Free Books Today {& Not just for the Homeschool Curious!}

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} Hello from my Happy Eclectic Homeschool! As I’ve been reflecting on my first mama-only homeschool conference in Portland, I feel empowered to share with my readers more of my own homeschooling experience. We’ve been doing this, essentially, since my boys were born, but with almost a decade of experience under my belt, I feel like … Continue reading Free Books Today {& Not just for the Homeschool Curious!}

Nugget of Knowledge

The long road of homeschooling has many twists and turns, but I’ve been doing this for over a decade. A decade. 10 years. It’s actually been since birth, though only in retrospect can I call it homeschooling. As a life-long learner, I lost the love of learning in high school for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which was burnout. By the time … Continue reading Nugget of Knowledge

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

Star Wars The Last Jedi: How are you preparing?

The Death Star   If you hadn’t noticed from my Instagram feed, my boys and I are Lego Maniacs. Although we love several of the series of bricks, one of our enduring favorite is Lego Star Wars! We own all the movies and have been watching them for years. Recreating scenes, making new scenes, trying out different scenarios is what my boys do! Storm Troopers … Continue reading Star Wars The Last Jedi: How are you preparing?

November 3rd Surprise

Seattle Snow ❄️ Lowland snow this early in the season is rare. One distinct advantage of interest-led learning is being able to stay home, play in the snow, come in for hot chocolate to warm up, then go out again! Their day was spent alternatively creating in the snow and on their movie making project. Keeping the days loose allow for their creativity to take over … Continue reading November 3rd Surprise

Homeschooling Moms Night Out

Another case of finding my voice. When I talk to a group of people, I feed off their energy or get them going. In a group of people, I have no problem with casual chatting and conversation. It’s safety in numbers, so to speak. I don’t have to be true, or vulnerable, to any one person. I don’t have to worry about keeping up a … Continue reading Homeschooling Moms Night Out

Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Planning for travel in Prague has been a dream come true! While it’s one thing to study history, nations, geography, and governments, it’s quite another thing to actually walk the paths of those who have come before us. To see what they saw, to experience the city and landscapes others experience. As white, middle class Americans, we have limited opportunities to achieve hands-on learning overseas. … Continue reading Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Changes, they be a Comin’

Change is the only constant in life – Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher Our family has gone through a plethora of changes in recent months which culminated in my oldest son deciding to start public school Monday. He’s been homeschooled for the past 8 years but decided he needed new challenges. Oh the challenges. 6:15am? 6:30am? My friends know him as the guy who’ll stay up until … Continue reading Changes, they be a Comin’

February 2017: Books we’re Reading

While we’re voracious readers, these are literally what we’re reading today! Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free As with many things in life, I have many things left undone. I have big aspirations, huge expectations of myself, and yet many of these seemingly easy and rhythmic tasks are often sidelined by the events of the day, … Continue reading February 2017: Books we’re Reading