I give you… Episode 1

Ok so this video thing is super cool and also a little nerve wracking.  It’s similar to the first time I heard myself on tape and thought, “Do I really sound like that?!”     I’ve seen myself on video before, but somehow this is different.  More deliberate or something.  (And without professional hair and makeup people at the ready.)

This is just me.   Talking to you.

It’s not perfect and I had to stop watching it because I kept thinking of other ways to say what I said.   Kind of like the endless editing that writers – or at least this writer – tend to get caught up in before actually deciding something is ok to be read.

But anyway….

I hope you like it.  I hope it achieves the goal of being both informative and entertaining.  For veterans of homeschooling it will be nothing new, but I’m hoping someone somewhere takes heart from watching and thinks, “Well my god if she can do it then so can I!”

Also, every video will be placed on the “Video” page of my website as well as on my unschoolingnyc YouTube channel, so you don’t need to scroll through posts to find them.


10 comments on “I give you… Episode 1

  1. Ellen Labiner says:

    Well done Amy! Looking forward to future episodes…

  2. Sarah Perez says:


  3. Erynn says:

    Sooo…I can relax? Really? Hmmmm….

  4. Tara says:

    Amy, One word, Brilliant!!! Very similar to what I have been saying to many in my life. Well, to the people who question everything I do with my little girls. Perhaps if they hear it from another GREAT mom, it will sink in & they will stop asking me all the same questions. Would you be able to move in…LOL. Just kidding. Tee-Hee! Kudos to you & we can’t wait to see more posts.
    Peace & blessings, Tara (a fellow NYC home educator)
    PS. LOVE the “shout out” moment too!

  5. Jen says:

    Loved it! I want to point out that there is the RARE child that has an actual neuro difficulty that makes reading exceptionally difficult. My DD is one of those which specific testing confirmed. She progressed as far as she could go and then we started with a program to help with phonics at 8. She loved reading (memorization of words mostly) but it was a frustrating struggle for her and even years after leaving compulsory kindergarten she was still comparing herself to other kids a little. Just like I make art supplies available to her, I’m now giving her access to read her books now with that final boost. She likes the program a lot too.

    Looking forward to other videos!!

    • Amy says:

      Absolutely Jen. There are always exceptions, which is why unschooling is (in my humble opinion of course) the best path, since every child’s challenges and strengths will be uniquely their own.
      Thanks for the comment, and I’m glad you liked the video :-)

  6. julia goss says:

    absolutely love your words. I can so relate with having two little girls who couldn’t be more different, I have experienced the exact same things with them. We are just starting homeschooling and I find my way more and more into the unschooling path 😉

  7. Paola says:

    Thank you Amy, it is refreshing to hear your experience with your kids as i do with mines. My son,who is the older one,almost 6 and he is in to numbers and directions and learn how to read without me forcing him. But he doesn’t like to write….and my daughter, that is the younger one, loves nature, flowers, bees, drawing, making things…but she doesn’t have interested in numbers at all. This is going to be my first year in homeschooling, but i will go with the flow with them, following them in their interest rather than follow a curriculum.
    Thanks again, and have a great day

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