Bob Mahan joins me to talk about his experience as an unschooling dad. An accountant for 24 years, he had all the bells and whistles of that career, but he didn’t enjoy it. In our conversation, he shares his journey from there to unschooling and living a life of freedom, fun, and connection. Nowadays, Bob, his wife, and their three sons live in an RV—they traveled around the US for a few years and are currently living in Orlando.
Questions for Bob
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What is everybody into right now?
You planned to homeschool before you had children. I’d love to know how that choice originally came about, and how it evolved into unschooling.
Can you share your experience with moving through the doubts and fears that arise as we learn to trust ourselves to navigate this new path?
On your Facebook page, you recently wrote: “People are often amazed by what we are able to do. And ask how we do it. We are proactive in designing our lives. It’s really that simple.” I love that description! What does that look like in action?
What is your favourite thing about your unschooling days right now?
As an unschooling dad, what piece of advice would you like to share with dads who are considering or just starting out on this journey?
Things mentioned in the episode
The Bob Mahan Experience on Facebook