February, 2008

February, 2008

I’ve felt, for some time now, a real longing to be writing again, but an inability to actually sit down and do it. I felt my writing juices dry up and the longer I left it the harder it was to get them flowing once more. Even my ‘paper and pen’...
Lewi's 6th Birthday

Lewi's 6th Birthday

November, 2006 I can’t believe my little man has just turned six. Where has the time flown?Lewi is growing up – I have to face this fact. His language, his ideas, his mannerisms, his actions – they’re all those of a boy who’s growing into...
Summer Days

Summer Days

January 27th, 2006 Summer is an interesting time of year for me. In one sense I absolutely LOATHE it. I can’t stand the heat! Although I live in a southern coastal area of NSW, I still yearn for the cool of a Tasmanian summer. Not that I’ve ever been to Tassie. But I...
Christmas Time

Christmas Time

January 27th, 2006 Christmas has come and gone. In many ways I’m saddened that we now have to wait another 12 months for it to return. On the other hand, I’m relieved that the stress is over. The madness of shopping and planning and buying and preparing is too much...
Questacon Science Circus

Questacon Science Circus

March 5th, 2006 We’ve just had a really lovely few hours at the mobile Questacon Science Circus which was held at our local RSL club. They had loads of fun activities set up for kids (and grown-ups!) of all ages with little explanations for each one. Lewi had fun...
A Day Around Easter Time

A Day Around Easter Time

April 25th, 2006 This morning we had breakfast out on the verandah. It’s beautiful here this time of year so we are taking advantage of our lovely north eastern aspect (the first autumn in our new house). Lewi did some drawing too which is a very common...
Mothers' Day

Mothers' Day

May 2006 As usual, I had a beautiful Mothers’ Day celebrating being a mother to the most precious boy I could ever dream of giving birth to. I just awe in the whole title of being called, in our house, ‘Mumma’. It’s got tobe the most precious thing anyone can be...
The Sperm and the Egg

The Sperm and the Egg

May 17th, 2006 Note: This journal entry discusses things that some may not want to read while eating their breakfast!I must say, most of the learning that goes on in our house happens during conversation. The most amazing things come up during breakfast, lunch,...
The Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy

May 17th, 2006 On the 10th of March, 2006 while we were away in Canberra for the weekend, Lewi discovered he had his first wobbly tooth (actually, teeth – two at the bottom). On arriving back home we began reading a beautiful book I’d bought ages ago (for the...
He's Really Reading!

He's Really Reading!

November 15th, 2o05 OK, now it’s confession time. But, first things first…I am a promoter of unschooling. I want my child to learn naturally and be guided by his interests and passions. I want him to have unlimited time to play, imagine, make, do, create...