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An Evernote Workshop: (5) Digital to Paper, Saving and Printing Notebooks

3 months ago

How are you going with my Evernote Workshop series? Have you created your notebooks? Maybe you haven’t done this yet because you’re not really convinced digital record keeping is the way to go. You might be wondering if it’s safe to have important records ‘up in the cloud’? Do paper documents sound more secure? Today, […]

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An Evernote Workshop: (4) How Many Notebooks Do We Need?

4 months ago

So far in this series, we’ve looked at the basics of Evernote. We know about the left panel, note list and note panel and have decided how we want these to look. We can create such things as notes and notebooks and tags. Now we need to create our notebooks! But what kind of notebooks […]

Creative Arts

Does My Trust in Unschooling Ever Waver?

4 months ago

A friend asked if I’ve ever been unsure about unschooling. And I replied: Yes, there have been times when I’ve questioned what I’m doing. Even now I have an odd day when I wonder if I should be doing something different. Hard to admit because this is probably not what everyone wants to hear. But […]

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An Evernote Workshop: (3) Notes, Notebooks, Tags

4 months ago

Are you ready to discuss notes, notebooks and tags? Once we get these sorted out, we’ll be well on our way to creating our Evernote family, personal, and homeschool journals! What is a note? A note is any piece of information we want to save. It could be a photo, an article from the Internet, […]

My Podcasts

How Unschooling is About Being Connected With Our Kids

4 months ago

Some parenting ideas seem to make a lot of sense. For example, children have far less life experience than parents, so we are in a better position than them when it comes to decision making. If we give our kids too much freedom, they might make poor choices. Some mistakes might not be significant, but […]

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An Evernote Workshop: (2) The Basic Options

4 months ago

Are you ready to create a family, homeschool and personal journal? I am!  I feel excited by this workshop. I hope you’re feeling excited too! I’m sure we’re going to have lots of fun while we explore all the Evernote options as we put together some notebooks. Let’s begin! Download Evernote If you haven’t already […]

Family

Imogen and Andy Elvis Presley

4 months ago

My husband Andy and my daughter Imogen both have singing lessons on Saturday mornings. Andy has the first lesson, and while he is busy, Imogen sits in the car, drinks coffee, and works on her computer until it’s time for her own lesson. But yesterday, Imogen did something different: She recorded a vlog for her […]

Music Videos

Do You Know Who You Are?

4 months ago

Do you know who you are? That might seem like a silly question. We’ve lived with ourselves for years. Surely we know ourselves better than anyone else in the world? But just recently, I’ve been wondering if there are things about myself that I haven’t been able to see. One thing that has occurred to […]

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An Evernote Workshop: (1) Creating Family, Personal and Homeschool Journals

4 months ago

I’ve had a BIG IDEA bouncing around the inside of my head for the past week or so. I’m so excited about it that, instead of sleeping, I’ve been lying awake in bed at night, refining it. Suddenly, after a quiet blogging period, I feel inspired again! So what is my BIG IDEA? I’m going […]

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Why You Should Consider Keeping an Evernote Homeschool Records Book Even If You Don’t Have To

4 months ago

The other day,  our Authorised Person (AP) from the education department came to see us. It was time for our biennial homeschool registration visit. “We’re still using Evernote to record our homeschooling,” I said as the AP sat down in front of my computer. She scrolled through a few notes before catching sight of a […]

Family

I Might Be Different But I’m Okay.

5 months ago

A few days ago I announced I was taking a blogging break. So what am I doing writing a post? Well, I just want to jot down a few thoughts while they’re fresh in my mind. The other day I received a letter from the education department: If I want to reregister my children as […]

Blogging/Podcasting

If it’s Not on Facebook, Did it Really Happen?

5 months ago

If it’s not on Facebook, did it really happen? This strange thought has been going around and around inside my head. What do these words mean? Well, this is what I’m thinking: Do we have to turn every thought, idea, conversation and event into a post in order to make it valuable? If we don’t share […]

Family

Wanting to be the Star and Other Stories

5 months ago

So I’m sitting here on a Monday afternoon thinking about my recent lack of blog posts. Should I write something? Have I got anything worth sharing? I could tell you about the new free PDF ebook I’m putting together. (I might make it into a Kindle book too.) It’s going to be on the topic […]

Blogging/Podcasting

Saying No and Other Things

6 months ago

I wonder why we get so afraid of saying yes to our kids. Perhaps we think they will get spoilt if we respond to their requests in a positive way too often. Perhaps they won’t appreciate the special things of life. We’d better ration them out. Every evening for the last couple of weeks, my […]