My Homeschooling Posts


Please also visit my unschooling blog Stories of an Unschooling Family where these stories and more are gathered in one place

(More) Apologies
Protecting Children from Outside Influences
My Head is Overflowing with Ideas, Music, and Lots of Questions!
Keeping Teenagers Safe from the Dangers of the World
Resolutions, Reading, Writing and Coarse Language
Under the Spell of the Australian Bush: Books, a Movie, a Walk
Unschooling Resources: Discoveries of 2014
Why We Are Rotten Parents and Other Stories
Books, Music, Burnout and a Mystery!
Pi and Tea, and Our Dog's Tea Bag Collection
How to Talk and Save Lives, and Can I Mention the Weather?
About Me, About Podcasts, About Adventures!
Teenagers. Rules and Rebellion
Should a Child Be Given the Freedom to Choose?
Too Short Skirts and Other Stories of My Week
Mothers, Unschooling, and a Lazy Way of Life
How We Unschool Despite Strict Homeschool Regulations
Why Picnics Are Important
Maths and Other Wild and Yummy Stories
More About an Unschooling School Teacher Father
Approaching Classic Novels the Other Way Round
Unschooling Children, a School Teacher Father, and Tea
Bits and Pieces, Some Hard to Believe
Unschooling Experts, Criticism, and Radical Chore Rosters
Unschooling Interests and Random Word Novels
Bare Foot Unschooling and Comfortable Shoes
Unschool Writing, Essays and a Few Panicky Moments!
Are You a Proper Unschooler?
Squishy? Living in the Unschooling Moment
What I Discovered This Morning & Other Stories of My Week
Exciting Times, Slow Times, and Unschool Holidays
Unschooling Sausages
Five MORE Favourite Read-Aloud Book Series
A Camera, Photography Books and Playing the Ebay Game
Logarithmic Time and Other Old and Inappropriate Stories
Mistakes, a Teenager's Love of Learning and Loose Change!
Adding Children's Books to My Own Personal Reading Pile
Why We Have to Take Risks
Podcasting, Blogging, Books and Lice!
Teenage Daughters, Books, Movies and Love
Homeschool Meetings. Talking and Turkeys
Creating Evernote Reading Notebooks
Five Favourite Read-Aloud Book Series
The Writing Game: No Shortage of Writing Ideas
Some Big News and Not So Big News
Yelling at Maths Games and Other Stories of the Week
From Unschooling to University and Work (Part 2)
Will It All Work Out?
What About My Perfect Homeschooling Success Story?
From Unschooling to University and Work (Part 1)
My Draft Posts File is as Fat as Our Cats, and Other Stories
So Why Do I Blog About Unschooling?
Interviewing Charlotte (16), an Unschooling Teenager
Pondering Trust
Interviewing Sophie (13), an Unschooling Teenager
Becoming Real Life Maths Detectives
What is it Like to Be an Unschooling Parent?
Approaching Maths Backwards
Does Unschooling Work?
The 20 Minute Challenge
How to Have an Unschool Adventure, No Camper Van Needed!
Answering a Strewing Question
Five Minutes on Friday: What is Unschooling?
Unschooling, Strewing and Unplanning
Rainbow Loom, More Rainbow Loom, Yet More Rainbow Loom
Chatting about Passions and Other Stuff
What My Girls Did This Week and How I Recorded These Learning Experiences
Pondering Some Ideas about How to Prepare for a Homeschool Registration Visit
How Homeschooling Children Can Use Evernote 
A Look Inside Our Evernote Unschooling Records Notebooks
A Perfect Method for Keeping Unschooling Records
Unvlogging: Writing, Video Making, Record Keeping...
About Writing and Clothes and Camping
Unschooling and Trust
Watching TV, Playing on the Computer, Doing Nothing Much at All
Encouraging Children So They Get Excited About Learning
Some Thoughts on Unschooling and Experts
When Time and Blogs Are Our Own
Burnt Out
When a Child Wants to Read the Same Book Again and Again
Helping a Child Go Where She Wants to Go
Glimpsing the World Through a Child's Eyes
The Problem with Disguising Maths Practice as Fun
The Reading Out Loud Experiment
REAL LIFE Junk Mail Catalogue MATHS
Why My Unschooler Isn't Going to Learn Any More Maths
A Typical Unschooling Day at Home
Time for Some Strewing
The Curriculum of Life
Team Writing a Fantasy Novel
Engines, Muscles and Spending Time with Dad
Everything is Educational, Even Disney Princesses
Those Weird Unschoolers
The Problem with Being a Younger Sister
Lots of Interesting Stuff for Children to Do on the Computer
Teenagers are People Too
When Unschooling Spills Over into Parenting
When a Child Can't Cope
The Changing Seasons of the Unschooling Year
How I Removed an Engine from a Car
Following My Mothering Instincts
This is MY Mothering Story
Gemma-Rose (9) Talks about Novel Writing
Another Invitation to Come in and Meet My Family
Reclaiming an Unschooling Sense of Adventure
Encouragement, Example and the Fun of Sharing Passions
Sharing a Few Ideas with My Unschooling High Schooler
Homeschooling in a Crisis
Learning from Life
Why I Am My Children's Number One Fan
Imogen Talks about the Role of Parents in Unschooling
Free Youtube Classical Movies and Mini-Series
How to Have Demanding Children Who Rule the House
Imogen Talks about Unschooling and University
Counting Down to the Biggest Writing Challenge of the Year
Why it''s Not a Good Idea to Read Carefully and Slowly
Bushrangers on Our Local Roads?
Suzie Andres' Unschooling Books
The Problem of Applying Sunscreen to Wet, Sandy Bodies
Do You Know What's at the End of Our Road?
Starring... the Elvis Girls!
Bite-Sized Pieces of Unschool Maths
Enjoying an Unexpected Little Adventure
Interviewing My Children and Other Family Movies
Giving Up My Perfect Start-of-the-Year Plans
Live Life to the Full, Have No Regrets
Memories of an Inexperienced Mother
Confessions of a Former Hot-Tempered Mother
When Worry Gets in the Way of Love
What Do Children Need for a Happy Childhood?
How the Girls and I Take a Weekly Trip Overseas
Aiming for Love Not Perfection
Nothing is More Important than Love
When a Child Has Only One Interest
The Opportunity to Discover, the Freedom to Choose
Guiding My Children Responsibly Without Imposing Rules
Making Children Learn What They Don't Want to Know
Falling in Love the Jane Austen Way
Watching History as it Happened
Excited about Maths
What a Day Without Rules Looks Like
Why I Wanted to Delete My Blogs
Imposing Rules on Children: Is There a Better Way?
Igniting a Child's Love of Learning
How to Get Children to Do Their School Work
Getting Children to Help with the Chores
Restricting Children's Time on the Computer
The 'Risky' Business of Trusting Children
Rules, Responsible Parenting and Radical Unschooling
Unschooling: No Hippie Way of Life Needed
If You're Thinking About Unschooling...
Favourite Books for Girls Aged 7 and Above
Homeschool Registration Visit Part 3: Writing a Program
Homeschool Registration Visit Part 2: Evidence of Achievement and Progress
Homeschool Registration Visit Part 1: Learning Activities
Strewing Astonishing Apples on the Wall
Writing, Blogging, Sharing and Enjoying
Writing, Unschooling and Wedding Dowries
A Whole Month of Writing Challenges!
Can Catholic Unschoolers Teach Their Children About the Faith?
Sharing Some Thoughts on Children and Writing
Sharing Some Thoughts on Learning to Read
Sharing Some Thoughts on Unschool Maths
Is it Possible to Unschool Part-Time?
How My Daughters Are Organising My Education
Blogging about Unschooling in My Non-Expert Way
A Non-Super Mum's Approach to Creative Arts
With So Much Freedom, Will an Unschooler Choose to be Lazy?
Never-Ending Unschooling
Why Do Some Children Love Writing?
Why it is Essential I Love My Own Ideas
What Happened When I Strewed a Painting on the Wall
Lunch with the Saints
Thinking about Maths Creatively
How to Get Our Children to Trust Us
What if...?
A Real Science Education
An Unschooling Way of High School Science
Passions, Careers and Time
A New Unschooling Year Begins
Imogen's Unschooling Plan to Get into University
From Unschooling to Successful University learning
Paintings, Jigsaws and other Art History Ideas
Breeding like Mice
Chess, Sudoku, and Lazy Summer Days
Encouragement from a Super-Hero Sister
What I Think Unschooling Is All About
My Unschoolers' End-of-the-Year Reports
When Will I Use All This Maths Mum?
What to Do When Strewing is Rejected
Independent Learners. Toast and Heavy Washing Baskets
A Real Maths Learning Moment
The Tricky Problem of Giving a Child Unasked-For Help
How Much Is Enough?
Some Bits and Pieces...
Nurturing Independent Learners
Having the Confidence to Ignore the Opinions of Others
Giving My Unschoolers a Maths Test
How the Girls Are Going to Write Novels in Only One Month
Tired and Cranky and Lacking Enthusiasm
Forcing a Child to Do What He is Afraid to Do
Resolving to Go on More Adventures
Love and Physics
A Better Way to Get into University
Real Maths Running
My Homeschool Records Book
My Unschooling Highschoolers and Writing
An Education at the Museum
Another Unschooling Holiday
Remembering to Trust
A Main Course of Reading Out Loud
How Do You Feel on a Monday Morning?
Some Maths to Share on One of Those Tired Mornings
Comparing Homeschooling Styles: a Child's View