Friday’s ….

Image by Bikurgurl April 12, 2014 One of my ‘memories’ from 5 years ago 🖤 I home educate because I didn’t want to rush, miss the precious moments, and have the time to enjoy building relationships with my children while they were young. I could load them up and take them on adventures near and far with little more coercion than my own enthusiasm. And … Continue reading Friday’s ….

Introductions

Introductions! Hi! I’m Kelly – Welcome to my Blog. Here I am in Lanai, Hawaii ❤ {previously posted, in brief, on my Instagram feed!} My online moniker is Bikurgurl and have been using it for years. Many people ask, ‘Do you ride?’ And the answer is yes! I ride bicycles, and on the back of motorcycles in the past – though maybe I’ll have my … Continue reading Introductions

“You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ You owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart

Image by Bikurgurl “You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ you owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart, founder of Bravewriter and author of The Brave Learner As I continue the Kon-Mari of my home, I started listening to the Homeschool Unrefined Podcast and had to listen to Julie’s interview from January 27, 2019. She gives words to my family culture and values: … Continue reading “You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ You owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart

Braveschooling: Summer Book Giveaway!

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with me, Bikurgurl.com — I’m just sharing the love! Even if you don’t Braveschool – that is, focus on reading literature, poetry, and using that as a jumping off board for writing – that’s okay! You can  enter this contest to win free summer reading books & I get more entries too! Also, if you’re interested, from the … Continue reading Braveschooling: Summer Book Giveaway!

How our {Eclectic Unschooly} Homeschool Works

Recursion – How Our {Eclectic Unschooly} Homeschool Works! I’ve been rearranging our office/homeschool spaces/living room/dining room for 2018. Yes. Still working on it, but I’m getting so close to being finished! My son, the Bibliophile, drew this many years ago and it’s held a hallowed place on the cork board ever since. Recursion occurs when a thing is defined in terms of itself or of … Continue reading How our {Eclectic Unschooly} Homeschool Works

Add something in

Lent . . . beginning tomorrow . . . Lent begins tomorrow and is the time when Christians pray, fast, and reflect in preparation for Easter. The Christians observance of self-reflection, and oftentimes fasting, during Lent is something I’d never done. I mean, I’d heard of it, understood that Catholics ate Fish on Fridays, but didn’t really understand the emphasis on the fasting part. You … Continue reading Add something in

Be Selfish

​I was having a harried morning – two orthodontic appointments, two dentist appointments – and had forgotten to give my son who stresses about the orthodontist Snow Angel, Bikurgram pain medication which was resulting in anxiety and an upset stomach.   I was sick with anxiety. I walked into the pharmacy to get the pain medication, saltines, and a bottle of ginger ale and was … Continue reading Be Selfish