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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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The First Step Toward Unschooling: Unschooling the Parents.

The First Step Toward Unschooling: Unschooling the Parents.

‘Just let me live my life’ were the words that came out of my sons mouth yesterday as I tried to teach him about following a recipe. He was furious. He was wanting to cook, I was wanting to help him cook. He was wanting to make biscuits, I was wanting him to follow a […]

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MINDFULNESS SHOULD NOT BE A STICKING PLASTER ON THE REAL PROBLEM: OUR WORKPLACES AND SCHOOLS HAVE BECOME UNBEARABLY STRESSFUL

MINDFULNESS SHOULD NOT BE A STICKING PLASTER ON THE REAL PROBLEM: OUR WORKPLACES AND SCHOOLS HAVE BECOME UNBEARABLY STRESSFUL

        This is a blog I wrote focussed around my work as a recovery and wellness coach but realised that it is relevant to unschooling…..so here it is   It is pretty astonishing really. Here we are in 2015 and meditation is the corporate and now educational cure all of workforce pacification. […]

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18 things I learnt from the S-COOL HOMESCHOOLING/UNSCHOOLING BIGGEST MEETING EVER IN ITALY.

18 things I learnt from the S-COOL HOMESCHOOLING/UNSCHOOLING BIGGEST MEETING EVER IN ITALY.

Our mechanic crashed our car prior to going to this unschooling/homeschooling event. Yes, you read that right. So the five of us were left with a very small 4 seater car which belonged to the garage. It wasn’t great. But we got there. The girls took the train with Ant and I drove with Jahli. Things don’t always […]

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18 Steps to having a ‘Workaway’ person help your family.

18 Steps to having a ‘Workaway’ person help your family.

  Workaway is a website that’s aim is to help people who are travelling to find a place to stay for free in exchange for helping their hosts. By creating a swap between the host and the traveller a fine balance is met which enables each party to benefit. It goes like this, if you […]

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Unschooling, parenting and getting help.

Unschooling, parenting and getting help.

I cannot do unschooling on my own. So I don’t. I open up the doors, and let other people in. I have an in-built hero habit, where I try to do it all which ultimately serves no one, least of all the kids. So, when I find myself trying to do too much, I get help. I […]

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Ten Things I Tell Myself to Remember Around Parenting

Ten Things I Tell Myself to Remember Around Parenting

How do I love these children as much as I can? How do kids learn things that connect with their souls? How do the fireflies of inspiration spark their spirits? Can I help keep those iridescent lights of creativity shining? I ask myself these questions… I know that for me putting the kids in a schooling environment […]

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Learning to step in to the boy’s world…

Learning to step in to the boy’s world…

There is so much about being a mother of a boy that I don’t understand, that is not inherently in my bones, that I sometimes have to turn to my husband and ask ‘what is this boy thing all about?’ I so thought I would have all the knowledge but of course I don’t, I […]

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How do you teach your daughters to be powerful?

How do you teach your daughters to be powerful?

What does that mean anyway? To have power? Power can be a bit of a scary word. Wars have been fought over power. Maybe for me it means that our girls will be able to stand in their power when they are not being treated fairly. To have voices, to be strong women? Yes I […]

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Should You Tame the Uncorked Child?

Should You Tame the Uncorked Child?

  un·cork (ŭn-kôrk′) tr.v. un·corked, un·cork·ing, un·corks 1. To draw the cork from. 2. To free from a sealed or constrained state. Our friends came around the other day, they are in their thirties and are lovely, one is from Denmark the other Italy, the kids were so excited to see them. We sat down […]

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