Why We Homeschool

I have been agonizing over whether to post this blog post. It’s a question we *thankfully* haven’t had to answer too much out and about as ‘C’ (DS5) is just young enough to not look like he needs to be in school. But it’s a question that comes up every time he is asked, ‘So what school are you going to next year?’
And just how much do you answer? There’s a wealth of difficult decisions over the last 3 years that led to homeschool. Just how much does a random stranger, or brief acquaintance WANT or NEED to know?

So I thought I might just write this out so that it is clear in my mind – in a logical, step-by-step kind of way.
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The Status of Mum

 

Gluten-Free Mum: The Status of Mum

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A Quick Review

This is in part a review, and in part an extrapolation on the book “Status Anxiety” by Alain de Botton. This book offers a fantastic look at the things that make us anxious. It gives a rather gripping explanation of why people can feel scared and anxious. This book made me ‘furiously think’.

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Taipei 101 Cake

DS 5 requested a Taipei 101 skyscraper cake for his birthday this year. After a week trawling the internet for anyone who had done it before, I realised I would have to design it from scratch. This is the Taipei 101 official website.

So I came up with a not-so-simple tier cake design. It was to be a 7-tier cake. The base would be the biggest part, then the next 6 tiers would be virtually identical. It would be topped with a blue lego topper.

The cake also had to be GF so I could eat it!

This blog will walk through how I made it.
It took over 6 hours to make so It’s not one to do in a rush.

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Mum’s Lemon Tuna Curry

This is my variation on a recipe my Mum gave me for Tuna Mornay (She got the recipe from her MIL). It was a staple when we were growing up. I’ve toned it down and added some vege’s to match my son’s preferences. This is a great backup recipe. It takes 20-30mins from starting to serving, and is easily made with not much in the house. It also stands up really well to substitution – almost any ingredient can be swapped for something else if you are short. It’s also a great hit at our home, as everyone will eat it, including my fussy 3 year old son.
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Budget Gluten and Dairy-Free Bread

After lots of trial and error, I finally figured out a bread recipe that tastes like bread. This recipe is basically designed to help ‘spin-out’ a supermarket bread mix so that you get lots of nice bread. I have been able to double the amount of bread I can make with a pre-mix packet. It’s also very light for a gluten-free loaf, which is the tricky part with ‘spinning out’ premix packets. And it tastes better too! Anyway, without more ado, here it is:
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