New to homeschooling?

You've stumbled across the perfect place to soak up inspiration, learning and ideas about homeschooling. Hi and welcome! ­čÖé

The Mulberry Journal is designed to be a collection of stories, resources and opinions on home education in all its forms. If you're visiting our site for the first time or are new to homeschooling, take some time to have a poke through the wealth of information here and in our digital magazine back issues

Previous digital issues of Mulberry Magazine can still be purchased from our shop, or you can download our free mini-issue.

You might find it helpful to use the search bar at the top of each category page to find specific articles. Here are some articles to start with:

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The ultimate guide to gameschooling on The Mulberry Journal

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The ultimate guide to gameschooling on The Mulberry Journal

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Grace Koelma | Founder + Editor

Grace is the E´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ditor of ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐The Mulberry J´╗┐ou´╗┐r´╗┐nal ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐and when she's not reading submissions, divides her time between hanging out with her simultaneously delightful and headstrong 2-year-old, running multiple ventures, writing, and travelling full time with her little family. She may or may not have strict rules about Instagram time - #slightlyaddicted - but has made some amazing friendships so will never give it up.

Eric Koelma | Co-Founder + Business Manager

Eric is the dark horse behind Grace's passion for bringing homeschooling communities together. He matches his wife's creative enthusiasm with the underpinning structure of business and digital strategy: he's all logical precision and epic decision-making. Eric's also a rare kind of super-human who works best between 9pm and 2am and still manages to get up early and chase that wilful toddler, WITHOUT coffee (he hates the stuff!)

Ayva Cowell | Assistant Editor

Ayva is our Assistant Editor. She's currently the mama of one chatty toddler and has a baby on the way! A Canadian writer, photographer, and graphic designer, she lives on the road with her son, husband and two giant dogs. When not exploring field or forest with her pack, she can usually be found stand-up paddling, reading profusely, yoga-ing, or some combination of the above!

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The Koelma's global adventure in 2017-18

In the spirit of not being tied down by school (or a corporate office job for that matter!) we sold our stuff, rented out our house and left on a global adventure, slow travelling and working as we go. We're immersing ourselves in different cultures and giving our son Leo a global, open-source education. You can keep up with our travels on Instagram @darelist.family and on our blog darelist.family