Halloween| Nature Style

We are half way through October already (someone please slow time down!) and Halloween, otherwise known as Samhain in our house, is on our doorstep! This is truly my favourite time of year and a festival that, thankfully, the girls have developed a love for too. Sadly, however, modern day Halloween has become a smorgasbord…

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Autumn Activities

September is here and autumn is upon us once more. With that familiar chill in the air, many families see it as a time to return indoors and ride out the colder months until spring returns. However, these months are some of the best months to get out exploring nature. Rich colours adorn the trees,…

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Let’s Get Dirty! |Why You Should Embrace Your Childs Love For Dirt !

dirt why it is beneficial for children

Having a wild child with a passion for nature is fantastic! There are so many benefits to spending time outside, however with it comes an abundance of mud and dirt. In an age where cleanliness is prioritised, our children have minimal chances to explore their innate love of dirt. As parents, most of us are…

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Top Activities For Summer!

I cannot believe the summer solstice is upon us already! Spring has flown by this year! As we welcome the longer and warmer days, now is the perfect time to get out as a family and explore. Whether this is your first summer as a family or you want to try something new this year,…

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Why We Love Preschooling At Home

Many people think home education starts at school age, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Even before you’re making decisions about which education route to take, your child is busy learning! Children go through many key development periods, one of the most important being before they even step foot in a classroom. Learning comes naturally…

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How To Create A Wildlife Garden

Looking after the wildlife is a key part of our home education, as it is for many home-schooling/unschooling families around the world. But how can you support the wildlife at your own back door? Creating a wildlife garden is not only a fantastic way to support the local ecosystem, but will also provide invaluable lessons…

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Homeschooling vs. Unschooling | What’s the Difference?

Home education is a growing field within many countries of the world, particularly in the United Kingdom. Through one reason or another, parents are choosing to follow an alternative path to conventional education. When it comes to home education there are many different forms, and we all do what is right for our own families.…

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The Importance of Choice

Choice. Freewill. Two very important concepts within our world. Yet, some of the most forgotten concepts when it comes to children. Why is something so simple and critical as choice so often an after thought? Why do so many parents end up overriding their children’s choices? Some may argue it is a side affect of…

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A Mother’s Guilt…. | Guest Blog

I am beginning to realise that the feeling of mum guilt will never go away. There will always be something I think I need to do better, to do more of, or less of.  The feeling of guilt just seems to cling to different aspects of our everyday life as the children grow fast before…

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Santa? Not In Our House! | Our Alternative Christmas Story

Santa. The staple character of most western Christmases. Not in our house. I know, Scrooge, how could we not tell the girls about Santa!? Won’t they miss out on all of the magic!? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding NO.  Aside from personal beliefs, which we will get to in minute, there…

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