Is Your Homeschooled Child Falling Behind?

Homeschooled kids often learn in different ways and at a difference pace than their public school counterparts. For this reason, many people don’t understand what homeschooling actually is, and what homeschooling parents actually do. This causes all kinds of weird assumptions… and sometimes us homeschooling parents end up listening a little too closely to the critics.

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I abandoned my kids. So Should You.

I abandoned my kids last weekend. Yep. I packed my bags, drove 280 kilometers away, and spent an entire weekend completely by myself. OK, OK, I didn’t abandon my kids. I took a weekend off. Because mamas need a break. So Do daddies.

But the way some people react to me taking my annual weekend off, you’d think I’d fed my kids to the wolves. On the contrary, I left them with their very capable father, who also gets a full 4 days off each year. So it’s only fair Mama gets 4 days off too, right? 

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Elimination Communication: Raising Babies Without Diapers (WHAT???)

Elimination Communication eliminates the need for potty training. Yes, your baby can live diaper-free.

You now have two choices: breathe a huge sigh of relief and learn more. Or, raise your eyebrows, roll your eyes, and mutter about “these crazy parenting trends.”

When I first heard about elimination communication (EC), I decided to do the former, and we did a bit of EC with all our kids. It worked for us. If you’re curious, read on to find out more.

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Birthday and Special Haircuts

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I love birthday parties. I love hosting little parties at my house, making yummy food, and having friends over. My little K-girl turned 7 on January 20th. I can’t believe how fast time is flying.

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Family Bike Touring – 5 Families Who Cycled Way Further Than We Did

We had such an amazing time during our family bike touring adventure, we’re already dreaming about the next one. Travelling by bike is both a wonderful way to appreciate the beauty around us and to learn some wonderful life lessons

When we tell people about our bike adventure, we encounter all kinds of reactions, some good, some bad. But the common thread is amazement that we’d cycle that far with three children aged 6, 4, and 2. To us, travelling by bike was a challenge, but one that we took up happily.

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5 Lessons Learned from 500 Kilometers on bicycles (with 3 children 6 and under)

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This post initially appeared on The Huffington Post.

At the end of May 2016, my husband and I decided (somewhat spontaneously) to go on a 560-kilometer cycling trip with our three children (ages 6, 4, and 2).

My husband and I are adventurous people, but there’s no denying that adding children to the mix puts a bit of a damper on how adventurous people become. Recently, my husband and I started thinking, however, that this damper is imposed by society, rather than by any real circumstances.

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