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Summer Schooling Rituals and Practices from the American South

Summer Schooling Rituals and Practices from the American South

Reflections from Podcast Episode 4  For most parents, any talk of summer holiday conjures up images of planning that much needed holiday in the sun, organising summer camp activities or catching up on much overdue socials with friends and families. The thought of...

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10 Lenten Practices for Home-schooling Families

10 Lenten Practices for Home-schooling Families

Lent for me, like Advent, is one of those very important events in the Christian calendar that never fully came alive until I began home educating. I’ve always been big on Easter as I am on Christmas. However, the quiet periods leading up to these much-celebrated...

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Finding your tribe vs fostering diversity in community

Finding your tribe vs fostering diversity in community

The word diversity is so loaded these days. To some, it could mean diversity of faith, of gender, of race/culture, geographical boundaries, social class or function. I am pretty sure this is not an exhaustive list. To avoid the weight of this nuanced word, I often...

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ALOL POETRY INSPIRATION

ALOL POETRY INSPIRATION

Who doesn’t love a good dose of beautiful, kind or soul stirring words? I love them even more when woven together in rhyme and metre echoing thoughts and longings I have never been able to articulate. This is why poetry is such as essential part of our home education.

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Home Educating

Home Educating

About this time 2 years ago, I was right where you are now. Nervous and self-doubting as I contemplated the idea of taking my son out of school.
The idea of home education was foreign to me or anyone close I knew. However, as my confident son’s joy and self-esteem began to visibly diminished, I could no longer hide behind mantras of grit and resilience to rationalise my deep fear of losing my social status. I had to pay attention to his mental health and general well being.
2 years on, I still maintain taking the plunge was the bravest thing I’d ever done. I’m a better woman and mother for it. Above all, my son is thriving in every way.

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