Making The Most Of Morning Time

If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, you’ve probably heard Morning Time mentioned. If you’re anything like me, you might even be doing some kind of Morning Time without realising it. We started calling it Morning Time about November last year, when we added a hymn to our regular morning Bible and prayer …

Kid-Made Watercolour Postcards

The Nature Bookclub is back for another round of sharing! Our theme this month is small mammals. Join the linkup at the bottom of this post. There’s also a great giveaway for you, so keep reading. This post may contain affiliate links. While I was browsing the shelves at the library – in between checking …

Pre-reading: How And Why I Do It

A literature-based curriculum sounds amazing to a bookworm like me, but a literature-based curriculum also means doing a lot of pre-reading. And does a mom of three really have that much free time? Surprisingly, yes. This post contains affiliate links. One of the things that drew me to Charlotte Mason and Ambleside Online was the …

Valentine’s Themed Copywork {Free Printable}

Copywork is not Angie’s favourite part of school, but it’s something she does every day. Now that we’re following Charlotte Mason’s suggestion of limiting copywork to five minutes a day, focusing on perfect letters rather than trying to finish a sentence or paragraph, Angie’s attitude (and Mom’s patience!) has improved. She has an A5 notebook …

Book review: Malala Warrior With Words

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is right around the corner! This is my second year taking part as a book reviewer. South Africa is such a mix of different cultures, and we are a mixed race family, and so I think it’s important to read about other cultures and talk to our children about our differences …

Inspiration For The New Year {My January Mother’s Morning Basket}

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that you all had a blessed Christmas time with family and friends. We spent Christmas with my husband’s family in Lydenburg. (As a result, Rafe has now added the word “cousins” to his vocabulary.) This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. The mother’s morning …

Why Home Education Is Our Best Option

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure for more information. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of months, you’ll have noticed a lot of discussion around the BELA Bill and, more recently, the home education policy draft. There have been several rather biased radio interviews – the gist …