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Behold the Power of Subtitles!

I am a geek.

I am a nerd.

I am a borderline otaku.

I love to escape reality and I love to challenge ideas and conceptions via fantastic scenarios. 1,213 more words

Homeschool

Are unschoolers really nuts?

When I first began homeschooling about five years ago, I researched everything to do with homeschooling. I attended co-ops, support groups, and meetings. I read every article and website. 1,117 more words

Family

Mm Unschool Fridays: First Visit To "The Gigantic Library"

Days and Days of rain being typical in the Northwest, we have to get creative sometimes with activities that get us out of the house without getting drenched or spending every weekend at the Children’s Museum. 820 more words

Lessons

CREATIVE CONSTRAINTS & INGENUITY

Eliminating the paralysis of unlimited choice.

Recently we have been playing with embracing limits in creativity through unusual constraints. I remember from art school the almost exciting nature of forced ingenuity that came from only being allowed to work in gray marker renderings or having an almost impossible time constraint on a design or not being allowed to use an eraser on a pencil drawing in our illustration class. 711 more words

Kids Creative

Day 42: A quiet Sunday

The first thing the kids did this morning was make construction paper burritos in honor of our super fun dinner at Moe’s last night.

And we woke up to good news about Nutty II; as of this morning she was moving around a little and so it seems like her back is not broken. 431 more words

Unschooling

Spending on our own at the farmer's market

The Farmer’s market is one of our favorite places to visit. You always leave feeling peaceful and appreciative! This visit was special because it was the boy’s first time spending on their own. 239 more words

We're Offically Homeschoolers!

The Day I Realized I Was an Unschooler

Unschooling—I must admit I have never liked the name. It sounds so rebelious, so negative and many other things that I am not.   I have gone through life abiding by the rules. 1,436 more words