principles for homeschool sanity by Julie Bogart in ‘the brave learner’
homeschooling

principles for homeschool sanity by Julie Bogart in ‘the brave learner’

I’m rereading “The Brave Learner”, Julie Bogart’s offering, before I get started on another year of homeschooling. This girlfriend is the voice inside my head encouraging me on, giving me tools and generally just getting me at any step of my journey. Check her out on YouTube. Then read one of her half dozen books … Continue reading

homeschool planning: what I want my kids to know
home educating planning / homeschooling

homeschool planning: what I want my kids to know

As I am in the midst of homeschool planning, I am considering what I want my kids to know before they leave home. Not the lofty, high-minded stuff I had in mind when I first started homeschooling eleven years ago (like memorizing every constellation, university level calculus, SAT essay perfection…this list could travel to infinity … 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

my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things
academics / book reviews / home educating planning

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 fresh fromĀ Amazon 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 to boot! Because I enjoy writing, pen in hand, … Continue reading