The 2018 Not Back-to-School Blog Party was a fun, encouraging, month-long event with over 25 bloggers inspiring homeschool moms to live an educating life with their family.
You can find all the bloggers and posts below. I hope you will find homeschool encouragement in these posts to carry you throughout the year.
What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all.
― John Holt
2018 Not Back-to-School Blog Series
How To Navigate the Ups and Downs of Homeschool Freedom | by Marla Swzast of Jump Into Genius
How to DESCHOOL Yourself before Homeschooling Your Kids | by Shelly Sangrey of There’s No Place Like Home
5 Things to do When Family Doesn’t Support Homeschooling | by Becky Ogden of Self-Directed Homeschooler
What Really Happens When You Face Your Homeschool Fears | by Amy Milcic of Rock Your Homeschool
Why School? The Powerful Question We Should be Asking | by Purva Brown of The Classical Unschooler
Deschooling: The Best Advice I Didn’t Take Before Homeschooling | by Shawna Wingert of Not the Former Things
Why Learning Through Life and Creativity is Completely Legit | by Katrina Oldham of Rule this Roost
Yes! It’s Absolutely OK to Homeschool With TV and Movies | by Michelle Wyatt of Life in the Nerddom
4 Field Trip Ideas to Enlive Your Relaxed Homeschool | by Sharla Fossen of Minnesota Country Girl
Family Adventures: 4 Amazing Benefits for Your Homeschool | by Melissa Droegemueller of Rolling Prairie Readers
How to Make the Most Out of Read Alouds in Your Homeschool | by Emily Copeland of Table Life Blog
What is Best for Your Family? Homeschool Rhythm or Schedule | by Kelly Sage of Curiosity Encouraged
How to Be Successful in a Literature-Based Homeschool | by KT Brison of Lit Mama Homeschool
Relaxed Homeschooling: It’s What You Make it to Be | by Angela Awald of Nurtured Roots
Delightful Learning for Life with Interest-Led Homeschool | by Sarah Panning of Heart and Soul Homeschooling
How to Use Delight Directed Learning to Simplify Your Homeschool | by Penney Douglas of Changed by Love
Four Reasons Why It’s Worth It to Homeschool High School | by Leah Courtney of As We Walk Along the Road
5 Tips for Teaching Language Arts in a Fun and Engaging Way | by Dachelle McVey of Hide the Chocolate
Math: Often the Last Subject to be Deschooled in the Homeschool | by Lynna Sutherland of Homeschool Without Training Wheels
3 Steps to Building a Strong Foundation for Science | by Denise Wilson of Backyard Owls
How to Develop Entrepreneurship and Teach it to Your Kids | by Lita Allgyer of Praxis
Creating a Life of Learning
Within these posts, I hope you found inspiration and encouragement to create an educating life with your children. Learning isn’t found only in textbooks and tests, nor book reports and spelling tests.
It can be found everywhere, at any time. Your children will learn from field trips, movies, games, and play. It just takes a change in our mindset as to what constitutes education.
The deschooling process can be difficult and long-winded, but in the end, your eyes will be opened to the learning possibilities all around you.