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Friends, Films and Minecraft

We’ve had a lovely week, full of friends and activities.

The heat was incredible – we had friends over on Tuesday and we all had so much fun that they came over the following day too, bringing their paddling pool with them!   511 more words

Diary

Caterpillars & Moths

A few weeks ago we were visiting my parents when one of the kids came across a caterpillar.  My niece got a ventilated jar for the kids, filled it with some foliage and twigs, and deposited the caterpillar inside.  462 more words

Homeschool

It works

It really works, this Unschooling lark. They really do learn, and thrive, and bounce from cooking fairy cakes to watching Stampy to writing stories to playing mastermind. 157 more words

Parenting

An icy experiment

The unschooling diaries: week thirty-one

A new book arrived in the post last week, and it’s been inspiring Arthur since he first set eyes on it. 448 more words

Yellowstone Park

We went to Yellowstone National Park over a weekend and then, we went again the next weekend with family! It was a little crazy, being home for 3 days to do laundry and grocery runs and then head back the same place but it was so much fun to be in the park. 239 more words

Unschooling

Teaching is counterproductive to self-learning

The biggest illiteracy is not that you do not have degree or do not have knowledge but it is when we lose the ability to self-learn. 295 more words

Teaching

A Moist Offering

The cold water briefly invigorates.  Another morning as a lifeless shell of a woman.  The pounding behind the eyes ease under the low temperature of the water, the bags under the eyes temporarily feel tight with the momentary shock.   138 more words

Motherhood