One of the biggest lessons that we have learned, from our own trials and errors and from tips from others, is to not make things more difficult than necessary. Sometimes society thinks that unschoolers are just a bunch of kids running around, doing whatever they want, and not learning. Our self-directed learners DO have the… Continue reading Homeschooling Resources (2023 Refresh)
Family Friendly Events in (or near) DC: Week of January 31st – February 6th, 2022
Looking for some family-friendly fun this week? Here are some ideas: Smithsonian American Art Museum's Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration Photo Credit: Jeremy Norwood, Norwood Photography When: February 5, 2022 @ 10am ESTCost: FREE!!Details (from their website): Let’s ring in the Year of the Tiger! Celebrate Lunar New Year online with the Smithsonian American Art… Continue reading Family Friendly Events in (or near) DC: Week of January 31st – February 6th, 2022
Family Friendly Events in (or near) DC: Week of January 24th – 30th, 2022
Looking for some family-friendly fun this week? Here are some ideas: FUTURES Photo courtesy of The LAB at Rockwell Group Where: Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington DCWhen: Through July 6, 2022Cost: FREE!!Hours: Thurs: 10am-5:30pm; Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat:10am-7pm; Sun: 10am-5pmWebsite: https://washington.org/visit-dc/futures-smithsonian-arts-industries-buildingDetails (from their website): Smell a molecule. Clean your clothes in… Continue reading Family Friendly Events in (or near) DC: Week of January 24th – 30th, 2022
Back Like We Never Left!
Hey homeschooling families!!! Until recently, we too a long break from social media, blogging, and the internet BUT we’re still unschooling, we're still in Washington, DC, and now we’re back like we never left! Here are some of the things that we were doing during our break: Becoming Semi-Professional Board Gamers We love board games… Continue reading Back Like We Never Left!
Welcome to 2020 Too!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! Welcome to 2020 too (aka 2022). If you're like us, it's hard to believe that we are in the year two thousand twenty two already. We still feel like we're back in 2020 (when the world shut down). Even though a lot of the world has opened up, including all of the… Continue reading Welcome to 2020 Too!
Seven Tips for Homeschooling While Working from Home
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
(To Go) To School or Not (To Go)…??
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
Homeschooling…Unschooling…Pandemic Schooling. What’s The Difference?
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?
What is Unschooling?
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?