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In Play, Overnight Guests and Snowplay: An Unschooling Week!

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)





Hope (6) at In Play in Barrie, ON.



We have had a busy week!


Hope has been asking to go to In Play, an indoor playground, so we took a trip to town and had a blast together. They encourage Parents to play on the structures with the kids so we took full advantage!




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Freeschoolin' Children's Book Series Update (And Unschooling Life)

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)





Freeschoolin': Life Is My School Book Cover Illustration


I am excited to announce that illustrations are completed for the first book in the Freeschoolin' Children's Book Seri...

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Our First Freeschoolin' Week Of the Year! (And Our New Channel!)

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)





Hope(6), Freeschoolin' Daddy and Mommy in a grocery store selfie!



Why Yes! We still have our Christmas tree up!



I like to clear it out by now but living got in the way. *grin*



This year's holidays tr...

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Canadian Unschooling In November!!!!

Posted on November 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Doing some late season farm work together. Ontario, Canada.



Unschooling is learning through life as a principle and we have no shortage of experiences to utilize!



We have been so busy with learning opportunities that I haven't had time to share as much as I like!


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Quick and Easy Last Minute Halloween Decoration

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)





We love decorating and Halloween!




We had some homemade paper bats from last year so I made some more, using the old ones as templates, and then cut them out.
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Freeschoolin' @ The 1st Barrie Comic Con and Reflections

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)





We are a family that is proud of our Geekdom!



The closest town to us, Barrie, Ontario, hosted it's first Barrie Public Library Comic Con and we were super stoked to attend!

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"The Freeschoolin' Homestead"

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (7)





Our mini barn, pond and pumpkin patch.



Freeschoolin' gives us the freedom to pursue our passions; homesteading is a big one around here!



One day we hope to own our own land to build a sustainable homestead on but for now we are lucky en...

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Fall Freeschoolin'

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)




Happy Fall Ya'll!


How are we Freeschoolin' this time of year?




The leaves are starting to turn here in Ontario, Canada and our melon patches have almost stopped producing (Farming Skills).


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Freeschoolin' @ Avalon Orchards Organic Apple Farm

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)





This past week we went on our 3rd annual field trip with our local Un/Homeschool Club to Avalon Orchards, an organic apple farm in Ontario, Canada.



There is so much to learn on a trip to an apple orchard.


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Unschooling, Unbirthday, Unbelievable 2 Weeks Of NOT Back To School!

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (2)







We had a Very Merry Unbirthday, indeed!


Freeschoolin' Daddy and Hope (6) decided to bake a cake together while they stayed up all night....

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Happy NOT Back To School 2016

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Today in Ontario,Canada, school children go back to class today.


For us, it's just another day.

Hope is actually sick ( the second time this year; happens at the season change ) with a cough and cold so we are very glad we don't have to worry about attendance in public school; today's first visible advantage to Unschooling/

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Freeschoolin': Snakes, Snails and Frogs, Oh My!

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)






It has been an animal discovery filled Summer!



We live in a rural area with a pond on the property so there is plenty of opportunity for observing and capturing the wildife without harming it.


Hope (6) caught her very first snake; a wee baby Garter!  With Freesch...

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Freeschoolin' Raises A Butterfly!

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)




I was harvesting dill from the garden when I found this lil' guy on a stalk.  It's a Black Swallowtail caterpillar.



Freeschoolin' Daddy volunteered to find out what we needed to do to help it turn into a butterfly and went to work on making a home for him. (We did find out he IS ...

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Forever Freeschoolin': Our June Adventures!

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Hope (6) and Daddy playing with the wheelbarrow at our mini barn.


The weather has been amazing and hot here near Barrie, Ontario, Canada so we have been enjoying the outdoors and having lots of great adventures!





Of course we had to hit up the local Beach a few time...

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Imagine Freeschoolin'

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)




Hope, 6, searching for frogs by the pond.



 

Imagine if there were no hurried mornings with hurried breakfasts and hurried arguments.


Imagine no scrambling to finish homework, no worrying over test scores and no school yard bullying.


Imagine the end of bedtime battles, not enough time to s...

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Peaceful Parenting In Public (Local Club Meet-Up)

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)







This week we've been social! 




Through our local Un/Homeschool Club, we attended a park meet-up where we met lots of new and some familiar friends and had a WONDERFUL time. We packed a picnic lunch and stayed an hour longer than planned; we didn't want to leave the fu...

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An Unschooled Spring In Ontario, Canada

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)





 


There's so much to learn in the growing season!




We've been growing seedlings for our garden.....





we've been digging in the garden....

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Unschooling Warriors: Battling The Fear

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (1)








I think successful Unschooling/Freeschoolin' families are great warriors. And our greatest adversary? Fear.


Not just our own, but everyone's.



Everyone who was ever indoctrinated to believe that the only way to learn is to be sitting...

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#LifeLearningRocks; Freeschoolin' During A Power Outage

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)



We just went over 48 hours without power!

How did we manage?




Living rural, this is no walk in the park. We had no running water, no heat and no way to cook a hot meal, nor was I prepared to feed us without cooking. It was very cold and in the morning, we could see our breath ...

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What Does an Unschooled Week Look Like?

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 


Here's how our last week or so went!





Hope (5) and Mommy working out their rescue therapy horse, River.



We rode horseback, visted a local TV Station for Daddy's work ( he's a professional wrestler and was doing a live TV appearance ) and played with stickers and stuffed animal...

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