What If

What If

When I get questions about interest-led learning and educating at home, they’re quite often the ‘what if’s’. What if they miss out on a basic skill? What if you don’t know how to teach them something? What if you forget to teach them ____? What if, what if, what if. The truth is I’m not […]

Why Unschool?


When I’m asked why we unschool, it’s hard to explain without generalisations. It’s hard to capture the reasons because there’s no short answer. It’s the little things, it’s the big things, it’s the things we inadvertently take for granted. It’s the sleep ins, the days unfolding naturally and slowly. It’s freedom. Freedom to play, explore, […]

Celebrating the Seasons with The Artful Year


My favourite creativity and art blog is undoubtedly The Artful Parent. Jean’s blog is such an inspirational and useful one for parents who like me value creativity and artistic expression within their children. Consequently, I’m stoked to be a part of her blog tour for her new book! We fortunate enough to receive a copy […]

Our Days


Our days vary so greatly. I’ve been asked recently more than once to do a sort of day-in-our-life type of blog post. I’d love to but it wouldn’t be very indicative of how our time is spent. Some days could fill a blog post with photos and activities and inspiration in just a morning. Other […]

Starting School with Story Box Library!


It’s hard to believe that it’s ‘Back to School’ time already! And for many little ones this may mean their first day starting school! The Story Box Library team remember all too well the apprehension that this milestone can bring for Foundation kids – and their parents! To help, they’ve assembled the most adorable bunch […]