Our ‘Boy’ the Swim Coach

Our son Carpenter is supporting himself through College as a swimming instructor. Whilst staying with our College children I was thrilled to have the opportunity to watch him teach.  His love of teaching was something he had already conveyed in his discussions with us, but seeing him teach, it was most apparent. He had a […]

Overcoming Social Awkwardness

We’re firm believers in community involvement. Community involvement may look different for each family/individual, reflecting interests and beliefs.  It may include Church, homeschool groups, sport, drama, political groups, volunteer, work place etc.  Studies support that people are much happier when they belong to and are involved in a community.  Not only have we seen the […]

Australian Native Wildlife On Our Property

A couple of nights ago Michelangelo spied an echidna in the bush.  He rushed back inside for the camera.   Thought it timely to showcase some other wildlife on our property, I’ve shared most of these shots before but bringing them all together.  1. Echidna 2. Kangaroos 3. Koala 4. Kookaburra 5. Micro Bat 6. […]

Leaping into Literature

Next week our holidays draw to a close and we begin the final term of the year.  As I contemplated what direction I wished our studies to take in the next 10 week block I knew I needed to be realistic, we have three indisputable factors that create a major impact.  I am now in […]

Homeschool Camp – 13th Year

Last week saw us once again enjoying our annual homeschool camp. Three of our children were blessed to make their Sacraments, what a wonderful day.  We enjoyed many team building activities and daily Mass   and Benediction.  As well as catechetical groups, beach play, walking along the headlands, concert night and many hours of socialising. […]

A Portrait a Week – September 16th Edition

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 1. First Holy Communion Day for our Jack Jack 2. Confirmation Day for our Jelly Bean 3. Confirmation Day for our Princess 4. Our three Sacramental children with Dad and Mum   5. All together:) Joining in with Che and Fidel this week.

Catholic Homeschool Camp 2013 – Only Four Places Left

We warmly extend an invitation to all Australian Catholic Home Educating families to join us for our 13th annual Catholic homeschool camp!!. When: 9-13th September Where: The Lismore Diocese.  Camp Drewe, Lennox Head, NSW Two hours south of Brisbane, nine hours north of Sydney. Only three more months until our annual Catholic homeschool camp!!  Excitement is building and […]

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooled Teenager

Joining in the Homeschool High School carnival hosted this month by Theresa over at Lapz Home Learning. The following is a glimpse of  ‘A Day in Our Life’, this ‘day’ I focused only on our teens, and in particular their academic pursuits.  Randomly I selected a Thursday to record, was it a typical day?  In some respects […]