3rd, er… 4th time’s the charm? Home Schooling, A Day In the Life

by Dreaon August 07,2013 in Family JourneyLearning

This year marks year 4 of us home schooling. Something I firmly believed would not last more than a year… and something I feel has had many ups and downs…. is way easier said than done and is something you really have to devote to do… We have had a few dabbles here and there […]

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A Short Film: Born to Learn

by Nicholeon December 12,2012 in GrowthLearningNatural Parenting StyleResearchTravel

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=falHoOEUFz0&feature=plcp[/youtube] Private Schooling. Montessori. Waldorf. Public Schooling. No-schooling. Home Schooling. Travel Schooling. These are just a few of the many schooling options that families worldwide are exploring and flourishing within. I am typing this post from the road while my family and I are traveling in Gautemala together. Our son will be turning two years […]

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Ted Talk: What Adults Can Learn From Kids

by Bunmion January 17,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthLearning

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We often say we want to learn from children, but do we really? Lately I’ve been watching my own two kids through the eyes of a student and have been soaking up their creativity, unassuming ways, and intolerance for pretenses. When we let go of the idea that we are “above” children and that our […]

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Five Very Pinteresting Crafts for Kids

by Bunmion January 04,2012 in Family JourneyJust For Fun

If you love crafts and haven’t discovered Pinterst yet, please visit it today. The website is the perfect hub for families looking for their next exciting DIY or project. My girls love making messes in the kitchen with homemade playdough, paint, water & bubbles…whatever they can get their hands on. Giving them the tools to […]

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Check Out This Babywearing Children’s Book

by Heatheron December 16,2011 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyLearningNatural Parenting Style

I ran across this book while poking around some attachment and natural parenting resources online and just wanted to give a little shout out about it! It’s a children’s book about babywearing called A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World. Though we know that carrying our babies is as […]

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Must-Read: Radical Homemakers

by Bunmion December 02,2011 in Family JourneyLearningNatural Parenting Style

Before the industrial revolution, families were units of production rather than consumption. They lived, worked and played together. Children were “educated” by working alongside their parents or in their communities, learning specific trades that would help them integrate into their local communities while supporting their future families. A few months ago I stumbled on a […]

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The Importance of Child Play Time

by Jillon November 22,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    The word “play” sounds like all fun and games, and of course it is in part, but scientific research also shows how important play and free time really is for all people. Children in particular with their growing bodies and minds benefit greatly from being allowed unstructured time to sort through the ins […]

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Best of the Web: SparkleStories.com

by Bunmion November 15,2011 in Family JourneyJust For FunLearning

I’m always on the hunt for the next website that will change my life. Pinterest changed how I search for DIY projects, crafts, and recipes. Etsy changed how I shop for gifts. I wasn’t looking for a website with online audio stories but I’m pretty sure SparkleStories.com is going to change my family’s bedtime routine […]

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Recess from Seatwork, Natural Learning in Mathematics

by Heatheron October 30,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyGrowthLearning

One of the things that fuels my passion for unschooling and my desire to spread the word about this option (what to some is an unheard-of idea), are the memories seared into my brain of children I love struggling with numbers on paper. It can be downright painful sometimes. No one likes to see a […]

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How To Teach Your Child a Second Language You Don’t Know

by Bunmion October 27,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyLearningTravel

When I first moved to Montréal two years ago I had experience with French; I studied it in college, my dad speaks it as do many of my friends. But being thrown into a society where the first language is not your own is a whole different story. Something as simple as getting a driver’s license […]

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