This last year of homeschooling and CC has been enjoyable and rewarding but it has also been hard work done in isolation. If there has been one thing lacking in our homeschool this past year… it is community! I have realised the importance of being part of a like-minded and committed Christian community who want … More Community – the Missing Element
Last year was an interesting year for us as a family. We deregistered our kids from school and then started homeschooling using the classical, Christian curriculum called Classical Conversations (CC). CC is a homeschooling programme that works best in community so as soon as we decided on the programme, we got to work looking for … More One Year of Directing Classical Conversations – Without a Community!
Depending on how you organise your week, you will usually find some time in your children’s schedule to fill with extra-curricular activities. And these days, there are a plethora of excellent activities out there that you can get your children involved in. From swimming to taekwondo, music lessons, art and coding classes to gymnastics and … More Extra-Curricular Activities – How to Decide?
Last year on the 1st of May 2020, we prayerfully decided to embark on the wild and wonderful adventure of home educating our 3 kids. Our decision was made relatively easier by the fact that we were in lockdown because of COVID-19 here in the United Kingdom. This meant that schools were closed and so … More One Year of Home Education in the UK – A review
I tried my best to delay it, and that worked for a while. But then one day, they all dropped their naps, and I was just about ready to weep and give up on this thing called Motherhood! Naptime was an essential part of my day and schedule. It was when I rested, when I … More Quiet Time
It has been a while since I blogged here, and I haven’t written since November of last year. We had decided to take a small break from homeschooling during the dark winter season. Winter was dreary, mostly because we were again in Lockdown, this time Lockdown 3. It’s April now and we are easing out … More What we have been up to
The closest I’ve come to ‘making’ a gingerbread house was using the IKEA gingerbread house kit. It was not much of a success with us. Some of the parts were already broken in the box and the house didn’t seem sturdy when it was completed. I also wasn’t keen on my kids eating it with … More Lockdown Adventures: Gingerbread house
One of the things I like to plan are things-to-do over the weekend. Experience has taught us that if we are not organised with a rough plan for the weekend, we most often than not, succumb to staying at home, being lazy and unmotivated and ending the weekend feeling like we didn’t make the most … More Lockdown Adventures: Alice Holt Park
October came and brought with it a drastic change of weather. It seemed like it was only yesterday that we were fanning ourselves because of the heat and splashing in our plastic pool in the backyard. Then suddenly, the clocks turned, the days started getting darker earlier, and it was beginning to get cold. We … More Autumn is upon us.
There are so many reasons why we chose to homeschool, and it has only been 5 months (!) since we officially started home educating our children in the United Kingdom. 5 months in, what are my thoughts and feelings?What are my lessons learnt so far on this journey? I’m learning that I love being with … More Lessons learnt after 5 months of Home Educating