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When unschooling there is no such thing as a late reader

When unschooling there is no such thing as a late reader

  We pack the car to go on a family trip, our girls need to go back to the library to renew books. The library is a new thing we haven’t been in English speaking countries for a while, now we are, the library is exciting. Our son says ‘I don’t have a book for […]

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Mums, put your oxygen masks on first before you help your child

Mums, put your oxygen masks on first before you help your child

  The flight attendant says that on the plane, I think ‘that can’t be right? Can it?’ then I think well if I am not breathing then, er…then yes it is completely right.   This has followed me around as an image for parenting. Especially in the early years when I was so exhausted and […]

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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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This Week the Kids Helped Me Start a Business

This Week the Kids Helped Me Start a Business

Our kitchen is so loud, this is where we all work, play, cook and do our thing. Over the last few days our kitchen has become our office, our kitchen table has been a humming heaving mess of computers, pens, papers, pencils and general stuff. Anthony and I have been working on a new project. […]

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Words Are Powerful…a short story.

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Lehla’s Books

Lehla’s Books

The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women You can order it here if in the UK Or here if in the U.S   The South African Illustrated Cookbook You can order this here   Excuse me I’m Trying to Read (winner of the N.A.E.S.P Best picture book Award 2011) Written by Mary Jo Amani and illustrated by […]

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Am Excited as an Unschooling Mum to be part of Skype’s Literacy Campaign!

Am Excited as an Unschooling Mum to be part of Skype’s Literacy Campaign!

Some of you who follow my blog might be wondering why is Lehla doing a literacy campaign for schools?? When she is an unschooling Mum?!! Here are the reasons, I love the fact that that I can connect with other kids and different cultures from around the world, whether they are in school or out […]

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A Sonnet to Minecraft

A Sonnet to Minecraft

I love the way you have been so thoughtful and that the music that twinkles in the background when you are present is actually very soothing to my adult ear. The way you guide my child through the land of the unknown, how you let him be the king of his world. That he can […]

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Tira the Water Girl

Tira the Water Girl

    This is a drawing of a girl who can control water her name is Tira and she lives in the water Kingdom where everything is made of water.   Here is a riddel for you. In the sumer it is liquid in the winter it is solid and at a certain time of […]

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