Whether you are already homeschooling or starting up for the first time or even after the weekend ask yourself 'what is my/our goal?' and 'Why am I doing this?' Is it to master something? Is it to master every possible subject? (I'm sure its not) Is it to survive a isolation or a lock-down? Our... Continue Reading →
Dear Homeschool Parent,
It is such an awesome privilege to stay home and teach our children. On our best day, we love it and we are learning. We are cooking, playing outside, kids are interested in your suggestions and it can feel like you are doing all the right things. These are good days. The days you want... Continue Reading →
2020 Australian Homeschooling Summit Giveaway !
This is not to be missed. Two Days left to enter for the free tickets. All you have to do is follow the link and enter your details for a chance to win your FREE TICKET to the 2020 Australian Homeschooling Summit, yey! This year is better than any other because we have listened to... Continue Reading →
Australian Homeschooling Summit Early Bird Tickets & Speaker Schedule
I'm thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Australian Homeschool Summit. Click the link now and check out the schedule. Here is my introduction for my little part on 8th February ... "Grab a cuppa, pull up that comfy chair and join me for a time. I want to share, from my family to... Continue Reading →
2019 Australian Homeschooling Summit!
It's time for the 2019 Australian Homeschooling Summit! I've been homeschooling for going on 11 years and my top advice to you is not really homeschool related. It's just healthy relationships related... No one's opinion matters on the marital, parenting and personal decisions you make beyond you (as a couple). Re socialisation... the homeschool socialisation... Continue Reading →
Review: ‘Make Science Fun Experiments’
Review: We REALLY like this science book, with numerous doable experiments that WORK! This book is a rainy day must have for the hands on learner who you don't want stuck in front of a screen all day. I love resources that encourage kids to think and be creative and learn through experience and this... Continue Reading →
Handwork: Homemade Knitting Needles
If you have a budding knitter in your home then this is a handwork for you, beautiful bright home-crafted knitting needles. These are a lovely gift for someone and only take an afternoon to make. What do I need?: Dowel - approx cost: $1.80. We started by going to our local hardware store to buy... Continue Reading →
English Should be Free, A d.i.y. Solution.
We take a fairly relaxed approach here focusing on read alouds and conversation but I know sometimes I've felt I might want to be a little more deliberate in teaching English. I've been on a tight budget and I haven't wanted to spend hard earned dollars on an entire programme that I might only use a... Continue Reading →
Why Do I Blog?
This post is prompted by Australian Mums Encouraging Australian Mums Blog Hop. I've never been very good at sticking to schedules but I think this is such a great initiative and opportunity to encourage each other as Aussie Homeschool mummas. It's great to be part of building our Australian community, don't you think? Why I... Continue Reading →
Simplifying Homeschool When It Is Just Too Much
Is your head spinning with all the books and resources you are planning for the year? Are your beautiful new books and curriculum sitting piled nice, shiny and evenly just taunting you with a "Oh yeah, so you think you can teach me?" Are you saying to yourself "Ai, yi, yi what have I done?" Fear not sweet... Continue Reading →