As a modern human race we seem to have become obsessed with the need to control and measure everything. At school there is so much that is monitored, controlled and measured. It’s scary to even think about some of the things that are being trialled out. Gathering student brainwave data is one example. Or the … [Read more…]
This is what I keep in my mind at the moment. Every time I run, I believe I win. Every run is better than not running. Whilst I like to improve at my running and I log my runs in Strava, I tend not to pay too much attention to it. I’m doing crazy morning … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
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, … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
Seen this Buyerarchy of Needs from Sarah Lazarovic. Had to share it as I quite like it. I read her book too. A nice quick read. The style is nice too, as a source of inspiration. Also a reminder of my minimalism efforts. I don’t own or buy many clothes, which I’m proud of. But … [Read more…]
Food is one of our hardest challenges. Feeding a family of 7, every single day can be challenging. It’s so, so, easy to go for the easy options. Over the years we have made good efforts towards a low carb and high protein diet. But it’s not quite been good enough. And we cheat, or … [Read more…]
I know, I know. I should be a pro at this by now. But potty training is one of my least favourite things to do. But now, at 3 yrs and 3 months Eloise is now potty trained. Yay. She took her time! Her nursery pointed out she kept saying she was a little girl, … [Read more…]
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, … [Read more…]
Piper (now 5 months) has been chilling and moving about on her back for almost 2 hours! She continues to surprise us at how chilled out she is. For me this, this feels kinda amazing. It is me slowly getting back some (partially) focused time to do stuff. This chilled behaviour and spring time weather … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
I always think I’ll be able to remember how it was. But as I’m increasingly becoming aware, our memory fails us. Right now I’m feeling blessed with the fact that Piper is so chilled out. It’s almost midnight and she is still up, but she slept most of the day until 4pm-ish. She was up … [Read more…]
Came across this and it made me laugh. Originally found on Self Directed Facebook page.
I came across the below image on Facebook. I discovered the original plain text version on Michael Rosen’s blog.
I’m on a mission to getting my son doing some deliberate writing practice. He doesn’t jump to write at the moment, but when nudged he is happy to do some writing. I feel getting started with writing needs specific prompts and how to’s to help build up confidence. As busy parents it is all too … [Read more…]
Haha, so I just came across the idea of plastic attacks. Where people go shopping as normal at supermarkets then removing all unnecessary plastic wrapping and leave it behind. We mostly don’t shop at supermarkets, as much as possible, a huge part of this is because of unnecessary plastics (but also lower quality fresh food … [Read more…]