What Is Eclectic Homeschooling?

Have you ever wondered what the term “eclectic homeschooling” means? I heard it many times in the first years of our homeschool journey, when I started reading homeschool blogs and researching curriculum. The word was foreign to me. I never knew exactly what it meant until I finally looked it up in the dictionary. I discovered that we are eclectic homeschoolers. … Read more

Eclectic Homeschool: A Look Back Over 20 Years of Homeschooling

I think eclectic is the best one word description that I can give when reflecting back on over 20 years of homeschooling. I have seen so many changes in our own family in the homeschooling world at large over the years. Our family started homeschooling in August of 1992. The Florida homeschool law was only … Read more

Homeschooling Outside the Box

Recently while away on a homeschool Mom’s retreat I was given a question. “Are you a Traditional Homeschooler or an Unschooler?” I thought about it for a moment and my answer was neither! When asked why that was my response I said, “because we do schoolwork from books but we take every opportunity to use … Read more

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