Can You Almost Unschool?

Our family are almost unschooling. Not because we force curriculum in one or two areas, and otherwise respect our children’s freedoms. But because, we’re not there yet. Because, we were schooled. Yes, we take the liberty of calling ourselves unschoolers, even though almost unschooling is an oxymoron. We are unschoolers, on our path. We just …

Boho Homeschool: When You Don’t Fit Inside A Homeschooling Box.

What to do when you don’t fit inside a homeschool box … Before my children and I quit school, I was a public-school teacher. And after that, a Montessori teacher, for many years. But I don’t do conventional schooling, or Montessori, at home. If there’s one thing my years of teaching taught me, it’s that …

3 Questions Answered for Newbie Homeschoolers.

I spoke with newbie homeschooling mums this week, and they had three main questions about homeschooling:   What do you do for curriculum? Aren’t you overwhelmed or worried that you’re not teaching your children enough? Is homeschooling teenagers hard?   Truth is, I’m a newbie too. We’ve only been school-free for a few years.   …

The Wonderland of Nature Book, and How We Use It.

*** 2019 Update: Since writing this post, the beautiful book from homeschoolingdownunder.com seems to be unavailable. You can buy the book in hardcover here. There is a softcover and ebook version available, too. The cover art is different to the edition that I bought, but it’s the same book. Back to the original post:   We …