I started blogging around the same time we started "officially" homeschooling; when our oldest daughter was five years old. That five year old is now in her first year of university, her brother, 18, has recently graduated and her sister, 16, isn't far behind.
Our homeschool practice was/is an eclectic mix influenced by Charlotte Mason, unschooling, Waldorf, and Leadership Education philosophies. What this looks like for each child and each stage has changed through the years but the common thread is our commitment to non-coercive, self-directed, interest-driven, adult-facilitated learning.
We believe in freedom education. An education:
Nearly every post that I've written touches on homeschooling in some way. Homeschooling is a lifestyle for us. It's a mindset; an attitude towards learning, work, life, and study. It is not a set of lessons, the completion of a workbook, or preparation for college.
Although most of my posts provide a snapshot, in some way, of relationship-building, interest-led learning, some posts are more helpful than others in explaining this philosophy of learning and offering resources for your own homeschool experience.
All of my specific homeschooling-related posts are divided into six main categories:
Within these broad categories I periodically write specific, and hopefully helpful, posts around homeschooling topics.
These topics (Family Life, Philosophy, etc...) are listed below. If you click on these links you will be taken to a Resource Library page devoted to that topic.
This course has a unique mix of practical application, personal stories, psychological discussion, and philosophical considerations. We don’t just talk about homeschooling, we explore our biases, assumptions, and beliefs about education, relationships, and family life.
Technology as a Tool in your Homeschool - slideshow and notes from presentation given at the ACPEQ homeschool convention in Laval, Quebec, June 2018.
Project Based Learning - a video recording of a presentation given at the ACPEQ homeschool convention in Laval, Quebec, June 2017.
Homeschooling from the Heart - an audio teaching for the early elementary years.
Learning in Love ~ The Preschool Years - audio recording of a live homeschool teleconference.
If you'd like specific, one-on-one help with your homeschool journey I offer individualized coaching to homeschool families. Please see my Coaching page for more information.