The past several months have been a whirlwind for me. We had our second child, John launched the Center for Natural Living, and we've expanded our farm operations by leaps and bounds. The craziest part has been the ongoing presence of video cameras here documenting our efforts for a new reality-based program about sovereignty and self-sustainability.
Our dream has been to create a free and peaceful world for our children to live, and we know we can't do it alone. They say it takes a village to raise a child and after having two, I cannot agree more. Our family is trapped in this precarious place where we have one foot in the door of mainstream life and one foot in the door of a sustainable and sovereign life.
We are blessed to have our children at home with us every day, and to have a growing community farm on our property, and to have a work set-up that allows both parents to stay in the house most days, but dada still has to work many hours to make ends meet and it is very trying on mom (me).
The truth is it's very hard to be a new mom and to raise children in line with the principles of self-ownership and a sustainable life while still living in a society where nuclear families are the norm and like-minded communities are spread over great distance, united through technology.
Sure there are dozens of like-minded parents in Austin, but they are not living on my block and I can't walk to their door when I need help for a few hours, and it's an epic ordeal to pack the kids up and spend the day driving to be where other like-minded parents are. It wears me out and leaves me longing for a neighborhood of like-minded parents and children who are raised to question authority and to be creative.
This has made me realize how important it is that we bring others with us on this journey, so that the responsibilities associated with parenting in line with our principles do not become too exhausting and overwhelming to become reality. The truth is we need each other, especially if we are going to out-procreate the tyrants.
So, in order to teach others and learn from others and help grow our movement of free- LIVING people (not just free- thinking), we decided to allow video cameras into our house, into the birth of our second child, and into our garden. While we work out problems with our neighbors, grow food with our friends, and raise free-living children, the world can walk with us, grow with us, and help us figure out how to build that free and peaceful world that we so desire for our children!
Please join us as we continue to develop the new reality-based educational program, Sovereign Living: The Show. You can check out the sizzle reel here, (or see below). Stay tuned for screenings of early episodes in a city near you! Our new viewing will be at the Porcupine Freedom Festival at the end of this month! We look forward to evolving with you!
Sovereign Living: The Show Sizzle Reel: