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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By aussiemumma
If you feel that way it's time to start...

If you feel that way it's time to start loosening up a bit. Not alot, just a little.
Add a holiday section to your budget.
Add a "fun" section to your budget so as you can go out and join in and...
Forum: Unschooling   08-03-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By aussiemumma
Yes, I  totally feel this way too! All the...

Yes, I  totally feel this way too!
All the fear leading up to this point are from my own insecurities since I was a child at school.
It's crazy, liberating, emotional and exciting to be able to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,547
Posted By aussiemumma
I just bought one from a market, second hand, as...

I just bought one from a market, second hand, as DS loves the ones at playgroup.
I would not pay what they are asking new but he has honestly not been out of it! I think when we do resell I will...
Forum: Waldorf   07-17-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,351
Posted By aussiemumma
Hi I am looking for a fire engine for DS's 2nd...

Hi I am looking for a fire engine for DS's 2nd birthday. 
 
Something lovely. I have been looking at the Fargus trucks but are they great quality? Or which other ones would you recommend? I am...
Forum: Waldorf   07-16-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,651
Posted By aussiemumma
To form a single castle? Or are they very...

To form a single castle?
Or are they very different in colour and size?
I love the kinderkram castle but also like that you can purchase the set of Ostheimer and add to it.
Any opinions/advice?...
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By aussiemumma
LOL Thanks everyone. The nanny is booked for...

LOL
Thanks everyone.
The nanny is booked for Friday. Woohoo!
C
Forum: Unschooling   06-27-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By aussiemumma
I have a four y.o as well. The unschooling...

I have a four y.o as well. The unschooling handbook is a great start and then anything by John Holt or John Taylor-Gatto has been fantastic for me. 
C
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-23-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 808
Posted By aussiemumma
Hi I am after something sweet. It is COLD here...

Hi I am after something sweet. It is COLD here in Australia and I am thinking that bliss balls might go down well.
I have made one lot with 1 cup dates, 1/2 cup almonds, i tbsp raw cocoa, 1/2...
Forum: Unschooling   06-23-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By aussiemumma
Hi thanks again for replying. I think I am at...

Hi thanks again for replying.
I think I am at that naive, early beginner stage of life/unschooling/learning and because we have chosen this path I feel responsible for my children at all times. 
I...
Forum: Unschooling   06-22-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By aussiemumma
thanks for replying. I agree, we are trying...

thanks for replying.
I agree, we are trying not to label ourselves as that's where the limitations come in. But I suppose I have been feeling rather guilty that I am putting myself first,...
Forum: Unschooling   06-22-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By aussiemumma
Hi I am a WAHM to DD (4.5) and DS (1.75) and...

Hi
I am a WAHM to DD (4.5) and DS (1.75) and we are unschooling and very happy with our decision.
The thing is, we have no help or family around and I was thinking about hiring a nanny/babysitter...
Forum: Unschooling   06-20-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By aussiemumma
We live in Australia, so we are miles away from...

We live in Australia, so we are miles away from anywhere LOL, and DH and I have travelled the world extensively before we had children. It will be our gift to our children to show them as much of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-20-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By aussiemumma
Hi everyone, thanks for all that info. I ended...

Hi everyone, thanks for all that info. I ended up buying from the Branon Family orchard. So hopefully it will be yummy.
They do a shipping to Australia in a prepaid box of some kind. It wasn't...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-11-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By aussiemumma
Hi  I am looking for delicious, fresh from the...

Hi 
I am looking for delicious, fresh from the farm maple syrup. I live in Australia and what we have here is terrible. I have been told Vermont is a great place to buy from. What do you think?
I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,512
Posted By aussiemumma
  Quote:Being able to buy whatever we want...


Quote:Being able to buy whatever we want (organic, free range, fair trade, fresh etc.) at the grocery store
Leaving a tip at the restaurant (it's not expected or commonly done here)
Giving...
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By aussiemumma
Yes, I agree it's nice to know we are not alone...

Yes, I agree it's nice to know we are not alone in our "mother guilt" feelings. It is sad that we have to feel this way though. I keep reading John Holt, John Taylor-Gatto, this forum and other...
Forum: Waldorf   05-21-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By aussiemumma
I will be watching this with interest as well....

I will be watching this with interest as well. we are in Australia too and DD turns 5 next year. I am really loving the unschooling ideaology, but love the Waldorf "feel" and "texture" if that makes...
Forum: Waldorf   05-21-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By aussiemumma
THis looks so cool, I have emailed them to see...

THis looks so cool, I have emailed them to see what the international shipping costs are. I love that it is open ended.
C
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By aussiemumma
What a great thread. DD is being unschooled at...

What a great thread. DD is being unschooled at kindy level (aged 4) here and I am finding the pressure of where and when she is going to school enormous. People are freaking out that I have "kept...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By aussiemumma
we are in Australia and our food prices must be...

we are in Australia and our food prices must be much higher here than in the USA. If I spend $1000 a month that is great. Normally it is around the $1300. We have two children in diapers and we eat...
Forum: Unschooling   03-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By aussiemumma
Fantastic thread. Thanks. Preggie, that's...

Fantastic thread. Thanks.
Preggie, that's exactly how I create as well. I am a writer (although not quite so much at the moment with 2 small children dominating my time), but I too create...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By aussiemumma
Wow great advice here. We are just starting our...

Wow great advice here. We are just starting our journey and my DC are only small, but this is great food for thought.
C
Forum: Waldorf   12-08-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,268
Posted By aussiemumma
Hi I always go to google translate and email...

Hi
I always go to google translate and email them in German, or whatever language it may be, as they may not have anyone in the company that can speak English, hence no response.
I also explain...
Forum: Waldorf   12-04-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By aussiemumma
HI we have the ostheimer barn and it is used...

HI
we have the ostheimer barn and it is used as a barn and a dollhouse. DD received it for Christmas just before she was two. It is played with every day by DD (now almost 4) and DS (1yo).
We have...
Forum: Unschooling   11-22-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,955
Posted By aussiemumma
check out the blog of Amanda Soule   ...

check out the blog of Amanda Soule
 
www.soulemama.com (http://www.soulemama.com)
 
it is great and this is how they live. She also written two books with another on the way.
 
we have also...
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