It takes a village to raise a child

I have been pondering about many things, especially the need and importance of a strong community. I don’t think it can be like the olden days where everyone knew everyone’s business and extended families lived together or close by. Community cohesion need not to be location bound thanks to technology....

Interview with a second Generation Homeschooler

Tell me about yourself Hm, what to say?! I’m a thirty-four year old who is very much a work-in-progress; an extrovert who loves to read with a particular love of history, and literature that has stood the test of time. In Jane Austen speak, I wish I was a Lizzy...

Tips to get things done like a boss lady

I constantly have an endless to do list #lifeofawoman! I have found some tips and tricks to help me stay focus on the task at hand. You almost have to have tunnel vision to get anything done properly, for example when I am doing the laundry, I aim to wash,...

Time to Unplug

Guys I appreciate technology, but I also know when it’s time to unplug. The month of August is full on for our family. It is filled with different activities and events and I want to thrust myself in it and be fully engage with whatever I am doing. I do...

What is a comfort zone?

It’s comfortable- there is something to be said about trying to get out of your comfort zone, it’s a comfort zone for a reason. It’s comfortable! I sometimes get overwhelmed just thinking of my to do list. I always aim to simplify and that is harder than it sounds. I...

Hot and feisty summer

I am like a caterpillar in the colder months and I transform into a butterfly in summer. It is time to pick up the pace and full speed ahead. Summer is my favourite time here in the UK, I usually don’t like travelling outside the country when it’s lovely here....

Are we pretentious?

I’m going there, and I’m definitely guilty of some of these things. This might be a cultural thing but are we pretentious though? Yes, and yes, some people make me wonder if we are all pretending. I am going to sound very judgemental here, I just can’t help it. For...

5 Signs that you are stressed

We use the word ‘stress’ loosely but being stressed is serious. We can’t completely avoid stress or stressful situations and environments, but we can minimize it in our day to day life. There are more than 5 signs of stress, but I am only addressing 5, because I have either...

3 reasons why we don’t compare with the Joneses

It is human nature to compare. We can’t help ourselves. The neighbour’s (the Jones) grass always seems greener and social media reinforces that lie. Don’t get sucked in, I try not to. I am here trying to do me, most of us can see through fakism (my made-up word for...

Why we never use the word naughty on our children

Words are a powerful thing. Be careful what you say to your children and what others say to them. It can be tricky for children, especially young children to separate themselves from their actions. For example, you may say to a child ‘naughty’, ‘or that’s naughty’. For the child they...