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Homeschooling Whilst Pregnant

Every pregnancy is different and has it’s ups and downs. Homeschooling whilst being pregnant came be a very difficult time. For most women the two “hard” points in pregnancy are the beginning and the end. These are the days where you feel you will never get through. This is now my second pregnancy whilst homeschooling, and it does add extra strain to your day. But one thing I’ve learnt for motherhood...

New to Homeschooling?

Starting out homeschooling is a daunting thought! It can feel overwhelming and frightening, you may have to deal with those close to you criticising your decision. Then there is the choice of curriculum- the bewildering array, and the conflicting voices all saying their’s is best can be very confusing! Whether you start out at day one of school, or start when your children are a bit older, my advice is to take it slow!...

P is for Patience

When my daughter was born I was desperate for her to reach her developmental milestones, and ideally to do so early! When she was one I would lie in bed a count how many words she had… I had a book which gave you a guide as to how many words a child should/could have at 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, etc, etc. Perhaps it was her mop of thick hair which made her look older which added to my drive. Thankfully for my...

Homeschooling with babies and toddlers

When people find out I homeschool, and have four children, and that one of those children is three, and another is not yet one the response is, “How on earth to you manage that?” I response, is “you should meet my friends who have six, seven or eight children”. There are some obvious tricks to making this work: Make use of babies nap time, I make this the time for phonics teaching, and maths- the...
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