I will not lose hope

June 2, 2014

  Sometimes I feel so small against it all. I’m not talking about my boring life but the great, big, enormity of existence as we know it right now. Climate change. The way our country treats asylum seekers and the most needy in our community. Hashtags like #YesAllWomen that remind us how far we haven’t […]

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The grossest thing ever.

May 28, 2014

    I think she was about this old when it happened. Look at her. Cute as a button. Who knew that this kid would do something so gross I couldn’t kiss her for days.   We were at the local public pool. Our suburb has about 40,000 people so it’s a busy pool. We’d […]

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shaeschickyspagbolg

May 27, 2014

  Yeah. That’s what this dish is called. It’s the meal I make and drop off when someone has a baby or they are sick. It’s the meal that is in our freezer in small portions for Luke to take to work. It’s the meal my friends know me for. It’s not Masterchef quality, but […]

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I need a project

May 26, 2014

  It’s getting cold. The days are short and I can feel my mood sinking. I hate winter. I grew up where it never really got very cold and there were still plenty of daylight hours, regardless of the season. I try my best every year to just get on with it. Put on a […]

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If it’s hard for you today, Mama.

May 11, 2014

  I was sobbing in the shower again. Curling myself into a ball, trying to remain undiscovered. It had been a steady decline into the depression which would consume me for over a year. A depression that nobody knew about until many years later. A dark stone I carried around in secret. Despite the intense […]

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Five things you can stop saying to home educators

May 9, 2014

  I’m a pretty social person. And our family does plenty of stuff outside the “home ed bubble” (shock horror). I get that the kids not being at school is unusual, and maybe even a bit confronting. I understand that you might be curious and have questions. I’m more than happy to chat about it […]

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Best Finds

May 7, 2014

  Last week I showed you the recycled furniture we have in the kids rooms. It’s no secret that both Luke and I love a bargain and get right in to finding the right item for the right price. And free is always the very best price, right? Check these out.     Technically this […]

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Walking the Walk

May 5, 2014

      You know I’ve been talking the “learn in their own time natural learning unschooling yada yada” talk for some time. But I have a confession to make. I really thought Tannah would be reading independently by now. Enjoying books and doing some research on her own even. It’s easy to be all […]

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