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…]
Love this and a girl learning to dancing to dubstep. Anyone can learn anything these days, with the dedication. I often see people stumble into these things, and I think it can be hard to find that thing that gives you the fire to keep going and striving for improvement. Her name is Adilyn Malcolm.
There’s a lot of concerns concerned around the privacy of Facebook which has made me look into options of how I share things. Mostly I love to share things online. When it comes to this space, I see it as my own personal space., that I openly share to the world. To share my journey. … [Read more…]
An artist in the making, I reckon. :/ I am now considering what we can turn this drawing into, stay tuned for “Drawing On The Wall 2.0”
There’s a blessing for parents when kids don’t know how to tell the time 😀 But sometimes you just have to teach them when it benefits them to know. Our clocks in the house are all digital. We mostly just have one in the kitchen, then there is the time on our devices, such as … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
I thought I’d share the status of my daughters room and some of the thinking behind it. It’s nothing special, I didn’t get extra or special lighting in to make the photos ‘Pinterest’ perfect. It is what it is and it works for us atm 🙂 We moved our 3 year old daughter into her … [Read more…]
Piper has reminded me that winter babies are hard. Then on top of that a csection has made it harder to recover and find a routine. I realise life makes it so easy to focus and complain on the negatives, I generally try to avoid that in life. I was gutted to have a csection, … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]