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, Resources

The Kite’s Tale – The healing nature of family

Adoption is a great option, but nobody has ever said it will be easy. During our training, many years ago, the phrase “parenting plus” was impressed upon us. I think this sums up the additional challenges of parenting children with attachment and trauma issues. As we daily meet those challenges, I’ve spent hours reading and… Continue reading The Kite’s Tale – The healing nature of family

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

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings

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

Day by Day, Uncertain times 2020

Days ahead – September 2020

Hello again friends! It seems a while since I last tapped away here. It’s been good to have time to think, read and most importantly pray over these last couple of months. I sense we are in for a rocky road ahead and I’ve wanted to try and hear God’s voice in it all. A… Continue reading Days ahead – September 2020

Day by Day, Home ed ponderings, Uncertain times 2020

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

Day by Day, History and geography, Resources

Create your own Family Coat of Arms

A fun summer project! I’ve had this project bubbling for several years, and it’s finally come to fruition. I hope you enjoy it! The idea is that you learn a little about heraldry and dig into your unique family culture by creating your own coat of arms. My hope in developing this concept is that… Continue reading Create your own Family Coat of Arms

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

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

Day by Day, Nature study and science, Uncertain times 2020

Fun with butterflies – June 2020

I’ve heard a couple of parents liken life to a roller coaster at the moment. I can very much identify with that. We’ve had some beautifully warm sunny days, Rhythm Dude has almost finished his college course, I’ve been feeling better and feel so blessed to have this extra time with our young adult sons… Continue reading Fun with butterflies – June 2020

Day by Day, Uncertain times 2020

A recipe for keeping going…

We are now in week thirteen of lockdown and half way through the second half of the summer term. We had put together a little post about butterflies, but I felt the need instead to assess where we are at the moment. Under normal circumstances, this half of term would be filled with outings, picnics,… Continue reading A recipe for keeping going…