Binge Drinking-a cautionary tale

October 30, 2013

        It might surprise you to know that I did my debut ball. I almost didn’t because puffy, white dresses aren’t my thing and I was simply too motherfuckin cool in 1995 to be into most things except grunge music and myself. But a mate and I were both dateless and decided […]

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Free-range homeschool projects

October 28, 2013

      Don’t you love a bit of synchronicity? Tannah has been talking about making a “bird book” for a little while. What she wanted was one of those lockable diaries that she could fill with bird drawings, some writing and other random stuff that would be glued in. I got her a book […]

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Things I learned while camping

October 25, 2013

      We’re back from another homeschool camp. I LOVE these camps for lots of self affirming homeschooly reasons but I always seem to come home with the same sort of epiphanies about life in general. And I usually want to trade in everything for a big caravan and live on the road. Here […]

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A week of time in

October 16, 2013

I’m mostly packed and ready for tomorrow when we’ll be off on a camp with other homeschoolers. Trusty old Beverly the caravan is going to be home for 5 nights and we’ve got some plans as to what else we’re going to do while we’re there. And this time we’re trying something new. No technology […]

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The best toys

October 15, 2013

  Talk at our place is turning to christmas lists. The kids are giving me ideas of the stuff they would like and I’m giving them more realistic ideas of the stuff we can afford-so the three 64GB iPads they are after are probably not a realistic option at this point but the gift cards […]

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Lots of ways to be a kid

October 14, 2013

          Remember when you had a baby and there was only one was to have a “good” one? A baby who was quiet, slept lots, happy to go to anyone and didn’t disrupt your old life much was what you were supposed to have. And then you had an actual baby […]

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The Plague

October 11, 2013

  The plague of unwell descended on our home last week. I’m waiting for someone to come and mark a big black cross on the door.       It has been the plague of cough cough cough and sniff sniff sniff for the kids with added headcold induced vertigo for me. Not to mention […]

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A Christmas Confession

October 8, 2013

  It’s OCTOBER. Which means that Christmas is just around the corner. We celebrate the holiday. We visit santa in the city-despite all 3 kids knowing he’s not real they love the ritual of it all. In hippy-la-la circles it’s not as simple as “it’s xmas, let’s do this thing”. For many reasons many families […]

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