Hi, I’m Rachel and welcome to Racheous!
I’m a neurodivergent psychology student.
I’m a mama to Cameron, Lucy and Ava who I respectfully parent.
We used to learn without school. I am still a passionate advocate of children’s rights.
You may have found me through my prior interest in the Montessori method.
This is my space to express myself and share. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram
I’m so glad you’re here.
Mrs. Najmunnisa U. Sachedina says
Hello dear Rachel,
God bless you for helping us do our best for our children.
Thanks a lot !
Mrs. Najmunnisa U. Sachedina
Jennifer Berke says
I found an incredible picture on pinterest that was credited to you. If you created this inspiring provocation for your children then they are lucky to have the opportunity to engage in an activity that is stimulating and also touches their aesthetic senses. The posting had a display of different sized and shaped rocks placed in a circle on a table. It was placed in front of a book that showed numerous rock designs with large colored circles imposed on to the designs. I am wondering if you can share the title of the book with me? Thanks
Marvin J. Kurtz says
Hi there, excellent article. Really enjoyed. What a happy family and your children are so adorable!
Claudia Barkeij says
Hi Rachel, I just wanted to say thank you for your amazing articles. I just read the one about being triggered by my children. It’s so relieving to know that this is not only me. I have followed your Facebook page now for quiet a long time and you have helped me so much to become a more respectful parent yet I still always find something interesting to read on your page. So thank you again for all your work. Claudia
I really love this blog. I am a 12 year old girl who feels like we are not treated like people. I reccommend your articles to my friends who feel the same way, and I admire how you are not afraid to talk to your kids the way that they should be talked to, and that the eye rolls and weird looks don’t stop you. This blog is definetly one of my favorites. The funny thing is that, people who meet me talk to me like I can hardly understand what they are saying, and that only grows when I tell them that I am a vegan (which is quite rude, but you get used to it) and then when I am forced to tell them my IQ (because someone who knows me always mentions that I have an impressive one). The more I talk, the less they listen, but they find nothing wrong with talking to my mother about me when I am standing right there. “Oh, she has such a strong vocabulary for a child!” “Wow, she talks as though she is an adult.” “How do you ever get her to behave since she is such a smart aleck?” “Well, she is only a kid, so it shouldn’t be too hard to keep her in line.” After a few of these, I am standing there with my jaw dropped, not really sure what to do. My family knows I am intelligent, but people really need to understand that as well, with all kids.
Me too! My kids are 5 and 2, so excited for this unschooling homeschooling journey.
Hi Rachel, I stumbled upon your blog on Bloglovin. I love your writing style. I love that you are so open about yourself and your family. Looking forward to read more from your blog.
Just found your blog and love reading about your life. Thank you.
Elizabeth Friend says
I love your blog. Thanks for sharing all your inspiring ideas. I
Hi Racheous! I just stumbled upon your name on a blog I follow and recognised your name instantly! My husband and I used to watch your vlog. We experienced an early miscarriage before our firstborn and your vlog really helped us through. So thank you very much! We now have 2 beautiful girls (nearly 3 and nearly 1). I’m looking forward to looking through your blog.
I was looking for new Aussie bloggers to add on google + & was surprised to see someone from the same city :) I am a psychologist but recently started studying education. My daughter is only 2 but I’ve certainly thought about home schooling more than once. Good on you for taking such a huge responsibility on :)
Sarah from Creating Contentment says
I am considering homeschooling my boys, and have been pointed in your direction. Looking forward to listening and learning from you.
Rachel @ A Mother Far from Home says
Just found your blog today and am looking forward to reading more. I have three children (2 year old, 1 year old, 7 month old) and am seriously considering homeschooling so I’ll be gathering some ideas for sure. As far as homeschool co-ops go, how do you go about finding a co-op directory? I’ve searched, but had little luck. I’d love to go check out a few in my area (Sydney)!
Hi Racheal, What a beautiful site sharing your loving family and all you do. I am a retired junior school teacher and grandmother. Just wish we had these sites to support our inspirations. A wonderful gift you are sharing . Many thanks and I look forward to sharing it with my friends and family. Enjoy the days, moment by moment. Heather. :)
Im enjoying your blog :-) we are starting kindy at home with out 4yr old in 2014…. so excited! Thanks for sharing, im following :-)
What a brave woman you are to share with us your thoughts! I experienced some anxiety disorder too ,that eventually caused me a heart problem. I have been on some kind of medication ever since in order to make my heart works a little better. It does work better but we’ll see! You have a great blog here and a great family! I also have a daughter born in 2009 who I love very much.
Keep up the good work,nice to meet you.
I appreciate your comment, thank you and nice to meet you too Xrusa.
Donna Myers says
Love your blog
Thank you Donna, that’s so kind of you to say :)
Beth - Our Montessori Life says
What a beautiful, honest and open “About Me”. We had 3 miscarriages before we conceived our youngest Quentin and we spent his entire pregnacy trying not to miscarry him. Two of the miscarriges were “little” ones and one was a “big” one. How wonderful of medical staff to label our loss in this way.
I have only managed to write a little about it on the blog (“Happy Unbirthday”).
I admire your strength.
Thank you for your kind words Beth. I want to talk about it more in the future. I think everyone grieves and processes differently and that is okay, so some simply wouldn’t benefit from being too public about their loss. Sorry for your losses. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment Beth :)