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Dear spectator … a letter to non-unschoolers

Dear spectator … a letter to non-unschoolers

Dear you, I understand our lives look different. I know our way of schooling and learning are not conventional nor does our life follow the norms of society. We know you care and wish to see our growing family thrive. Please know that we recognise and genuinely appreciate your concern! But I also want to let you know that I have not journeyed this decision by easy roads. I have not chosen a life of going against social norms just…

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There’s times I dont like my kids

There’s times I dont like my kids

Shocking and vulnerable admission for sure but I bet you can relate! There have been moments/times I haven’t liked my kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love them to death.. but there have been days where it has felt like it would be easier to die for them, than navigate one more hour of attitude and tantrums…  sometimes it can feel like sheer torture, especially running on little sleep! My amazing friend once said to me, “when you have kids you absolutely will…

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6 First Steps to becoming more unschooly

6 First Steps to becoming more unschooly

 I must say, my heart grasped the spirit of unschooling philosophy long before my head fully understood what it meant. I wanted to jump in with both feet, desperate to make our home a better place. But my first question was “where do I start”? How the heck do you carry out a unschooling life and education after being so mainstream for so long? Everyone I asked said to just take it slow. To implement one change at a time and once that…

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Unschooling is Relevant schooling

Unschooling is Relevant schooling

My Unscholing journey started when I was young. But not like you would expect! I thought it might be good to expound a little further on our unschooling journey. Not only as a family but as an individual. You can find my earlier post on unschooling here. When I was young, I use to say that I hated learning.  Adulthood hit and life got challenging. Turning to books and watching videos, I gleaned from the wisdom of others. I empowered myself by learning…

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COFFEE MOM

COFFEE MOM

Coffee … some days (well, most days), Coffee feels like my survival in a cup! I literally go to bed thinking about my fresh ground, rich smelling beans awaiting me the next morning! Its pure feel good, drag my mommy butt outa bed intensive! Coffee, I love you!! It’s almost like my forbidden fruit, my forbidden pleasure, if you would! Specifically on those days that I rationalize within myself that the third cup I am pouring doesn’t count due to lack of sleep!…

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