I've found it enjoyable reading through other homeschoolers' "a day in the life" posts. I love peeking into their lives and seeing how unique each home-educating family is. During our days at home, it's the little things I'll easily but hate to forget. So documenting it seems like a worthy idea. But so much happens … Continue reading Our Homeschool: A Day in the Life 2017
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
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?
Having two kids under 6 is super stressful. And when you add a home-based business, homeschooling (aka everyone spending max amount of time together in a small space) and how one of these two kids doesn't sleep well, then we have a recipe for what could be a disastrous home atmosphere. But God doesn't allow difficult circumstances to … Continue reading Living on the Bright Side
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?
Homeschooling means bringing your kids with you. Every day. To every situation. This also means as life happens and throws off our routine (and our son thrives on routine), you have to not only carry out your duties as the adult, you have to provide loving guidance, instruction and explanations to your children as they go through it with … Continue reading Embrace the Interruptions