connected parenting

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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What we’re up to

March 4, 2013

One of the questions I get asked a lot is “but what do you DO if you don’t do curriculum?”. It’s hard to answer because it changes from week to week, sometimes from day to day. But this week here is what we’re up to. I guess it’s a pretty typical week.   What we’re READING […]

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November 27, 2012

  I have just finished watching an episode of America In Primetime on SBS about women in television. One of the directors was talking about how showing these women in their full glory, all their flaws and secrets and unpleasantness, was part of what made people flock to watch.   Because we get it. We relate.   […]

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Be your own guru

November 12, 2012

I have a pile of books on my bookshelf  about raising kids written by some amazing authors. I have read most and own many of the usual suspects when it comes to hippy la-la parenting and natural learning. Robin Grille, Alfie Kohn, Sandra Dodd, Dr Sears, Wendy Priestnitz, Naomi Aldort, Dayna Martin, John Holt, Dr […]

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Am I an Unschooler?

October 29, 2012

  I have always used and loved the term unschooling. It says that what we do is not only opt of school, but that we opt out of school at home. It is a term that sparks curiosity in those who may not have known that it was possible to opt out.   But I […]

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October 8, 2012

“It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. Right? And this bag was just dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That’s the day I realized that there was […]

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Keep calm and co-sleep on

July 10, 2012

  Co-sleeping has been in the media again. And not in a good way. But this time a coroner has gone so far as to recommend that parents do not bed share at all with babies under 12 months. Sigh. Despite all of the evidence to suggest that sharing your sleep space with your baby […]

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