• Using Digital Books in Our Homeschool - Plus while we are travelling!
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    Using Digital Books in Our Homeschool & While Travelling

    This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Last week while we were on our trip to Mexico I managed to read six books. To me that qualifies as a good vacation! While I love physical books (I mean, do you follow me on Instagram?!) I also do a lot of reading of ebooks. I love having a number of books at my finger tips. And when going on a trip it means I don’t have to pack dozens of books because I’m not sure what kind of book I’ll be in the mood for, all I need…

  • Using Movies in Your Homeschool and Six Good Movies to Get You Started
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    Homeschooling with Movies & Six Movies To Get You Started

    Lately I’ve been introducing the kids to a few different movies (well, mostly Raeca, Ephraim thinks all movies are scary). It didn’t really start out to be an educational experience but as we started watching this movie and then this one I found myself having to explain a bit about WWII and I think it was a really good way to introduce the war to a highly sensitive six year old. It’s kind of embarrassing to admit but lately I’ve been requesting a lot of Mary-Kate & Ashley movies for Raeca from the library. She has been watching Full House and loves Michelle and since I loved MK & A growing…

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