Fishpond is Cleaning its Pond – up to 71% off!

Fishpond online store is having a HUGE Spring Cleaning Sale – clearing loads of stock at amazing prices. They say it’s the perfect time to start picking up some early bargains for Christmas and they have a wonderful range of stuff in the sale. There are gifts, best sellers, music, movies, electronics, games, toys, stationery and gifts.  I’ve looked through some … Continue reading

Celebrate Homeschooling!

The Old Schoolhouse is having another expo, and the tickets are now on sale. And I have some very nice news; if you register before Sunday, you will get a $5 coupon. But you will need to be quick, as last time the expo sold out really fast. The speaker list is looking really good, with 17 speakers including Jeannie … Continue reading

The Secret to Well Behaved Children

Psychologist Dr Aric Sigman is in New Zealand and has been in the news this week. Aric Sigman is is a fellow of the Britain’s Royal Society of Medicine, and the author of a fabulous book called Remotely Controlled which discusses the danger of television viewing for children.  (The danger is in the act of watching, rather than the content.) … Continue reading

You told me what you like about homeschooling

Here’s a huge THANK YOU to everyone who completed a Broad Room survey. I got a wonderful response and I found it very helpful and useful in knowing what I could do to help you and support you in your homeschooling. I now have a good idea of the age range of your children, why you are homeschooling, what you love about … Continue reading

Special Price Offer

I am always on the lookout for special offers for you, and this week I am really happy to report that I’ve come across a fabulous discount on a popular math and phonics program. 35% off the retail price of Saxon products for a limited period! Saxon Math Saxon is most famous for its complete homeschool mathematics program. Its strengths are its systematic … Continue reading

Talking To Toddlers

Just a quick note to tell you about a special Mothers’ Day offer that I heard about.  It’s a parenting course on MP3.  It’s called “Talking to Toddlers” and there is a fabulous 50% off for Mothers’ Day.  I have reached a stage in my mothering where I rarely hear or read something new about parenting.  It’s often the same … Continue reading

NZ Robotics Team Wins Again!

The New Zealand homeschool robotics team, Free Range Robotics, has WON the tournament at the Vex Robotics World Championships in Dallas. The way the tournament works is that the teams work through qualifying matches which gives the top teams the opportunity to form alliances with other teams from their division and play through a set of finals to find the … Continue reading

Be In To Win!

For the next week everyone who joins the mailing list to receive Homeschool Family Life Updates will automatically go into the draw to win a free copy of Teresa Evans’ Easter Activities Collection. If you are already on the mailing list then you are already automatically in the draw.  The draw will take place at midday GMT (11 pm NZST) on … Continue reading

Look at my new store

You may have noticed that I have been quieter than usual at Homeschool Family Life.  This is because I have been beavering away at my new project for the past couple of months and now I can at last announce that I have opened an e-store on Homeschool Family Life website.  There is always a need for good quality curriculum which … Continue reading