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New Baby/Unschooling Update 😎

New little is here, weighing in at 7lb 5oz…didn’t get my original home birth but it was an amazing experience! I felt so respected and in control, the midwives were amazing and informed and up to date on breastfeeding plus we got to bedshare from the first night…no questions asked!! 226 more words

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Growth from destruction -- lessons from the beaver on life's challenges

A friend and I were walking along the river last week when we noticed a fallen tree with all the bark stripped from it. She commented on how destructive beavers are. 1,320 more words



Have you ever been told that you are spoiling your children? Said yes to an extra ice cream? Been quick to forgive or overlook a child’s accident or mistake? 26 more words


Yep. My home educated kid is actually socialising! 

Woooo! Found another unschooling parent in my city, so we took the kids to check out some science and then let them loose on the beach park. 370 more words

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Adultism: The Missing Link

When I was about 11 years old, I decided to form a club with my friends.  It was one of many clubs, and I don’t remember what it was called, but the premise of it revolved around kids having rights. 1,320 more words

Having a Hard Time

It’s 3pm and the crying starts again. My 3-months-shy-of-3-year old son, Jason is having a rough day. This time he’s upset because he wants Mummy, and not Daddy, to wash him up after using the toilet. 555 more words

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Embracing Sadness and Many Things in Between

Imagine you have an argument with a friend. They are standing in front of you, angry, maybe raising their voice, clearly upset. And you just hand them a newspaper, point out an article about deep-sea corals and say “here, see, isn’t this interesting?”. 112 more words

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