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So glad you have found us. We are a nomadic family of 9 travelling Australia with our six daughters, and our one son and forever missing our precious daughter Serenity who went to be with Jesus at 13 hours old on 12 March 2011. Her short life has changed our lives forever! As we travel we perform at shows, festivals and fundraisers with our dogs, help out on farms and also sell handmade woodcraft, dog collars, leads and capes. We are also doTERRA wellness advocates. Follow our joys and trials here.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Free Range Kids

So I’ve been reading the book “Free Range Kids” at the library this week … only half way through so bare with me!

What do you think of when you see a sign like this one which we saw at the local playground in Broken Hill.  Does it make you feel like letting your kids play here? Or does it instil fear?


Signs like this are at all the playgrounds in Broken Hill.  I’ve never seen them anywhere else.  Ok, so I know the reason for the signs the council is covering their backside because of the increase in crazy law suits! 

As we travel round we occasionally come across an old fashioned playground with tall slides, see-saw’s and merry-go-rounds!  Our kids love it!  Mr 2 loves to climb to the top of the slide and swing out over it!  Didn’t you do that?  We have been so conditioned to “protect” our children from they slightest knock!

Here are some pictures of our kids enjoying a free range life!

IMG_6702Jireh riding the motorbike!!


Kids playing in the dirt!



Having fun in the local shopping mall car park!



Swinging on a chain ladder!



All aboard!!!!




Swimming in the sea!

We are all about safety!  The girls who are in swimming are all confident swimmers .. the younger ones all stayed within their depth with an adult or confident swimming sibling close by.  When they were running round the car park, it was when most of the shops were closed for the day and not many cars were moving.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard many great reviews about the book...one day will have to get around to reading it :)
    We let our boys play - and gee do they get up to things! But they learn by playing, and if they get dirty so be it ;)


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