Tag: unschooling

Piper Has Flipped On Us!

Of course, not physically flipping!  But she’s changed on us literally overnight. Up until last week she was a complete night owl.  Not going to sleep properly until midnight, sometimes with a bit of luck it she would be asleep by 10pm.  The knock on effect is that she wouldn’t wake up until midday.  Which

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Whoa moments

The sun is setting, it’s getting dark and a bit chilly. But the weather has been gorgeous today.  Life with weather like this makes everything feel so good. I’m sitting the the garden to get some quiet space and get something published. Writing always makes me feel better. [As a little side note, whilst writing this,

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Codie Runs His First #5k

I’m so proud of Codie! He has become quite physically fit recently and keen to do many things.  Currently he does JuiJitSu twice a week, football (socially) a couple times a week, gymnastics once a week, forest school once a week and swimming once a week. We’ve also spotted a volleyball class that his eyes

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The Unschooling Journey – A Field Guide

I just finished reading The Unschooling Journey – A Field Guide by Pam Laricchia.  I’ve dipped in and out of Pams website and podcast over the years.  As a fairly experienced unschooler (5 years now) I wasn’t sure it would be useful to me, but I was curious! And as she says in the book,

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Sometimes It Is Easier To Do It Yourself

We regularly re-evaluate many parts of our lives.  Look to see what is and isn’t working.  We try to fix the bits that are not working well, or stressing us out too much.  And take note of the things that are working well. Childcare has always been a toughie.  Especially as society totally pushes on

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Puzzles ftw

I love puzzles and have spent a fair good chunk of money on them. I really believe they help develop the mind and concentration. I often swap them around to give variety to the little ones. Eloise has become a bit of a whiz at them. Here she is doing a puzzle on a girls

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Questioning All The Things

Every once in a while, though these days it is more often than ‘once in a while’ – it feels more like on a monthly basis, we look at ourselves and question all the things we are doing. Usually for me, this involves bringing up the whole thing of education, or what others tend to

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The Importance Of Purpose In Our Activities

Codie his todo list for the day. Full credits to @grahamsherry A post shared by Rosie Sherry (@rosiesherry) on Jan 29, 2018 at 2:46am PST When teaching there are so many activities that we expect our kids to do.  As parents we see the reluctance much more than teachers would.  Kids naturally complain to parents,

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