About Let ‘em go Barefoot

Connection is at the heart of Let ‘em go Barefoot. Connecting people to one another, to ideas, and to information that is based on science and ancient wisdom, which is vital to our journey as parents and educators.

It has been said that the state of our relationships determines the state of our well-being. I believe this also means the relationship we have with ourselves. When we take the time for introspection and really get to know what makes us tick, we are not only able to get clear on our values, but are better able to live out our values while supporting and guiding our children along the way.

I ask a lot of questions and I’m curious. Sometimes my questions are about topics that are supposedly “off the table”, but to me, inquiry is at the heart of moving forward with conscious awareness. If we can not talk about things, we can not grow and learn. It’s that simple. Opposing viewpoints allow us to flesh out ideas, beliefs, and attitudes even if we ultimately believe someone else is wrong in their convictions.

This is the space where I share topics that intrigue me, that interest me, and that impact and influence the way in which society raises and educates kids.

Here are just a few topics will find here:

  • unschooling (life learning) and self-directed education

  • conscious parenting

  • mental health

  • conflict resolution and emotional awareness/resilience

As far as education is concerned, we know education is more than learning facts and data inside of a classroom setting. Instead, it is a full body experience that involves emotional intelligence, self-preservation, and practical skills that should be customized to fit the unique needs and temperament of each learner.

I’m glad you are here!

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As a paying subscriber you are supporting the creative endeavors of a mom. You are also showing my kids that when there’s a will, there’s a way. Thank you!

I will also offer:

a.) answers to reader’s questions about unschooling and/or peaceful (conscious) parenting.

b.) discussions on topics that are relevant to creating healthy relationships. This will include, at times, access to free downloadable resources and guides.

c.) invites to limited space events, including zoom rooms with special guests

d.) first look at projects I’m working on.

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Welcome to the Great Educational Awakening! Here you will find stories, research, insights, and guides on consciously living and learning outside the standard schooling model.


Missy Willis, M.Ed.

Former teacher turned unschooling Mom of 2. Writer and curator of research and insights on the Future of Education. Are you part of the Great Educational Awakening?