Home Ed Stories

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 […]
October 4, 2021

Working Together

Catherine Durrant I recently watched a segment on The Project about Unschooling. Overall, it was very positive towards home education and the families in the segment were very articulate and inspiring.  However, towards the end an education expert, Adam Voigt, […]
September 28, 2021

I Will Never Homeschool

Mairi Girgis. I was never going to “homeschool” my kids myself. I didn’t research home education before I started. When I started I had a lot of misconceptions, I didn’t think I’d have the patience to teach my children, and […]
September 20, 2021

Then and Now

Faye C Ahh, those early days of my family’s home education journey! I had our Happy Homeschool House all planned out about ten years ago— something along the lines of perfectly co-operative children who would happily sit down and complete […]
September 6, 2021

Family Values and Time

Belinda Lee When did society start to put family values behind those of progress and being ahead? Increasingly, what we are witnessing in society is a way of life which chases a notion of being better, being smarter, having more […]
September 6, 2021

Homeschooling Mum

By Alison Mazza  As a homeschooling mum all I seem to do is rush from here to there,  With barely any time to even brush my hair. It’s always ‘quick, everyone, shoes on and out the door’, No time now […]
August 31, 2021

Struggling – Part 1

Indrani Perera I’m really struggling with home-ed at the moment. I’m finding spending pretty much 24/7 with the kids quite gruelling.  My husband and I tried both of us working part time and getting a business of the ground. It […]
August 31, 2021

Remembering Why I Chose This Life – Part 2

In our last issue Indrani confessed to struggling with home education. A low point such as this can be a valuable to reassess our reasons for home education and progress. It was honest and brave of her to share her […]
August 31, 2021

Dear Indrani – Part 3

John Barratt-Peacock In our last issue Indrani confessed to struggling with home education. A low point such as this can be a valuable to reassess our reasons for home education and progress. It was honest and brave of her to […]