Minimalists too can become easily distracted from the truth we seek. In an effort to purge and declutter we often miss the bigger picture: to love God, our family and others in the process.
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?
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?
Something I've come to realize as one of the main truths of homeschooling is nothing ever happens when I want it to. NOTHING. Time keeps slipping and sliding away from me, as if I ever owned it in the first place. Although most days I have rough plans or an agenda, I have to keep in … Continue reading It’s (all) About Time
We're Christian Unschoolers so we often get strange looks when asked which homeschool "style" we tend to use. Well, we use many of of them. We use none of them. It kind of depends on the day! So I thought I'd set out and (instead of reinvent the wheel), share a collection of my favorite eight … Continue reading Top 8 Unschooling Myths
Our kids, almost 6 and 2, are homeschooled. This means they spend a lot of time together. Before the nineteenth century siblings spent every day, all day together, helping their parents with chores and activities on the farm to live and prosper. Today, siblings spend their lives in different worlds if they're in school and activities … Continue reading Foster Sibling Love + Respect
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
I refer to "experts" here in two ways. First, there are zero homeschooling experts. Second, there are hundreds, if not millions of experts to guide your children during their homeschooling process. Confused yet? The first point I want to make clear is simply there is no one on this planet who could solve all your homeschooling questions. … Continue reading The “Experts”