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Parenting a child with dyslexia – Part 1 -September 2020

Καλώς ήλθατε .... χαίρομαι που σας βλέπω. “Can you skim through this and then answer the following questions?....” I certainly couldn’t. I would have to decode it bit by bit. If set this task, I would feel overwhelmed and a time pressure would add to it. I think this gives us a little insight into… Continue reading Parenting a child with dyslexia – Part 1 -September 2020

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End of summer term – July 2020

One of the blessings of home ed is that it can be moulded and adapted to fit around our family in whatever season we are in. This term has been quite a challenging one for most of us, so we decided to finish up a little earlier than normal, at the beginning of July. Rhythm… Continue reading End of summer term – July 2020

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Nature study resources – June 2020

Many of my blog posts over these last few months have revolved around our explorations and adventures as we’ve studied nature, so I’m ending this particular series with a short post outlining some of the resources we use. It goes neatly alongside a podcast Helen and I recorded a week ago, so do pop over… Continue reading Nature study resources – June 2020

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Fun with books – June 2020

I trust this latest missive from our household finds you well. Here in the UK we are in week twelve of lockdown. The glorious month of May was taken up with being ill and recovering from the virus, and I can’t quite believe we have now arrived in June. I’m so grateful for the rhythms… Continue reading Fun with books – June 2020

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Restorative Nature in Lockdown – May 2020

Apple blossom This is my third attempt at writing; the first was a few weeks ago, with the intention that a few photographs depicting the beauty and seasonal rhythms of our natural would be a lift to our souls while we were very much confined to our immediate vicinities. I next picked it up just… Continue reading Restorative Nature in Lockdown – May 2020

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Mothering in Uncertain Times – Last week of term in lockdown – April 2020

We have now completed the last two weeks of term in lockdown. I think every parent needs to recognise what an achievement this has been; not only navigating ourselves and our families through an incredibly anxious time, but also educating our children. I hope all parents reading this can give themselves some kind of treat… Continue reading Mothering in Uncertain Times – Last week of term in lockdown – April 2020

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Mothering in Uncertain Times – Teens – March 2020

We’ve now had a couple of weeks to try to get our heads around this emerging situation, yet things change on a daily basis. There is a huge amount of uncertainty which is very unsettling. It feels like we are on shifting sand. Here in the UK, in the past week we’ve had schools closing… Continue reading Mothering in Uncertain Times – Teens – March 2020

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Mothering in uncertain times – Mothers’ Day March 22 2020

The sky is blue today, the sun feels warm on my face and the world is springing into new life with all the exuberance we expect at this time of year. From our front porch I can see a steady stream of people out walking or cycling. It’s hard to imagine that we are in… Continue reading Mothering in uncertain times – Mothers’ Day March 22 2020

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Kids out of school…survival tips for heroic mums – March 2020

Our family loves watching the classic BBC comedy “Dad’s Army”. It appeals through a ten year age range between oldest and youngest child and makes us all laugh out loud. One of the most quoted phrases is “Don’t panic!” exclaimed by a delightful elderly gent whilst rushing round in circles, doing just that. I feel… Continue reading Kids out of school…survival tips for heroic mums – March 2020

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Home ed to the world of work – February 2020

I recently had a delightful half hour sorting through some of the boys' old homeschool folders. Memories flooded back of outings taken, stories read, projects completed. It was fascinating to chart not only their changing abilities as each year progressed, but also their interests and perspectives. We had such a lot of fun learning together.… Continue reading Home ed to the world of work – February 2020