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July 21, 2019

When I woke on January 1st of this year, I was excited about the goals and plans that I had ahead of me. I was going to launch my very first book, start speaking tours, grow my blogs further, get started on my second book and run a half marathon!

And then my daughter approached me with the idea of being schooled at home!

I'm sure the surprised look on my face that said "you've got to be kidding me" said it all but apparently my daughter didn't read that far into it....

My answer was a large, loud "No."

I didn't think I was a home school-type paren...

June 29, 2019

Now that I'm a home-school mum I find that my brain has taken on a new level of crazy. Before I had all the normal mum things to think about, whereas now I also have lesson plans and how to keep the kids interested during their daily lessons. I am also dreaming lesson ideas. Yep, I've completely lost it!

In Australia, the science curriculum for early primary includes learning about living things (so put away all those printables for vampires and zombies LOL).

Here at home we have had a lot of fun learning about plants, animals and even our own b...

April 9, 2019

A few weeks ago I was envisaging my year and what I was planning on accomplishing, when all of a sudden my eldest daughter decided that some drama was needed. Out of the blue she decided that school was from the pit of hell and just refused to go back. Now I'm talking 0 to 100 in panic mode from a child happy to go to school just the week before!

Feeling completely caught off guard, I did what every sensible parent would do and I ignored her and sent her to school. (Parent of the year!) Anyways, turns out that didn't help and by the following d...

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Hi, we’re the Englands! If you want to have a laugh and read about the truth of parenting and travelling with kids, then you’ve come to the right place! We also might come up with some travel tips and tricks to help you on your own journey....

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