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

homeschool: organizing last year, planning this year
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling

homeschool: organizing last year, planning this year

It’s that time of year.  (It took me two weeks longer than other years to think of homeschooling). This is what I started with… …a cup of tea… (& appropriately, a cup of courage) And piles and piles of papers, notebooks, sketches, math workbooks, writing stuff, whatever they did this year on paper. I culled … Continue reading

ten lessons from ten homeschool years
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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
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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