Category Archives: Unschooling

Eclectic Homeschooling at its Best – It’s Time for L.E.A.R.N.!

Homeschooling, or unschooling, is not a solitary and isolated activity. Far from it. In fact, I would posit that many homeschoolers are MORE involved in their community than children who attend private or public schools. If only because they tend … Continue reading

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I’m Revving Up for Christmas, How About You?

There are still plenty of things we can get done before the end of the year, but I must admit, my brain is heavily occupied with the holidays. I really need to call my uncle and find out which day … Continue reading

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Metrics vs. Reality

I despise metrics. No, I’m not talking about centimeters and meters, or kilos and that lot. I’m talking about our nation’s apparent obsession with measuring anything and everything – from length of time a rep is on the phone and … Continue reading

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Reasons to Keep a Homechool Diary

I have to admit, I’ve really been getting a kick out of writing down our daily activities. We have done some rather interesting things recently. And sometimes, like on Friday, I just sat and watched my child as she played … Continue reading

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“Look Mama, I’m Knitting!”

On Tuesday morning, Emily asked, “Mama, can I watch a movie?” I was busy cleaning up the kitchen as she ate breakfast. “No baby, not this morning. We will go to the library later this morning, a cleaning afterwards, and … Continue reading

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Fall Curriculum Planning and Goals Assessment

I had these grandiose plans of homeschooling through the summer. I imagined my child, at the tender age of fourteen entering into college full-time, having run through her back-to-back “years” of homeschooling with little or no breaks, driven and curious … Continue reading

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Child-Led Learning

Every time I get worried that I’m not doing enough to educate Emily, she tugs on my stores of knowledge and reminds me that really I’m just the facilitator. She doesn’t need ME to educate her, she is educating herself. … Continue reading

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Getting the Kiddo in On the Act

Remember how I mentioned that The Deadly Nightshade and the Homeschool Advocate topics often intersect? Well here is another great example.. A month or so ago, we bought two full bee suits, one for Emily and one for Dave. Right … Continue reading

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Quick Note, Quick Link

I’m sorry, this is a bit behind the ball. An Unschooling Summit is underway. It isn’t too late to listen to some of the audios for free and there are others for a small fee. I forgot to say something … Continue reading

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Handed My Own Life

I have a book on my bookshelf, The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing. It has traveled with me, from Missouri to California in 1994 and returned again in 1997. I rarely open it – it is the memory that it … Continue reading

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