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Giving myself up for the sake of my children?

Several years ago, a friend of mine was considering home education for her eldest son who was 13 years old. Up to that point, her three boys had all been educated at school and she was a stay at home mum who enjoyed various hobbies, meeting with friends, and...

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Sep 23, 2022

Community

The word community evokes different emotions. For some the thought of ‘community’ brings up warm sentiments, for some their experience has been negative and at times, painful.  With such a broad understanding of community interwoven with a myriad of personal...

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May 19, 2022

The start of a learning adventure

Guest Blog Post by Fabienne Vailes On 17th January 2022, we started our journey and adventure into home education and officially de-registered our son from secondary school.  He is 14. We initially described it as jumping out of the plane! 10 weeks into this new...

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Apr 13, 2022

Journeying in Freedom

Guest Blog Post by Stacey Piercey I can remember the moment we decided to homeschool our three boys. It was late June 2009. I had returned home from picking up my oldest attending kindergarten at his art-centered charter school. I relayed the scene to my husband....

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Mar 14, 2022
Rebecca-Chambers

The difference between learning and school

Guest Blog post by Rebecca Chambers of R.I.S.E. Academy* Learning is definitely a lifelong journey and where I find myself today, I could not even have imagined five years ago. Until the global lockdown I was a teacher in the public education system in Ottawa,...

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Feb 18, 2022

Keeping the Big Picture in Mind: Part 2

In Part 1, I explored the importance of priorities and motivators in our home education approach, and cannot stress enough what a hugely positive impact it can have on you and your family if you take the time to work through these together. Now we will look at...

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Jan 24, 2022