Sometimes life is quiet. We can stay at home and relax. There’s plenty of time to say such things as “Would you like to watch a Shakespeare play with me?” We read books and drink hot chocolate. We write and chat and work on our individual projects. And as we do all this, I add links and notes to our homeschool records book.
But sometimes life races along at an incredible pace. We take trips away from home. I drive a daughter to work. The girls attend music lessons, We shop. We take recycling to the resource centre. We paint the interior of our house. We’re invited to music recitals. We take a new puppy to the vet. We go on outings to scout for new music video locations. We film new videos. One thing after another, and then at the end of the day, we flop onto the sofa to watch a movie or a TV show together (nothing ‘educational’). And I look at my homeschool records book and I wonder how I’m going to turn all these events into notes. How do I turn life into homeschool records?
In this week’s podcast, episode 104, I discuss this question. I share some of the things we’ve been doing recently and how I translated them into homeschool records notes.
I also talk about the questions:
- Should we give pocket money to our unschooling kids?
- Should we buy our kids what they need to further their passions?
- Should we expect our adult children to be part of our lives?
- What will I speak about when I do my first Facebook Live?
- Why do I appear twice in Feedspot’s list of their Top 50 Blogs and Websites for Unschoolers and Their Parents?
- Did I finish Camp NaNoWriMo? Do I now have a first draft of my unschooling book?
One of my blog post promo videos, How to Get Children to Do Their ‘School Work’:
Imogen’s Second Facebook Live Video
Imogen’s Latest Music Video: Something Just LIke This: