ten lessons from ten homeschool years
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling / parenting / philosophy / what is an education

ten lessons from ten homeschool years

I’ve been around long enough to hit the wall twice. Hit the wall, meaning, I was ready to put my kids into school. That says a lot for someone that is a home education advocate to the core. But I didn’t put them in school. Self-reflection revealed I wasn’t frustrated with homeschooling, I was frustrated … Continue reading

3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling / what is an education

3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum

I went to a homeschool conference last spring, and I didn’t buy a thing. I must be… a. No longer homeschooling. b. Already in possession of enough books to occupy a public school library. c. Homeschooling ten years and have learned that I just don’t need it all. C it is! (Oh, and obviously also … Continue reading

top 8 homeschool blogs 2016
family life / home educating and daily life / home educating planning / homeschooling / homeschooling in British Columbia

top 8 homeschool blogs 2016

Even I’m curious. What are people reading? I add to the hosts of bloggers who have gone before me: I am always surprised at the most engaged blog posts. I am learning about you readers! My top ten posts for 2016 are, not surprisingly, discussions on homeschooling. One of my favourite topics to chat over … Continue reading

homeschooling in British Columbia
home educating planning / homeschooling / homeschooling in British Columbia / what we do

homeschooling in British Columbia

I’ve got my HB pencils, packs of markers and fresh binders. I’m still looking for a decent price on lined paper. And study books have yet to arrive in the mail. But I’m deep in the heart of planning for the next month…or the next middle of the month, whenever summer temperatures abate and not … Continue reading

seasons of homeschooling
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling / what we do

seasons of homeschooling

I haven’t always homeschooled. I haven’t always scheduled six months of formal studies. I haven’t always radically unschooled. I haven’t always voraciously read like Charlotte Mason. Nor have I held continuously to Susan Wise Bauer’s “The Well-Trained Mind”. I haven’t even always confessed that my children were schooled at all. In my early homeschool days, … Continue reading