Movie Review

Mao’s Last Dancer Well Anja just read the book as you know and loved it so we borrowed the movie from our local library. The movie is really a snapshot of the book (there is too much in the book to fit into one film) and they do a terrific job of portraying Li Cunxin […]

Book Review

Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin This is an incredible true story. When I first read it I thought it would be depressing, but I found it to be educational, funny and inspiring. It wasn’t that long ago that Chairman Mao ruled China and communism was a force to be reckoned with. Li’s story of […]

I’m So Tired Of Waking Up Tired

Today I wanted to talk about some ideas to combat burn out. I have read a lot of things about mums getting overwhelmed or exhausted with homeschooling duties but I think burn out can happen to all of us. Professor Daddy is taking a bit of time off work at the moment because that’s what’s […]

Hospital… hmmm

During our retreat we have been to the emergency department of our favourite hospital, Monash Medical Centre, twice. The first time was for Caty whose diabetes decided to go haywire, and the second time was late last night when Professor Nanny nearly choked herself unconscious due to two different types of undiagnosed pneumonia. Now none […]

Quote Of The Day

Health is a blessing that money cannot buy. Izaak Walton

Stay-At-Home Retreat

Semester 1 has finished and semester 2 is still in the future so in between these two learning blocks we are having a 3 week stay-at-home retreat. Here are some of the guidelines we’ve given ourselves: 100% raw foods & organic as much as possible Hot drinks are in but no caffeine or dairy No […]