• Homeschool Log Book

    Morning Meeting We completed four Mystery of History lessons, finished chapter 4 of Who is God?, and continued reading about vitamins and minerals in our Apologia Anatomy & Physiology book. I read aloud four chapters of a Pocketful of Pinecones, read about the Twelve Labours of Hercules and continued reading The Illiad. Rebecca (Age 11) […]

  • Precious Moments

    I love being back at school! I know I always say this, but our family is a much happier family when we are occupied. We all thoroughly enjoy the idea of a break, and we always enjoy the first week or so, but any longer and we all start to slowly go mad… So back […]

  • Seasons of Joy: 2021

    I love a new start. A whole new day, with no mistakes in it… yet – one of the few quotes I remember from Anne of Green Gables, probably because it resonated with me. I can honestly say that the last few years, and particularly the past year, have been the hardest of my life. […]

  • Mystery of History: Lesson 19 – Moses and the Exodus

    Moses and the Exodus: Reading Along with the Mystery of History text, I read Exodus, and Wonders and Miracles to the girls. These are both excellent books, especially Wonders and Miracles – it is full of stories, poems, readings, songs and incredible drawings. I consider it one of the more special books I own. The […]

  • A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 170

    Seriously, Gary needs to stop having days off!! It is SO hard to leave him in the morning…so sometimes I don’t 🙂 I think it may have been coming up to nine before we were all up, and gone half nine before we started school. Gary started a new job back in December and he […]

  • A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 165

    Today the children all had friends coming round in the afternoon so we needed to squeeze in everything I wanted to finish before lunch. The first thing was making sure Thomas’ morning went smoothly. I made him breakfast in bed, but he chose to join us at the table. He was doing his driving test […]

  • A Year in the Life of a Homeschooling Family: Day 164

    This was a funny ol’ day today with mum coming back from holiday (I have been cat-sitting for her for the past week), Thomas, who is working such long hours at the moment at college (and loving every minute of it!) and Lillie, who had a ‘Singing with Makaton’ course in a nearby town. She […]

  • A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 163

    This morning I awoke bright and breezy, and woke everyone else up to join me 🙂 They groaned but I think they quietly actually enjoy the time it gives them in the morning… I took the littles to the park after a scrummy oatmeal breakfast. We were there for about half an hour and whilst […]

  • A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 162

    Gary had the day off today. I find having my gorgeous husband at home very distracting! I had to force my way out of bed this morning, and leave him be so I could start breakfast. I have been waking the girls each morning at seven as well. They are less than impressed but it […]

  • A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 161

    Before I write about today, I’d like to post some photos from yesterday. In England it was Father’s Day. Now last year we had taken Gary out for lunch and thoroughly regretted it after spending a lot of money on food which came late, was cold and the restaurant was so busy and noisy, none […]