All you need to know about whale watching Sri Lanka Hi friends! Today we celebrated our gorgeous eldest daughter's 7th birthday here in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. We knew that it would be a slightly unorthodox birthday, what with being nearly 6000 miles from the UK and all. The last family birthday we . . .
Full time travel with kids: Day to day life Hey friends! I thought I'd write a little post about what our day-to-day nomadic lifestyle looks like. Although the country-hopping and absence of school are very different compared to most families with young children (ours are 6, 5 and 2) there are some . . .
Nomadic lifestyle for families Nomadic lifestyle: What do the kids think? Nomadic lifestyle: Good morning from the Thai-Burma border! We are in the middle of our visit to a wonderful children's charity in Thailand, and it's been incredible. Yesterday the kids at the home celebrated Christmas . . .
Worldschooling: Two months in, what we've learned Worldschooling family life Hey, y'all. We are coming up to two months of full-time travel, or 'worldschooling', and we've learned a lot. Some things are academic, some emotional, some spiritual- but one thing's for sure, travel opens up a whole . . .
Home schooling requirements: The basics So it's been interesting seeing people's reactions to our story in local news, and it's apparent that myths abound about home education and home schooling requirements. (To read more about our home education lifestyle click here). I think it would be great if . . .
Respectful parenting: Back to Love. Respectful parenting: Parenting in a world that has redefined Love Hey, all you lovely people. I just wanted to start by saying, "thank you." Thank you for reading my posts, thank you for letting me know that some of you have felt inspired to think in new ways . . .
What is unschooling? Good morrow friends! I've written a few posts about respectful parenting now, and it's been lovely seeing so many people interested and asking questions about the way we do things in our family. I thought I would do a thorough post about where our parenting philosophy . . .
When do kids start reading? Our wonderful experience with 'unschooling reading'. Unschooling reading: Our story When do kids start reading? That depends. Our close friends and family know that we’re massive hippies and that our kids don’t go to school, and that we follow a philosophy called . . .
25 ways to use love languages to show love to your kids In my previous post about love languages I spoke about how helpful Patrick and I have found it to learn about love languages and use them to demonstrate care for each other. It is also a fantastic way to connect with your children; identifying . . .
Respectful parenting: Compliance vs. obedience Ok, I confess. A bit of a clickbait title. Seriously though, I just published a post about the difference between rules and principles and I'm on a respectful parenting / child development roll so I'm gonna just crack right on with the obedience vs. . . .