Tag Archives: deschooling

letting the pink in

It was easy when Ava was a baby to respond to her wants and needs and get it (mostly) right. They weren’t extensive. Most of the time what she wanted was milk, Mama, sleep and cuddles. Often at the same … Continue reading

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Home Days

‘I like to imagine no one else exists,’ I said to Howard this morning. Just for a few moments, when there is not a child hanging off me/climbing on me/nursing. Yesterday I woke up with Ava’s feet on my head. … Continue reading

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a love of felting

I’ve fallen a wee bit in love with felting. Actually, a lot. I feel a little bad admitting this but I think I may love this particular craft more than any others…even more than sewing or knitting. I can’t stop. … Continue reading

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Thursday kind of thoughts

A while ago when I got Sandra Dodd’s ‘Big Book of Unschooling’, I came across the idea that Unschooling was essentially just a continuation of Attachment Parenting. I’ve thought a lot about that since, and it’s certainly true for us. … Continue reading

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A little more deschooling

Today has been a bit of a strange day. I went, for the first time, to the toddler Steiner group after intending to do so pretty much since Ava was born. And I came away somewhat surprised, a little bit … Continue reading

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deschooling

My English teacher said to me, ‘The most you’ll learn at University is from your peers.’ Well, that was true. That’s been true of all my education. I look back at 20 years of education, of being one of the … Continue reading

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