A Charlotte Mason Discussion Meeting

I am having a Charlotte Mason Discussion Meeting on 17 May 2016 in Franklin.  This is for you if: You are a woman interested in knowing more about Charlotte Mason and her philosophy of education You already know about Charlotte Mason and you want to discuss her ideas with others You want to expand your understanding of a Charlotte Mason … Continue reading

Time to Go

After 36 years of supporting mothers, including 25 of those years supporting homeschooling families it is time for me to ‘retire’.  I have other things in my family and local community that I am becoming involved in, and I want to concentrate more on those things. I have two things to offer before I ‘close up shop’. First, I am offering all … Continue reading

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

We Have Lambs

Maybe it’s because I am still quite new to country life (only been living in the country a year) but I’m thrilled and delighted every time I see a newborn lamb. The first lamb of the season was right outside our bedroom window – what a happy surprise! We’ve had lots of twins and they are the cutest ever.  They usually … Continue reading

This is Harder Than I Thought

Today is a significant day.  Today is the last day that I will be the mother of a teenager.  We’ve been parents of teenagers since February 1992.  That’s 23 years and three months of living with teens. And tomorrow that will end when our ‘baby’ turns twenty. Well she’s pleased about that.  And I’m pleased too, in many ways.  But … Continue reading

A Good Laugh and a Long Sleep

If you are feeling tired or discouraged read on. Have you seen a programme called “The IT Crowd”?  I’ve seen bits of episodes now and again, and the thing that sticks in my mind from this sit com about an office IT department is the question the IT guys often ask those who phone him for help.  He always says … 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

How The World Views Homeschooling Mums

Life has been far from ordinary recently as we have moved from a busy suburb to a house in the country.  We are now delighting in the wonderful view we have and being entertained by the lambs escaping from their paddock, running across the lawn and then struggling to get back to Mama, or the sheep getting into the orchard … Continue reading