This month, we received the sad news that we have to move again–for the sixth time in six years as a family. Daniel offered some valuable words of condolence to his mom, who was crying when she first read the email informing us of our 30-day notice. “We’ll be OK as long as we’re together.” Read More
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Our family’s first day of homeschool began with a sharing circle. Kat introduced the school, the structure, and the intention. Our mission is this: Co-create a school in which we all learn and grow together as a family. During this exercise, Daniel shared a dream, Rosalie spoke of nightmares, and I spoke of some feelings of sadness. Kat encouraged us all to be real with our feelings as we continue moving forward. We all agreed on our first topic of study: the dolphin. Read More
The 16th episode of Wild Family TV is called “The Guide Inside.” Here we explore the internal guidance system that is our conscience, a.k.a. heart, moral compass, guardian angel, guiding star, guide, God, Innermost, InnerHum, inner knowing, intuition, natural instincts… Call it what you will. We all have this voice in us, and we all have the choice to listen.
A few weeks ago, our 2-year-old son’s hair was shaggy to the point of falling in his eyes and tangling in dreadlocks in the back. We had been discussing a ceremonial haircut for some time, thinking it might help him to release some of his emotional baggage. So, on the last full moon, we hosted a special haircutting ceremony for Gabriel. Read More
This is the story of a massive global initiative, embracing all people as family members. The “Global Sisterhood Movement” celebrates all women worldwide as sisters. With this broad embrace of sisterhood comes a call to honor and respect women of all nations and all walks of life, extending peace to all of humanity.
Right on time for Valentine’s Day, the 15th episode of Wild Family TV is called “Love Is.” Here we explore the meaning of love, as it relates to parenting, partnership, and personhood. This show touches on multiple aspects of love: devotion, belonging, connection, kinship, kindness…
by Kat Lindsay
When I first moved to Austin in 2009 I was a single mom of a 5-month-old son. My good friend Julie had invited me to move in with her, to help me raise Daniel. You know how it is as a new mom. You don’t really know what you’re getting into by having a baby. And depending on the day, you can be drowning in an ocean of unknowns–hormones, late nights, early mornings, diapers, spit up and this new life I didn’t recognize as my own.
The Wild Family 2016 Album of the Year is HOKA, the latest album by Nahko and Medicine for the People. To us, this is the soundtrack of the Standing Rock movement. This music accompanied us from Texas to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, where we captured footage for our film, Standing in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. HOKA showed up at the Oceti Sakowin campsite, alongside the prayer songs of Lakota warriors. And the album continues to excite our family here at home in Austin, with the kids dancing and singing along. Read More