Motivation

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  I love this photograph of Miss Oh Waily that I took on our visit to Tikitapu, just outside of Rotorua. I also happen to love the quote from Lao Tzu.  What could... READ MORE

Money Week 2014

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  Yes, in this part of the world it is time to reflect on things financial. We’ve been doing things to induce some financial literacy in the Oh Waily kids for a while... READ MORE

Travels – Rotorua & surrounds

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We have been quiet at the Patch since Master Oh’s birthday because we have been away. We went to stay with my parents for about a week.  While there we took some field... READ MORE

5 Years Ago Today

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Happy Birthday The smallest Oh Waily turns 5 years old today. It’s seems just like yesterday that you joined our crazy, mad family. We love you all the way to the moon and... READ MORE

Techno-planning at the Patch

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I came across a very timely blog post at These Temporary Tents today about using Evernote as both a planning tool and a recording tool for home education. I have been rethinking how... READ MORE

Kids can learn by themselves? Really?

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Well, apparently they can.  Who knew?  Any home educating parent, that’s who.   Especially those who follow an unschooling or natural learning style in their homes.  The rest of the world is slowly, ever... READ MORE