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!

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

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

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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

Christmas Season 2017

During the Christmas Season, we have the tradition of attending many holiday events and activities. Our very good friend, Sumeya, ice skates. We love to see her holiday shows. Singing songs, being outside, enjoying the Season! Our travels have taken us all over the Greater Seattle area. We love seeing the sights! At home we’ve been busy too! Star Wars movies, wrapping presents, trimming tree… … Continue reading Christmas Season 2017

Dishes Don’t Matter

Image Credit:  Brooke Lark “Don’t worry, leave the dishes. I want to show you something.” “Oh, it won’t take a minute – let me just get these in the water,” “But mom, I was hoping we could look at these pictures together.” “Why don’t you guys go on ahead and go. You’ve got so many things to do! I’m going to get back in the … Continue reading Dishes Don’t Matter

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s talk Turkey! We not only talk about gratitude, traditions, and history, but also lies proliferated by the White Man and the impact these have on our existence. My young men have to understand the mistakes other white men have made and be empathetic to the struggles of all of us who are not born white males. My guys are pretty fabulous, but they’ll have … Continue reading Let’s Talk Turkey