Thoughts on Homeschooling Success

Happy New Year! At about this time of the year most people will have given up on their New Year Resolutions, which usually consist of trying to lose weight, living more healthily, and going to bed earlier.  For homeschooling parents, we can add promising ourselves to read to our children more frequently and to shout at them less. When we … Continue reading

Darkness to Light

Sunday 1 December is the first day of Advent, the start of preparing for Christmas in Christian tradition. I thought you might like to see these wonderful photos of the annual “Darkness to Light Procession” at Salisbury Cathedral in England.  It’s absolutely magnificent, and worth a quick peep. Darkness to Light. You might enjoy looking at my eBook, ‘It’s Only … Continue reading

Permanently Reduced Prices

After nearly a year of incubating ideas and options, I’m glad to say that I will be continuing to support homeschooling families during 2014. As a homeschooling mother you are working so hard to give your children the very best in parenting, education and lifestyle.  Good for you!  I am here as your cheerleader and encourager when so many would … Continue reading

Progress Report

I’ve been ‘on sabbatical’ for just over three months and I’ve been spending very little time at my computer.  I’ve been online since 1995 and I’ve never spent so little time on my computer.  The interesting (and almost scary) thing is that I’ve not been missing it at all. Real life has been (is) full, busy and time-consuming.  I have … Continue reading

Notes for Easter

I’ve just put together some quick notes to help you prepare for Easter with your children. Dates for Easter 2013 are: Maundy Thursday – March 28. Good Friday – March 29. Easter Sunday – March 31. Some information on Easter and Lent traditions: http://www.homeschoolfamilylife.com/why-bother-with-tradition Easy, fun Easter cards for children to make: http://homeschoolfamilylife.com/the-easiest-and-most-fun-easter-cards-ever/ Here’s my famous Hot Cross Bun recipe: … Continue reading

What Will I Do in 2013?

It’s now six months since our youngest child finished homeschooling.  After 33 years of mothering and 27 wonderful years of homeschooling, my lovely children are all grown up. And I feel blessed out of my socks to have experienced such a lifestyle! In the past six months I’ve come to fully understand and enjoy the fact that because your children … Continue reading

No Matter How Much You Love Christmas

No matter how much you love Christmas… No matter how organised you are… No matter how much you are enjoying this season of Advent… At some stage over the next two weeks you will have at least one moment when you will wonder why on earth you agreed to do half the things you are doing.  You will wonder how … Continue reading

Focus on Saint Nicholas

Who Was He? December 6 is the feast day of Saint Nicholas. Nicholas was a Christian living in the Roman province of Lycia (part of modern day Turkey) during the fourth century.  We know very little about his life, except that he was a man of great faith and he became the Bishop of Myra in Lycia.  Nicholas was known … Continue reading

Book Reviews From Young Men 3

Books are great for Christmas presents and for Christmas stockings, but often we struggle to find titles that will suit older boys. So I am delighted to have some book reviews from young men. This review is from Timothy Little. (Thank you Tim.) Enjoy! Baden-Powell: The Man Who Lived Twice  by Mary Drewery. Reviewed by Timothy Little  age 16 This … Continue reading