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

How to Improve Your Homeschooling Efficiency

Life is so busy in a homeschooling family.  Often it’s happy busy, but sometimes it’s stressful too. One way to handle the busy-ness is to make a list of things you need to do. It helps you to focus. It increases the chances of things being done. It helps prevent things being forgotten. But a to-do list needs to be … Continue reading

I Have Stopped Homeschooling

Our youngest child has tidied her desk, sorted her shelves, and packed her best work into a box to go into the attic to be kept. She has tidied her wardrobe and drawers and is preparing to go off to Bible School for six months. It feels momentous, huge and scary. For me, not her. It’s 27½ years since we … Continue reading

Step Away From the Keyboard!

– Why You Don’t Want to Allow Your Alphabet Learner Near the Keyboard You probably noticed that when I talked about the different ways to help your new writer to develop his writing skills in Easy Alphabet Learning I didn’t mention ‘keyboard’ in the list.  There’s a reason for that, and it’s not that your little person won’t be interested in your … Continue reading

The Importance of Aimless Questions

Did you ever get bombarded with ‘why?’ questions?  Did it drive you mad, so that you wanted to shout ‘Shut Up!’ ?  I did.  One of my children, in particular was relentless in asking endless questions when he was a preschooler, so that there were times that my ears would be ringing and my brain aching at the end of … Continue reading

A Simple Secret For Teaching Writing

Have you noticed how your children learn?  We see our tiny tots copying us, and we smile quietly to ourselves.  We demonstrate to our children how to use a knife and fork, a toothbrush, a comb, a pencil… And they learn by copying us. We teach our children how to read or count and they learn these things by copying us.  … Continue reading

Keep Your Preschoolers Busy and Happy

Busy preschoolers can present a challenge when you are trying to teach your older children.  The little ones have a lot of energy and they can drain you of your energy quite quickly, while slowing you down as you try to teach your older ones and keep house. But I’ve found that spending some time with the tiny tots first helps to … Continue reading

How Perfect Are You?

‘If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well’ ‘Never, never, never, never give up.’ These sound like good mottos, don’t they?  They encourage us to try hard, to improve and to do our best, don’t they?  Or do they,  accidentally or on purpose, in subtle ways, encourage perfectionism? While there’s nothing wrong and a lot good about aiming to do your … Continue reading

What is the Difference Between a Vision and a Goal?

We all have dreams and visions for our children and our homeschooling, but sometimes (often) things don’t go the way we expect or would like. Some events are out of our control, but sometimes we can actually behave differently and get a desired result. To help you to achieve your desired results, you need to have a clear understanding of your … Continue reading