Better Mum Part 2

2. Communicate This one is pretty simple, but something that I regularly overlook. I have one child that is very ‘go with the flow’. I can say 10 minutes before we do something that it’s time for school, or such and such is coming for a play, or it’s time for chores. But … my […]



Better Mum Part 1

My girls are growing up way too fast. Somehow a teenager has snuck into my house without me even realising it! The time I have with them before they are adults is slipping away and it fills me with an urgency to get this parenting caper ‘right’; to be the best mum I can be; […]



Holiday Project

One of our favourite holiday projects is filling up an op shop box. With the school schedule on hold for a few weeks, we dedicate a box (or several) and start going through wardrobes, toy boxes, linen cupboards and anything else to clear out the things we don’t want or need anymore. It’s a great […]



Clarabel Kitchen

Raw Chocolate Custard Ingredients: 2 cups cashews 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1/4 tsp salt 4 heaping tbsp cacao 1 tin coconut cream 2 tsp vanilla Method: Blend like crazy (1 – 2 minutes) and enjoy! Live, Love and Learn, The Clarabel College Conglomerate



Joining In

For all of the sanguine personality types out there, you’ll have no idea what I’m talking about, but for everyone else, this might make sense. Joining a new group can be tough. It’s overwhelming. There’s lots of new faces, names, in-jokes and ‘rules’ to learn. You have to play a pretty quick game of catch […]



Getting Back On The Wagon

Falling off the wagon is something I do regularly. I fall off the health wagon, the exercise wagon, the blog wagon and of course the homeschool wagon. In fact, I am probably always splayed on the ground looking up at one or more of these wagons at a time. As I’ve just got back from […]



Sibling Reunion

For the last few months, my brother, sister and I have been organising a ‘sibling reunion’. We live in 3 different states and all have jobs/kids etc so it was easier said than done. Last week we finally made it happen and for the first time in 6 years we were all in the same […]