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

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

The Wilderness Quest

As an eclectic-unschooly mama of tween/teens, it’s important that I also pursue my passions. It’s not like when the children were small and I guided their interests with mine, now they are old enough, mature enough, and compassionate enough to also support my interest-led learning! As a result, I’m exploring my writing and sketching with the outdoors. I stumbled across this fun-looking group and I … Continue reading The Wilderness Quest

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, 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