Category Archives: Musings

Reading around the net

I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently and have really appreciated some of the posts by Julie Brennan, the founder of the Living Math website.  She encapsulates some of what I’m thinking at the moment and also seems to … Continue reading

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Positives and Negatives

There has been lots of learning in the past few days – about myself and the children!  First for what we’ve done.  On Tuesday,   Later on, Isaac asked for the recycling box and he and Lydia

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A Sea Change?

Sometimes I think that the record of our home education journey will show a rather indecisive, fumbling attempt to give our children an education :-S  I started this academic year planning to take a more serious approach to formal academics. … Continue reading

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The gigantic task of motherhood

Oh dear, oh dear…I started 2012 off with such high hopes and aspirations for this blog and here we are in the penultimate month of the year and there is a glaring, almost 8 month gap. I won’t spend time … Continue reading

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Making the day run more smoothly

I just read this inspiring post with ten practical ideas for making a homeschool day run more smoothly.  We do some of these things already, other things would be really helpful to do.  But suggestion number one – getting up … Continue reading

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More reflections…

It is easy to think that your main goal is to teach them the 3Rs, but that is only half of it. The other half is to teach them to have a good work ethic, focus, motivation, organization skills, time … Continue reading

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Reflections on our first year

I can’t believe we’ve finished our first year of home education. Several things I really want to include more of in the next year are: Read-aloud times (I’ve found that reading aloud can easily fall to the bottom of our … Continue reading

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