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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 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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Worldschooling doesn’t always go the way you think

Worldschooling doesn’t always go the way you think

At the moment I am sitting looking out to sea, I would take a picture but my phone like the fish that lies outside our caravan door is dead.  I sit on an orange chequered caravan cushion, our caravan sits on a trailer which was rented from a man called Jesus, or more correctly Gesu, […]

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Life Without School

Life Without School

Our children do not go to school and they love it. They have no uniforms, there is no homework to be done, no tests to be taken, no sticker charts, no lunch boxes to pack, no exams to pass. If schooling was a train then they are not on it, they are not even on […]

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