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Blogging

An Unschooling Imposter

The other day, I posted the following words on my Facebook page: Do you ever have times when you fall apart? You just can’t cope? You question everything you’re doing? I felt like this last week. You see, we’re not a perfect family. In particular, I’m far from the perfect mother I’d like to be. […]

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Evernote

An Evernote Workshop (8): Recording the Weather

Do you keep a diary? And if you do, do you write about the weather? I write about the weather all the time: “Today was very hot. It was real bushfire weather. We kept expecting to hear fire truck sirens blaring through the village.” “Today Gemma-Rose saw snow for the very first time. We stood […]

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Unschooling

How an Unschooling Life isn’t Perfect and Why That’s Okay

I take a look at my drafts file. I have SEVENTY half-written blog posts! Can I finish any of them? How about this one? I began writing this post some time ago when I was enthusiastically working on my unschooling book. If I publish it, will I feel motivated to continue writing my book? I’m writing […]

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Creative Arts

Turning Unschool Learning into Homeschool Records Notes

Why would I want to turn something as unique and wonderful as unschooling into routine homeschool records notes? I wish I could take delight in my daughters’ learning without ever thinking about homeschool records. Unfortunately, that’s not possible. I always have to keep one eye on the records book so that my unschoolers can fulfil the necessary […]

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Evernote

An Evernote Workshop (7): 50 Coloured Background Note Templates (to download)

Today, I have something I hope you’re going to like: coloured background templates for Evernote notes! I have made 50 templates for you to download and use in your notebooks. How to download a template Click on a coloured square The link will take you to this screen: Click on VIEW IN EVERNOTE This screen […]

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Blogging

Unschooling Siblings and Other Stories

I started writing this blog post last Friday. This is all I managed to write before I was interrupted: I didn’t make a podcast last week. Some unexpected things happened and so I didn’t find time to sit in front of my mic and record one. I felt a little frustrated because I’d promised to get […]

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