Author: Kate McConaghy

Books we are loving – March 2020

Books we are loving – March 2020

Books we are loving March 2020

The Girl who Stole an Elephant, Look Up, and The First Rule of Punk

Happy International Women’s Day 2020

Happy International Women’s Day 2020

I never gave much thought to things like International Women’s Day when I was a young woman ‘doing it all’…then we had a little girl. It’s International Women’s Day this Sunday, March 8, 2020. Celebrate Women’s History with these great resources.

Celebrate Pancake Day 2020

Celebrate Pancake Day 2020

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Pancake Day 2020 with your children, we’ve got you covered with a poem, some maths, kitchen chemistry and more!

Modelling self-directed study

Modelling self-directed study

Your interests matter. Make time for them. Model self-study and the cycle of learning for your children if you wish to see them take more ownership of their own learning.

Books for Big Conversations

Books for Big Conversations

All books have the potential for great discussion, or as Julie Bogart calls it, big juicy conversation. This month I’ve reviewed our recent reads that led to the juiciest conversations. We didn’t necessarily love them all, but we’re grateful for the opportunity they provided us to talk about some heavy but necessary truths.

Minimal-schooling for the season

Minimal-schooling for the season

Minimal-schooling isn’t about making a special season of home educating. It is about recognising your own need for a season of self-care. It doesn’t necessarily mean covering less information, it means putting minimal effort into preparing that information for your children.

MEL Chemistry – a review and a handy hack

MEL Chemistry – a review and a handy hack

Not sure if MEL Chemistry is worth the investment? Read this review!

Home ed rituals are magic

Home ed rituals are magic

If you find the children are struggling to stick with the routine going into this holiday season, and you’re not in the routine of including a ritual, it’s worth thinking about.

The Victorian Era – A Six Week Study Guide

The Victorian Era – A Six Week Study Guide

If you’re about to study the Victorian Era, there are some great resources and ideas to choose from in this study guide.

Embracing Autumn (for reluctant transitioners)

Embracing Autumn (for reluctant transitioners)

It’s okay if you’re not psyched to be ‘back to school.’ Autumn isn’t for everyone. But here are some ways you can make it better.