Spending Time Outdoors

    We are still in the middle of the British winter, and I am starting to feel it. The kids have been cooped up indoors for many weeks now so today, I decided to bundle them up despite the cold weather and take them to a local park. One of the advantages of home education, many … More Spending Time Outdoors

    Advent 2021 at our Home

    Advent and Christmas was always a special time growing up as a Christian kid in the Middle East. The anticipation and the expectation of the birth of Jesus, nostalgic Christmas carols, well wishes and season greetings everywhere, gorgeous middle eastern “winter” weather, midnight church service on Christmas eve, smells of cinnamon and baked treats and … More Advent 2021 at our Home

    What we have been up to

    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

    We de-registered our kids!

    We finally decided to bite the bullet and de-register our kids from school two weeks ago. Fortunately for us, it was a rather seamless and uneventful process … not that we are complaining and I’m not sure what I was expecting to be honest! We started by having a zoom meeting with the headmistress to … More We de-registered our kids!

    Supreme Objective

    In my last post, I mentioned some of the books that helped me gain a better understanding of the Classical and Charlotte Mason philosophy of education. I also read Lou Priolo’s book “Teach them Diligently” where he discusses how to use the scriptures in child training. In Chapter one, Priolo starts off by presenting a … More Supreme Objective

    Making the Decision to Homeschool

    In my last post, I wrote about what we felt were the pros and cons of homeschooling in our point of view and specifically for our family. We looked at the list and were enthusiastic and delighted when we saw the benefits that could be gained but stopped to discuss the drawbacks and disadvantages. To … More Making the Decision to Homeschool

    Homeschooling Pros and Cons

    As the days went by, my husband and I were starting to enjoy family time more. Usually, the prospect of having the kids at home all the time was daunting but now, with activities to do and nature walks to take, we were starting to enjoy it. We started exploring the idea of homeschooling. I … More Homeschooling Pros and Cons