February 25, 2009

North Carolina Natural Family Living

I wanted to share my latest project with you. No yarn, fabric or paper involved here. This is a very special project. I have been a stay-at-home mommy for almost four years now. Raising my children in a way that comes more naturally to me than the standard model of child "rearing". And while we have the support of our families we struggle to find like-minded families to interact with, in our area. So, rather than wait for someone us to reach out to us, I have begun to reach myself.

Thus is born North Carolina Natural Family Living. Now, I know most of my readers are not in my area. If you are, we would to have you join us. Otherwise, I did want to share my new blog through the site. All about, well, obviously, natural family living.

8 comments:

Alisa said...

Very cool!

sarasophia said...

Julie,
I think it is so admirable that you are choosing to raise your children in such a brave and nurturing way. I wholeheartedly embrace the idea of parents truly knowing their children and guiding them according to their needs on a day to day basis. We REALLY do not see that in our society and it is so sad. No two children are the same...even within a family...and it is lovely to hear of a concept where strict "guidelines" are not enforced. I had never heard of the term "unschooling" before....

Much applause for being such an involved parent.

Sara

Julie said...

Sarah,
Thank you so much for your comments. Unschooling means different things to different people. A simple explaination is Child Lead Learning. You can learn more about it here http://www.unschooling.com/

Stacey said...

While I don't live in NC or have children of my own, I was intrigued to go visit your new site. It looks like it is going to be a wealth of knowledge and sharing of ideas. NC holds a special place in my heart, that's where my parents eloped to about 40 years ago. :)

Laura B said...

What a great idea pulling all your reasorces and likeminded parents together for support :)

Light and Writing said...

WOW! This sounds so wonderful! I too have not heard of unschooling but i will go check it out. I am in NC but no children...yet! can't wait! But I do wish you all the luck on this new site venture!
emma

Rachel Kovaciny said...

How cool! Your new site is awesome and I just wish I still lived in the area so I could join you.

Ravenhill said...

This looks marvelous. I support your new endeavor 100%. I know just how it is... As a stay-at-home mom in a country that really looks down on them it can be hard to feel good about your choices. I really like the words you use: voluntary simpliciy. I have made that choice and keep making it daily in my life. I don't have exciting activities planned most days but prefer to keep things simple and calm. Children really thrive on that.
~Emily