Hey there mama!

Join a community of like-minded mamas who are passionate about home education, producing real food for our families and being intentional.

You know that home is important. Your home is a place layered in grace, messiness and joy.

Your home is more than just a house where you and your family eat, sleep and accumulate stuff. Your home is a safe place, a landing pad for weary hearts. Life is hard sometimes and home is the one place you can create a loving, healthy atmosphere for your family to rest in. Your home can signify warmth, nurture and a coming together. Home is also messy, chaotic and constantly changing with the needs of your family. It’s about reconciling these things so your home life can be a harmonious one.

You know what you want your home to look like but at times your vision doesn’t align with what you are seeing. I write on homeschooling and a homesteading mindset to help not only you but myself! I need this as much as you do. So often we can wander into internet land and it seems this other person you are reading about has their life so on track and well, perfect. Friend, that is not my life. I desire an intentional and connected home life for my family and I’m on the journey just like you.

We’re a homeschooling family of five who live on a 9 acre farm in Australia.  In 2015 we brought a run down property, and when I say run down – I mean run down and we are slowly transforming brokenness into beauty.

Each day we come a little closer to building our dream of running a thriving homestead where we plan to be mostly self-sufficient through raising our own livestock for meat and growing all our vegetables and fruit. I’m passionate about Jesus (You will find my blog is not overly preachy – I write to a lot of mothers who believe in many different beliefs. Through my blog, I glorify Him yet I would not define my blog as a your typical christian homeschooling/homesteading blog. If you are not a christian you will still be able to relate to my writing.) I’m passionate about living simply, organic farming, being connected to our food and sharing that joy with our children and community. I’m passionate about my children’s education. I’m passionate about spreading the feast of a rich education to them. I’m passionate about holistic motherhood and not only parenting but discipling. I’m passionate about graceful, gentle parenting. I’m passionate about others following their dreams and not only living life but loving life.

A bit more about our family…

Here are my most popular posts on our farm transformation…

Let the dream begin (There are also 2 more posts in this series)
The farmhouse update. Shack living, a tiny house build and renovations
Tiny house living with kids

We live in a tiny house that my husband built over a year out of an old transportable office. All five of us are currently living in 40sqm of living space. Going small has opened us up to live bigger. Tiny house living has changed our lives for the better – we have less ‘stuff’, less clutter and it has made us intentional about what we bring into our home

Here are some of my most popular posts on homeschooling…

The why behind our homeschool
How we homeschool
Beyond unschooling
A letter to my children about life and learning

We have three children (6,5 and 3) who we home educate. Through life learning, nature and living books and quality literature we explore the world. The kids get plenty of play everyday and they can just enjoy being kids. There is no pressure to perform, meet requirements by a certain age or tests. Each day we get to experience truth, beauty and goodness through the riches. Each day our hands get dirty from the garden and we chase chooks (chickens for my American readers!) and collect their eggs. We get to learn about whatever we choose, we follow a Australianised version of Ambleside Online ( a free Charlotte Mason isnpired curriculum) and we have the freedom to explore to our hearts content.

This space has evolved from somewhere I shared my birthing stories and parenting journey in the early days to something so much more. I’ve connected with countless women over the years and look forward to getting to know you more as I write about our everyday life here on our farm and about issues that matter to homeschooling mamas who want to live more intentionally and organically.

Together, as a collective of mothers in this community let’s tend to the ground, day after day, planting in good soil because nurturing young hearts yields beautiful fruit in it’s time. The work in the early years is backbreaking. Tiredness and apathy can creep in. We all need encouragement and I hope this space on the internet can be this for you. Come inside and receive inspiration and encouragement about home. About being home, nurturing home and loving your home.

I would love to journey with you as we live out together being present with our family, loved ones and friends.

free resources

I have created a free resource library that is updated weekly with new printables, guides, tutorials and recipes that aim to help you in your homeschool and life. To get exclusive access to the library (it’s password protected for subscribers only!) Sign up below and you will be redirected to the password, just check your junk inbox to make sure the password doesn’t get redirected there!

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”  Romans 12:1-2

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