Welcome! I’m Kelly, I love homeschooling, and I want to help you love it too.
School at home is BORING.
Set schedules, repetitive generic resources, and information that has NOTHING to do with your actual life combine to create a homeschool that’s dull and lifeless.
If your kids are rebelling and you’d rather stab yourself in the eye with your freshly-sharpened pencil than continue with the mind-numbing busywork, you’re in the right place.
Because we can do better than school.
We can create a homeschool that’s personalised, passion-led, and spontaneous (while also being incredibly educational). And if that sounds like a great idea to you, you’re in the right place.
I started FH in 2016 to help homeschoolers gain the confidence to step away from the school model and create an interesting and wildly effective education for their families.
Since then I’ve helped thousands of families embrace their own quirky style of natural learning and have a great time at home with my free homeschooling resources, homeschooling courses, and the yearly Australian Homeschooling Summit.
On the personal side….
I married a boy from primary school (after spending our heavily-pierced and embarrassing high school years apart) and we promptly moved across the country and had five children in under five years.
Right now, we’ve been together for 19 years and Gabrielle is 16, Holli and Asha are 15, Rex is 14, and Forrest is 11. They’re heaps of fun.
None of them have ever been to school. Or kinder. Or childcare. It just always seemed kind of pointless.
Instead, we’ve spent our time studying brag-worthy stuff (Latin, grammar, violin) and slightly weird stuff (flaying and tanning hides, juggling, hula-hooping).
We’ve spent over 4 years traveling Australia in our little rainbow caravan, but still haven’t made it to WA.
We recently spent 8 months in Europe worldschooling through 11 countries, with a few weeks at the end exploring (translate to: thinking we were going to die from the Greek flu) in Singapore and Malaysia.
When we need a rest we do the self-sufficiency thing. Like milk cows and goats, grow vegies, and make soap from tallow I render in the kitchen (guaranteed to give me the house to myself). My kids will thrive when the Zombie Apocalypse arrives.
In between all this I got a Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction (that I haven’t actually used yet).
And through it all we’ve kept homeschooling, because it works.
And I’d love to help you make it work too! Start here for great ideas.