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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...

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...

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...

Why I want to raise audacious children

I want children who colour outside the lines and think outside the box. Those type of children grow up to be solid adults, who are creators and problem solvers. I don’t want my children to grow up into adults who constantly second guess themselves (I was one but I’m getting...

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...

3 Tips for Parents to Stay Motivated

If there was a mom community, I might have been kicked out already. I refuse to overwork myself all in the name of motherhood. Please don’t get me wrong, it’s a role I take seriously, and I know that I am blessed. I just do things slightly different from anyone...

I became a mum and lost my identity

Don’t worry, I love motherhood but it’s a roller costal ride. Once upon a time, I was a confident young lady, had a career, got married and was very sure of who I was. Being a wife didn’t make me lose my identity, I felt like it made me mature....

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...