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 ….

Haircuts {or: Letting Go}

Haircuts! {or: Letting Go} These guys are my heart, but they won’t pose for a picture without acting goofy unless I employ a lot of coaxing….or we’re on a field trip. In public. And sometimes that doesn’t matter. But it’s spring break and we’re just enjoying our Seattle Staycation!! PJs, Fortnite, dog parks, bus rides, and more!! But first: today was waking up with Spongebob, making … Continue reading Haircuts {or: Letting Go}

Planning Your Week, April 2019

{some affiliate links in my post help defray the cost of hosting my blog – thank you!!} Weekly Planning! Hello and welcome to a quick overview of how I’m currently handling our weekly planning. It’s suffice to say that things in my house have changed tremendously over the past year. Over the past six months. Over the past month. That’s life. We keep growing, changing, … Continue reading Planning Your Week, April 2019

Enchantment: Poetry Tea Time

Julie reminds us about Enchantment and says, ‘Guy Kawasaki defines enchantment as: Voluntary, Enduring, Delightful’ – so true! Image by Bikurgurl It’s Tuesday, do you know what time it is? Poetry Tea Time!! Though my boys dislike the name, they love the treats!! And guess what I do…..I pair with our Smith Brothers delivery and spring for muffins every week – FTW!!! I was telling … Continue reading Enchantment: Poetry Tea Time

The Brave Learner Seattle Book Club

Image by Bikurgurl Whew! It’s been a whirlwind week for me! I posted earlier this week my short review I wrote for The Brave Learner, but what I didn’t say is that I’ve been working on starting a book club to take a deep dive into this book with me over the next year or so, taking one chapter at a time to really dive … Continue reading The Brave Learner Seattle Book Club

“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

Comfort

Comfort can take many forms, be in what makes you comfortable {my gown and comfy robe} and what is comforting {nature, writing, drawing, coffee, tea, cookies, my boys, homeschooling, family, home}. Nothing helps me through my days like my faith in God. Through Him, all things are possible. Though just having faith that there’s something bigger than myself, than my life, is such a comfort. … Continue reading Comfort

T.U.R.D.S.: A Teen Book Club

{Affiliate links in text – just click through and at no cost to you, I offset the cost of my book habit/library fine fund!! I can’t thank you enough for your support – your readership means everything!} Yes, you read that correctly: TURDS! Here is a peek into our homeschool and how we support our eclectic-unschooly, interest-led learners: Our GEMS. Teen Unschoolers Reading Diverse Stories. … Continue reading T.U.R.D.S.: A Teen Book Club

Homeschool Planning -Bullet Journal Style

I’ve been making my guys bullet journal style calendars which act as organizers for not only time, but also interests. I’ve taken my love of planning and am helping them create for themselves a system which not just follows their events and activities, but allows them the grace and space to dream, then make a plan to follow those dreams. Following appointments and tasks given … Continue reading Homeschool Planning -Bullet Journal Style