I am a high functioning person. I am intelligent. I am articulate. I am capable. I have a positive attitude about life. I smile a lot. I am sarcastic. I am caring. I have energy and have a never ending list of goals and projects on the go. That is me. I had never ever… Continue reading Post Natal Depression and Me
So...here we are a month into home educating for our second year! During the summer I asked Mr 6 if he'd like to keep life going as is at the moment or if he'd like to try school and his reply was that he'd 'maybe go to school when I'm seven or eight'. So, on… Continue reading Home Ed: Year Two
So, we have had our first month using the Exploring Nature with Children curriculum. We are loving it. I love it. It is VERY easy to use. It is very simple. You can do very little or go all out and do a tonne of related activities and this flexibility is perfect for our family.… Continue reading Exploring Nature with Children: September
Children come into the world burning to learn and genetically programmed with extraordinary capacities for learning. They are little learning machines. Within the first four years or so they absorb an unfathomable amount of information and skills without any instruction. They learn to walk, run, jump and climb. They learn to understand and speak the… Continue reading What does it even mean: unschooling?
This weekend my sister enthusiastically recommended Lea Gardens as a place to immediately visit, because they have a pond currently full of tiny froglets. We've been once or twice before I think, but it's been a long time since we've been there last. I don't think Miss 4 could remember it at all and Mr… Continue reading Lea Gardens
It's been a tough few weeks. We are having various uncertainties relating to our family life and the logistics that come with that! It just means things are more unsettled that usual. There are lots of questions marks hovering over us. Sometimes, in these times, you can end up living in your head, can't you?… Continue reading Good times in the bad
Sex Education is a funny one isn't it. Everyone knows that leaving discussions about bodies and sexual relationships and having babies til a child is 10 or 11 is actually too late...Because by then, they'll already have heard things from a friend or poured over a teenage magazine or actually been shown porn (a situation… Continue reading ‘Sex Education’ and my 4 year old