Hey, um…was 2020 actually kind of a banner year for you, in spite of it all? The past 10+ months have been full of uncertainty, but we are already pretty well-acquainted with surfing the wild waves… We had lots of big plans in January 2020, and while almost nothing worked out how we expected, plenty… Continue reading A 2020 Gratitude List: Looking back for Clarity
This interview was originally published in March 2014 as part of the lovely Olga Dossa’s “Inspiring Peace” series on being an empowered, joyful and peaceful mother. Olga Dossa: What was the catalyst that inspired you into mothering the way that you do? Krystal Trammell: I became a mother when I was just 18, and my… Continue reading Inspiring the Peaceful Mother – An Interview
Here is my entire resource list of links that I have compiled in my research about Young Living’s ethics and trustworthiness. This resource list is meant to provide comprehensiveness and transparency.
Unschooling, defined? How we’re different: Unschoolers believe similar broad concepts about the nature of children and of learning, that set us slightly apart from other people. There are plenty of unschoolers who may disagree on some of the finer points, but the core beliefs are, in my opinion, fairly common ground: Unschoolers believe strongly in… Continue reading What Do Unschoolers Believe? Unschooling, Defined.
Why I almost didn’t join dōTERRA Wow, what a ride it’s been. Over the past 9 months (!), I have unraveled the deceptive practices of one essential oils company and researched a ton of other ones. I almost didn’t join dōTERRA, and I was even ready to toss out the entire MLM concept altogether. Only… Continue reading Why I almost didn’t join dōTERRA
Links updated + added July 2018 This may come as a shock, but as of August 2017, I’ve cancelled my membership with Young Living. The evidence just keeps mounting against Young Living as a company. I’m embarrassed and saddened that I promoted their products for over 3 years. Please allow me to explain why… (This will… Continue reading Why I LEFT Young Living Essential Oils – The Truth Is Out
Recently, my oldest son wrote something–for basically the second time in his life. He’s 18, and ready to graduate this month. We made up a list together, tweaked several times, about what we both felt made up a well-rounded and useful list of experiences, accomplishments, things to read, and so on. Writing has never been… Continue reading Unschooling: Writing your first paper EVER for Graduation
Back when I was a full-time doula, I remember having a conversation with my husband’s best friend. Something came up about abortion, and he kind of fumbled over his words and apologized to me. I was confused for a moment, then asked him directly – “Do you think I’m pro-life because I attend births?” And… Continue reading On Abortion as a Birthworker
Where are the lifelong unschoolers? Why don’t we see more teen unschoolers? What happens to all the unschooling communities, where the groups of little kids far outnumber the lifelong unschoolers in the group? If it works so well, why aren’t more people doing it for longer? Every fall, it seems that in the whirlwind that… Continue reading why there aren’t more lifelong unschoolers.
I feel like I am finding myself further down the path of adulthood than I anticipated at this point in my life. How am I 35? I realize that newer moms look up to me, and I want to say to them, wait, what? I’m not the role model here. How did all this time pass?… Continue reading 15 Things About Who I Am