gameschooling: mamas can learn from their kids
a day in the life... / family life / homeschooling

gameschooling: mamas can learn from their kids

We can learn from our children. The other team said I could take a practice slide. Hmm, to show off my imbalance and lack of skill? No thanks. I think I’ll throw that 30 pound rock when I HAVE to, not anytime before. Will I remember how to do this? (It’s been ten years.) And it … Continue reading

a homeschool interview
a day in the life... / family life / homeschooling

a homeschool interview

Peering into the lives of other homeschoolers is just plain interesting. It also gives us ideas for our own homeschools, our own children and families. It leaves us with a feeling of pride: this is our community, this is who we rub shoulders with, these are the benefits to homeschooling. I have the pleasure of … Continue reading

be a fly on the wall: a day in the life of a homeschool family
a day in the life... / daily life / self-directed learning

be a fly on the wall: a day in the life of a homeschool family

I often say that if you were a fly on the wall, you’d get a real experience of life in a homeschool family. I imagine what it looks like. It’s not a school. It’s a home. Where I try to fit in feeding the sourdough starter, watering seedlings, blog writing, lunch making DURING the time … Continue reading

top 5 summer faves
a day in the life... / family life / gardening / summer

top 5 summer faves

Moving to a new neighbourhood in the last month makes it difficult to limit my top  summer faves to just five things. I might tell you it was my bathtub… Cause really, how could this not be one of my top favourites? Or it could be my new backyard… This is all accompanied with much … Continue reading

homeschool: the project season
a day in the life... / homeschooling / self-directed learning / what we do

homeschool: the project season

When you look at us right now, though we’ve just moved into a new home with a homeschool room, you’ll see unschooling. We’ve flipped the May switch. Fewer languages to study and more projects. Less sitting in one place or formal structure, but still lots of learning. At the end of April, I have them write … Continue reading

nbc morning show auditions
a day in the life... / family life / mommy humour

nbc morning show auditions

Did you see us on the NBC morning show? Trying out for the homeschooling mama television anchor…        Got my girl with me.  Pretending a little interview to show them our warm chitter chatter. She’s telling me what it’s like walking Times Square for the first time. We’re naturals, no? Okay, I thought this one was looking good. This … Continue reading