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
Conveyor belt of doom Getting into the swing of things after a long winter break is always a bit of a challenge. Our week was jam-packed with the restart of the homeschool, community day at Classical Conversations, extracurricular activities and hospitality. Going into the week I knew that it was certain to be frantic but … More Getting Into the Swing of Things
Special occasions and Ikea On the first day of January, we started the year off by going to Ikea! I wanted to buy a couple of things that would help us organise our life a little bit better. We love going to Ikea as a family, I love perusing through the endless aisles and looking … More His Mercies are New Every Morning
I love plans and list-making. Ever since I was a child, I would have journals where I would document various plans and lists. Lists of books to read, of things to do that day, of things to pack for a holiday and so forth. Making such lists and ticking them off was pure pleasure and … More Commit Your Way to the Lord this New Year 2022!
Merry Christmas to you from our family to yours! This year has been challenging and yet a blessing,Hard work, yet peaceful,Stressful at times, yet joyful.I have felt pushed to the limits, yet have felt unspeakable peace and joy. We welcomed the arrival of our fourth baby, a beautiful bouncy baby boy.We experienced snow for the … More Merry Christmas 2021!
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
It had to happen. We finally bit the bullet and joined a local Classical Conversations Community two months ago in October. In September 2020, we had joined CC after much research on homeschooling approaches and philosophies. I trained to be a director and we started a new community in our local area. We were hoping … More We joined a Classical Conversations Community!
This is part three of a 3-part series on Pregnancy and Home Education. Click here for part one and part two. The first half of the Third Trimester was pleasant and enjoyable. We had an unusually short spring and summer though in London. It felt as if summer was desperately trying to break through but alas, … More Arrive! – Homeschooling the Third Trimester and the Arrival of Baby
This is part two of a 3-part series on Pregnancy and Home Education. Click here for part one and part three. 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 … 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 and part three. 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 … More Survive! – Homeschooling the First Trimester