Writers Block

A post written by one of my first followers, Ashley, at Mommy Lane Adventures, expressed her ‘Fear of the Blank Page’. I can totally relate. When I wanted to move from simply journaling to writing, I started participating in NaNoWriMo. Though I’ve just restarted this blog in the past few years, I started writing in NaNoWriMo with my children years and years ago. As eclectic … Continue reading Writers Block

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Image by Bikurgurl So this happened this weekend – Solo: A Star Wars Story! We love going to AMC Theatres for premiers! With online reservable seats, even new movies can be planned for and seen at the matinee rate! Although a lot of the movie was dark with bright flashes of light — literally, not figuratively — it was an entertaining story. The thing with … Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story

Marvel Universe

So this happened today — with the pollen literally covering everything outside, my scarred eye is swollen badly. The only way to fix that, says my husband, is to see Deadpool 2 Image by Bikurgurl If you’d had told me pre-2017 that I would’ve caught up on all the Avengers Cinematic Universe movies, I’d have laughed. Outright. But, time does bring change. I abhorred IronMan: … Continue reading Marvel Universe

Here is our Homeschool

Hello! I’m Kelly, aka Bikurgurl, and these are my boys: my husband, Jeff, and our children. Image: Bikurgurl We love to travel and devour stories in books, on screens, and through our own creations. Our interest-led learning style of homeschooling is an eclectic mix of Unschooling and Gameschooling, with a dash of parent-led initiatives. This family image from last fall was at Universal Studios after … Continue reading Here is our Homeschool

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