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Real Australian Homeschools – Simone (The Almost Finished Mum)

Real Australian Homeschools – Simone (The Almost Finished Mum)

I was so honoured when this lovely homeschooling mum agreed to be interviewed as part of Real Australian Homeschools. This is the family that changed our life. This is the family that introduced us to the idea of homeschooling! We knew them from our Church and saw them as a faithful, generous and loving family. It was only when we began considering our schooling options that we stopped and realised just how much we could learn from their example. They…

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Real Australian Homeschools – The Gifted Mum

Real Australian Homeschools – The Gifted Mum

I am so excited to share this interview with you. Today’s guest is a lovely homeschooling mum I have drawn so much encouragement from. She is one of the first mums I met in the Facebook world who is homeschooling a young gifted child and who understood the questions and tensions that I had. Her daughter is a year older than my son (she’s 5) and a much higher level of giftedness and I could see through her posts a…

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Real Australian Homeschools: Tanya (The Dance Mum)

Real Australian Homeschools: Tanya (The Dance Mum)

Please let me introduce Tanya, another Australian homeschooling mum. I have loved hearing her story, it has some wonderful highs and some very challenging lows. As you read it though, you can hear her thankfulness for homeschooling and the way it has allowed her family to truly thrive in these situations. I have called her the dance mum, but she truly is so much more. I hope you are encouraged by her story. To read more interviews from our Real…

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Real Australian Homeschools: Tneal (The Second Generation Homeschooler)

Real Australian Homeschools: Tneal (The Second Generation Homeschooler)

Today I am honoured to introduce to you Tneal. Tneal is a second generation Australian homeschooler. She, herself, was homeschooled as a child and now is homeschooling her own children. I have known her since we were kids and her family was the very first homeschooled family I ever knew. I thought they had a pretty wonderful life! They certainly had a positive influence on me. Now Tneal and her husband are homeschooling their own children. When I arrived, slightly…

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Real Australian Homeschools: Penny (The Preschool Unit Study Homeschooler)

Real Australian Homeschools: Penny (The Preschool Unit Study Homeschooler)

It’s time for another instalment of our Real Australian Homeschools Series. I have been so encouraged and inspired by the stories so far and I hope that you have been too. Today I would like to introduce you to Penny. Penny and I met through the Facebook community Early Childhood Homeschool Australia, a new group that Penny began for sharing and discussing homeschooling our young children in particular. As we shared our stories in the group we realised how very…

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Real Australian Homeschools: Anthony Coafield (The Homeschooling Dad of Living Book Press)

Real Australian Homeschools: Anthony Coafield (The Homeschooling Dad of Living Book Press)

Welcome to our second instalment in the Real Australian Homeschools series! I hope you were as encouraged as I was to read Carol’s lovely story last week. If you missed it, you can find it here. Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Anthony Coafield. Anthony is quickly making a name for himself across the globe with his wonderful business Living Book Press which is putting hard to find living books back into print, right here in Australia….

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Real Australian Homeschools: Carol (The Veteran Charlotte Mason Homeschooler)

Real Australian Homeschools: Carol (The Veteran Charlotte Mason Homeschooler)

Welcome to our first instalment of Real Australian Homeschools. I am so excited about this series! I have some wonderful guests lined up who are going to give us a little glimpse into their homeschool. I hope you find them as inspiring and encouraging as I do. Our first guest is the lovely Carol. I was fortunate to hear Carol speak at the Mum Heart Conference in June. She speaks from years of experience with a refreshing humility and openness….

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