About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.

First day school with a review of Star Wars

We started our first day of school at the happiest places on earth, Disney Star Wars, and Universal. The best part of homeschooling is being able to go to parks, museums, and zoos while everyone else is in school. So, we took this opportunity to start our next school year with a bang. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Being a Disney pass holder gave us the opportunity to preview Star Wars before it opened to the public. Continue reading

Start your school year with my favorite Unschool list

I wanted to start the school year off with a list of my favorite items I use to Unschool. What Is Unschooling? Unschooling is a style of home education that allows the student’s interests and curiosities to drive the path of learning. Rather, than using a defined curriculum, unschoolers trust children to gain knowledge organically. We all need a little encouragement at times. Just remember this is a new year. Most importantly, I suggest taking it slow. Remember, Continue reading

Why Unschooling might not work for you

Unschooling might not work for your family. Honestly, this is more about the parent than the child. Unschooling is about giving up control and trusting in your child. Which, is one of the hardest things to do. Child-led learning is more about trust and communication than anything. A type “A” person or a person that needs schedules, or order would have a very hard time. My husband is this kind of person but has learned Continue reading

Unschooling advice 113: How will I socialize my homeschool child?

We get this question more than any other.  I secretly laugh a little on the inside when people say, “How do you socialize your children?”.  If my child can speak to you intelligently, then they are socialized. Is Socialization possible Socialization, is one of the most significant concerns parents have when deciding to homeschool. Will your child be able to play with others? Can they hold an intelligent conversation, or will they be weird or awkward? Continue reading

How do you deal with co-op class your kids hate

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You found a co-op class that you think your kids will love. Bonus, it will prepare them for the future. The problem, you already paid for it, and it wasn’t cheap.  Now your kids hate it and won’t stop whining. So, how do you deal with a co-op class your kids’ hate? That my friends may be the ultimate question. I signed my kids up for the homeschool Dave Ramsey class with a church-affiliated group. Continue reading

Co-op classes are for Unschooler’s also

This year the girls wanted to take co-op classes, research started in August. This year the girls wanted to be around kids their age. I started surfing Facebook to find some homeschool/co-op classes. We found ballroom dancing, a finance class, Wow ( learn from professionals), horseback riding, painting, silver clay class, The Unusual Dress Project, study driving test, and some field trips with varies homeschool groups. I give them options and always tell them that Continue reading