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Our 2013 July Unschooling Activities & Resources

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We had a very packed July- always on the go! We started off the month in Kansas City, Missouri at a relative’s home. It was a really fun week; we did so many different things from visiting a living history museum to lighting off fireworks in the backyard. In the middle of the month, the [...]

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Our June 2013 Unschooling Resources and Activities

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How has your summer been? Busy? In 3 days it will be the end of July and I’m first now posting what we did in June! Writing has not been a high priority for me these past few months. I’ve been spending lots of time with my family. The kids and I have been playing [...]

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Our May 2013 Unschooling Activities & Resources

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I’m finally able to share with you all the things we did in May. I’ve been struggling with the decision of keeping this blog. I really love sharing with you things I’ve learned while pursing our interest-led learning lifestyle and also the many fun resources and ways of learning we come across. But I’m also [...]

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A Video Highlight of Our Past Year

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My babies turned 7 a few weeks ago! Every year I create a birthday DVD for the kids. I include pictures set to songs of all the highlights from the past year- activities we loved doing together, holidays and celebrations and our travels. Last year I shared our birthday DVD, and I’m back to do [...]

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Our April Unschooling Activities & Resources 2013

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I’m back!!! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted anything new this past month. I’ve felt pulled in too many different directions lately, so I had to make some tough decisions and strictly prioritize my time. So that meant taking a break from writing any new posts this month. One of my family’s greatest passions is [...]

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Our March Unschooling Activities & Resources 2013

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March was one big ball of exhausting fun! It’s the beginning of birthday and travel season for us. We did so much that I know I missed things, so this isn’t even a complete list. It was just too hard to keep updated most of the month. We had our first mini-trip of the year: [...]

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Our Spring Activity Wish List

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Happy first day of spring! Even though it doesn’t feel like spring today- its 23 degrees near Chicago today- it’s sunny outside, promising long days ahead. Winter is my least favorite month-although I appreciate it more now since I’ve have kids- so I’m really looking forward to warmer days, long bike rides and hikes, and [...]

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10 Resources To Find Great Books to Read with Your Kids

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Besides travelling, reading aloud to my kids is my favorite thing to do as a family. Last night I sat down and estimated that the kids and I have already read over 2,500 books together…..and they’re not even 7 yet! I know the number of books we read together each year will drop as the [...]

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Hacking Your Education: a Book Review

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Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will I few months ago I received an e-mail asking if I’d like to review a book with the above title by Dale J. Stephens. Have you ever heard of Dale before? Well, he’s a pretty remarkable guy. [...]

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Our February Unschooling Resources & Activities

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How was your February? We stayed at home a lot more than last month which was very refreshing, especially since next month will be a travel month for us. As usual we had an eclectic range of learning: rescue dogs, Milton Hershey, Rosa Parks, Because of Winn-Dixie, bar graphs & origami, salt painting & crystals, [...]

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