For some, life without school begins as a conscientious choice that is whole-heartedly embraced. For others, it begins as a quest for second chances, new opportunity or even as an internal prompting led by the desire to meet the needs of a child. No matter how we come into this lifestyle, the purpose we most commonly share is reflected best by this one question: "What is right for my child?" Life without school is not for all families or all children, but it is a valid and valued lifestyle choice for many.
How life without school looks and works for one family may be very different from how it looks and works for another family.We are all unique as we live out our need and right to be the empowered charges of our own lives and our own families, as the parents of our own children. The lifestyle cannot be standardized or institutionalized to fit in one mold of existance or wayof being. Life is a smorgasbord of choice and opportunity. Living and learning is personal and individual. As one homeschooler described life with her children, "It's a living, breathing thing."
Life without school is the focus of this site. We are real people living real lives without school. We share a common belief that life without school is a valid and valuable lifestyle choice. This is not a platform for school choice or educational choice or lifestyle choice other than life without school, although diversity of lifestyle is welcomed as a part of who we are and thus may be reflected in our postings. In this venue, school oversight (publicly supported) is not for all families and is not best for all children. Life without school is about living life outside the publicly supported umbrella of “school,” whether brick and mortar or home-based. Our shared purpose is to validate life without school as we live it as a legitimate option for those who choose it.
As we paint our lives in this living cyber-book, we hope it becomes a full and just representation of "About Us" and that it grows into a real-life living breathing panorama of what life without school can mean. Welcome to our views of life without school!
Special Note: This blog is on hiatus for an indefinite period of time. We hope you find the posts here a beneficial resource and send others our way.
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