Introverts, extroverts and parenting.

One of the most helpful things I have ever done as an adult was to stop and identify where I fit in terms of introversion and extroversion.  I was well into my 30’s before it dawned on me I wasn’t who I thought I was. I had been an introvert living and extrovert’s life.  So…

How we do pocket money.

I notice that a topic that often comes up on online parenting forums and Facebook groups is the one of how to structure pocket money.  We have been ‘doing’ pocket money for some years now, and I thought I might share with you how we do it. Not because it is the right way, but…

Moving House

I have moved house 17 times in my life as an adult and probably just as many times (if not more) as a child. I went to 10 different schools, in 3 Australian States and 2 countries to give you an indication on my childhood moving history, but to be honest, I’ve lost count now on…

When your partner doesn’t agree with Home Education or Homeschooling.

My husband was against home education when we first started out.  I remember excitedly taking him to our first home ed conference and rubbing my hands together conspiratorially and thinking YES! *fist pump* This will be great, he will see all that I love about it On the drive home, filled with happy beans and home…

Mother’s Day. Empowering women with empathy.

If you are seeing this post, not only have I written it (in draft), but I have felt stoic enough to hit publish. I actually have another one on standby in case I chicken out. I always feel very torn about writing such posts, because inevitably someone, a family member, a friend, or aquaintance thinks…

Books We Have Loved

This blog post contains affiliate links to books we have enjoyed as a family.  Just a quick one this morning, as I look back on some of the books we have enjoyed as a family.  Some of them the children have read themselves and some we have read together either snuggled up or alone, coming…

Parenting, Home Educating and Burnout.

This is another requested topic by the lovely Kat, if you would like to suggest a topic then I would love to have a go.  If you’ve done anything for a long time, whether that be work in the same job, volunteer or in my case home educate, you may run the risk of burnout…

10 Resources to Start your Home Education Journey.

The links in this article are to other blog posts, there are no affiliate links in this post. This was not the blog post I had planned today, but the other one is taking up so much of my mind, my heart and my thoughts, that I am want to reflect on it some more….

Who Am I?

I was a little stuck today for a blog post, so did a call out on my Facebook Page and my lovely friend Steph suggested I talked about my identity. Who I am outside of home, my role as mum, home educator, wife and general facilitator of other people’s lives. In some ways this is quite…

Home Education ABC’s

I thought today I would take a stroll through the alphabet and challenge myself to come up with 26  thoughts about home education. Here I go.   A  Ability- education can be focused on what the child is ready and able to do. This helps children who may not be developmentally ready for something. The…

Shame vs Guilt.

I love Brené Brown’s work. For those of you who don’t know, Brené is a researcher and her areas of speciality are  vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. You can read more about her here. I have been greatly helped and encouraged by her books and very much enjoyed her Living Brave course last year. The one area that…