Letting go of schoolish ways can sometimes leave families feeling like they have a void. This feeling is often even stronger if this is your first year to … Continue reading
Here we go again…
August is particularly difficult for some families – especially if they’re new to homeschooling/unschooling. Everywhere they look they’re … Continue reading
Sometimes it helps to get really clear what we believe about unschooling. Here’s my list of 25 items that are important in my own personal Unschooler’s Manifesto.
Would you add … Continue reading
Pinterest, a social media platform founded in 2009, allows users to visually share, discover and catalog new interests. I think of it as a visual bookmarking system. When you find something you’d like to save, … Continue reading
I want to share a few quick thoughts about this Back-to-School season. It’s almost a rite of passage here, isn’t it? New shoes, new backpack, new class schedule – so much hope and … Continue reading
I want to get down to the basics. Simplify. And what do I want? More joy. More happiness. Who doesn’t, right?
So I’ve been reading some easy ways to bring happiness to the forefront of … Continue reading
T’is the Week Before Christmas and what can we do?
Perhaps shift the focus – less me and more YOU!
In a week we’ll be gathered all ’round the tree,
With our families and friends, content and carefree.
But what about the week, leading to the … Continue reading
When it comes to learning to read, kids have so many opportunities crossing their paths! Here’s a quick look at some of the ways words creep into your child’s life. Remember, no one learns to read until they are READY. Schools are incorrect to believe that everyone is ready at … Continue reading
Parents with children older than mine would look at me when I expressed concerns and say, “Don’t worry,” or “They’ll figure it out.” Sometimes they’d tack on, “Just have fun with them.” They were so right. And I LOVE that they were!
Still, I worried about gaps. I worried … Continue reading
This seems a little blurry. And I’m not sure I agree with every one of these 100%. But it’s worth taking the time to examine yourself if you see these any of these traits popping up. Do you have several in the Abundance category but still a few in the … Continue reading
Unschoolers spend lots of time together – and for the most part, it’s an exciting fun adventure! Yet sometimes, even the best unschooling mom can get tired or distracted. Consider these scenarios… When I was little, I was one of those children who talked a lot and LOUDLY. I can … Continue reading