What’s So Important About Snails? Should You Care If They’re Extinct?

Should we care that the last Hawaiian tree snail has died? Because this is how the new year of 2019 began, with the extinction of yet another of earth’s creatures. A humble mollusc. The Hawaiian tree snail. The last one in existence, friend to school children, 14 years old and the lonely survivor of his …

3 Questions Answered for Newbie Homeschoolers.

I spoke with newbie homeschooling mums this week, and they had three main questions about homeschooling: What do you do for curriculum? Aren’t you overwhelmed or worried that you’re not teaching your children enough? Is homeschooling teenagers hard? Truth is, I’m a newbie too. We’ve only been school-free for a few years.   1. What …

The Wonderland of Nature Book, and How We Use It.

*** 2019 Update: Since writing this post, the beautiful book from homeschoolingdownunder.com seems to be unavailable. You can buy the book in hardcover here. There is a softcover and ebook version available, too. The cover art is different to the edition that I bought, but it’s the same book. Back to the original post: We bought …