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Homeschool Trance Dance - Wild Family Photo

Homeschool Day #1

By | Family Story, Natural Wellbeing, Parenting Styles, The Guide Inside | No Comments

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

Wild Family Explores The Guide Inside - Wild Family TV #16

The Guide Inside

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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.

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Austin backyard with Gabriel Lindsay, on the Wild Family TV show

Chudakarana – A Child’s First Haircut Ceremony

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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

Family Sharing Circle 360-Degree Video - Wild Family Photo

Love Is

By | Artistic Expression, Community Connection, Family Story, Natural Wellbeing, The Guide Inside | No Comments

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…

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Boy with a Bubble Machine - Wild Family Photo

Be The Love You’re Looking For

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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.

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