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Natural Life Magazine

Child's Play Magazine

Natural Child Magazine

Life Learning Magazine

Beyond School book

Food and Fellowship

Green and Healthy Homes book

For the Sake of Our Children book

What Really Matters book

Life Learning book

Challenging Assumptions in Education
Natural Life Magazine

Natural Life Magazine has been providing inspiration and information about green living, since its first issue in 1976. It is now a free digital magazine. Topics into which we dig deep include minimalist living, sustainable homes, do-it-yourself solutions, organic gardening, alternative education, localism, healthy eating and wellness, making and deepening community connections, and much more. You'll read about the pressing issues of our times, as well as solutions that you can implement in your daily life. Learn more.

Natural Child Magazine

Natural Child Magazine is a free digital magazine that was launched in print in 2008. It provides trustworthy articles about natural, healthy living from pregnancy, through birth and early childhood. You will be empowered to make smart decisions about pregnancy and birthing issues, explore how to keep the new mom and her baby healthy, ensure children's physical as well as emotional and psychological health, learn about the importance of attachment parenting, and much more. Learn more.

Childs Play Magazine

Child's Play Magazine, founded in the 1980s and relaunched in 2015 as a free digital magazine, explores all aspects of play, about which many people have recently developed a renewed awareness. We explore the important benefits of spontaneous play, remind ourselves how to have fun, examine the elements of a satisfying play environment or experience, and much more. Learn more.

Life Learning Magazine

Life Learning Magazine, founded in 2002, is a unique, authentic, and well-respected digital magazine. It is your source of inspiration and support for life learning (also known as unschooling), which we define as personalized, non-coercive, active, interest-led learning from life. Our articles, which are written by grown unschoolers, life learning teens, parents, and well-known authors alike, dig deep into the issues that concern and motivate life learners. Learn more.

Natural Life Books

Natural Life Books specializes in adult non-fiction about ways that families and individuals can live and learn on Planet Earth in a healthy, socially responsible, environmentally sound, self-reliant manner. We are the retail division of The Alternate Press, an imprint of Life Media, an independent, family-owned book and magazine publishing house established in 1976. We are proud to publish some of the most progressive books and other information products about homeschooling and life learning (also known as unschooling). Learn more.

Editor Wendy Priesnitz

Wendy Priesnitz is the editor of our magazines and books, and the author of thirteen books, including some about green living and natural learning. She is also a writer, former broadcaster and journalist, social entrepreneur, and mother of two adult daughters. On her website, you can find out more about her work, read some articles, and learn about her books. Learn more.

Canadian home-based learning information site

Life Learning: Canadian Home-Based Learning Resources is a  website that continues the work of the Canadian Alliance of Homeschoolers, which was a national organization founded by Wendy Priesnitz in 1979 to advocate for home-based learning in Canada. Whether you're interested in unschooling and self-education, or a more formal approach to homeschooling in Canada, you'll find what you need to get started on this site. Learn more.