Homeschool hygge: Twenty easy to adopt Self-Care Practices
family life / homeschooling / self-care-practices

Homeschool hygge: Twenty easy to adopt Self-Care Practices

Homeschool hygge: nothing like an autumn day to entice me with a few cozy blankets on the sofa, burnt orange candles lit, fireplace blazing toasty and a Pelecis piece playing on Spotify. The first day of frost woke with us last week. The puppy’s water froze. The chickens hesitated leaving the coop. I hesitated walking … Continue reading

homeschool: the traditional season
homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-directed learning / what is an education

homeschool: the traditional season

The homeschool traditional season looks like school. …In that we have formal study hours and are expected to do stuff… Otherwise, what the stuff is depends on who the kid is, what their goals are and what our goals are for them too. The study day begins at 0830. The kids meet in the Great … Continue reading

homeschool girlfriends: advice from Julie Bogart
homeschooling / self-care-practices / self-directed learning / socialization

homeschool girlfriends: advice from Julie Bogart

I’ve got a homeschool mentor who has spoken more into my life than any other. She’s parented five. They’re all grown up now. She’s been through years and years of curriculum planning, and even years of unschooling, learning to do it right and letting go of that notion: that you can ‘do it right’. She’s … Continue reading

not back to school: a homeschool world
homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-directed learning

not back to school: a homeschool world

What is not back to school in 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 … Continue reading

the homeschool room
home design / homeschool planning / homeschooling

the homeschool room

It’s butter yellow. With a great big red industrial light smack dab in the middle of the room. A desk on the side for moi and a slide-out drawer for oft-used printer (love love love having the printer beside me). Can we say Latin pop quizzes? On-line printables? And stuff I print during morning studies … Continue reading

homeschool family harmony: the invisible education
daily life / family life

homeschool family harmony: the invisible education

On occasion, our family has been accused of being the Von Trap family. Not sure why, because we don’t all sing, nor do we own matching floral dresses, nor does the lieutenant play scrabble, blackjack and all kinds of games with his kids. I do wish I could strum a guitar, lead a few sing … Continue reading