An Easy Way to be Ready for Christmas

We’re in November already, with just over 50 days until Christmas.  And for us as mothers in a homeschooling family, Christmas usually means extra work.  And lots of it.  There are gifts to buy and wrap, cards to write and send, and food to buy and cook.  We’ll also want to teach the Nativity story to our children, and possibly do some … Continue reading

Special Offer for Budding Scientists

In the process of migrating to this new website I was email chatting with Robert Krampf, the ‘Happy Scientist’ and he has made a very special offer to my readers. If you go to The Happy Scientist through this link you can get a $3 discount on your subscription by using this code: FAMILYLIFE I have subscribed for my children … Continue reading

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I’m Giving Away a Free Copy of My New Online Course

My new online course for homeschooling parents is due to be released in early 2012.  It’s called Successful Homeschooling Made Easy. I am looking for those who are currently homeschooling (or are about to start homeschooling) to ‘test drive’ my beta copy of the course – to join up to do the course and give me feedback and comments about the … Continue reading

If Your Child Ever Went to School…

… Would you like to complete my survey? I am writing a course for new homeschoolers and I want to help those who will be bringing their children out of school.  Tell me your thoughts and experiences about bringing children out of school to homeschool. Click here to take survey N.B. The survey is completely anonymous. I can’t tell who … Continue reading

How Do You Keep Your Children Safe Online?

Facebook for Homeschoolers? Over the Easter holiday break, our youngest daughter, (16 years old) finally joined Facebook.  She had been resisting joining, partly because of all the negative press she had received from her dad and me about it.  And she had held off for a very long time. But things had reached a point where she was one of the … Continue reading

How to Succeed at University

By Celia Walmsley I recently graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts, even though I never sat a single school exam. My first exam (not counting driving test and music exams) was when I was twenty, and I was okay with it.  It wasn’t scary, I didn’t freak out, and I didn’t fail! I have found … Continue reading