• Books that Will Inspire You to Worldschool Your Children
    adults,  book lists,  methods & philosophies,  worldschooling

    Books About Worldschooling & Teaching Your Children Through the World

    I believe the best way to teach your kids about the world is to show it to them! That being said, I know there are seasons when it just isn’t possible (or it’s more difficult) for whatever reason. I have big dreams of showing my kids the world and exploring it with them. We got Ephraim’s updated Canadian citizenship certificate in the mail a few weeks ago which means we just need to get him a passport and then we can officially leave the country (though no official plans are in place right now). Staying inside of Canada for two years has been a challenge for me in some ways…

  • Unschooling - what is it, how do you do it and do unschooled kids actually learn anything?
    digital homeschooling,  unschooling

    What Is Unschooling? How Do You Unschool & Do Unschooled Kids Learn Anything?

    Today I want to tackle three big questions: what is unschooling? how do you unschool? and do unschooled kids learn anything? A year ago we were very much leaning towards the idea of homeschooling and there were so many things I didn’t know about homeschooling (there still are!), at the time I thought unschooling was just keeping your kids at home and not doing anything educational with them. It turns out I was so wrong. (That’s been known to happen a time or two.) I don’t think I am alone in this initially inaccurate unschooling assumption and as we lean more and more towards unschooling I wanted to have a place…

  • A week in the life while unschooling. While we may be unschooling lots of learning is taking place.
    real homeschool stories,  unschooling

    An Unschooling Week in the Life

    We’ve been giving this unschooling thing a go for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to share a little about it. Unschooling can be hard thing to learn about because it’s not like unschoolers have this hour-by-hour schedule you can just follow. Unschooling will look different every day and every week and will vary greatly from family to family and season to season. I tried my best to document our learning for a week both for my sake, so I can actually see that we are learning, and for your sake, so I can share it with anyone interested in unschooling. I tried to write things down shortly…

  • The Unschooling Experiment
    methods & philosophies,  unschooling

    The Unschooling Experiment Begins

    The idea of unschooling has really intrigued me in the last year or so. I don’t know what made me interested to read it in the first place but my real interest developed when I read An Unschooling Manifesto. My cousins unschool their boys, they are really the only unschoolers I know and they doing an amazing job. They read a lot, they do a ton of hands on activities and live a life that is so conducive to unschooling. The boys make their own flavors of kombucha and sauerkraut, they explore the local countryside, they take apart bikes and put them back together . . . seriously, can I just…

  • A quick summary of 5 of the most popular homeschool methods to help you decide which one might be best for your family.
    homeschool basics,  methods & philosophies

    A Summary of 5 Homeschooling Methods

    If are around homeschoolers long enough you’ll start hearing terms like classical education, Charlotte Mason and unschooling thrown around and if you are new to the idea of homeschooling all these different methods and what they mean can get confusing. I wanted to take what I see to be the 5 most popular homeschooling methods and break them down to give a quick view of the main points to hopefully help steer you in the direction you feel best fit for your family. Once you have an idea of which ones would (or wouldn’t) work for your family it’s easier to do some deeper research and find if it’s truly…