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Question Time

Question Time

Do you have a question that’s been bothering you for a while, but you haven’t had the time to ask it? Do you have a specific thing you want to know about doing home education but haven’t found it in my earlier ramblings? Or is […]

Charlotte joins the Patch

Charlotte joins the Patch

When I went to hang out our laundry early last week I was greeted by a large spider’s web.  This isn’t particularly unusual, with the exception of the size of the web and the fact that the spider was currently hanging around in the centre of […]

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 […]

Upskilling

Upskilling

Last week an online friend, Jo, posted in her Facebook group that there was going to be an online Montessori Summit with multiple speakers, specifically about homeschooling.   We were very Montessori-inspired when the kids were younger and so her post caught my eye. Her […]

Planning ahead

Planning ahead

It is coming up to that time of year again.  Questions about how this year have gone start to bubble up in my brain. What worked?  What didn’t?  What did we miss out? What needs more attention? The end goal of all this navel gazing? […]

Hands Up, Who’s Volunteering?

Hands Up, Who’s Volunteering?

If you’ve been here a little while, you’ll know that I have a volunteer role on a national home education committee and have done so for nearly four years.  That would be these guys, if you want to check us out. (Click the picture to take you […]