Lehla Eldridge-Rogers

Lehla is an illustrator and an author of books, she has written for The Guardian. She trained as an actress at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She wrote The South African Illustrated Cookbook, The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women and she illustrated a kid's book by M.J. Amani called 'Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read' and also 'I am Me, You, Us and We' by Caroline Trowbridge. Above all she is a mother to three fast growing kids, she juggles her time between them and working on new books and projects. She has recently co authored with Anthony 'Jump', Fall, Fly - from schooling, to homeschooling, to unschooling' Her art work can be seen at http://lehlaeldridge.wix.com/lehla-

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Picture No 5. EAT WELL

Picture No 5. EAT WELL

I was meant to post yesterday, as I committed to doing this for a week but I didn’t as it was my birthday! So anyway here is this  little post about self care, a day late but hey, here is day five! Eat well and drink lots of water. In my moments of feeling isolated […]

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How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 4

How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 4

Enjoy What You Have. Sometimes, having one or both parents at home means that your finances can run extremely low, I am particularly feeling this today! Resources can totally deplete and this can be stressful. Make use of what you have, this sounds simple but it is true I think that the less I have […]

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How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 3

How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 3

Get Connected. If you are totally overwhelmed with homeschooling or unschooling, connect up with others. I hear this a lot from Mums who are isolated and who are not in connection with other people. I think community is so very important, even if you are physically a long way from any one else. Use the […]

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How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 2

How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 2

Be nice to  yourself. This applies to everybody. If I am not nice to myself as a mother I am not really nice to anyone else around me. So this means listening to what I need to do for myself. So this can  be anything as simple as making time to jump into a candlelit […]

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How to Look After Yourself as a homeschooling/unschooling Mum. No 1

How to Look After Yourself as a homeschooling/unschooling Mum. No 1

This is a post I am writing in seven parts, so my aim is to do one a day for a week, as a reminder to myself as well as to other homeschooling/unschooling Mums who are out there doing their best to raise their kids at home. It isn’t always easy, so here is day […]

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THE INTRODUCTION of JUMP, FALL, FLY- from schooling to homeschooling to unschooling

THE INTRODUCTION of JUMP, FALL, FLY- from schooling to homeschooling to unschooling

Introduction This book started out as a book about schooling, or to be more precise our children’s learning. Which up until the around the time they were born we had expected would involve an ongoing relationship with what is commonly described as schooling, in a school or series of schools. Very early in the writing […]

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The Way I Talk to My Kids Matters.

The Way I Talk to My Kids Matters.

    Simply put, if you talk to them with respect, they flourish.   I don’t want to go for a long walk. Yes but you have to. Why. Because I said so.   If you said that to me you might piss me off.   Finish everything that is on your plate.   That […]

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Unschooling/Homeschooling/Parenting-Find your Tribe

Unschooling/Homeschooling/Parenting-Find your Tribe

  My husband tells me that according to a book that he has just read that monkeys raise their young not always knowing who is who, they look after each child like it was their child. That years ago before the age of agriculture patriarchy didn’t exist and that the need for one’s own child […]

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The Joy of being with an Unschooler when they are Learning to Read

The Joy of being with an Unschooler when they are Learning to Read

‘I will read when I can read’ were my sons words. At aged ten he is on the edge of flying in to the world of words. The ‘not being able’ to read bit will soon be a sweet memory. I sit with him as he speaks the words out, I see a big complex […]

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Keeping Kids and Ourselves Creative is so Important in Challenging Times

Keeping Kids and Ourselves Creative is so Important in Challenging Times

When the news is all gloom and doom it is easy to give up and think ‘whats the point’ but I feel that now is the time to be extra creative, what ever that means to you. I was very lucky to be brought up in a very creative household. My father is a painter […]

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