I'm sat here in pitch black (although now with the dimmed light of my laptop) looking out of our living room window at the full Harvest Moon that is shining brightly into the night sky and casting it's golden (ish) glow onto the rippling waves of the sea beneath. It. Is. Stunning. Many things go… Continue reading Harvest Moon 2019
*WARNING! This is a LONG blogpost! Go get a cuppa and put your feet up & enjoy!* Miss 5 is down for 5 mornings a week at her Nursery. However, she rarely ever makes it to all five sessions. Usually she goes about 2 or 3 times a week. Sometimes she just hasn't been for… Continue reading Why we don’t enforce Nursery.
Yes, I have just returned home and put the kettle on after dropping Miss 5 off at nursery for the morning and Mr 7 at school for his first proper week of school. He's at school. Let me tell you the tale... From the outset we home educated Mr 7 to give him the freedom… Continue reading He’s at school.
We've always been playing it by ear when it comes to how our children are educated in this house. School very much feels like a resource that we may or may not use as part of our kids journey in life. Currently we don't seem to need or particularly want school in our lives, but… Continue reading Aren’t you worried he won’t know enough..?
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.