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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...

The pros and cons of home education on our lifestyle

I can’t believe it has almost been a year since we started home educating our children. I think we might be enjoying it a little too much. The novelty hasn’t worn off yet, and we are still settling into this lifestyle. Speaking of which, home educating our children has had...

Adapt or get stuck in a rut: ways to widen your prospect

You are never too old to learn something new or try something new. I have met some proactive women who learnt a new skill or hobby during their maternity leave or any opportunity they find. At present, learning and acquiring new skills is a little simpler with technology. This allows...

10 Tips to help your child read

Read with them- I personally do not do this as often as I should, and my children still enjoy reading. The ideal is to do it daily and my reality is that it doesn’t happen. I was one to think that it always had to be a bed time read...

How to become your child’s educator- in 3 simple steps

Home education begins with homework. I don’t write on my blog to try and convince anyone to home educate, however, I want to support and encourage parents to be more involved in their child’s learning and education. Before I decided to take the plunge and home educate my children, I...

Education is mandatory, school isn’t

Just as school isn’t for everyone, home education isn’t either. As a home educator, I hear parents say ‘I can’t do it’ and I reply home schooling is not for everyone. When they discover that I home school my children, I think some parents feel confronted and they go through...

How to Home School When the Educator is Unwell

I am limping with an awful pain in my knee (I have to crawl up the stairs and bum shuffle down sometimes) and a headache. It is one of those home school days, mummy is unwell. It is Tuesday and it also happens to be their dad’s birthday. He is...

Discipline Is Not Old School – Yes, I Am That Mum

One of the problems that we face in today’s society is looking for instant gratification and not sticking something out for the long run. Our microwave lifestyles translate into other areas and we must be wary of that. I’ve heard the saying, “The way you do life in one area...

I Have High Expectations – Yes, I Am That Mom

I know that I am a good mom, although some might even call me ‘helicopter mom’. These days, there are different types of parenting styles and most want to fit in the cool and trendy category. If you were already like that, then that’s fine. I just don’t to want...

Home School Uniform

To wear or not to wear, that is the question. My kids don’t have home school uniforms; they just wear their everyday clothes. When you see my kids, they look comfortable, dressed for the weather and ready to go. They don’t feel restricted and constrained. Where do I get their...