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

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

Recipe Month – Recipe 7

This is a great recipe when you are looking for something that doesn’t include pasta, rice or potatoes.  Quinoa (pronounced, keen-wah) has been called the  ‘gold of the Incas’.  It’s full of protein, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.  It is especially good for people who suffer from migraine or headaches. Warming Quinoa and Kidney Bean Chili Ingredients: *  1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained * … Continue reading

Did You Hear About Sesame Street?

On Sunday, Sesame Street videos on YouTube were hacked into and several unsuitable (R18) videos were uploaded to the site. The powers that be moved fast and the site was taken down and repaired.  But for twenty long minutes on Sunday, children with free access to the Internet or even those who just know how to go to a ‘safe place’ like Sesame Street … 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

Recipe Month – Recipe 4

Lentil and Bean Curry with Polenta This is a really easy recipe for you that I was given and then modified to suit my family.  People absolutely love this dinner and it’s yummy enough to give to visitors and get compliments. Ingredients •   1 onion chopped •   Cold pressed virgin olive oil (or other good cold pressed oil that can … Continue reading

Recipe Month – Recipe 3

Here’s your third recipe in the series of October Recipe Month. I like this one because it’s a vegetarian recipe.  Cashews are sometimes called ‘nature’s vitamin pills’.  They have 5 grams of protein per ounce and high levels of the essential minerals: iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. Creamy Pasta with Cashew Sauce Serves 4 Ingredients: *  500gm (1 … Continue reading

Recipe Month – Recipe 2

This is the second recipe for October Recipe Month.  Fiona posted this on www.Facebook.com/TheBroadRoom and Diane tried it and made comments.  It’s certainly simple and passes the ‘yummy’ test. Broccoli and Chicken Bake Recipe from Fiona Taylor’s mother-in-law With comments and suggestions from Diane Scheepers Serves four or five. Double the recipe for larger families. Ingredients *  ½ a large broccoli *  … Continue reading