Author: HattiB

Around the World Stories Review and Family Story

I am excited to share this amazing online resource for children we discovered a few months ago through the Worldschoolers facebook group.Around the World Stories is created by an American family who are worldschoolng and travelling Europe and as they go creating audio books about each country. Amazing! Each story lasts about half an hour and captures lots of interesting cultural things about each country. Myself and my 7 year old have loved listening to them and finding out more about the Europe. Each story also has a Parent Guide where you can delve into more details about the story...

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Surviving our first summer in Portugal and moving forward with our plans

Wow August was HOT!!! Being from the English Lakes we weren’t sure how we would survive days with over 40 degress heat – but we did!! We just did what people mainly do here in August – stayed inside, swam in local pools, rivers and lakes and didn’t do much work on the quinta at all apart from harvesting our figs, grapes, blackberries and more recently large apple tree! I felt the energy quite intense in August though. Not sure if it was because of the heat here and the constant fire risk (about an hours drive from us there...

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An organically grown t-shirt range

So today is the day I launch our new Parent Tribe t-shirt range, which has happened really rather quickly and organically. The new years eve to start off 2016, sitting at home in Ambleside, I made a new years resolution, which was to start drawing more again. I have always been into art and design from a young age, in fact that was the only thing in school I actually enjoyed and then went to art college and university where I did a lot of drawing and painting. But becoming a graphic designer for work and then a web...

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Settling into our off-grid Quinta in Central Portugal

So the past 6 weeks have been slightly crazy – one of those times of life which is exciting, new and adventurous, but some days you ask yourself ‘what the hell are we doing!!!?’. The off-grid dream: Living more self-sufficient, off the land, peaceful, secluded, kids playing free outside surrounded by nature is not always as we’d dreamt and as you can imagine can be really hard work some days. After all we are used to a world with so many conveniences. The up’s and down’s have been challenging. We spent a few weeks between our old rental place and...

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Family Story from Writer Starr Meneely

Family names and ages. Starr (37 ) lives with her husband Ashley (43) and children Joseph (9), Hannah (8), Ella (6) and Juliet (4) as well as their terrier Trixie, in a sweet little village in Surrey, UK. Please explain your lifestyle and philosophy When the children were smaller, and I spent so many years pregnant and breastfeeding, I had a lot of philosophies about parenting. We practiced attachment parenting as much as we could and were really careful with all of our lifestyle choices. As the children have grown older we’ve come to realise that our main philosophy about parenting and life, is simply just to...

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