Friday Freewrite: Invisible for a Day

Friday Freewrite Invisible for the Day

If you were made invisible but it only lasted for one day, what would you do in that 24 hours?

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Blog Roundup: December 2017 Edition

Brave Writer Blog Roundup December 2017

Welcome to the latest blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle!

Homeschool Snapshots Podcast with Caitlin Curly: Introducing Gameschooling by Pam Barnhill

“So many homeschoolers start down this alternate education path to break free from the traditional schooling mode, then find themselves recreating school-at-home and getting frustrated with themselves and their kids.

“Cait Curley has the answer for you, and she and Colleen talk all about gameschooling for fun AND learning this week. You don’t want to miss this episode!” Read more

Gifts Inspired by the Brave Writer Lifestyle by Mary of Not Before 7

“I want gifts that are fun and practical. It is a possible combination! I don’t want to find myself overwhelmed with stuff for the sake of stuff. This is where my creativity comes in. I need to find things that will be inspiring, useful, and a joy to give. So in the spirit of practical AND fun gifts, I present the following ideas inspired by our love for the Brave Writer lifestyle.” Read more

Week 16 by lil shoes

“One of the neatest parts of the day was when the boys both immediately sat down and continued to write additional letters to out-of-town friends and cousins to pop in the mail.  I’d say we’re seeing Brave Writer success in our house!” Read more

25+ Free Brave Writer Resources by Lynna of Homeschooling Without Training Wheels

“We’ve been a Brave Writer family for several years now. Freewriting, narrations, poetry teatime, and the whole Brave Writer Lifestyle have had such an impact on our family. Of course, I highly recommend any of their products.

“However, if you want to give them a test drive first, they have some wonderful free samples available – the kind of free samples that really provide benefit on their own, not just a peek at the table of contents or a few paragraphs that are cut short before you get to the good stuff.” Read more

We hope to share more roundups in the future! If you write about an aspect of the Brave Writer Lifestyle, let us know! Email your post’s url to


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Be There: A Brave Role Model for Parents with Karen O’Connor

Podcast S3E13 Karen O'Connor

It’s with great pleasure that I introduce you to the person who has had the single greatest impact on me as a mother, role model, and writer. Of course, I’m talking about my mother, Karen O’Connor! We had such a wonderful conversation on the season finale of the podcast—looking back at both my childhood and the way she shared the homeschooling task with me and my sister, and how she has grandparented our children. Truly: this is a “DON’T MISS IT” episode!

Stick around til the end. Her final bit of advice is GOLD!

Episode 13: Karen O’Connor

My mom is the author over over 85 books, an intrepid hiker of mountains and coastlines, and an avid line dancer. She has consistently modeled self-care and personal growth to me for my entire life. She’s a popular national speaker who has helped thousands of women, in particular, find the strength to be the best versions of themselves. I can’t wait to share her with you!

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Friday Freewrite: Pizza

Friday Freewrite Pizza

If your personality were a pizza, what kind of toppings would it have? Explain your choices, and describe how the toppings might taste all together.

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The Brave Writer Lifestyle in 2018

2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar

Our Holiday Shoppe is open and we’re selling this lovely Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar. It is MORE than a calendar however.

Here’s the fun part:

Each month of the calendar features a beautiful illustration which celebrates an aspect of the Brave Writer Lifestyle. Each month of the year, I’m going to partner with you in implementing that aspect of the lifestyle!

We’ll post on the blog, on Instagram, and in the Homeschool Alliance about that month’s theme (like copywork or poetry teatime or nature journaling). We’ll provide you with resources and ideas to implement the BWL theme. And I’ll likely share about the theme on Facebook Live too.

2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle CalendarThen you can share about what you did in your family (here, on Instagram, and in the Alliance).

The calendar will give you a place to record your activities, which child did what, and to make plans for field trips etc.

Consider this a starter-year-kit for making the Brave Writer Lifestyle a natural part of your homeschool experience!

Can’t wait to go on this adventure with you!

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