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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Unschooling | Why We Love It

There are many reasons why we chose to home educate our family, but the way in which we will teach them has changed and evolved as we have learnt more about home education and how we operate as a family. Within home education there are several main types of schooling. The more traditional home schooling…

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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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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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Lessons Parents Can Learn By Exploring Nature With Children

There truly is nothing on Earth that can compare to the beauty of nature. Adults all over the world travel hundreds of miles just to marvel at its magnificence. Now imagine experiencing all of this for the first time. No prior knowledge of what to expect. No expectations or judgements. Just pure, undiluted, innocent joy.…

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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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Homeschooling | How To Discuss It With Family

Homeschooling is on the rise. More and more families are opting to educate at home, each for their own unique reasons (you can read ours here). Yet there is one thing they all have in common. Each family will have had “the talk”. Whether “the talk” was a simple light hearted discussion or a somewhat…

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How To Get Your Children Interested In Nature

One of the most common questions I get asked is how do I get my girls so interested in nature and the outdoors? So many parents I speak to struggle with getting their children out of the house and off on adventures, especially those with older children who would rather spend time gaming inside. However,…

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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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The Power of Honesty In Effort |Guest Blog

I’m just going to cut to the chase.  I’m trying really hard to be a good mom to ThriveToddler.  I’m trying harder at this goal than ANYTHING else I’ve ever attempted in my 33 years on earth.  Since he’s been born (a little under 2 years ago), making sure that I “do right by him”…

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