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Rosemary: Secular Homeschool Magazine

Rosemary: Secular Homeschool Magazine

“Rosemary” is a secular homeschool magazine produced out of the U.S.A. It comes out three times a year – Spring, Autumn and Winter.  I joined their Patreon page for the Digital edition and duly received my copy of the current issue – Spring – which […]

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly two years without a single post here at the Patch! I’m both annoyed with myself and yet completely unsurprised by this.Posting was already coming to a grinding halt in 2017 when at the end of the year […]

Cohorts are not the answer

Cohorts are not the answer

Of the many things that our government could be doing to improve the lot of kids in the education system, this ISN’T one of them. Yes, I have a bias. I could not envisage sending my 5 year old off to school when it was […]

The horse, and getting back on it.

The horse, and getting back on it.

Well that was the world’s shortest NaBloPoMo.  I fell off the wagon on the third day! Oh well, I figure that I’m always telling my kids not to give up when things go a bit pear shaped, so here I am.  Keeping on going. Sadly […]

Herding elephants…

Herding elephants…

Let’s start off this blog post by pointing out the elephant in the room …. GUILT. Lots and lots of guilt.  Attached to the idea that I should be taking time out for myself. Who is this crazy woman? I figure I’m a pretty normal sort […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2016 ! I hope that you and your family have had a nice holiday season. Now that it is almost back to normal routine, I thought I’d share a few snippets that have caught my eye over the break.  The first is a wonderful […]