FIMBY is a family story blog and a huge part of that story is our homeschooling journey.
I started blogging around the same time we started "officially" homeschooling; when our oldest daughter was about six years old. That six year old is now a high schooler as is her brother, 15, and her sister, 13, isn't far behind.
from our 2014 thru-hike of the entire Appalachian Trail
Our homeschool practice is an eclectic mix influenced by Charlotte Mason, unschooling, Waldorf, and Leadership Education philosophies. We are interest-led, family-focused, project, literature and experience based learners. (There is no easy word to describe all that.)
We believe in freedom education. An education:
- designed for the child
- in the context of family life and based on core family values
- for the purpose of fulfilling a life mission
Nearly every post at FIMBY touches on homeschooling in some way. This is a family story blog and homeschooling is a lifestyle for us. It's a mindset; an attitude towards learning, work, life, and study. It is not a set of lessons, the completion of a workbook, or preparation for college.
Although every post is a picture of family focused, interest-led learning, some posts are more helpful than others in explaining this philosophy of learning and offering resources for your own homeschool experience.
Finding homeschool posts on FIMBY
All of my homeschooling-related posts are divided into five main categories:
- Middle Years
- High School
- Kids Books & Reading (This hasn't received much attention lately.)
- Coaching & Courses (I'm currently on a coaching and teaching sabbatical.)
Within these broad categories I periodically write specific, and hopefully helpful, posts around homeschooling topics.
These topics (Family Life, Philosophy, etc...) are listed below. If you click on these links you will be taken to a page devoted to that topic, complete with a list of related FIMBY posts and relevant books and resources I use and recommend.
If you're just beginning your homeschool journey with young children, I also have two teaching materials available for purchase:
Homeschool Help Divided by Topic
- Family Life
- Curriculum & Methods
- Organization & Schedules
- Creativity & Crafts
- Reading & Dyslexia
- World Study
- Math & Science
- Outdoors & Nature Study
- Go with the flow
- Homeschooling Through High School
- The Adventure of Learning
- Discipline in a Love of Learning, Freedom Based, Interest-led Homeschool
- Spring Book series
- Elementary Homeschool Curriculum