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    Home Education Help For You

    The Australian Homeschooling Summit begins tomorrow 4th May through to the 15th. If you haven’t yet got your ticket now is the time!! Quick Recaps I will be talking about Creating your own Booklists for a Literature Based Education. I’ll be sharing my passion and knowledge about this topic and stepping you through on just how to create your own booklists for your topic choice of interest. I can’t wait.  That presentation will be on Friday May 8th at 1pm.   I will also be facilitating a second presentation Home Ed Graduates – What Do They Think? wherein my five home educated children and daughter-in-law will chat about some common questions they…

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    Aussie Homeschool Summit 2020 – Giveaways

    The annual Australian Homeschool Summit begins soon! A roundup of 30 presentations on a variety of Home Education topics. Most exciting is the speakers are Aussies focusing on Home Education in Australia! It’s all online, so watchable from the comfort of your home.   I’ll be speaking once again this year and I have some special guests joining me. All shall be revealed shortly.   Dates are: Giveaway of 3 tickets: March 3 – March 13th Tickets go on sale from March 6th (tomorrow) Showtime: March 23- April 3   Related Summits: I’ve spoken before at the previous Aussie Summits. Nurturing a Love of Literature 2017 Centering Your Education Around…

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    2018: A Year in Review

    So hard to believe we’re already in 2019! Before we move forward towards the New Year let’s have a quick recap of the Old Year, like all years since forever it was jam packed with life. My new refrain is ‘boring is great, I love boring’ though there were not many boring moments in 2018.  It was a fantastic year, so much happening, many special moments, although there were times we barely held on by our fingertips. Let’s get to recapping the old so we can begin the New. Since we began moving into life with older teens I find my time and energy is more limited, so alas blogging for…

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    2018: A Year in Review

    So hard to believe we’re already in 2019! Before we move forward towards the New Year let’s have a quick recap of the Old Year, like all years since forever it was jam packed with life. My new refrain is ‘boring is great, I love boring’ though there were not many boring moments in 2018.  It was a fantastic year, so much happening, many special moments, although there were times we barely held on by our fingertips. Let’s get to recapping the old so we can begin the New. Since we began moving into life with older teens I find my time and energy is more limited, so alas blogging for…

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    Start Homeschooling Summit Starts Today!

    Starts Today The Start Homeschooling Summit  starts today!!!! I’m so excited and eagerly looking forward to listening to all the workshops, counting the hours. I’ve been home educating for a long time and I can sure do with a boost and inspiration. As I shared last week we’ve 34 presenters from around the world chatting about a huge variety of topics. The Start Homeschooling Summit is a shortcut to creating the kind of homeschool you really want.   What You Receive All of the videos are FREE for 48 hours after they go live! I really encourage you to join us, I want you to be empowered by the reassurance, inspiration and sense…

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    2016 The Year That Was: 2017 The Year That Will Be

    Every blogger is motivated to write for differing reasons. When I began blogging twelve years ago my initial impetus was to record glimpses of our family life and whilst that vision has shifted to encompass a bigger picture, much of the ‘family diary’ flavour remains. After spending the first couple of days of this year unable to recall what we actually did in 2016, half convinced we mush have just drifted through an entire year, I am rather grateful that I blog. Scrolling back through posts I was pleased to discover we didn’t drift, we did achieve, there was lots of living. Although it wasn’t a strong blogging year as I was in a…

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    My Daybook: 8th September, 2016

    Outside my window… Spring has arrived, my favourite season of the year, I love Spring with its perfect weather and fresh possibilities I am thankful… that our children are blessed to have such a fantastic father, I never, ever take this for granted. He teaches them so much, not only the obvious such as skills, but virtues, more lasting and precious. Totally committed to fatherhood he pours his energies into nurturing our children, modeling how to be great men for our sons, ‘setting the bar’ high for our daughters I am thinking… about priorities and time management.  All About Learning has very generously gifted me with AAR Level 3 to use and review. Obviously…

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    How to Raise a Family of Readers – Guest Posting

    I’m certain it’s apparent to all that we’re rather passionate about books and reading here. Reading in our household is an integral part of our family culture and highly valued. Simply, reading is something we do as a family. Today I’m chatting over at Sunlit Pages about how PC and I have fostered a love of books and reading within each of our children over the years. As a bonus I interviewed our oldest seven for their thoughts as to what they believe we did to support reading in our family. The children’s insights are fascinating and as their mother I found it enlightening  and heartening to hear reoccurring themes and experiences. Whilst you’re visiting over at Amy’s…