I am a liberal-minded homeschool mom who is constantly trying to find that elusive state of balance in my life while enjoying my two teenage, yet vastly different boys.

I blog about life, homeschooling, and right-brained learners with a little bit of kid lit and photography thrown in.

Why Throwing Marshmallows?

The name comes from a favorite quote:

“Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested, it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating.” ~ Katrina Gutleben



Our wisdom is all mixed up with what we call our neurosis. Our brilliance, our juiciness, our spiciness, is all mixed up with our craziness and our confusion, therefore it doesn’t do any good to try to get rid of our so-called negative aspects, because in that process we also get rid of our basic wonderfulness.
-  Pema Chodron, The Wisdom of No Escape