Book Week favorites- To discuss!

August 21, 2014

  I’ve told you some of my favorite picture books and read aloud chapter books this week. Today I’m going to give you five books I want to discuss with the kiddos when they’re older. Kind of like book club. I was that kid at high school that loved reading and discussing the books we […]

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Book Week Favorites- Picture Books

August 19, 2014

  Yesterday we talked chapter books, today it’s picture books-and narrowing it down to a few is hard! I couldn’t even keep to five like yesterday so I’ve gone with ten that we love.   This list assumes you already know the awesomeness of Where The Wild Things Are, Where Is The Green Sheep, Hairy […]

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Book Week Favorites- Read Aloud Chapter Books

August 18, 2014

  It’s Book Week! Which I thought was next week-so chalk that up to another reason it’s better that we home educate. Books are my favorite and my best and we read in the house hold A LOT. I thought I’d do a post each day this week giving you five of or favorites from […]

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Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball

August 13, 2014

  And then no one can see me because I’m so small…Or that’s how the cheerful kid’s book about the baby wombat goes. But those lines always remind me of being depressed. I’ve been there too.   I was typing this and wondering WTF to write next when the phone rang and it was my […]

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Tips for visiting Sovereign Hill {sponsored}

August 13, 2014

  Have you ever been to Sovereign Hill? Because I grew up in Queensland it was a place I’d never been before. I went on some cool school excursions, but none as far as Victoria! And none where I could pan for gold.   School trip or not, we had a fantastic time. And we’ll […]

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Irrational dislike

August 11, 2014

  I know I’m pretty zen about mess and lots of people think that being school-free requires a load of patience, but I have a couple of things that I irrationally dislike. And they are things that pretty much make me a card-carrying member of the Fun Police. You know what I hate? BALLOONS.   […]

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So we hired a tutor…

August 8, 2014

  You know what one of my favorite parts of being school-free is? The fact that each of my children’s educations will be different. Just like them. There is no behind or ahead based on age and no right or wrong amount of information to immerse themselves in. BUT This does not mean that sometimes […]

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You know your part of a hippy-la-la circle of friends when…

August 5, 2014

    My pregnant belly cast painted by my friendsĀ  -“What are you going to do with your child’s placenta after they are born?” is a question that is as common as “when are you due?”. Eat it, bury it or get it made in to medicine are all pretty standard responses and you might […]

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