Day by Day, Home ed ponderings

Preparing for a new term 1 – practical tips – August 2021

I’m sure most of us have memories of the first day of the autumn term back at school after a long summer of hazy days, ice cream cones and freedom. Maybe time has added a cozy glow to our memories, but for me, at least in my primary years, there was a sense of excitement… Continue reading Preparing for a new term 1 – practical tips – August 2021

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Glimpses of our home ed days – Ending term well – July 2021

I always remember my Mum, who is a counsellor, stressing the importance of beginnings and endings. I’ve taken this piece of down to earth advice into my adult life and have often been the beneficiary of it. In our home ed days, we implement it not only in marking the beginning and endings of term,… Continue reading Glimpses of our home ed days – Ending term well – July 2021

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Nature study and science

Glimpses of our home ed days – Time outside – May 2021

Spending time in the great outdoors is a cornerstone of most home education philosophies and practice, from John Holt through to Charlotte Mason. For me, embarking upon our home ed journey with virtually no reading and research, it seemed a common sense approach. I remember a friend of mine telling me that small boys are… Continue reading Glimpses of our home ed days – Time outside – May 2021

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Glimpses of our home ed days – How good it is to meet together! – May 2021

Hello everyone! I wonder how you all are? I’m amazed and grateful that folk from all over the world read these musings about our everyday life in our little part of England, and I wonder what your everyday lives are like? For those of us in the UK we are slowly coming out of a… Continue reading Glimpses of our home ed days – How good it is to meet together! – May 2021

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Uncertain times 2020

Weekly Routines – Updated 2021

Here is the second of my updated posts, reflecting upon some of the nuts and bolts of home ed life. I hope it’s useful to those of you currently embarking on this journey, and is a fun, even nostalgic, read for the rest of us. What strikes me is how these patterns have stood us… Continue reading Weekly Routines – Updated 2021

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Daily rhythms and routines – February 2021

As there are so many new families starting their home ed journey at the moment, I thought I'd update a few posts which I hope might be helpful to those diving in for the first time and interesting to the rest of us who have a healthy curiosity! Here is the first; I wrote it… Continue reading Daily rhythms and routines – February 2021

Home ed ponderings

Daily Routines and rhythms

As there are so many new families starting their home ed journey at the moment, I thought I'd update a few posts which I hope might be helpful to those diving in and interesting to the rest of us who are just curious! Here is the first; I wrote it about 4 years ago ...Lanky… Continue reading Daily Routines and rhythms

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Uncertain times 2020

Planning our days – January 2020

Are you one of life’s planners, organising down to the last meticulous detail? Or are you a complete free spirit, sailing on the winds of spontaneity? I guess most of us a a bit of a mixture, and maybe have tendencies towards one or other during different seasons of our lives. If we home educate,… Continue reading Planning our days – January 2020

Adoption reflections, Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Uncertain times 2020

A Longing to Belong – October 2020

I wonder how many of us feel lonely on the of path of life we are walking, either by choice or circumstance? How often do we feel misunderstood? How often do we feel our struggles are unseen? How often do we long to share our ideals/vision/deep held convictions with somebody, but can’t risk having something… Continue reading A Longing to Belong – October 2020

Adoption reflections, Day by Day, Home ed ponderings

Parenting a child with dyslexia – Part 2 – October 2020

Having written in a previous post about Rhythm Dude’s journey with dyslexia, I’ll now pen a little about Sparkly Eyes’ path so far and then jot down some practical tips I’ve picked up along the way. Sparkly Eyes has a kaleidoscope of behavioural and emotional needs in addition to dyslexia. This adds to the complexities… Continue reading Parenting a child with dyslexia – Part 2 – October 2020