Category: Lifeschooling

Top Book Recommendations for Starting Lifeschooling
Top Book Recommendations for Starting Lifeschooling

There are several books that have made a huge impact on my philosophy of lifeschooling and I would highly recommend that all new lifeschoolers read them! If you want to reform your thinking, the most important thing you can do first is to inform your thinking! Put these in your curriculum budget, moms. It’s important…

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Teaching Thanksgiving All Year Long

It’s hard to pick a favorite time of the year. It seems there’s something beautifully wonderful about every season. But if I had to pick, I would say this time of year when we head towards Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time that fills me with the most joy. And it’s not just the crisp…

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Remembering Christ Through The Holidays
Remembering Christ Through The Holidays

The holidays are upon us. What is on everybody’s mind? Christmas. Christmas activities. Christmas decorating. Christmas traditions. Christmas shopping. Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. It seems like every year we try to cram more and more into our already busy schedules. After all – Christmas is only the best time of the year when we find time…

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Honoring a Fallen Hero: A Tribute to Pioneer Homeschooler Chris Davis

A great man of God has gone home to be with Jesus. Chris Davis, homeschool pioneer, author, and speaker passed into eternity on the morning of October 23rd, 2019. You might wonder at my title, Honoring a Fallen Hero. It sounds like I’m honoring a fallen soldier. Well, in a sense, I am. Before homeschooling…

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Lessons From Our Animal Adventures
Lessons From Our Animal Adventures

Lately, I’ve been clearing out old materials from earlier in my homeschooling journey. As I’ve packed up early readers, puzzles, games, and leftovers from kits, I stumbled on some unusual items. A ladybug farm. A butterfly enclosure. The triops tank. Oh, yes. A smile grew and I closed my eyes. Memories of all the critters…

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Symbiotic Ecosystem with a Mini Aquaponics

One of my favorite parts about lifeschooling is getting to turn regular projects into epic learning adventures. And this month was no exception for our family. This month, we taught the kids about symbiotic ecosystems with a mini aquaponics. What is a Symbiotic Ecosystem? A symbiotic ecosystem is an ecosystem in which the plants/animals work…

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Schedules vs. Routines: A Day in Our Lifeschooling Life

Schedules vs. Routines… Do you know the difference? When I think of a schedule, I think of set times and little flexibility. A routine is more of a rhythm and there is some fluidity with it. I definitely work better with a routine and I thought you may benefit from hearing about what that looks…

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The Benefits of Planning for Lifeschoolers

When you’re lifeschooling, unschooling, or you have a relaxed homeschool, using a planner may be something you’ve never considered. After all, the beauty of these methods is that you can go with the flow and let creativity and passions lead the way, right? You may not want to get bogged down with a plan, keeping…

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3 Homeschool Phrases That DRIVE. ME. CRAAAAZY!
3 Homeschool Phrases That DRIVE. ME. CRAAAAZY!

I realize I can be a bit overzealous when it comes to lifeschooling, but there are several phrases I see tossed around in the homeschool world that really make me nuts. Like seriously nuts!! These are the verbal viruses of the traditional school mindset that have crept into modern homeschooling and are part of what led me…

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The Beauty of NOT Getting It All Done
The Beauty of NOT Getting It All Done

I never get it all done. I never have and I never will. And guess what? Neither will you. Despite all those lies beautiful, perfect images of home interiors on Pinterest and Instagram; despite all the perfectly organized lesson plans and schedules on various homeschool blogs; and despite all the “highlight reel” status updates on…

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