Thinking Ahead

This week I printed my own copy of The Homeschooler’s Christmas Planner and settled down to organise myself in readiness for ‘the busy season’. It’s funny pulling out  a planner that you made with others in mind and then finding it so useful for yourself.  I like the planner.  I like the way it helps me get organised and focused.  … Continue reading

Art Appreciation in Auckland

At last!  A rare opportunity for people within striking distance of Auckland to experience some cool art appreciation! (And a discount on one of my study guides – read on.) Rembrandt Remastered is described as ‘a remarkable collection of digitally remastered and life size paintings from  one of the world’s greatest painters of all time. Each work reproduced exactly as it may have left … Continue reading

Look at My New Store

I have been updating my online store. My techie person (AKA Philip) listened to my pleas for a simpler system which didn’t require people to have to register and sign in to buy a simple PDF booklet. He searched for a simpler checkout system, and then spent some time moving everything across for me. I am really pleased. I’ve put … Continue reading

What I’ve Been Doing?

I’ve been busy lately, really busy working at my desk on changing some background things at Homeschool Family Life. I have updated all my courses.  (Very big job.) I’ve been looking for a new online store because I know the current one is unfriendly and clunky and I can’t make changes to it.  Hopefully I will find something that will … Continue reading

From My Window

I’m fascinated and thrilled by the wonderful views from our new abode in the country. Spring is showing up everywhere; for example, this is the view out of the window from my desk:   And this is what I saw out of the window the other afternoon when I walked into the bedroom.  That’s my favourite one-year-old with his mummy… And finally, a … Continue reading

Four Things You Can STOP Doing Today

When you are homeschooling it’s easy to get too busy and be so close to what you are doing that you lose focus and start to get too tired.  Here’s four things you can stop doing straight away, and your homeschool and family life will improve. STOP trying to learn everything all at once; you will find that it’s overwhelming. … 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

Long-term Effects of Day Care

I don’t usually discuss or publish this sort of thing at Homeschool Family Life, but for various reasons, this subject is important to me at the moment. So I am stepping out of my comfort zone to share this with you. This little article is from Jonas Himmelstrand, founder and director of The Mireja Institute, Sweden. He has been a consultant in business for … Continue reading