About

Welcome!

I am so glad you have found This Whole Home. If you are looking for help in creating a homeschool that educates the whole child, not just their head, you’ve come to the right place.  Here you will find advice and encouragement on implementing a holistic model of education in your home, as well as practical tips to stay sane as a homeschool mama.

We all need to start somewhere, and that’s usually at the beginning. So at This Whole Home I get right back to the basics. Here I share both the why and the how of homeschooling our children, with lots of practical information for you to use in your home. 

So who am I?

Hiya! I’m Kirstee.

This Whole HomeI’m wife to the Mister, mama of 2 littles, collector of chickens, a terrible housekeeper, a no-nonsense country-style cook, lover of mason jars, passable vegetable gardener, holistic homeschool educator, to-do list fanatic and bush wanderer. I live in just north of Brisbane, Australia, right between the mountains and the sea.

I have a home that looks lived in, a sadly neglected kitchen garden, and a homeschool philosophy influenced by Charlotte Mason and  the Waldorf Education model. My home is full of love, books and sometimes a few dirty bootprints 😉

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 meant I learnt 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! Homeschooling 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.

So welcome…

I am so happy to have you as part of this community. Subscribe below, get chatting in the comments or over on Facebook or Instagram. I can’t wait to get to know you and your family. I’m excited we’re going to be great friends

Kirstee xx

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