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

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

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

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

Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Planning for travel in Prague has been a dream come true! While it’s one thing to study history, nations, geography, and governments, it’s quite another thing to actually walk the paths of those who have come before us. To see what they saw, to experience the city and landscapes others experience. As white, middle class Americans, we have limited opportunities to achieve hands-on learning overseas. … Continue reading Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

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