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My Top Ten Must Have Unschooling Items

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A few weeks ago I read a fun post on my friend Susan’s blog, Learning ALL the time! titled Top Ten “Must Have “ Homeschool Items. I enjoyed reading it so much that I thought I’d come up with my own list!       My Top Ten Must Have Unschooling Items 1) An Internet [...]

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The Comfort Zone: Helping Kids Get Out of It

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I’ve been planning a big road trip that we’re going to take this summer. We’re a nature-loving family, and our travels in the past usually include either mountains, deserts, beaches or islands. This summer will be different.  Our trip will have a lot of nature-watching, but it also will have some big city touring, too. [...]

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4 Ways Travel Can Dispel Myths about Unschooling

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* I’m exited today to share with you a guest post by my new friend Monica @ FamilyTrek.org. So we’ve taken the plunge into the outer fringes of society, pulled our kids out of the public school grind and are now enjoying a life that most people don’t understand. We are the ones who people [...]

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Creating a System for Adventure: Monthly & Weekly Planning

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Over the past week I’ve written about how I plan for mini-adventures and trips throughout the year.  I first talked about how I created a Master List.  Then I talked about how I incorporate my master list into a dedicated Google Calendar.  If you haven’t read those posts, I’d suggest going back and reading them [...]

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Creating a System for Adventure: Building a Master Calendar

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In my last post, I talked about how to create a master list of places you might want to visit with your family this coming year. It’s really important to create a link for each place you list. This way as you go through the list, you can just click on each link and be [...]

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My Top Ten Lists of our Favorite Unschooling Fun in 2011

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Frequent readers of this site know that I love lists. I guess it’s just the way my mind works, but I love the way lists summarize things and present them in a simple, easy way to read. I’ve spent some time thinking about our past year. I feel blessed beyond anything I could have hoped [...]

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Nov 2011 Monthly Interest-Led Learning Resource Guide

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I love reading homeschooling sites and blogs. It’s fun getting a peek into other families’ lives, but the main reason I love to read them is to steal their idea. We’ve never before lived in a time when we have access to so many great ideas and resources at our fingertips at any time of [...]

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How to Become a Local Tourist

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My family loves to travel. This year we’ve traveled to Nevada, San Diego, St. Louis, Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, and Saugatuck, Michigan plus we have two more trips planned before the end of the year. But as much as I love to travel to new places, some of my best memories of this year have [...]

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Living & Learning – Tips for Including Your Young Child in Your Daily Life Part 2

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Last Saturday I started a post where I shared tips for including your young child in your daily life. To read the first part CLICK HERE Now on to Part 2   3. Task – Doing the laundry. * Categorizing and separating clothes into separate piles *working together to load the washer and dryer *folding [...]

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15 Unschooling & Interest-Led Learning Travelling Families You Should Get to Know

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To wrap up my September travel series, I’d like to pay homage to some of the many blogs and websites by travelling unschoolers & interest-led learners who have inspired me to pursue even greater adventures. They’ve shown me how travel can make learning richer and deeper. They’ve taught me to go outside my comfort zone.  [...]

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