connected parenting

So they grow.

September 18, 2014

We all know the big milestones. Baby’s first word, Baby’s first steps, when they toilet train or sleep through the night. But we reached a pretty massive milestone recently that doesn’t seem to rate a mention.   Harper can plug herself into her carseat. All I have to do now is open the door and […]

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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 friends  -“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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July 22, 2014

  Remember when you have a baby (or before) and you know everything about the stages ahead of you? ME TOO.  I remember once sprouting some garbage out of my inexperienced mouth about how the term “tween” was simply created by corporations to make you buy more. I rabbited on about how the ages of […]

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Own it.

July 18, 2014

  In the last 12 months it happened. There wasn’t a magical day or goal that I met but slowly the feeling crept in. I am confident in my ability to raise these kids. And I like how we’re doing it. Do you know what the main factors in this were? It happened when I […]

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Let them be themselves

July 14, 2014

    I’ve talked before about there being lots of ways to be a kid and it’s still true. I also know that adults tend to give other adults more of a break when it comes to likes and dislikes. Often the same adults that would publicly shame a child for not getting on an amusement […]

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We have rules!!

April 24, 2014

  With the extra attention and trolling unschooling has received lately I’m seeing a lot of the old, ill-informed comments. Boring. While we are not hard core Radical Unschoolers we are pretty free-range with how things fly around here. For us it means that we don’t have any arbitrary rules and we don’t work on […]

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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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Adventures close to home

April 7, 2013

      We live just outside of the Macedon Ranges in country Victoria. The Melbourne side. It’s a beautiful part of the world. We are within an hour of Mt Macedon, Woodend, Daylesford and spa country and Hanging Rock.       The kids asked to go on an adventure today-an adventure with lunch specifically-so I packed the lunch […]

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