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    What Charlotte Mason had to Say about Play

    “There is a danger in these days of much educational effort that children’s play should be crowded out [or what is the same thing] should be prescribed for and arranged until there is no more freedom of choice about play than about work. We do not say a word…

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    Unplugging, time, and who is my Master?

    After six months unplugged… here we go… It’s 8:36 am on a cool August morning and the kids are making a fleet of paper airplanes to ambush Daddy.  I glance out the back window – a small row of golden sunflowers sways in the breeze and the quiet cluck-cluck of…

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    Present.

    So, my camera fell into the river a couple weeks ago and now, it’s broken.  On top of that, our internet is really acting up and not allowing me to upload images very easily.  So, there goes a huge part of my blogging… I took it as a sign to…

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    Listening.

      So, I run now.  Ha!  Me.  And, if I can run, ANY ONE can run.  (I’m just adding that as a preface, in case you think I’m some fitness guru – I’m not.  Four months ago, I hadn’t ‘formally’ exercised in years.) But now?  In the mornings, the…

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    What they watch matters – Part 2

    Click here to read Part 1. Why #2 – We are called to cling to what is true and refuse to engage with the vile or vulgar. I think one of the most important concepts for modern parents to understand with regard to media is this: exposure is a…

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    Let’s Chat “Media”

    When I launched The Unplugged Family, it was with a desire to raise media awareness.  For a while, I was working hard at launching my own project – to speak to various schools, community groups, and churches about media issues and awareness.  I felt called and lead to do…

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    Top 10 Reasons to Toss the TV

    1. You want to live a life focused on God. 2.  You value your time on earth and want to use it fully and purposefully.   3.  You care deeply about the minds and hearts of the people in your family. 4. You want to be closer to your husband/wife and…