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When we got married the registry wouldn’t let me put Super Hero as my occupation, they put Home Duties on our marriage certificate instead. But I AM a Super Hero and my Super Hero name is…… The Nourisher.

'Home Schooling' Articles

What’s Real?

By Joanne Hay June 17th, 2007

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This week, I read in a well respected alternative parenting magazine, an article written by a home schooling, un-schooler. Wikipedia says unschooling is when homeschooling parents act as "facilitators" and are responsible for having a wide-range of resources available to provide their children with a quality education. The child directs ... MORE...

Homeschool Statistics

By Joanne Hay November 30th, 2005

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In a study titled Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics of Home School Students in 1998, some of the conclusions were: Home schooled students watch significantly less television than their traditionally schooled peers Home schooled students have access to significantly more computer use than their traditionally schooled peers Home schooled students scored significantly higher scores in all subject areas in all grades than either their public or private schooled peers MORE...

Homeschooling Advice From a Pro.

By Joanne Hay September 14th, 2005

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If you ever wondered about homeschooling or even if you are doing it, this article by Anne Heerdt-Wingfield is just the ticket. Published recently in mothering magazine, Anne gives an encouraging voice for parents wishing to get more involved with their children's education, whether they are homeschooling or ... MORE...

The Dreaming Festival June 10 - 13

By Joanne Hay May 30th, 2005

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Held at The Woodford Folk Festival grounds in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, South East Qld, the Dreaming Festival is the perfect opportunity to nourish your soul with the old cultures of our land. A vibrant, exciting and a valuable celebration with the most comprehensive showcase of Indigenous arts ... MORE...

nour·ish (nûrsh, nr-)
  1. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
  2. To foster the development of; promote: “Athens was an imperial city, nourished by the tribute of subjects” (V. Gordon Childe).
  3. To keep alive; maintain: nourish a hope.

Originating from Latin Nutrire which means to feed or suckle

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