I'm feeling rather passionate today... Each year we learn so many new things about our children, don't we? For us, our first child loves math, puzzles, logic, theology, entrepreneurship, photography, reading, writing and drawing books and creating games. Our second child loves working with her hands and loves storytelling, arts and crafts, nature, animals, bugs, … Continue reading How Homeschooling Helps Our Kids Live Authentically
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau Many of my readers know I value minimalism and a simpler way of doing things. I've blogged about our minimal home, our simplified schedule by doing away with to-do lists and our minimal homeschool preferences. What many of you don't know is … Continue reading Minimal Homeschooling – When it’s Not a Choice
“The question is not, -- how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education -- but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life … Continue reading Homeschooling is Finally Cool
We've worked hard the past couple years to minimize our belongings and consumption as well as any obligations or activities outside of the home that don't fit into our family's mission to slow down and enjoy life and our passions as individuals. But what do we do when Christmas comes? Do we give our kids gifts? … Continue reading What do Minimalists Give their Kids for Christmas?
Everyone in our neighborhood starts school next week. It feels like summer just started so I'm still not sure how I feel about school buses swinging by our home again so soon. In my last post about getting rid of to-do lists, I wanted to share my process in how I got rid of to-do lists. … Continue reading Planning This Year’s Homeschool
Here's a collective list that's been piling up in my brain since we began homeschooling this year. Since we are blessed enough to get to Christian Unschool our kids, I've happily discovered we frequently get the opportunity to: Hug our kids and tell them we love them a million times a day; Let them play make-believe well past breakfast; … Continue reading 20 Homeschooling Family Perks