Start Here for Whole Life Homeschooling

If you are looking for help with either starting homeschooling, or looking for ways to make your homeschool fit your family then this is a great place to start.

I believe homeschooling is an extension of our parenting role – an opportunity to teach and train the whole child: their spiritual, moral, emotional, social, intellectual and physical.

Homeschooling brought such fun and opportunity to our family – I’d love to share the journey with you.

Discipleship is passing on of values,
one generation to the next.

Discipleship Approach – A discipleship approach to homeschool creates a whole-life focus where we teach, train, guide and help our kids to grow in every aspect of their life.
Key Articles if you are Starting Homeschool:  Starting to homeschool can be an overwhelming time – here are key articles to help you on your way.
You need to have an Intentional Plan for your Homeschool: We need to have an intentional plan when we homeschool otherwise we won’t meet our intended goals.
A Homeschool Scope and Sequence for the Whole Child:  The scope and sequence tells you what you will cover and when in your homeschool. As a discipleship homeschool it needs to reflect the whole-life approach.
Working with a Discipleship Scope and Sequence: When we use a discipleship scope and sequence for our homeschool our planning lessons and studying will look different than at school.
Family Life Creates Learning Experiences: Everyday family life creates learning experiences that teach relationship skills, life skills, character and academic learning.
Choosing Curriculum for Discipleship Homeschool: Once you decide to homeschool you want to choose curriculum – but make sure it fits your whole goals to teach and train your children with a heart focus.
Yes you can Homeschool Highschool: Once you decide to homeschool you want to choose curriculum – but make sure it fits your whole goals to teach and train your children with a heart focus.
3 Must Haves for Homeschool (and it’s not what you might think): What you really need to homeschool is very different from what you might think.

Read the Most Recent Homeschool Posts

Don’t Waste the Time you have with your Kids when in a Car

Even when we try and reduce our busyness and stay at home more we still find ourselves in the car often. This time can be wasted time or it can be used to our fullest advantage. When Peter and I were engaged I had yet to meet his folks so we took an all day drive up...
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Australian Homeschooling Summit – Free Online

Next week is the Australian Homeschooling Summit – and you are all invited!  It is a free online event over two weeks (between 15th and 27th May).  We are all busy mums so taking in one session a day is a great idea! You can join us from wherever you are in the world...
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When your Kids Struggle with Things you Find Easy

What our children find hard will differ to what we find hard. They struggle in math, numbers are your thing; they hate writing, you find using words easy; you love sport, and they are not interested; you can say no easily, they always want to say yes; you love being...
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Pinterest can’t help me do the Important Things

Pinterest is amazing – It is like having an endless supply of ideas and inspiration right there at your fingertips.  For anything: for parenting, homeschooling, homemaking, gift giving, and marriage advice – you name it, it is there in Pinterest.  But not only that,...
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Does Life get in the way of your Homeschool Goals?

When we let our lifestyle create learning opportunities for our family it is easy to become complaisant and take life as it comes, knowing that our children are learning.  And yet, that isn't the fullest picture that I try to paint here on my blog as it doesn't...
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It’s not just about Homeschooling

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Be Intentional

 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

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Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

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This parent guide helps parents plan family bible study and use discussion techniques to teach the important lessons.

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Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts. I will email you a download link.  

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Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

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Don't assume your kids are rebelling - instead talk to them about what Obedience looks like now they are older.  I will email you a download link.  

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Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

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Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

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Over 20 different verbal expressions divided into heart or self control to help parents discern these behaviours.

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Be Intentional

To be an intentional parent means you need to know what you want for your family, and think about how you are going to get there.  

These posters address some of the key thoughts for parents to be intentional, relational and heart focused in every area of family life.   

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