This week I talk about:
- Preparing our house for the bushfire season
- Why it's good to ask for forgiveness even if you're not sure it's all your fault
- How to strew suggestions and what to do when they are rejected
- How to use Evernote to share the responsibility of record keeping with children who are working on their own
- How we can thank and encourage people who help us
And, of course, I tell you about the awesome teacher!
I also share:
- A blog and podcast that might help you improve your blogs
- A book, some videos and an updated Pinterest board!
In this week's episode, I talk about:
- Why I'm not strewing at the moment
- Real life Christmas maths
- Encouraging children's ideas even when they don't seem practical
- Whether it's a parent's duty to make sure her child learns what she thinks is essential for future success
- What unschooling has done for me
- How my own learning has had an impact on my children
- Why my blog has a limited life
- Getting older and
- How I will cope when I have to move on from sharing unschooling with my children to a new stage in my life
I also ask the question: What is your 'thing'? It'll be something that's very important to you, something you're passionate about. If you'd like to share your 'thing', please stop by my blog and leave a comment!
My blog is Stories of an Unschooling Family
My children's novel is The Angels of Abbey Creek
And the music in my podcast is 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear, (CC BY-NC 3.0)
This week, I talk about a fabulous topic: Christmas...
- I share ideas for gifts, home-made and to buy, that are inexpensive and don't add to the pile of 'stuff' we all have
- I talk about some of our Advent traditions which bind our family together
- I also tell you a little bit about my son Thomas' birthday and a grief idea I am excited about
This week, I couldn't think of anything to talk about. I felt uninspired. My Facebook friends came to my aid and suggested I talk about uninspiring times.
- What do we do when we feel flat?
- Do our children sometimes feel this way?
- Are quiet times normal and should we trust our kids will soon be back on track, excited by learning once more?
- And what about those times when the world appears black and not just grey?
I'm not sure I interpreted my friends excellent ideas correctly. Maybe this podcast will still sound uninspired. If it does, I hope you understand. Podcasting might be cyclic. Inspiration can suddenly disappear and then reappear when we least expect it. I could return next week with a very exciting edition. Wouldn't that be wonderful?