Hi there! I’m Rebekah-unschooling work at home mom of two boys. Busy Parents Club is a resource and community for homeschooling work at home moms who want to manage their time and their homes, create an everyday self-directed learning space for their kids, make and save money, and get to a place where they are moving through their days intentionally and actually enjoying their adulthood (well, for the most part– because, LIFE).
One of the most common questions I get is people asking about what self-directed education is: What does it look like every day, how can parents “do it” in their homes, and how kids learn his way. In truth, I find it sometimes difficult to write about homeschooling in a way that looks like curriculum, school at home, or a timeline of activities we did each day. Mainly because our learning takes place within life, not separate from it.
When I first started blogging I would try to force myself to write posts on “homeschooling” and found it quite torturous. The worst part was that it was actually adding stress to my life an how I approached our own self-directed learning. Every blogger knows that point where you find yourself where the documentation of something overruns and sucks the joy out of the thing itself.
So now, I write more about how I cook, manage our home, work from home, in a way that I think is helpful for busy parents. If we, as busy parents, plan well and do our days intentionally I believe that we can then create an environment in our homes that we actually enjoy and a home in which our kids have the freedom to get inspired, learn, and create every day. I also think our routines and how we do all that we do should be done in a way that lets us actually really enjoy our adulthood, because we only get one of those, too.
So, do I write about unschooling or homeschooling at all? Yes, I do. I create resources, ebooks, and printables as well that I hope will help you create a homeschool that really works for you and your family. When I write posts they are mostly about creating and nurturing self-directed learning. I also write pieces that talk about the benefits of self-directed learning in general.
Our family uses a foundation of unschooling to foster a home that encourages self-directed learning. I am an advocate for unschoolers and self-directed learning families. If you have any questions about how to use this approach in your home (and stay within your state requirements) or simply want to know more about self-directed learning or unschooling, please feel free to email me or join and message me in in our Facebook group
My hope is that through what I share here on this site, in my community work, and with my 1:1 coaching, I can give parents the tools they need to create a life where they can have freedom and flexibility to work, live, and facilitate their young people’s self-directed learning in harmony. Self-directed education is for everyone, and I aim to make it accessible and doable for as many parents and young people as possible. To learn more, request resources, or schedule a 1:1 about how to bring self-directed education into your family, send me a message here.
I truly believe the most successful life experiences go hand in hand with conviction, confidence, and courage and I hope you find this a place where you can build all three!
Write For Us
Do you have ideas you would like to contribute? The Busy Parents Club is now accepting guest posts from moms who would like to write about topics like:
- family food
- working from home and homeschooling
- personal experiences being a work at home homeschooling mom
Please submit a brief pitch including your desired topic to rebekah@Busyparentsclub.com.
Have something you’d like to share or want to collaborate? Leave a comment below, or contact me via email: Rebekah@busyparentsclub.com