peace an Light!


Thank you and good luck in the future! I've loved reading the articles!


Thank for you creating this blog. While I hate to see it go, I understand. Thank you to all the writers for your continued dedication. I love this blog!

Michele Michael Deradune

Wishing you WELL, please read this book!



I do not have personal experience with RIFE machines but a friend's husband, 55, was already in hospice care with bone marrow cancer, multiple problems with internal organs plus tissue problems akin to 2nd degree burns on legs, hospital visits, expected to die soon -- did the RIFE for an 80-program. You must find someone who knows how to program for cell regeneration from what I understand. Anyhow, even his doctor pronounced him CANCER-FREE three months later and he is still doing fine now a year later. Whatever you do, don't give up!!!!


I'm going to miss getting new articles from you all, but the cool thing is there is so much info. from the archives that I have not had a chance to look at all of it yet, this will have to pacify me. Thank you for all your wisdom and insite. Everyone take care of yourselves and your families.


Robin, it is no exaggeration to say that your wonderful creation gave me the courage to homeschool my children. Thank you so much!
I wish you the very best as you recover, and hope that your voice will be heard on the web again soon.


Thank you for providing this forum for our writing and reading. Heal.



Thank you for giving me and so many others this site to read and the opportunity to post our views and experiences. You have brought so much wisdom and support to many families. I have enjoyed the site immensely and am sad to see it on hiatus indefinitely. But, I am thankful it will remain viewable. I have sent many new and veteran home schoolers here and wish you the best in all and especially for your health.

Christine Escobar

Helen Hegener

Oh, Robin, I just learned of this via a friend's Facebook post. The work you and so many of our friends have done here over the years has been an encouraging resource to so many people, new homeschoolers and old veterans alike. I wish you all the best in dealing with the health issues and I hope this is only an interruption in service, and not really a "final post."


Hi Robin -- I also found out through Facebook that you were stepping back from the blog due to health concerns. Just want you to know that I still think about you and sending prayers, wishes and intentions for your complete recovery and renewed health.

~ Alicia


Life without School has always been my space of being inspired, grounded, refreshed. i've never really commented much but it's always been my refuge for my children's learning.
thank you so much for your work, your journey, your spirit and strength. it has made a difference in my life.


I've put off writing, trying to think just what to say. This blog is one of the few I'm in the habit of visiting regularly, and I miss the new posts! But I thank you so much for keeping it going and providing inspiration. Best wishes and blessings on the road to regaining your health.



Just wanted to stop by to let you know that I am thinking of you & the LWOS site, and wishing you well. Know that the stories you've collected here are indeed an ongoing, wonderful resource. (And I hope someday to see the site resuming its activity!)

Crimson Wife

I hope you are doing okay and that you feel up to resuming this blog in the future. It will be missed!


I just found your site. I'm a homeschool mom also. We have become more of an unschooled family over the years because of chronic illness. I just found out last September that it is Lyme that i've been battling. I went to a wonderful clinic that doesn't focus on "killing the bugs" and works with YOU. It is a very amazing place and the docs there are very interested in people and not just the disease. I left with more energy, lots of HOPE and no more fear of the scary spirochette!

I hope you find the path to health you are looking for.

Dentists Santa Clarita

I hope that you're doing well and hope that you'll be back on tack once again.

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