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Do I Hear an Amen?

We love travelling to a nearby city to visit the science centre. And when we arrive, we always buy tickets for one of the special science shows. Last time we paid to see the Liquid Nitrogen Show. At the appropriate hour, we filed into the theatre with a few other people and took our seats […]

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Faith

Would You Renounce Your Faith to Save Your Family?

If you were threatened with torture and death, would you renounce your faith? I guess most of us would hope we’d have the courage, with God’s grace, to face martyrdom. But what if we were told, “Your family will be tortured unless you deny Jesus Christ”? What would we do? What should we do? Not […]

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Faith

Sacrificial Parenting and Chores

The other day I posted a new video on Youtube: An Answer to the Chores Problem. In case you didn’t get a chance to watch it, I’ll add it to this post:   Basically, I repeated some of the chores ideas I have shared in posts and podcasts on my Stories of an Unschooling Family […]

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blogging and writing

What I Really Want to Write About

I never intended writing stories about cheese. No, I had a different idea when I initially thought about creating this blog. “Perhaps it’s time to write about Catholic unschooling,” I said to my daughter Imogen. “I need to take unschooling in another direction. Explore it properly from a faith point of view.” I love chatting […]

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blogging and writing

The Cheese Grater

I’ve had this blog for over a week now, and I’ve only written one post. Yes, The Catholic Radical Unschool Cheese story is floating alone in a sea of white space. And I’m thinking, I’d better write something quickly. If I don’t, everyone will begin to think this is a one post blog. They’ll expect it […]

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blogging and writing

The Catholic Radical Unschool Cheese

It’s a hot sticky summer’s day. I sit beneath the whirling fan,  thoughts swirling around my head. A whole new year stretches ahead of me. What shall I do with it? Shall I blog? Podcast? Do something completely different? My husband Andy sits at his computer. He’s working on his plans for the next school […]

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