T.U.R.D.S.: A Teen Book Club

{Affiliate links in text – just click through and at no cost to you, I offset the cost of my book habit/library fine fund!! I can’t thank you enough for your support – your readership means everything!} Yes, you read that correctly: TURDS! Here is a peek into our homeschool and how we support our eclectic-unschooly, interest-led learners: Our GEMS. Teen Unschoolers Reading Diverse Stories. … Continue reading T.U.R.D.S.: A Teen Book Club

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!

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

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