“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?
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
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
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
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.
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?