About

Hiya! I’m Kirstee.

This Whole Home

I’m an Aussie mama, and a very ordinary   mama at that. But I have been lucky enough to find my true passion. I truly love helping other mamas turn their homes into peaceful havens full of love, laughter and creative learning opportunities.

I want to help other mamas who may be wanting to find peace in their homes. Mamas who want to simply life and motherhood while providing their children with opportunities to learn at home. Every mama can, and does, teach their child so much. Whether you choose to homeschool or you are wanting to create the kind of home environment that supports your school child, there is something here to help you create the life you want for you and your children.

I live in South East Queensland, tucked away in a quiet corner, right between the mountains and the sea. We have a quiet little home that seems to be permanently mid-renovation. But you get used to plaster dust 😉 I live with my husband and our two children, Nikolai (9) and Wynter-Rain (3). Our home is full of love, books and often a few dirty bootprints too (I never claimed to be a wonderful housekeeper).

We like to spend our mornings gathered around the kitchen table, learning all kinds of interesting things, taking breaks to get grubby in the garden or to play with our friends. We escape to the mountains every chance we get and time in nature is a very important part of our lives. In the afternoons, while the little one takes a nap and her big brother is hidden away with a book, I sit down to share what I have learnt with you. And let’s be honest, I spend way too many late nights on the couch with my latptop too. Not that I mind. I love getting to share what I have learnt with you!

How We Got Here

When I was a child my family moved all over the country. We lived in big cities and small country towns. We moved a lot which meant a lot of new schools. This helped me learn  early on that there is not one right way and order to learn. It also taught me that family comes before everything.

cymera_20150826_131049Fast forward a decade or two and I found myself a mama of 2 littles, and while we stayed put, my hard-working husband was flying off all over the country for work. FIFO life meant the time spent together was even more precious. And we weren’t going to waste the time on school. Which is how we found ourselves pulling our son out of school and starting out on our homeschool adventure.

And it is definitely an adventure worth having! Home educating is the best thing that has happened to our family and now I want to share my knowledge and experience with you so that you can find the same joy. Whether you embrace homeschooling in its entirety, or you are just borrowing bits to create a home with a culture of learning, you will find a warm welcome and plenty of tips here.

Whether you have little kids or big kids, you homeschool or send your kids to school, there are plenty of opportunities for learning at home. And everyone can turn their home into a peaceful haven where learning is encouraged and valued. Helping this happen is where I come in!

So welcome…

I am so happy to have you as part of this community. Don’t forget to subscribe and stay in touch. I can’t wait to get to know you and your family. I’m excited we’re going to be great friends

Kirstee xx


Find products I use and recommend:

Our favourite books and art supplies on Amazon

The Mulberry Planner

Begin Homeschooling with Confidence e-course

Zero to Homeschool e-course


Find me around the web:

Presenter at the 2018 Start Homeschooling Summit

Interviewed for School Mum a leading online publication for Australian mums

Featured on Fearless Homeschool

Presenter at the 2017 Australian Homeschool Summit

Regular contributor to The Mulberry Journal

Contributor of Busting Homeschool myths in Kid Magazine

Regular contributor to Mulberry Magazine including print edition

Contributor of  Summer Art Fun in Kid Magazine

 

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