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Viv Chamberlin-Kidd
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Home educating Mum of 2 who is blogging in an attempt to find new ways to engage my brain and soul whilst respecting the earth
Home educating Mum of 2 who is blogging in an attempt to find new ways to engage my brain and soul whilst respecting the earth

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Not a New Year's Resolution
I don’t really do new year’s resolutions but this year I am going to be fitter.  In one of my Facebook ‘lives’ a few weeks ago I talked about this along with accountability and a term I learned from permaculture called stacking. (Watch that 'live' here- htt...
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After yesterday's post this is interesting
The 18 things mentally tough people do: 1. They move on - they don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.  2. They keep control - they don't give away their power.  3. They embrace change - they welcome challenges. 4. They stay happy - they don't compla...
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"Hey EVERYONE, leave those kids alone"
I watched this brilliant TED talk today - How to raise successful kids - without over-parenting - and Julie Lythcott-Haims had some very interesting things to say. It was great being reminded of why I home educate in the way that I do - where my children fi...
"Hey EVERYONE, leave those kids alone"
"Hey EVERYONE, leave those kids alone"
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#30dayswild - last day & going forward
Well, my last day didn't quite go to plan because my mobile phone suddenly died so I had to take it to the EE shop and lost my ability to take any photos. Luckily I have a camera but unluckily it was flat!! Soooooooooo I have: put together a photo of pictur...
#30dayswild - last day & going forward
#30dayswild - last day & going forward
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#30dayswild day 29 - keep trying
Today was all about drawing confidence which worked out well because most of the day it was raining. I got my lovely Caran d'Ache pencils, a 'how to draw insects' book and settled at my friend's house to try my hand at drawing in colour. It seems weird but ...
#30dayswild day 29 - keep trying
#30dayswild day 29 - keep trying
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#30dayswild - days 27-28 - outside our comfort zones
Well, who would have thought it? Because of the #30dayswild challenge, I decided to have a go at drawing again. I have done some in the past but there has always been that nagging voice in the background: that voice from my art teachers at school: that voic...
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#30dayswild - My Bee Movie
Today has been a lot about bees. Having noticed that we had bees under our decking I spent a lot of time trying to get pictures and video of them. It wasn't as easy as I thought as can be seen by my very flaky video!! Enjoy the bees as well as the bird soun...
#30dayswild - My Bee Movie
#30dayswild - My Bee Movie
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#30dayswild extra post - Children's University and Yorkshire Rows encouraging kids to get outdoors
I was at the Children's University Summer Festival last Thursday as I mentioned in my blog post here . I attended with my 2 children who were collecting their latest certificates. As part of the ceremony, in-between the different groups of kids being congra...
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