Oh my goodness! Many of my friends know the story of how we came to become Unschoolers. Many have read the stories of my children and shed tears for them. And along with the tears, they have shared the joys with them that homeschooling/unschooling/escape from the system has brought with it. When we realized that the standard route wasn't going to work, I was frantic on what we were going to do. I will admit to wondering just what was wrong with us that we were so different that the standard… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on June 9, 2009 at 8:43am —
Added by Vicki Gray on May 30, 2009 at 7:08pm —
So many times, I get asked, "How can he (my 11yo son) learn if he doesn't go to school?" My parents have settled their minds to the concept that we homeschool. I've explained time and time again, that we do not do school at home. We don't do school at all! My son has the freedom to do as he pleases, read what he likes, explore what he chooses. You should see the expression on peoples' faces when I tell them this! Many of them just can't grasp what living in freedom, unschooling,… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on May 18, 2009 at 10:58am —
Will NBC be surprised?
Here's your chance to let the media know where the people stand on our faith in God, as a nation.
NBC is presently taking a poll on "In God We Trust" to stay on our American currency.
Please send this to every person you know so they can vote on this important subject.
Please do it right away, before NBC takes this off their web page. Poll is still open so you can vote:
CLICK ON BELOW, VOTE & THEN FORWARD TO… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on May 16, 2009 at 7:49am —
At nine days old, the kittens eyes are open. None are named… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on May 14, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Living Biology is something we get to experience here on our farm. Over the past few years, I've been sharing many of these experiences as they have come along. My children have been raised with many pets so I'd like to share with you our newest bebies born just this morning. First, here is the story of how these new precious babies came about.
Hobbs the daddy, was born born here on May 30, 2007. You can read his birth story at… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on May 5, 2009 at 10:58am —
Kennedy Space Center invited their employees to invite their friends and families for a behind the scenes tour of the actual facility! Since my husband's best friend is employed there, we were included in this special event! Thanks John!! We love you!
And so the tour begins =):
This is the back end of… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on May 2, 2009 at 9:54pm —
Easter is always such a wonderful time for the Lord's blessings. A time to remember that He has given his all for us. This year, he gifted me with a beautiful reminder that he loves me and wants me to have joy in this world. I say this, as I have been through much stress on so many levels which sometimes feels all encompassing. So let me just touch the highlights that happened this past Easter weekend.… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on May 2, 2009 at 7:00pm —
As many of you who read here know, both my spouse and I are full-time working parents whom have chosen to unschool our youngest child. In stepping off the mainstream path most people follow, we have had to learn some new concepts and ideals about just what constitutes a real education and just what constitutes real value in ones life. These conversations have lead to much reflection on both of our childhoods, time spent with friends, time spent with parents, and just how did these life events… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on March 3, 2009 at 8:29am —
I've been getting private emails asking me about unschooling along with being in a few unschooling groups where these same questions come up so I thought I'd share a recent post with you all. Whether you homeschool or unschool, I believe the most important point is to 'see what your kids are gaining from the experience and not on what you think they are missing.' So many parents are finding their children ever so sad in the 'school system'. I would like to encourage those… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on February 17, 2009 at 8:42am —
Hi Everyone! We're back from our short jaunt to our home in the Georgia mountains where we got to experience a bit of winter magic. Grap a cup of hot chocolate and stay warm as I share a few pictures of our day waking up to snow! …
Added by Vicki Gray on December 11, 2008 at 10:14am —
November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on November 27, 2008 at 11:05am —
While it's true that Ben Franklin wasn't happy with Congress's choice of the Bald Eagle
for our national bird, it's unlikely that he actually "lobbied" on behalf of the turkey. I know that most turkey lovers spin
the story differently but my sources, who will remain unnamed, paint a different picture of how this all went down. After Congress had made its decision, Franklin merely… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on November 27, 2008 at 11:00am —
Added by Vicki Gray on November 26, 2008 at 1:47pm —
Education Next by the Hoover Institution has an interesting article in their Winter 2009 publication. The article discusses Homeschooling going mainstream. Considering the current climate around what broadcasting (The View) allows to be said about homeschooling, I felt it was important to point out a sound article that explores the whys and wherefores of homeschooling.
In this article they discuss the many and varied reasons people choose to home school. Will Smith and his wife, Jada… Continue
Added by Vicki Gray on November 26, 2008 at 1:45pm —