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 …

Fun Family Advent Calendar

We’re finishing up our schoolwork at the the end of November, which means lots of time for Christmas things! Yes, our tree has been up for ages and we’ve been singing Christmas carols for a while now – but there’s no such thing as too much Christmas spirit, is there? No, there isn’t. We do …

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Homeschool Mom Friend

What do you get for the homeschool mom who has everything? Not books – unless you’re shopping directly from her wishlist *cough*hint*cough* – because odds are she has very specific ideas on what books she wants or needs. Not bubble bath, because who’s seriously got time to soak in the tub? And odds are the …

A Harry Potter Birthday Party {Part 2}

Angie had a ball at her Harry Potter themed birthday party – and I had a lot of fun planning it. If you missed it, take a look at yesterday’s Harry Potter party food post. Don’t you just love a good dress-up party? I couldn’t find a uniform small enough for Rafe, so I painted …

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

Earlier this year I introduced Angie to Harry Potter. She was hooked from the first chapter of The Philosopher’s Stone and has been living in her own Hogwarts-dreamland ever since. She even sent herself a Hogwarts letter. So, of course, she wanted a Harry Potter themed party for her seventh birthday. It works so well …

Enjoying Maths With Smartick Method

Confession time: maths was never my favourite subject – especially once the alphabet got involved – and so it’s one area of homeschooling that I’m less than 100% confident about teaching. I recently heard about Smartick Method and was intrigued enough to try it out. I received a free subscription to Smartick Method in exchange …

An Empty Cup: When Mom Neglects Herself

Running on empty The other day, Rafe was up all night with a fever. The next morning, I took him to the doctor first thing. When Emmy swallowed a kiddies’ domino a few months ago, Jacques took her to casualty right away. When the girls were playing and Angie hurt her eye, I took her …