Stories of an Unschooling Family

I share the LOVE and JOY of living an unschooling and gentle parenting way of life. I ponder ideas while telling family stories, chat to my unschoolers, and share strewing resources.

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Nov 29th, 2015 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 6:59 pm

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!
You can find the notes on my blog, Stories of an Unschooling Family
My Unschool Maths board is on Pinterest

Nov 22nd, 2015 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 6:53 pm
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)

Nov 15th, 2015 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 8:23 pm

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
 Please visit my blog, Stories of an Unschooling Family for more details of the things I talk about in this episode. I'll post some photos!
You can find my children's novel, The Angels of Abbey Creek on Amazon.
Nov 8th, 2015 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 6:17 pm

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?
You can find the podcast notes on my blog, Stories of an Unschooling Family.
My children's novel, The Angels of Abbey Creek is on Amazon.
And my Pinterest boards are on Pinterest, of course!

Music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

Nov 1st, 2015 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 7:19 pm
This week, 
  • I talk about the value of documentaries and lifestyle TV programs
  • and share some of the ones we found on Youtube
  • I describe how I translate these videos into notes for our homeschool records book
  • After I realised I had no maths notes, I hunted for some real life maths experiences to record. What did I find?
  • While I'm chatting, I share lots of resources!
You can find the podcast notes on my blog, Stories of an Unschooling Family
You can find my children's novel, The Angels of Abbey Creek on Amazon (and other places)
And you can find lots of resources on my Pinterest boards!

Music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)