a simple guide to unschooling your holiday homeschool

Unschooling your homeschool during the holidays? This is a homeschool necessity. We gear down homeschool, because we’re mentally gearing up for Christmas. I don’t think it’s the increased sweets factor, the candy canes coming from every direction, the Hershey’s almond kisses, the gingerbread cookies slathered in icing sugar…we tend to be conservative in our consumption. Is…

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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 purchased online, 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 even! Because I enjoy writing, pen in hand, I decided…

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a homeschool readalouds family book list we love (& that provide adventure too)

There’s nothing like a readaloud to remind us why we love homeschooling. Drag ourselves from our beds in the morning, jammies still on, cozy blanket, and a morning cuppa coffee, and we are ready to start our homeschool day. (Maybe we’ll do this ALL day even). Here are a few of our very favourite homeschool…

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Food for Creative Thought: Twain Austen

I chose my ‘name’ intentionally. Well, not my given name. That was given to me. I wasn’t named after Mother Teresa, but I like to refer to her when I’m introducing myself. I, a home educating mother of four, a Mother, named Teresa…I always qualify, “just not so saintly”. And I’m not amusing myself —…

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finding a writing voice

“ I thought of my own writing career. In my early years I’d written some good poems, even won a fellowship, and had a poetry book published. I wrote about the obvious things: being a Jew, my marriage to a non-Jew, the Holocaust, my grandparents. But I realized…it was when Zen crossed my life that…

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