About The Mulberry Journal

Hello, and welcome to The Mulberry Journal!

You might notice something same-same but different about this website the first time you visit.

If it looks familiar, you might know us as the creators of Mulberry Magazine, the Australian publication for homeschooling families. Recently we decided to create The Mulberry Journal as a new online platform and publish all future content for free. You can read more about why we made that decision here.

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

New to homeschooling?

You've come to the right place! This website 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 issues.

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:

Meet the founders

Grace Koelma

Grace is the Editor of The Mulberry Journal 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

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!)

Our global adventure in 2017

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

Connect with us

You can contact us here or hang out with us on these social platforms...