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Thanks to homeschooling, “Now, I love being a mom.” This blog post seems to have been very widely read. Even though this family’s approach may not suit yours (including their approach to discipline), or the one you would take if … Continue reading

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10 Life Lessons from an Unlikely Source by Kayla on ‘Think Simple Now’

This is a charming article about what we can learn from children. Click here for it.

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Learning is taking off in this household! Month 4 of Learning at Home

It’s been a good few days. Edward’s interests are rocketing off here and there. Yesterday he even said that he wanted to ‘learn all day, Mummy’ (typically, I had to help my husband with some stuff so I couldn’t actually … Continue reading

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Show Your Kids Your Own Interests But Accept Whatever Happens As A Result! Month 4 of Learning at Home

I read three posts this evening, following on from my post yesterday about steering my young, somewhat unschooled, children towards my interests. I wanted to share them both with you. One is again from Jane. You HAVE to read the … Continue reading

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How much do you steer young unschooled kids towards your own interests if they aren’t yet clear about theirs? Month 4 of Learning at Home

I’m enjoying reading an unschooling blog in New Zealand. Jane recently posted a question in it: How do you know whether unschooling works? I love that she’s very sure of her approach; it gives me a lot of comfort! Jane … Continue reading

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Does hanging out with ‘other’ homeschooling tribes, and enjoying it, make me a coward, a terrible role model for my children or worse, morally bankrupt? Month 4 of Learning at Home

I’m getting some great comments on this post, please click on the post’s title and scroll to the bottom of the page to read them! And then please do add your own! I’ll try and reply on Saturday (it’s midnight … Continue reading

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Chattin’ with Laura Grace Weldon of “Free Range Learning” fame

I just had a nice little ‘chat’ with Laura Grace Weldon of “Free Range Learning” fame. How cool is that! It made me feel a lot less isolated, to talk to someone on the other side of the world who’s … Continue reading

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How to deal with potentially explosive mixed age group situations? Month 4 of Learning at Home

Edward, aged 7, has been offered the chance by his (hopefully) new Arts mentor to join a group of 12-14 year olds at a ‘How to Make Movies’ workshop. It’s a great opportunity that I’m really grateful for. He’s extremely … Continue reading

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“I LOVE learning, Mummy! And I especially like learning when we’re homeschooling!” – Month 4 of Learning at Home

This morning Edward said, “I LOVE learning, Mummy! And I especially like learning when we’re homeschooling!” My heart soared! Yeah! Yeah! I think Thursday was just a bump in the road. I guess we were just really in need of … Continue reading

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A much better day today and I didn’t feed my insecurities by trying to do ‘school at home’ – Month 3 of Learning at Home

Was this post written in answer to my last post or was it heaven-sent? This is a definite part of my mission, “…you will find at the end of this magnificent journey…..an adult who is able to THINK, who questions, … Continue reading

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