homeschool science
academics / homeschooling / science study

homeschool science

In this house, we love science. Discovering how things work, how they function, playing with ingredients, elements, physics boxes, and chemistry experiments, reading on plate tectonics or atomic theory, we’re all over science. (And it’s not because dad is a doc; he actually loves history). Chem C500. We’ve had three kids interested in chemistry. This … Continue reading

entering homeschool high school
academics / adolescence / homeschooling / homeschooling in British Columbia

entering homeschool high school

There’s a bracing moment in each homeschool mama’s world where she realizes that the homeschooled kiddos aren’t staying kiddos forever (by the way, I only ever call them ‘kiddo’ here). They are moving on, moving up, growing into their own persons and deciding to approach their lives independently. Apparently, that’s a thing. Despite fully acknowledging … Continue reading

not back to school: a homeschool world
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling

not back to school: a homeschool world

Despite being invited to a not back to school picnic, it did not dawn on me that public school started that same day. I’ve just returned from an anniversary weekend reading, eating, walking on the beach and visiting wineries in southern British Columbia. Summer activities still occupy our schedule, so there’s no shift to a … Continue reading

homeschool philosophies and why you don’t need to care
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling / what is an education

homeschool philosophies and why you don’t need to care

Let’s get to why I’m writing about homeschool philosophies before a haze falls across your eyes as opaquely as the haze of smoke settling into my mountain valley homestead. I am not going to write a blog that details the homeschool philosophies in education. If you haven’t heard that there’s more than one way to … Continue reading