Sarah - Mornington Peninsula, VIC / Bunurong Country
April 24, 2023
Australian Homeschool Stories
Sarah is a mother of three girls aged 6, 4 and 2 and she also happens to be a dear friend of mine. Similarly, we are raising our homeschooled kiddos amidst the spoils of the Mornington Peninsula. This is a candid conversation between friends about Sarah's journey thus far - travels, motherhood and living with intention.
In a nutshell:
- The story of how Steph and Sarah met
- Seeking connection with likeminded folk in the pre-school years and how being brave and bold lead to a beautiful friendship
- Growing up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, attending a small community based kinder and primary school, walking to the local high school
- Becoming a registered nurse before jet setting to London and relishing this rite of passage for the freedom and independence that travel in your early 20s can bring
- Meeting her English husband overseas and deciding to put their roots down on the Mornington Peninsula, escaping the rate race for the slow life by the beach
- Coming across homeschooling through the gentle/natural parenting path
- Wishing she had more education pre-motherhood on alternatives such as home birth and attachment parenting
- How having her eldest daughter attend 3 year old kinder made her want to dive deeper into researching how homeschooling could look for their family
- Adopting homeschooling organically and slowly
- How Sarah's husband who is a teacher grappled with the idea of homeschooling his own children
- The rise in homeschooling in Australia as a response to the pandemic and lockdowns
- How homeschooling has made them question how they live full stop.
- The value in sibling connections & shared experiences
- Being together, growing together - as the why that trumps everything
Happiness is Here blog
Mornington Peninsula Homeschool Facebook group
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This podcast is recorded on the land of the Bunurong people of the Kulin nation. I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, always will be aboriginal land.
Original music - Hazel by Daniel Garrood @garroodcomposer
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