Books We Have Loved

This blog post contains affiliate links to books we have enjoyed as a family.  Just a quick one this morning, as I look back on some of the books we have enjoyed as a family.  Some of them the children have read themselves and some we have read together either snuggled up or alone, coming…

Parenting, Home Educating and Burnout.

This is another requested topic by the lovely Kat, if you would like to suggest a topic then I would love to have a go.  If you’ve done anything for a long time, whether that be work in the same job, volunteer or in my case home educate, you may run the risk of burnout…

10 Resources to Start your Home Education Journey.

The links in this article are to other blog posts, there are no affiliate links in this post. This was not the blog post I had planned today, but the other one is taking up so much of my mind, my heart and my thoughts, that I am want to reflect on it some more….

Who Am I?

I was a little stuck today for a blog post, so did a call out on my Facebook Page and my lovely friend Steph suggested I talked about my identity. Who I am outside of home, my role as mum, home educator, wife and general facilitator of other people’s lives. In some ways this is quite…

Home Education ABC’s

I thought today I would take a stroll through the alphabet and challenge myself to come up with 26  thoughts about home education. Here I go.   A  Ability- education can be focused on what the child is ready and able to do. This helps children who may not be developmentally ready for something. The…

Shame vs Guilt.

I love Brené Brown’s work. For those of you who don’t know, Brené is a researcher and her areas of speciality are  vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. You can read more about her here. I have been greatly helped and encouraged by her books and very much enjoyed her Living Brave course last year. The one area that…

#Vloglife 7

Our weekly vlog. A busy week of half term, saw Joey at a workshop everyday and various things in the afternoons, including play dates, park life, a work shop at MMU and hanging out at home. Hope you enjoy.

My Secret Super Power- Feigned Indifference

I have a super power. It is my, what I like to call… Feigned Indifference.  I found myself having to whip it out this week in fact. I came downstairs the other morning to find Joey sitting at my computer playing a 21 Pilots song on his ukulele.  This is the face I wanted to pull….

Career advice in a changing world.

If you had asked me 23 years ago if my eldest child would be paid to call video game matches, I would have looked at you like this. That really shows my age doesn’t it?   It was a whole new world to me. It is a world that I am happy about, and a…

Days like these.

Life happens. All kinds of life happens to everybody all the time. Sounds kind of obvious right?  You would think so, but for me it was a concept that took me some years to get my mind around in relation to home education. Family members get sick, pregnancy (for me) made me quite poorly, we move…

Do 5 Things

Introduction- This blog post is part of a series called #100waystohomeeducate. We are conducting a blog hop across the pages of many different families to show just how rich and diverse home education is, and how personal and unique  it is to each individual family. To read the full series, please visit Jax at liveotherwise. Yesterday’s…

Pondering Personal Responsibility.

Adulting is hard work. One of the areas I struggle with,  is working out where my rights start to impose upon the rights of others, and what action do I take when they do? How do I go about that in such a way that I do not become a slave to other people’s thoughts and feelings while…