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
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The Guide Inside
Blog posts in this category include video interviews featuring families with distinct parenting styles. Here, we explore spirituality, consciousness, and other forms of “inner knowing” to support parents as they handle the hard parts of parenting. We believe children are born capable of learning and growing, regardless of external forces. We believe parents are innately equipped to thrive in mind, body, heart, and soul.
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
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…
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
by Kat Lindsay
Today I turned 36. Yes, I know that’s not “old,” but I used to think that 30 was ooollllddd. The older I get the farther away “old” gets. Now I see that “old” is really a state of mind. I know some really old-fashioned 20-year-olds and some very young-at-heart 70-year-olds. My grandmother DD said that 72 was the prime of her life. We are ageless beings after all. Yes, our bodies have been around for a certain number of turns around the sun, but our souls—who we really are—are infinite and ageless.
Family members of all ages and ethnicities belong to the Standing Rock Movement, sharing meals, sharing fires, and sharing prayers. As of mid-November, thousands of water protectors gather as a singular “Greater Family” on the campgrounds surrounding the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Standing in Solidarity [Film Preview]
-A Short Film Exploring What it Means to Stand with Standing Rock
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A little girl in a pink jacket sits on her mother’s shoulders. Together, they march with 1000 relatives to create a massive Medicine Wheel visible from the heights. This is the kind of peaceful and prayerful warrior that is the focus of our story and film: “Standing in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux.”
“Saturday Dadderday” is the ninth Wild Family TV show. This episode celebrates fatherhood, with four rad daddies revealing the vital roles of a father figure. Dads honor dads. Boys become men. And we all remember the child within.
The fourth episode of Wild Family TV explores nature’s role in parenting. Moms discuss the value of family time in nature. Kids and wildflowers bloom in every color. And Kat shares her super simple roasted pumpkin seeds secrets.