This is part two of a 3-part series on Pregnancy and Home Education. Click here for part one. I waited eagerly for the yellow daffodils to bloom in our local roundabout. I knew that that would signal the end of my morning sickness. How pertinent that the end of the first trimester and the beginning … More Thrive! – Homeschooling the Second Trimester
This is part one of a 3-part series on Pregnancy and Home Education. Click here for part two. Around this time last year (Dec 2020), we found out that we were expecting our fourth baby, due in August of 2021. I was deep into homeschooling at the time, having just started our first year and … More Survive! – Homeschooling the First Trimester
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