Deep in Planning

Image by Bikurgurl Deep in Planning So putting together the planning doesn’t start wit making a calendar, oh no…it starts with knowing my children. It starts with knowing their interests, goals, dreams, dislikes…it proceeds to what I’d like to weave into our year and what our long-term plan is for college readiness. The long term plan is more like a framework, not a directive. It’s … Continue reading Deep in Planning

Planning our Eclectic Unschool with Margin

Image by Bikurgurl Getting back into a regular school rhythm takes some time, so I go back to what the ‘ideal’ looks like. For us, it’s a lot of margin. We also call this Opportunity. A lot. How else can we pursue our passions without it? I’ve taken to making weekly/daily lists of obligations, and in this ‘ideal’ week, color blocked the time in our … Continue reading Planning our Eclectic Unschool with Margin

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

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

Image by Bikurgurl I’ve been a Julie Bogart Super Fan for years! And although I couldn’t wait to read her book, The Brave Learner, I did think it would just be a recap of all her years of fantastic Podcasts, Periscopes, Blog Posts, and fantastic Instagram account – but it’s so much more!! And I’m even a member of her Coaching Community!! Julie’s calm, inquisitive, … Continue reading The Brave Learner

“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

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

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!

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!}