The Dog Philosopher #WisdomWednesday

In honor of back-to-school season and to encourage the worthwhile pursuit of life-long learning, I'm starting, Wisdom Wednesday,  a weekly series dedicated to the love of wisdom, philosophy.  It also happens to be a subject our family is exploring more this year for unschooling. Today's inaugural post features The Dog Philosopher, Diogenes, also known as … Continue reading The Dog Philosopher #WisdomWednesday

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Safety is a Human Right

SAFETY IS A HUMAN RIGHT. It's okay if you or your child(ren) are considering home educating due of the continual rise in school violence. If you consider or decide to home educate in light of school violence, people may say that you've let fear win. Or that you're being unreasonable. But is that true? Security … Continue reading Safety is a Human Right

Traveling through Languages

The best thing I did for myself last year was push myself to learn basic Japanese. Teaching myself Japanese made me a more confident person by accomplishing something I wasn't sure was possible. Especially trying to balance taking care of the house and family and small business stuff. I wanted to quit at least a … Continue reading Traveling through Languages

Tidy Idleness

  If you can't make it out in the picture, my youngest daughter (5 yrs. old) wrote 'LOL' all over the bathroom mirror with toothpaste. She also made a few sparking blue smiley faces, but someone had to pee so I had to get out of the bathroom before I could take another picture. Her … Continue reading Tidy Idleness

Standardized Socialization

Today's poem is inspired by my "favorite" home educating question: What about socialization? After nearly 10 years of home educating, this question never gets old. 😉 This one's dedicated my home educating homies who've found yourself at the post office, grocery store check-out line, or any other place just trying to mind your own gol … Continue reading Standardized Socialization

The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling {And Why Unschoolers are Strange}

The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling -You need to regularly quote one or more of the following unschool gurus (Holt, Patterson, Dodd, Martin, Gatto, and Gray) on social media. -You need to hate public school, and refer to it as prison as often as possible. Especially on social media and in public. -You need to base … Continue reading The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling {And Why Unschoolers are Strange}

It Was There All Along

I made the decision to home educate my oldest son shortly after enrolling him for kindergarten. Sometimes making the wrong choice clears the way for the right choice. Or perhaps, as I've been told, I just like learning things the hard way. The choice to home educate was a solitary decision, much like the situation … Continue reading It Was There All Along