Category: Lifeschooling

Simple Finances for Kids
Simple Finances for Kids

When it comes to finances, we always think that that is for adults and as parents, we tend to push this behind and focus more on academics when kids are young rather than on finances. Teaching kids about finances is not as easy as 123 and at times can be overwhelming. So how do we…

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Lifeschooling + Entrepreneurship
Lifeschooling + Entrepreneurship

I realized early on that the traditional employment path wasn’t for me. I tried and tried again to make regular employment a part of my way of living, but no matter how hard I tried to fit in I often left feeling this is not for me. And I honestly, wondered if something was wrong…

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Purposeful Homeschooling
Purposeful Homeschooling

Lifeschooling encourages character, connection, curiosity, and creativity Once upon a time, I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. Lots of books and summers off sounded like a good plan. More than that, I had had a series of bad experiences in public school and I wanted to make a difference somehow. I…

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How to Foster Independence While Lifeschooling
How to Foster Independence While Lifeschooling

I lived on scarce amounts of sleep, homeschooled from an old worn-out glider, and nursed a child ninety times a day. Okay maybe not ninety, but it sure felt like it all that time! This was my life. I was the mom of a middle schooler, kindergartener, and newborn. As we stumbled through that year…

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Experiencing Life Through Roadschooling
Experiencing Life Through Roadschooling

As a family, we’ve been roadschooling and learning through experiences since 2016. We’ve traveled from the east coast to the west coast and back again. We’ve visited or stayed in over 30 states so far, taking our home and homeschool with us. We learn through real-life experiences whenever possible. With one of our particular dreams…

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Lifeschooling Off The Grid
Lifeschooling Off The Grid

When we moved from the Toronto suburbs to an off the grid home in Canada’s Northwest Territories in 2012, my husband and I knew we wanted to homestead and homeschool. At the time we had five mostly-grown children out on their own, and one young daughter still at home. By the summer of 2013, our…

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Lifeschooling Through the Challenges of Pregnancy and Postpartum
Lifeschooling Through the Challenges of Pregnancy and Postpartum

Awaiting the birth of a child is a sacred and special time. This idea can be lost or pushed to the side when you have other children to care for. It can be especially difficult to remember when you are trying to check off boxes and meet the standards set by society, school officials and…

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When the Storm is a Blessing in Disguise
When the Storm is a Blessing in Disguise

Our homeschooling journey started with a decision about a decision. Brett and I came from very different backgrounds one of those differences was our education. Brett was homeschooled and I was public schooled. The conflict on this subject arose just before our oldest daughter’s 4th birthday. Oddly enough it was outside people who brought the…

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Lifeschooling reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic
Lifeschooling reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic

One of the most frequently asked questions about lifeschooling is: what about the three R’s? How do kids in a relaxed, lifeschooling home learn to read? What about the college essay? Do they learn their math facts? What about high school math? A couple of stories of learning to read in my lifeschooling home. The…

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Lifeschooling: Making Learning Count
Lifeschooling: Making Learning Count

Ok, let’s do a short quiz today… First question: how much math do you remember from school? Oh, that’s right, you only remember addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Why do you remember those? Yes, that’s correct. It’s because you use them all the time in everyday life. Second question: Have you learned more or less…

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