Home Ed Stories

May 8, 2022

Head First Into Home Ed

Nabeela Fathima Wahid It was a chaotic start to the morning, a frenzy of activity dotted with the clatter and noise of each family member trying to cram in a multitude of chores into a single moment. The announcement of […]
May 1, 2022

The End of Home-Ed: Where Are The Parents Now?

The End of Home-Ed: Where Are The Parents Now? Home educators sometimes wonder what life will hold after the home-ed journey is over. Some  feel lost, even down, particularly when the ending is unexpected. Others feel excited, having made plans […]
April 19, 2022

A week in the life of our home educating family… SB

By Sarah Botting Lola is eight years old and Elena is six years old, and we have been home educating for a year now. We follow a very play-based, self-led approach, along with some printed curriculum based on current interests […]
April 4, 2022

First Paid Job

Jane Berry One of our roles as a parent is to help our children develop the necessary skills to function well as an adult in today’s society. In raising children who are world changers, hubby and I are trying to […]
January 17, 2022

Home Education in the Digital Age

 Annie Regan Digital technology is one of the many tools we use for home education and it has made our life and learning easier, and expanded our world.  Finding Information: We often look up information on the phone or computer […]
December 20, 2021

Learning without judging

Annie Regan Last night I watched a Transformers movie.  Liam and Tony were watching it and I was half paying attention and half doing other things (which is the way I watch most TV), and I was getting tired and […]
November 23, 2021

Why Begin Home Ed in High School?

Heidi McCormack Why? I guess the first thing most people want to know is why we started home educating, and why now? That’s an easy and a hard question to answer. Easy because once I knew this was right for […]
November 2, 2021

Six Months – What I Have Learnt So Far

Pamela Uckerman On the first day of the school year in 2019, when my boys were entering grades three and two, I dropped them at school, went home and cried. After six blissful weeks of summer, the complaints about school […]
October 25, 2021

Unlearning…. A Journey

Lyndall Thomas So much of our homeschooling journey is about learning. But for me, it’s also about unlearning.  Unlearning is an academic concept about undoing the bonds of institutionalised learning. It’s a very close cousin to deschooling. You might have […]
October 18, 2021

What does your Day on the road look like?

Linda Ford On June 12, we were on Day 2 of our 1000km road trip to Armidale in northern NSW. Two of my older children are studying there at the University of New England, and I was taking my five […]