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Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Andersen

Welcome to The Parent Collaboratory home page. I’m so excited for you to be here. We are in the process of growing and transforming in this space, and hope you will join us for the ride! 

What you’ll find here: Tons of information relating to all things parenting (and just being a person, really). We focus on unconditional parenting and how to nurture that environment at home. Unconditional parenting being a non-punitive and condition-free approach to nurture the connections with our children. We focus on healthy and effective communication, spirituality (meditation and mindfulness), self-care and mental health, alternative education, and holistic living.

Our Future: We are in the process of creating some online courses, webinars, and a community where we can all come just as we are with the tools that we have, and grow together in a safe and supported space. 

A quick rundown about me: My name is Sam. I’m a mother of a 7 year old and 4 year old. I’m a freelance writer, alternative educator, and lover of my chosen home in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been breastfeeding for 7.5 years consecutively and my breasts have died a slow and beautiful death. I love gigantic trees, the ocean, all kinds of music, delicious food (a perk of being in Portland), learning new things, and helping other people in a variety of ways. To learn more in depth about me and the visions and values of The Parent Collaboratory, read here on the About page