Living Education

Enjoy our free online journal, Living Education. In each edition, we celebrate and explore issues most relevant to homeschooling families.

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Problem Solving: Cultivating a Creative Mindset (Fall 2018)
How do you approach a problem? Do you rely on what’s worked in the past or do you look for new solutions? What role does creativity play in problem-solving? That’s what our newest issue of Living Education explores. We know the world needs new ways of approaching challenges. Since children are naturally curious and creative, how can we nurture these qualities and encourage innovative thinking? (Download PDF)

Parent Powered! (Spring 2018)
Group learning lets students exchange ideas and absorb new perspectives, hone communication and listening skills, delve into new interests, and build on the shared energy of cooperative enterprise. No wonder so many parents are incorporating it into their homeschooling! Check out this edition of Living Education to find out how you might bring the rich benefits of cooperative learning to your family. (Download PDF)

Roots: Place-based Education (Fall 2017)
What gives you a sense of place? What does it mean to have a sense of place? this issue explores the value of place-based education. When we use the resources all around us—environmental, cultural, community, and human—we build in our students a stronger sense of themselves and their place in the world. (Download PDF)

Flow (Spring 2017)
Flow brings to mind an athlete, artist, or musician who is totally focused and performing optimally. Flow can also relate to how the seasons flow into one another, or how the phases of our lives (or our careers) flow from one to the next. Flow is seen in the stages of parenting, and the relationships between family members. Read about what “getting in the flow” of teaching, learning, and living means to several guest authors. (Download PDF)


Submissions from homeschooling and homeschool-minded parents, educators, administrators, and students are welcome. Please view past issues of Living Education to get a feel for our audience and content. We are especially interested in articles that highlight unique and innovative paths that the educational journey can take. ~DeeDee Hughes, Managing Editor

Fall issue: June 15
Spring issue: December 15

Spring 2019 theme is Freedom: Giving our Kids the World
Homeschooling is all about the freedom to learn in whatever way works best for your family. With that freedom comes a dizzying array of opportunities: travel, internships, homeschooling groups, community service, interest groups and activities, and more. How do you take advantage of the freedom of homeschooling and still get stuff done? This issue focuses on how to make the most of the independence of homeschooling and how to cover all the bases—content, skills, assessments—at the same time.

Length: varying, up to approximately 1,000 words
Payment: $50 per original piece
Submissions, proposals, questions: DeeDee Hughes,