Unplugging: 7 (Simple) Ways To Snatch Back Precious Time

Unplugging: 7 (Simple) Ways To Snatch Back Precious Time

I‘m not entirely sure how long the term unplugging has been a thing.

It used to be (back in the day) that if you were told you to unplug it was because your parents were trying to save money on the leckie bill.

Someone once told my dad that if you unplugged the toaster, you’d save 5p on every bill.

But nowadays, the term unplugging comes with a whole new meaning.

Unplugging in 2020 means getting off the internet, stop watching so much telly and telling your son to look up from his phone so that his neck doesn’t develop a permanent hump.


Listen to our podcast episode on Unplugging: 7 Simple Ways To Snatch Back (Precious) Time by clicking the link below!




Trusting Strangers Online. Nervy or Naive?

Trusting Strangers Online. Nervy or Naive?

Maybe I’m naive.

Or slightly twisted.

But when I found out that there was an organisation called Couchsurfing that would allow me to travel the world with my teenagers (for free) while meeting other like-minded people,  I jumped at it.

Yes, it would mean that we’d be sleeping under the same roof of complete strangers, maybe even on a couch, but we’d get to know interesting people and listen to stories that I hadn’t heard a thousand times before.

And who knows? They might even invite my teenagers to stay for a few years.

Listen to our podcast episode: Trusting people online by clicking the link below!




7 Things a Homeschooling Wife Needs From Her Husband (Excluding Wine)

7 Things a Homeschooling Wife Needs From Her Husband (Excluding Wine)

The funniest thing happened yesterday.

Because it was Fathers Day, I said my husband that on this week’s podcast episode we should talk about him being a homeschooling dad. Give some tips to all the other dads, husbands or partners out there that are currently faced with being a new homeschooling parent.

And guess what he said to me?

(Bearing in mind that our kids have been homeschooled for almost ten years).

He said: How can I talk about that? How can I give other guys homeschooling tips when it was you who did everything, and I just went to work?

Why not listen to the podcast episode. 7 Things homeschool dads can do to help




Homeschooling and Working. How To Juggle Both & Stay (Relatively) Sane

Homeschooling and Working. How To Juggle Both & Stay (Relatively) Sane

If you are wondering how to balance homeschooling and working at the same time then you are in the right place.

I have been homeschooling for almost ten years, and for the second time in my homeschooling career, I find myself, once again, in the position of balancing homeschooling with earning some money.

Why I didn’t marry a millionaire I’ll never know.



My first attempt at homeschooling and working full time was a disaster.


I made lots of mistakes and ended up feeling like a squashed banana on a busy highway.

So this time around I made sure that I did things differently.

For a start, I learned how to homeschool for 3 days a week and have time for other things.

That’s one of the benefits of homeschooling – you get to learn from your mistakes and then you become brilliant. Or at the very least, really good.


Are you a multi-tasker? Of course, you are, you’re a parent! Then why not listen to my podcast how to homeschool and work at the same time while you read?





Working For A Year In New Zealand

Working For A Year In New Zealand

If you have always dreamt of living in New Zealand, are under 30 years old and have a bit of dosh saved up (enough to get you back to your own country) you can spend a year working in New Zealand by getting yourself a year-long working Visa.

That way you can see how you like it.

This weeks podcast episode features Adam, a twenty-something chappy from the UK is doing just that.

After being persuaded by his mate to leave Thailand and come to New Zealand to work on a fairground, he got himself a year-long working visa and headed down under.


Glamping in New Zealand (Yay Or Nay?)

Glamping in New Zealand (Yay Or Nay?)

In the ten years that we have spent living in New Zealand, my family and I have never been glamping.

Not once.

Let’s face it. It’s not the sort of thing you want to do with two kids, is it? 


With the kids now old enough to make their own beans on toast, Brian and I decided that it was time to check out what this New Zealand glamping craze was all about.

Get us a little bit of hippy outdoorsy fun.

And while we were there – glamping in New Zealand – we made a podcast episode for you. And wrote a post.

After all; what else would a husband and wife do when they find themselves alone without their kids for the first time in nineteen years??




Outdoor toilet in a glamping in New Zealand experience

Come on. You know you wanna…


If you would like to listen to why you will LOVE Glamping in New Zealand podcast while you read, then hit the play button now!  




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