• Homeschool Day in the Life video - unschooling and project and interest-led learning
    day in the life,  real homeschool stories,  relaxed homeschooling,  unschooling

    Homeschool Day in the Life: summer edition: working on projects and interest-led learning

    Here’s another day in the life of our homeschool, this one is a summer version! I’ve been liking the rhythm our summers have taken and if all goes well I plan on continuing this into the fall as well. In this day in the life we took a little nature walk and my kids followed their interests and made creative projects.       You can see past day in the life videos and posts here.

  • Simple Homeschool Schedule - our simple three part homeschool schedule and routine for the summer
    homeschool planning,  minimalist homeschooling,  real homeschool stories,  unschooling

    Simple Homeschool Schedule: the simple homeschool rhythm we are following

    We have hit our groove this summer with a very simple homeschool schedule. I know this schedule definitely won’t be involved enough for some people but it has been working really well for our family! I’m totally planning on pulling this rhythm/routine/checklist into the fall.       My free Unschooling with Intention Workshop. My kids’ YouTube Lego Show: The Adventure Kids     OUR SIMPLE HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE   So, what I have done is create a very easy three-part checklist for my kids for each day. I have intentionally kept this simple so there will be space in their days to explore interests and just have time to be…

  • Why We Are Switching to Unschooling
    methods & philosophies,  unschooling

    Why I’ve Been Scared of Unschooling and Why We’re Officially Switching

    We are close to closing out on our fourth year homeschooling (!!!! How did that go so quickly?!) and it’s time to make some changes, officially. There are a variety of homeschool methods, including one I wish I could do but just doesn’t suit my personality and our life. For the past four years I have thought we were in the “eclectic spectrum” of homeschooling, pulling from a variety of different methods but there is one method we always default to. That method is unschooling. Now, before you start freaking out and thinking I am not going to teach my kids anything, let me just say that it isn’t how…

  • 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…