Some days all you can think about is how fast you plan to go to bed yourself once your kids go down... and that's been me, oh, since our daughter was born almost two years ago. And it's getting old. So old. And so it seems my body has begun to revolt. I get headaches, I … Continue reading We Have The Power
Instagram. Are you on it? Who do you follow? Do you think the app helps or hurts you as a parent? How does scrolling through the often beautiful, inspiring pictures affect you? I mainly follow the homeschool mamas and I feel a mix of emotions when I scroll through. On the days my bum feels stuck to the chair, … Continue reading Instagram Much?
“The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.” – John Holt I'm a little behind so I won't go into too much detail about our Christian Unschooling journey in January but I can say it was a rough … Continue reading January in a Nutshell
The future always seems to occupy a large part of our brain. And whether we believe in fate or God's timing or simply the law of nature, pondering our child's future is something no parent can escape. That's when, as a homeschooling parent, I get excited. I get excited knowing our children have the space to grow as … Continue reading Real Learning + The Future
We're nearing 3/4 of our way through our first school year and I'm finding myself already looking back and asking, "Is homeschooling worth it?" Is it worth the countless hours alongside my kids, day in and day out? Is it worth the hours I could have gained for myself by simply sending them to school? Is it worth the tantrums … Continue reading Is Homeschooling Worth It?
Oh December 2015, I'll remember you so fondly and not just because we celebrated our Savior's birth but because our son grasped reading like we've never seen him grasp it before. We are so excited! This opens up a huge world for him (and us as parents) and couldn't be happier God set his heart on learning so early. With his … Continue reading December in a Nutshell
You heard that right. Independent Followers. Our generation has seen the dawn of some amazing societal advances including but not limited to things like the computer, video games (quick shout-out to Atari!), cell phones, the Internet, electric cars and safer child car seats, to name a few. But our generation has also witnessed, in my opinion, … Continue reading Raising Independent Followers
It's already challenging telling others we homeschool. Let alone telling others we Christian Unschool our kids. Which is probably why I veer away from any curriculum discussions with other homeschooling moms and simply let our family know we enjoy a relaxed homeschool. But let us be honest. It's not about others and their opinions. It's about … Continue reading The Unschoolers. The Outcasts. The Called.
A recent opinion piece in the New York Times suggests the drive to success is making our kids sick. Is it really "the drive to succeed," as the article suggests? Because as far as I know my kids could care less about success. What they do care about, however, is pursuing their daily passions. When … Continue reading Is School Making Your Kids Sick?
When you hear the term "Christian" and "Unschooling" you naturally think the two are innately ironic terms. I'll dive deeper in another post about this soon because it's really not as dramatic as you may think. Put simply, we homeschool eclectically using child-led activities, with our own twists and desires. All homeschoolers, whether they believe it or … Continue reading What is Christian Unschooling?