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5 Books for Learning About Unschooling [and some other helpful links]

This summer has been a busy one for us. We had family in town for about 2 weeks, and both of our older children have been away on trips during the month of June. Our oldest son arrives home today! … Continue reading

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Guest Post for 123 Homeschool 4 Me

I am taking a bit of a blogging break. I plan to be back to a somewhat regular schedule by mid-June. However, I did want to pop in and let you know that I have a guest post that is … Continue reading

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Finding balance in our learning lifestyle

As I ponder changes in our home, both with homeschooling and otherwise, one thing that keeps coming up is curriculum. It is a never-ending battle with me! And I am annoyed by that. I want to embrace the unschooling philosophy, … Continue reading

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Here’s a link

If you have spent much time reading my blog, you know that I really want to embrace the whole unschooling thing…..I just haven’t made it all the way there yet. However, we do have tendencies to unschool. Last week was like that because we were on vacation and today has been a day of unschooling, as well.

We started our day late because we all slept in. Karl was one of the first up, 2nd to Logan only, I think, which never happens! 🙂 I awoke at 8:45 this morning and the babies, Hailey, and Corbin were still asleep. I got up, had my breakfast, made the little girls’ breakfast, got Emma up and brought her down (Elle slept right through the interruption), and greeted the others when they got up around 9. Emma and I played a matching game, I checked Facebook, my email, etc., checked Hailey’s math…

The oldest 3 completed their math, Logan and Hailey did an English lesson each, and Corbin also did a spelling and handwriting lesson. By the time I heard Elle, it was nearly 11 a.m. She got up and ate her breakfast while I began listening to an online homeschool convention speaker. Here’s a link for anyone who wishes to join. You may listen for free, but there is also an option to purchase and have access even when the Expo is over. Check it out!

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Six things any new-to-homeschooling parent should do…..

Today  I had an opportunity to share via phone, and then email, with a mom who is pulling her daughter out of public school NOW, at the end of the school year. What I have copied below is almost exactly … Continue reading

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