investing your kids’ time
parenting / what we do

investing your kids’ time

Parenting is short-lived. That’s a statement that doesn’t always feel true. I’m sitting in an Art Gallery café in Atlanta, Georgia, two days after my friend’s son was married. Married! How old am I? This is just sixteen years after my own Labour Day wedding weekend. Apparently time moves quickly after having children. Not so in the … Continue reading

my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things
book reviews / homeschool planning / self-directed learning

my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Homeschooling Daytimers fresh from Amazon These are a few of my favourite things…“ Can’t you just see Julie Andrews singing that on a Swiss mountain top? She was a homeschooler herself, an unschooler to boot! Because I enjoy writing, pen in hand, … Continue reading

keeping your eye on the prize
family life / what I've learned

keeping your eye on the prize

Keep your eye on the prize! Keep your eye on the finish line! But what is the finish line? What is the prize? The annual homeschool conference speaker made me think. Is the prize a successful college education with GPA 4.0? It isn’t about a career. It is about a life. Helping each child find their … Continue reading

unschooling for the uninitiated
what we do

unschooling for the uninitiated

I’ll tell you why I talk about unschooling. Or as some call it, child directed learning, child delight learning, eclectic homeschooling, relaxed homeschooling…what other word describes the notion of letting go and letting them learn? Yeah, that’s the reason to talk about unschooling. To let go of control, and let them learn. There’s this notion out … Continue reading