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

March 2019 Planning

Image by Bikurgurl I’ve written overviews of my planning. Specifically, I manage our family calendar, as well as our home education of our children. I’ve grown and changed in the way I plan, and over the past 8 months have been using a Passion Planner, along with my Leuchtturum 1917, for my planning. I finally purchased a Passion Planner last summer when the Classic Size … Continue reading March 2019 Planning

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

View from Philosophers Way

Image by Bikurgurl Hallo! We’ve been traveling, and I have so much more to share with you, but wanted to capture this moment of beauty with my sweet boys looking over Heidelberg Castle. While I love using websites and books to guide us on our adventures, it’s really getting on Instagram and other social media sites that allow me to see what is happening right … Continue reading View from Philosophers Way

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

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

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, or home education, is an eclectic mix of Unschooling and Gameschooling, with a dash of parent-led initiatives. This family image from last fall was at … Continue reading Here is our Homeschool