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I am a blissful Ontario, Canada Mama in my early 40’s with vast life experience; enough to know that the path of free range, life led learning is the way for our family and with my bff (best friend forever ) hubby by my side in perfect synchronicity, we explore, experienc
e and thank the stars for the freedom to live a Freeschoolin' life.

     Please join us on our journey and gain support from the wonderful radical unschooling community around us!


Much love,
Freeschoolin' Mommy



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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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Freeschoolin': Energy Clearing

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (2)




Hope (6) gardening; a favorite energy clearing tool of ours!



 

We are a family with extreme energy sensitivities. It's a lovely, magical existence but it does come with some issues.



We take on the energy of people, places or other things and it drastically affects us if we are not vilgilant...

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Hope's 6th Birthday; Freeschoolin' Style!

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)






Hope is 6 now!



Here's how we celebrated!



Hope awoke to decorations of her favorite characters and a festive table with a card and presents; her face was agape with delight!


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Happy 6th Birthday Hope!

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)






(Raven from Teen Titans Go; Hope's favorite show!)


Today, Hope turns 6 years old!




We have lots planned and will share the details with you after we're done celebrating!


Thanks for all the birthday wishes and lo...

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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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Why We Don't Have An Alarm Clock

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 





Art By Freeschoolin' Mommy




That's right.

We don't own one.  Haven't since Daddy I have been together; over 7 years now.



Yes, we have things to be up for; even early morning. And we don't alway...

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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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Record Keeping For the Radical Unschooling Family

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)




The Freeschoolin' Journal




 

We never planned our homeschooling life this way but it evolved and we are elated!

Life is dandy and we learn so. very. much.




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How We Learn Math While Freeschoolin'

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (1)



Math!

I grew up terrified of it but through the Freeschoolin'/Unschooling life, we have learned to LOVE it. 
And it's everywhere!

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Freeschoolin' While Sick! (Bye Bye February)

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Hope playing her new favourite computer game this week.




We are rarely sick.  But it does happen.


Whether it's myself, Daddy, Hope or all three of us that comes down with a bug, we have some 'go-to' methods that really help the healing while keeping things all natural; the way we like it.


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February Freeschoolin' : An Unschooling Update

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)



It's been a super fun month!



We've hit up a few indoor playgrounds which Hope (5) has LOVED and they let adults play too so it's great for the whole family!



Hope at In-Play, a local indoor playground.



Ev...

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Will You Be My Freeschoolin' Valentine?

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)



Hope deep in concentration making this year's Valentines.


We LOVE to celebrate and we LOVE to LOVE so give us a celebration about LOVE?  We're in heaven!


We don't focus on the commercial side of ...

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Freeschoolin' Weighs In : Co-Sleeping

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


 


Hope, the fairy princess, on the family bed.



I have been hearing a lot lately about how Co-Sleeping can cause serious issues. I think that any lifestyle choice has risks.

20 years ago Babies were never to be put on their backs for fear they would choke and now people are instructed never to put them on their stomachs....

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Why We Don't Care If Our Kids Swear

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (3)





Now, to be clear, of course we care very much about our offspring!



Image from "South Park, The Movie" depicting a scene where Cartman is implanted with a "V-Chip" to make him stop swearing.



But they (our kids) are free to use the...

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Small Home Living : Reasons Why It's A Freeschoolin' Essential For Us

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (2)




Hope (5) in our cozy apt that is about 500 Sq Ft in size; over a garage.

 


I want to share this but I have to start off by saying; whatever works for every family.

I mean that.  If what we talk about here is not in your scope or not your cup of tea, we hope you'll feel empowered to make your own choices for your...

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Peaceful Parenting and Chores

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 


Growing up, both Daddy and I had to do chores. Most of us did.

Yet we are still learning how to best keep a clean home without cleaning all the time. The evidence became clear; the old punitive way of kids doing chores is not effective . We had to find another way.



"So how are we doing it?"


We threw out chores. We don't h...

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Unschooling In Subjects

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)


There is never a day that goes by where we are not learning, yet we don't follow a schedule or curriculum.  Our passions lead us, the entire family, and we use them as a basepoint to experience new things and suck the marrow out of life.





I thought I'd share some examples of this and outline how subjects are learned through this method; we call i...

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