As a new mom, it's a good idea (I'd say essential) to have some comfy pajamas or soft nightgowns for those new baby early weeks. I delivered my three children in different places- one in a labour ward, one in a birthing centre and another at home- and each time I've been so happy to pull on some . . .
Being a single home educating parent is not something I ever thought I would have to navigate. I’m sure it’s true to say of most of us that we didn’t really expect to be raising our kids on our own, and it’s also true to say that most parents didn’t expect to be adding their full time education to . . .
Amazing Harry Potter Coloring Pages For Kids! If you're anything like our family, you and your children love the Harry Potter series- both the books and the film adaptation (although the books will always win it for me!) We love exploring the magical wizarding world for fun and in our homeschool; . . .
If there's one thing that I could never understand through my first 10 years of home educating my kids, it was why there were so few decent home education resources packaged in a way that made it easy for children to learn while having fun. I couldn't find someone providing resources that didn't . . .
As a long-term home educator, I really sympathise with all of the parents and carers who have been thrown into Corona-schooling recently. In this blog post I'd like to share some of the ways in which I've found Minecraft, Among Us and other games to be really positive, as well as how to get the best . . .
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Mars Fishcare and the API brand. I don't know about you, but we must have been one of the only families who, over the past few months, hasn't considered getting a puppy. The recent time spent at home has seemingly sparked an urge in people to . . .
The life of a family that loves to travel is an active one. You’re on the move often as you embark on your next big adventure together. If only you could ‘Beam yourself up’ Star Trek style to cut out all those long journeys, and fast forward the rainy nights in the accommodation when there’s not . . .
Something that people often ask Laura and I, as home educating parents, is how we decide what to teach our children. During lockdown we created huge activity packs themed around Minecraft, Harry Potter, rainbows, Lego Challenges and a lucky-dip style activity jar, and starting supporting parents by . . .
Welcome to the Twilight Zone. After forcing everyone out of work and school and into isolation for the last couple of months, the government has decided that it is safe for children to go back to school from June 1st. I say decided, but from the the dictionary definition of 'bring resolution as . . .
Hi friends! I've been thinking more than ever recently about society's expectations of children and I wanted to share with you a very average home educating (specifically unschooling) day in our lives, and then my thoughts on the huge and often missed value of "faffing around" or "mooching". So, . . .