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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How to Boost Your Creativity By Doing Something You’re Not Interested In

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Grab a piece of paper and write down ten things you have no interest in.  Ask your kids to do this, too. Are you finished? Ok. Here’s my list. -watching car racing -playing football -reading romance novels -understanding international business -watching horror movies -writing a computer program -making sales cold calls -zip lining -reading fashion [...]

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5 More Game Companies, 23 Games & 10 Awards You Should Check Out

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Last week I shared 5 game companies you should check out. Here’s the link in case you didn’t get a chance to check out that list. Today, I’m back to share 5 more companies with you. I’ve been impressed with the quality of games from these companies. The games I’m sharing with you I’ve either [...]

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5 Game Companies & 25 Games You Should Check Out

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Travel, both near and far, is our favorite way to learn about new things. But playing games is probably our favorite way to learn new skills, get creative, stretch our minds and have lots and lots of fun! We love all types of games- everything from pretend, made-up games and traditional board games to computer [...]

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Valentine’s Day Activity Wish List

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Last year the kids and I went to a Valentine’s Day party with a homeschool group. We spent quite some time filling out cards, making little candy bags to pass out. It was fun, but I must admit to feeling a little overwhelmed. This year, after a busy, hectic first month of the year, I’m [...]

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