Hi, I’m Karen and I live with my husband K and our 5 year old daughter, Captain (okay, NOT her real name), in Sequoia National Forest in California. We have taken over the family land, have added to it, and are trying to make it all work. We live in a cabin 1 1/2 hours from town (one way!) and make our own power, like to hike and enjoy nature, and dream of sailing away on a boat. I love to create things, and mix up potions in my kitchen, using things from the abundance of nature around me. Someday I will have a giant brass gong which I will place up on the ridge above me. There will be a little bench there and, after the hike up, one could sit and rest and think before grasping the mallet and sending a beautiful, deep tone resonating down the mountain!
I am presently homeschooling the Captain, and enjoying all of the ups and downs that come with trying to keep her happy and flowing in a place where there are no kids to be found. K and I were “late (perfect) bloomers” and that means I am now 42 and having fun crawling on the floor pretending I am a gentle okapi whilst a 45 pound muffin jumps all over my back! I am on a path to discover my own calling, and it just may be to become a palm-reader, a scarf-designer or an EMT. I’m not sure but I’m going to find out! In the meantime, I am all over unschooling this wild thing of mine and there will always be lots our current project and learning activities here. I really want to create a place where people can find project ideas for kids that are straightforward and give the method quickly, without a lot of story attached. Personally, when I want to find a project idea, I want it quickly and to the point! That is my goal when posting homeschooling and kid’s projects.
I will always give credit to those whose ideas and methods are the springboard for our own. All of the material and photographs here are mine, unless otherwise quoted. If you want to use content from kartwheels, please email me.
Thanks for visiting and good thoughts!