What We’ve Done This Week: 4th November 2019

Monday I’ll admit that not much got done today. I had some work things that had to be done, so the girls played together for most of the morning. After that we went over to visit family, popping into the shops on the way home. The girls had their usual karate lesson this evening. Tuesday […]

Do We Need A Routine? | The Home Education Diaries

Do We Need A Routine?

Over the last couple of months, I’ve joined a few different Facebook groups for people who home educate. I’m one of those annoying lurking types. For the last couple of weeks, in one group, I’ve noticed that parents have an obsession with routine. There lots of posts where people are breaking their day down into […]

We're Real Home Educators Now! | The Home Education Diaries

We’re Real Home Educators Now!

Although we were “not back to school” a couple of days ago, today felt a bit like it was our first proper day as home educators. Or at least the first time we were outing ourselves as such, hence the daft title of this post. After I’d spent a frantic few days in July researching […]

Not Back To School… For The First Time

I realise that I’ve been going through the “back to school” routine every September, without fail since I was three years old. Staring with pre-school, then through to nursery, primary school, secondary school, college, university and working as a teacher. Then I became I mum and “back to school” meant our playgroup and music group […]

What Do I Need To Buy To Home Educate?

What Do I Need To Buy To Home Educate?

The primary school that I worked in had a Resource Manager. It was her job to buy resources, keep them organised and make sure they were available when needed. If I ever needed something for a lesson, I’d fill in a request form and it’d arrive in my classroom when I needed it. Well actually, […]

Why We Decided To Home Educate

Taking the decision to home educate our daughters wasn’t an easy one. It’s something we’ve talked about on and off since our eldest was offered a school place, but things seemed to come to a head pretty quickly during the last week of the school year. Tuesday I’m sitting drinking coffee with some mums I’m […]