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Christian Unschooling and Other Things

3 days ago

I made a new podcast episode! Yes, after an absence of a few weeks, I’m back. So where did I go? Nowhere in particular. I was just at home enjoying lots of lazy summer days. Maybe I was feeling lazy. But yesterday, that changed. I suddenly felt like getting back to work. And so I […]

Christian Unschooling

An Impossible Adventure

5 days ago

I never thought I’d become a Catholic unschooler. An unschooler? Maybe. A Catholic? Oh no! At one time in my life, that seemed impossible. When Andy asked me to marry him, of course, I said yes. “But I’ll never become a Catholic,” I added. I had to make it clear. Just in case. What if […]

Christian Unschooling

Letting Go of Control

1 week ago

On Saturday evening, Jessie, Quinn’s sister, died. My son Callum’s Shar Pei/Great Dane puppy was bitten by a 2-metre-long brown snake. Her death wasn’t in The Plan. She should have lived for years. Instead, the Jessie stories have suddenly come to an end. They’ll be no more comparisons: “Is Jessie much bigger than Quinn? Send […]

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Bringing God into the Unschooling Picture

2 weeks ago

A few months ago, I wrote a post called Why This is the End of the Line for Me. I decided that I’d explored unschooling from every possible angle. What more could I write about? It was time for me to move onto other things. Let my kids tell their own unschooling stories and find […]

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Is It Time to Unschool?

2 weeks ago

A new year. What’s ahead? More of the same? Or are you going to try a few new things in 2018? How about unschooling? If you’ve been sitting on the fence, thinking about it but not actually committing to this way of life, perhaps it’s the perfect time to let go and do it. Jumping […]

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How to Customise a Basic Evernote Planner

2 weeks ago

An Evernote Workshop (10) How did you get on with my last post? Did you try making an Evernote planner? If so, did you customise it? Did you add some icons or images? Perhaps you experimented with colours and fonts. I’ve been enjoying making some Evernote personal planners. I’ve been exploring icon websites. I even […]

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Creating Personal Planners Using Evernote

1 month ago

An Evernote Workshop (9) Are you busy making plans for 2018? Have you bought a personal planner to keep track of everything you want to achieve? Maybe you’re going to print one from an online template. Or will you create a planner using Evernote? Today, I’m going to share some easy ideas for making attractive […]

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Why It’s Important to Allow Kids to Follow Their Interests and Passions

1 month ago

After my recent series of short unschooling blog post story podcasts, I now have a longer episode. It’s jam-packed full of thoughts, ideas and news! In episode 116, I’m discussing the following questions: Does planning have any place in unschooling? Can we make attractive planners using Evernote? Will I continue my Evernote workshop series? How does […]

My Podcasts

Learning During a Crisis

2 months ago

In this week’s podcast, episode 115, I’m sharing and discussing two stories: Learning From Life and Homeschooling in a Crisis I’m talking about those times when we don’t need to strew because life is rich enough without any help from us. Maybe life is sometimes too rich. We might have a crisis to deal with that prevents us […]

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What if You Disagree With My Unschooling Ideas?

2 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (28) What happens if I publish my unschooling book and then I receive negative comments? What if you disagree with my ideas? If you do, I could conclude: What works for my family might not suit yours Every family is different. We’re all aiming to meet the needs of each of […]

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Being Honest About Unschool Maths

2 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (27) Today, I’ve been writing about unschool maths, jotting down notes about how we went from ‘unschooling except for maths’ to unschooling with complete trust. Unschooling except for maths? Is that really unschooling? I want to discuss that question, but first: Why is it so hard to let go of maths? […]

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Treating Kids With Respect

2 months ago

  My Unschooling Book Series (26) I’ve written about trust and unconditional love. I need to write about respect as well: Trust, Respect and Love Unconditionally. These are some questions I’m pondering: Can parents demand respect? Or do we need to earn it? Or is everyone, adults and children alike, worthy of respect because of our […]

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All About Strewing

2 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (25) In my post, What Unschooling Is and What It’s Not, I described our early day of unschooling: After reading these stories (in John Holt’s magazine, Learning Without School), my eyes lit up. Excitement bubbled within me. If I allowed my children to follow their interests, they’d do similar amazing things. […]

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Blogging, Social Media and Unschooling Books

2 months ago

  My Unschooling Book Series (24) The breeze is sweeping the clouds from the sky. The temperature is rising. It’s a perfect day for an almost-summer Sunday adventure. I should be heading outside but instead, I’m sitting in our family room with my computer on my lap, trying to write the next post in my […]