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I have been putting off writing about unschooling for some time now as I feel it’s verging on the impossible to explain how we approach it. However, I have been asked about a billion times (yes that many) how and why we unschool and so I think its time I tried to put it into words. (Even as I type my spell checker is trying to change the word unschool into school. I’m rolling my eyes.) Before I can begin to explain our approach into unschooling (blog posts to follow) I will fill you in on the journey that led us to this point. Homeschooling was never on our radar. I didn’t even know it was legal to home educate in this country so it was not something that we had planned. Pops was our first born and it became quite clear from an early age that she was super shy and found being away from mummy something of a challenge. As a stay at home mum that was never really a problem as I could be there for her all of the time. I have to admit that as she grew older I began to get a bit of […]
Welcome to our first unschooling log! We hope you enjoy an insight into our educational journey with this fun question, answer and photo collection. We will be adding a new instalment each month. Enjoy! This blog post includes some affiliate links but all recommendations are our own personal views. We would never endorse anything we wouldn’t use ourselves. Click on images to take you to the relevant product page. What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Pops taught herself how to make a working vending machine and some durable makeup bags and pencil cases. She also learnt how to assemble a model of the inside of our bodies correctly. Fin learnt what 4+4 was by using his fingers and then told everyone he met that 4+4 was 8. He also taught himself how to write Poppy’s name and how to draw robots. Duck tape Duck tape Duck tape Things we used to make the makeup bags/pencil case: Duck tape & zip lock sandwich bags. What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Pops taught me that the call of the American howler monkey can be heard 3 miles away. Fin taught me that the […]
I have always found enjoyment in the old-fashioned. I prefer books over iPads and plants over room sprays but let’s face it, it’s hard not to get dragged into the dependence on phones, computers and social media. Sometimes I find myself picking up my phone to check it for updates when I realise I only did it 5 minutes previously! It just becomes a habit. I am also an all or nothing kind of a girl which means I either work out for an hour a day religiously for 3 weeks or I don’t do anything. At all. I can’t just buy a couple of accessories to liven up a tired room I have to completely redecorate and redesign half of the house. And honestly, I’m exhausted. I’m not sure how I came to be this way but I’m pretty damn sure I don’t want to continue in this manner. I don’t think I realised how cluttered my life was. It’s not so easy juggling two different school-age children for home education whilst writing a blog, entertaining a Youtube channel, losing the battle of tidying the house and trying to produce home cooked plant-based meals around the clock that are […]
Oh, this is such a lovely blog post. Just remembering this day makes me feel all happy and fuzzy inside. We had literally been counting down the days until it was the perfect time to go and it had finally come. It was the day to go strawberry picking. It was during our staycation so Paul was off work and it was a beautiful sunny day. If there is one thing that our country does well it’s growing the sweetest strawberries. Both Pops and Fin love fruit and in particular strawberries so we knew this was going to be an epic day out for them too. I was so excited! When we arrived we were given a talk on where the best rows for picking were and what fruit and vegetables were available for this season. However, we were on a strawberry picking mission, blinkered and oblivious to any other offerings they had. So we picked the largest basket they had and intended to spend our weekly shopping budget on an obscene amount of the juicy red fruit. Yum! It was such a beautiful place. They had a giant strawberry balloon in the sky and a sweet little children’s park […]
How do I begin to tell you all about a jam-packed one-week holiday? We did so much yet words can’t really explain what a fantastic time we had. We went to a small place called Woolacombe situated in North Devon. I have been going on holiday there since a child and when Pops was 18 months old we decided to have our first family holiday there too. Since then we have visited regularly and had an array of both sunny and very rainy trips away. The last time we went Fin was just 2 months old so we were really excited to see his reaction this time around. And we were not disappointed, he had such a great time and so did we all. When we first arrived it was grey and raining but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits as in many occasion we have arrived at our caravan in the wet only to have a full and sunny week ahead so we were optimistic. Luckily after two days our hopes were realised when the sun came out and gave us a couple of glorious ‘beach weather’ days. And although it started off a little miserable it encouraged […]