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Our Week

Early last week I worried that we weren’t doing enough. Actually, I panicked and had a full scale wobbly fit. It wasn’t pretty.

So looking back on the first full week of the term, I am so surprised to see how much we are getting done! 293 more words


Good Bye, Sanity

I am writing this early because today- which should be Monday- Thor and I are starting our tot school. I am making this up as I go. 228 more words

Family Life

Vicious Circles...

Some days I get a bad case of the “poor me”s.
I can list every problem
Every little thing I wish was better
Every frustration… 425 more words


Is school really educating?

When you’ve been through school yourself and it was a successful experience you’d probably never think about it?

And some people prefer to be silently led and feel part of an institution without challenging traditions, or ‘being difficult’ as it’s sometimes labelled! 449 more words

Trapped in Portugal.

Porto was our first stop in Portugal, we had planned for it to be just an overnight stop but the kids and I persuaded Jon that we should stay a day to visit the port caves that the town is famous for, all the major names – Taylors, Sandeman, Grahams etc. 956 more words


Roaming School Saturday

As part of our homeschooling experience, we try to use weekend getaways as a way to extend the learning that takes place during the week.  For example, to go with our Washington State unit, we decided to travel East and see how the apples that we tasted earlier in the week (we did a blind taste test) were actually grown. 121 more words

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