Well, the obvious truth is that no-one has a fool proof recipe for a happy family. We're all different and families are all so wonderfully diverse, it would be ridiculous to think that there'd be a simple list for an instant 'perfect' family. However. I recently went to some training sessions with a lady called… Continue reading 4 steps to a happier family
So we've had to have quite direct conversations around gender stereotyping this morning with my 6 and 4 year old. Sounds young doesn't it. But it needed to be said. Both my husband and I consider ourselves feminists in that we both believe in the equality of women and men and, crucially, we believe we… Continue reading Boy Lego and Girl Lego
It's Monday the 10th December. The time is 11:15am. My four year old is half dressed. And my six year old is still in pyjamas. But I'm very ok with that. We've had a good weekend. And it's been a fairly busy one. Saturday consisted of a visit to the 'Christmas Cafe', dropping Christmas church… Continue reading Still in pyjamas, playing.
I am a high functioning person. I am intelligent. I am articulate. I am capable. I have a positive attitude about life. I smile a lot. I am sarcastic. I am caring. I have energy and have a never ending list of goals and projects on the go. That is me. I had never ever… Continue reading Post Natal Depression and Me
So...here we are a month into home educating for our second year! During the summer I asked Mr 6 if he'd like to keep life going as is at the moment or if he'd like to try school and his reply was that he'd 'maybe go to school when I'm seven or eight'. So, on… Continue reading Home Ed: Year Two
So, we have had our first month using the Exploring Nature with Children curriculum. We are loving it. I love it. It is VERY easy to use. It is very simple. You can do very little or go all out and do a tonne of related activities and this flexibility is perfect for our family.… Continue reading Exploring Nature with Children: September
Children come into the world burning to learn and genetically programmed with extraordinary capacities for learning. They are little learning machines. Within the first four years or so they absorb an unfathomable amount of information and skills without any instruction. They learn to walk, run, jump and climb. They learn to understand and speak the… Continue reading What does it even mean: unschooling?