Category Archives: Daily Conversations

Interesting Developments and Talking About College

In a more recent post I found myself questioning whether or not we can still consider ourselves unschoolers. To me, unschooling means child-led learning, but then I have to wonder, Is there a range here? So if I tell my child, ‘you … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, New Homeschool Mommies and More

Next Time We Are Making Our Own! Gah! I have to say it again (having already said it to her), my friend Bethany was totally right. I teased her relentlessly on Facebook yesterday over her posts of making her own … Continue reading

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History, Art, Silliness, and Discussions on Canon

We are getting back into the swing of things after our winter holiday break. We finally completed Story of the World – Ancient Times and moved on to… Story of the World – The Middle Ages This book picks up … Continue reading

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Post Christmas Quiet

Honestly? We had a pretty quiet lead-up to Christmas as well, considering we all were sick with the flu/cold/plague. I am looking at our schedule for January and getting a little intimidated…just three weeks and things will really start to … Continue reading

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Splash Math and More

Splash Math I just signed up for an interesting site … Splash Math. Splash Math combines the best of both worlds. For a child, Splash Math appears to be like a game which rewards on getting answers correct, keeping them … Continue reading

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Unschooling Conversations, Life of Fred, and More

Em’s reading continues to improve, and although it might be repetitive, I continue to bask in the daily breakthroughs and improvements. I have waited for this for so long, and it is absolutely spectacular to see it unfolding! I have … Continue reading

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Mama, Are They Predators Too?

Driving down Independence Avenue in Kansas City can be an eye-opening experience, with an eclectic mix of used car lots and the occasional prostitute or drug dealer. Thankfully, Emily’s focus was completely on the signs that she now feels comfortable … Continue reading

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Probiotic vs Antibiotic Unschool Conversation Today

Art and Unschool Conversations There are moments when learning happens and I am stunned, truly and thoroughly boondoggled stunned at how much learning we have accomplished, just in the midst of a simple discussion. This happened today at breakfast time. … Continue reading

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Unschooling for Monday – Forget Columbus Day

Having read the first part of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States and learned a few things about Christopher Columbus, and what a completely and total monster he truly was (rape and enslavement of women and girls, wholesale … Continue reading

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Unschooling for 8-26-14 through 8-28-14

Unschooling for 8-26-14 Yesterday (8/26) is a busy day despite not having to do “work work” (read that cleaning houses or teaching classes). The night before we practiced reading (Emily read to her dad) and I read to her more … Continue reading

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