Blog Roundup: May 2017

Brave Writer Blog Roundup May 2017

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

The Value of Listening to Other Homeschooling Moms for Inspiration by Scissors and Glue

Today I wanted to talk about the value of listening to others who Homeschool, to gain inspiration and learning from one another. I have so many of you who I have met over this last year of homeschooling […] and it has really been a great way for me to feel ‘not alone in the cause’ of this huge undertaking of raising kids and learning at home […]. […] But, I wanted to share with you all, a wonderful inspiration I have just recently found on youtube. […] Her name is Brave Writer, Julie Bogart, from the USA and she has some really great, real and touching stories and tips for homeschooling.

Why Brave Writer is Such a Big Deal by Not the Former Things

I read something about Brave Writer almost every day. Blog posts, Instagram, Email marketing, and Facebook have been screaming at me about this program for over a year now. […] Brave Writer is everywhere in the small world of educating my two boys. And yet I have resisted learning about it. […] Here’s the thing. I was wrong.

Creating a Rich Writing Experience in Our Homeschool by Intentional Homeschooling

I’m honestly not sure if one can be involved in the homeschool community in any way online without quickly hearing about Brave Writer. If you read around homeschool blogs for more than five minutes you are going to hear about someone raving about Julie and Brave Writer. And for good reason.

Shakespeare in the Spring: The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Shakespeare by Hide the Chocolate

Are you a Fen-sucked Dull-Eyed Canker-blossom? Do you know how many sonnets the Bard wrote, or which phrases we use that he coined? Have you any idea what an oxlip looks like? If you’re curious about answering any of these questions, then this Ultimate Guide to Teaching Shakespeare might be for you!

Spring Time Poetry Teatime: Featuring Poems for Two Voices by Hide the Chocolate

For the last year, a small group of homeschoolers has been meeting at our local library for Poetry Teatime. Each month we have a theme, tea, snacks, a poetry activity, and most importantly, sharing of poems. This month our theme was Spring Time. The children were encouraged to bring poems that celebrated Spring. These could be original works or by celebrated authors or even by not so celebrated authors…whatever took their fancy.

The Prairie Thief Book Club: A Party School with a Treasure Hunt by Hide the Chocolate

A gnome-like Brownie, a chocolate brownie, a hunt for stolen treasures and spider-laden soup were all part of this month’s party school, The Prairie Thief Book Club.

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 Jeannette, our Social Media admin ( Thanks!

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