Day by Day, Homeschool, Homeschool Questions, Routines

Teens and exams – 2 June 2019

In my last post I pondered over some of the relational, character and faith building aspects of continuing to homeschool into the teen years. I still believe these were the most foundational for us, but it was also important to continue our boys’ academic studies, and in this post I’ll chart a little of what… Continue reading Teens and exams – 2 June 2019

Day by Day, Homeschool, Homeschool Questions, Routines

The teen years and exams – Part 1 May 2019

As I started tapping away, I realised this is quite a big topic, so I’m going to split it into two posts; the first of my reflections about this season, and the second with some more practical pointers. We have also done a podcast on exams, at Mended Tea Cups Embarking on IGCSE’s felt as… Continue reading The teen years and exams – Part 1 May 2019

Day by Day, Nature & Animals, Science and Nature

Spring learning April 2019

As the weather warms up, we naturally spend more time outdoors, both at work and play. The summer term is often a more relaxed one, with lots of outdoor learning. Both boys have exams coming up, so this is a season when the pressure is on for them. I therefore decided that in an attempt… Continue reading Spring learning April 2019

Day by Day, Easy Food, Nature & Animals, Science and Nature

Stinging nettle and wild garlic soup April 2019

This is just a version of stinging nettle soup (earlier recipe). Stinging nettles are best to eat at this time of year (and maybe sting the hardest too!), so it's a other seasonal one. I tend to pick only the top third of the nettle. Then by pouring boiling water over them, their stinging power… Continue reading Stinging nettle and wild garlic soup April 2019

Day by Day, Homeschool, Homeschool Questions

Mended Teacups a podcast and a new venture April 2019

It’s Friday night; the boys and a friend are eating pizza and watching minecraft videos (!), the girls are just about ready for bed, having had their pizza. At the end of our first week back to homeschool routine, we've had the fun of a day with home ed friends at Tyntesfield, a NT property,… Continue reading Mended Teacups a podcast and a new venture April 2019

Adoption, Adoption reflections, Day by Day

Moments of beauty in the midst of life. April 2019

There are so many moments of joy in my mothering journey, and it truly is the most fulfilling job I have ever done, but it certainly feels like hard work some days...in fact, most days. But I don't think anything of such eternal worth is ever going to be a breeze. There are many seasons… Continue reading Moments of beauty in the midst of life. April 2019

Adoption, Adoption reflections, Day by Day, Homeschool, Homeschool Questions, Routines

Home education and adoption April 2019

I recently had the opportunity to share some of our home ed journey with an editor of a Christian magazine, and one of the topics she was particularly interested in was the combination of home ed and adoption. This has prompted me to jot a few thoughts down. Adoption is God’s design...He’s adopted us into… Continue reading Home education and adoption April 2019