Since our family began our homeschooling journey, almost three years ago, we (both parents) have also been working full-time jobs (alternating between working from home and the office). No, we are not entrepreneurs nor do we have the complete flexibility to set our own schedules, but this homeschool/work situation is what we have decided is… Continue reading Seven Tips for Homeschooling While Working from Home
With all schools, in the United States, starting within the next month or so (if they haven't already begun), families still having opposing opinions on whether or not they want their children to attend in-person school. We have heard from those who are completely against their children participating in any activities that involve being in… Continue reading (To Go) To School or Not (To Go)…??
One of the biggest lessons that we have learned, from our own trial and error and tips from others, is to not make things more difficult than necessary. Below is a list of resources that have helped us (in the past, present, and hopefully future) in our unschooling journey. Note: This list will continuously grow.… Continue reading Homeschooling Resources
When the whole world shut down last spring and every family with kids was forced to school at home, you may have been bombarded with the terms homeschooling, unschooling, and/or pandemic schooling and wondered, "Is there a difference?". To many, these terms might have the same (or a similar) meaning and, to a certain degree,… Continue reading Homeschooling…Unschooling…Pandemic Schooling. What’s The Difference?
Do not train children in learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” -Plato Self-directed education - or unschooling, as it’s commonly called - is a method of home… Continue reading What is Unschooling?
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there. Today is your special day! Because we are of the belief that, often, it takes a village, we also want to thank grandmothers, great grandmothers, aunts, godmothers, female guardians, sisters who are raising/guiding/mentoring their much-younger siblings, and anyone else that we may have missed. Thank… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
Once COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, back in March, schools shut down, college campuses became ghost towns, and, most states/districts have announced their transition to distance/virtual learning for the remainder of the school year. Although the U.S. was “late to the [pandemic] party”, we are feeling similar physical, mental, and financial effects as the rest… Continue reading 7 Tips to Make it Through Pandemic Schooling
During these tough times, it’s easy to get stressed, depressed, discouraged, anxious, and all of the other feelings! Many of us are losing money; we haven’t seen/touched our friends and family in many weeks; and our daily tasks are very different these days. Despite all of this, its extremely important to thank all of the… Continue reading Thank you!!!!!!
Welcome to our page and thanks for reading our first blog post!!! As you might've guessed, we are a family (Mom, Dad, Big Bruh, Little Bruh) of self-directed learners (aka “unschoolers”). We started this journey in the middle of the 2018-2019 school year (Woohoo to Year 2!). In January 2019, Big Bruh went back to… Continue reading Introducing…Unschooling in DC!