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

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!

November 3rd Surprise

Seattle Snow ❄️ Lowland snow this early in the season is rare. One distinct advantage of interest-led learning is being able to stay home, play in the snow, come in for hot chocolate to warm up, then go out again! Their day was spent alternatively creating in the snow and on their movie making project. Keeping the days loose allow for their creativity to take over … Continue reading November 3rd Surprise

November 2017 Planning

{affiliate links – thank you for supporting my voracious book-reading, planner supply, travel budget — at no extra cost to you — Thank you!} Hello November! With NaNoWriMo starting, and fall activities slowly changing to end-of-year activities, I feel I can finally take a breath. I purposefully plan my Septembers heavily with our homeschooling to take advantage of the nearly perfect Pacific Northwest weather, but … Continue reading November 2017 Planning

Imperfect Planning

Documenting my day-to-day is easy with Instagram – like this perfectly imperfect image of my planning process…. While I’d love for my life to always be beautiful, it’s just not my reality… and Thank Goodness!! I plan messy. While I love straight lines, pops of color, and beautiful scrapbook and planning pages, the work to get there is a beautiful mess.   I’m creative and … Continue reading Imperfect Planning