Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How we began our Unschooling Journey~

My family and I started Unschooling in August, 2006. I came home from school one day in my khaki pants and green collared shirt uniform. I had been in school only 3 days and was already assigned an essay. My sister, Chloe, who was 6 at the time, was sitting on the floor with my Mom working in a notebook. I remember asking, "Chloe didn't go to school today?..again?"

My sister was diagnosed that Summer with Type 1 Diabetes. And no, I don't mean the kind where you "eat to much". We get that a lot. I mean the kind where your pancreas completely stops working. She wasn't producing any insulin at all. Everyday consisted of 3 meals, with 2 snacks in between. Plus insulin shots. The school system wasn't taking care of her. She would come home everyday with sugars of 400 and up. My Mom and Dad finally drew the line.

I still remember coming home that day and asking that question. My Mom answered me, "I'm trying out Homeschooling". My first thought was, "Hey, what about me?????" I absolutely loathed school. It was basically prison for me every. single. day. We were clueless though. School was all we knew. I would be a little hesitant if I were my Mom too. Its a big step going from "school" to "thinking outside the box". My Mom and Dad finally did decide to try it out with both of us. She always said, "If it doesn't work out, we can always sign you back in." Well that never happened. Our journey with Homeschooling finally turned into our journey with Unschooling. We've expanded our thinking far past the line of normal. We live everyday like there's no tomorrow. I thank the universe everyday for our choice to Unschool. I can't imagine having it any other way.

Autumn ☯

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Sorry I haven't been posting or blogging lately.. I've been up ALL day and night reading the last two installments of Harry Potter.. I finally finished The Half-Blood Prince, now I'm reading the Deathly Hallows. I tell ya, those books are wayyyy to addicting. I almost have the feeling of being a hermit crab..stuck in shell all day. ha ha..

Anyway, everything's been going really really good. I think I've actually lost track of the days now. Its become more of a lifestyle and a way of living then just a "30 day challenge". I think that we're on day 16 or 17....not sure though :P.

Its kinda cool actually (now that we eat Raw), all the different Raw food we see and notice. Before, all I would be interested in was: junk, junk, junk. Ice cream, candy, frozen entrees, pizza, etc. It was terrible. I guess I thought, since I was a vegetarian, that I wouldn't get fat eating all this crap.. Stupid I know. Now that I think about it, I'm so thankful that I didn't let myself go. If it wasn't for this Raw food kick who knows were I'd be. :)

Anyways, as I was saying, we notice so much more Raw food choices then we ever did before (and I mean ever). Raw cashews, raw almonds, fruits, veggies, spinach, kale, mushrooms and so much more. Oh, I also found a few more recipes I'm gunna share with you guys. :)

Peace and Love to all,
Autumn ✶

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cafe 118° (Day 10)

So the other day my family and I had a really awesome experience at a super cool place called "Cafe 118°" in Winter Park, FL. It's a restaurant that specializes in Raw and Organic foods.

We had looked it up on the computer and we were going to Orlando anyway, so we decided "what the heck". It was terrific. I had "Zuc & Cheese", Chloe had "Fettuccine Alfredo", Dad had Green Pepper Tamales" and Mom had "Flaxseed Crackers w/ Macadamia Nut Hummus", which was divine. Oh, and I almost forgot...For dessert we had "Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream", which was ALL RAW. No dairy, no cream. The actual ice cream was made out of huh?

So next time your in the Park Avenue area go check out CAFE 118°! It was awesome!

Love and Peace to all,
Autumn ☪