Enough is enough already. Meetings. Money. Appointments. Activities. Go go go. Have you ever sat back and wondered how your schedule spiraled out of control? Have you ever wondered how you agreed to do so many things for so many other people? Or how you signed up for so many things? I'd like to encourage … Continue reading Heed + be Still
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
Since we homeschool year round we believe our kids are constantly learning – there's no beginning and there's no end to one's curiosity and pursuit to the depth of knowledge – so I'd be lying if I said we "break" for summer. Rather, we shift things around. Summer, for us, has turned into "let's dig deeper and … Continue reading What our Unschooling Summer Looks Like
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
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?
As the sun descended behind the mountains, I drove alone toward a quant downtown pub, applying lipstick at red lights and trying to remember how long it's been since I'd seen my girlfriends – all fellow mamas I've known since our firstborns were babies. But this mom's night was different. I knew in my gut although this was "my time" to … Continue reading Happiness in Homeschooling
“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?