I'm Jimena
    (Him-eh-nah)

     

    I'm starting  this blog because I'm the mum I never thought I would be before becoming one. Homebirth?! Breastfeeding toddlers?! Co-sleeping?! 'No, no, and no'. Five years later and counting, it's been most definitely 'yes, yes, and yes'. BIG LESSON : Never say never.

     

    So it comes as no surprise to me anymore that my husband and I have decided to home-ed, unschool, or 'do school our way' (whatever the heck that means); since there is no way I would have ever considered anything of the sort years ago.

     

    Besides being a mum, I'm also an actor and prior to that I was trained as a pedagogue in Mexico City (my first ever job was teaching year six in primary school). I then completed an MA in Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education in London. Soon after graduating, I accepted the fact that storytelling is the medium through which I most enjoy expressing myself and I have focused on my acting career ever since. However, I've always been inspired by educational philosophies that center on the importance of learning through play, and since becoming a mum my passion for this has gone slightly mad!

     

    I play characters for a living, and now I get to pretend play with my son every single day. I sometimes moan I don't get enough time to work on my craft, but children are some of the most honest and toughest audiences to please! My boy certainly keeps me creatively active and challenged. I know I may be the one who will most likely facilitate the learning experiences, but I know for a fact it'll be my boy who will teach me; both who will learn.

     

    Through this blog, I aim to share some of our learning processes and adventures as a family who has an innate drive to play, a curiosity to live, and a fiery desire to learn and become the people we've been created to be.

     

    So, here we go!

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