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. Summer activities occupied our schedule until the first week of September, because the weather was still summer. Since our family is not bound by provincial outcomes or guidelines, we don’t follow conventional … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care
family life / home educating and daily life / homeschooling

homeschool mama self-care

Me getting a facial. That is a homeschool mama self-care practice. (That I’ve only ever practiced once.) I’m writing a book! Well another book. I am a solid 20,000 words into the topic of homeschool mama self-care. Do you remember this post? https://wordpress.com/post/capturingthecharmedlife.com/12377 This post, and a theme of other posts, have spurred me on … Continue reading

academics / home educating planning / what is an education

5 suggestions about buying new curriculum

“…education doesn’t need to be reformed–it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” Sir … Continue reading

family life / philosophy / stuff that makes me think

those that go before us…

Our common heart cry–the pursuit of health and happiness. With different circumstances, different political or historical backgrounds, different characters, but throughout humanity, a similar plot. Characters in the backdrop of our lives shift and the plot of our lives don’t unfold like an organized story arc in a literary novel. Truth is stranger than fiction: our lives … Continue reading