In Joy, with the kids. That’s where you can usually find Anne Ohman.
Anne is a sensitive, enthusiastic spirit who is always learning, always listening to and following the Thumbs Up signs in her life. She was introduced to unschooling in this way, by listening to, believing, trusting and following her first-born child (now 25). Jacob was very adamant from his earliest days that “teaching” him anything unbidden was not only insulting to his mind and spirit, but was also interrupting the flow of his own life and learning. And she knew he was right.
Anne has been an active and respected Voice in the online unschooling community since 1998, back when there was only ONE online unschooling site. She has been speaking at unschooling conferences since the very first Live & Learn Unschooling Conference in 2002. In 2004, at the urging of those who asked her to share more of her unschooling experiences and perspectives, she created the Shine with Unschooling on-line community. In 2009, she began her own Shine with Unschooling Conferences.
Currently, in addition to her lovely job as a rural Library Director (as well as her favorite job of being Mom to her adult kids!), she is listening to the powerful signs in her life to continue sharing her radical unschooling stories and experiences and perspective … and she is so very thrilled with this new, fabulous Childhood Redefined collaboration with her dear friend, Pam.
Get in touch with Anne at annieohshine AT gmail.com
Pam Laricchia wants to live in a world where kids are treated as real people. And sleep is optional.
A long-time unschooling mom from Ontario, Canada (her family began unschooling in 2002 and her three children are now grown) she writes regularly for The Natural Parent Magazine and has been published in Life Learning Magazine, The Homeschooler, and the Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning. She’s written three books about unschooling: Free to Learn, Free to Live, and Life through the Lens of Unschooling.
Get in touch with Pam at pam AT livingjoyfully.ca