Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Nature study and science, Uncertain times 2020

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

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A grace-filled Advent – December 2019

As the season of advent approached this year I was determined yet again to move towards simplicity and a slowing down. The purpose of Advent before Christmas is as Lent is for Easter, a time of preparation, being still and even fasting. So different from our general experience. I wrote more about this last year.… Continue reading A grace-filled Advent – December 2019

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A Top down approach to our “different”children October 2019

This has been a post mulling over in my mind for a while, but as it's a heartfelt one it's taken a while to be able to put fingers to keyboard. The two prompts have been that we recently recorded a Mended Teacups podcast touching on this area, https://mendedteacups.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/home-educating-children-with-different-needs/ and that I signed up to… Continue reading A Top down approach to our “different”children October 2019

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Restoring our weary souls…Mom Heart Moments…by Sally Clarkson October 2019

A year ago we had the privilege and great blessing of having Sally Clarkson to stay with us for a few days, during her year in the UK. She spoke to our Christian home ed group in Bristol Sally Clarkson visit 2and we had a fun family day out with her visiting some of the… Continue reading Restoring our weary souls…Mom Heart Moments…by Sally Clarkson October 2019

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Home ed to college ed – Part 2 September 2019

As I walked along the promenade of this particular Victorian sea side town last week, my heart and prayers were spilling over with thankfulness. This is the place where Lanky Dude and I sat outside a cafe two years ago, marking the occasion of his enrolment to college. It is the place I have paced… Continue reading Home ed to college ed – Part 2 September 2019