Homeschool: Learning & Playing
We are a homeschooling family trying to live a natural life. We love to learn and we love to play.
I am fairly new to the whole homeschool lifestyle (yes, it is a lifestyle), and I can honestly tell you that I can not imagine my life any other way. I did not always know that I wanted to homeschool, it sort of snuck up on me. You can read why I chose to homeschool here. My family’s life is crazy, hectic, fun, and amazing and I would not want it any other way!
This is our second year homeschooling. I learned so much in my first year, the manner in which we homeschool is a constant evolution. The minute I think that I have found our routine, or groove, it changes. I went from a very scheduled routine (read that curriculum here) to unschooling. I currently say that we are very relaxed eclectic homeschoolers/unschoolers.
In our family we learn through doing and playing more often than sitting at a table completing worksheets. We love sensory play, crafts, and field trips. We live in a beautiful place in the world that offers many fun, educational, and often free places to visit!
I homeschool on a very tight budget, I have to so that we can afford for me to stay home with our children. My husband recently took a job that requires him to be gone from home….a lot. Homeschooling is that important to us. I cut corners anyway that I can. You can read some of the ways that I cut corners here.
I love reading and being inspired by other bloggers. I will be putting together a blog roll on this site so if you would like to comment with your blog (or a blog you love) that would be wonderful!