• 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…