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Why we chose a Steiner playgroup for our Montessori toddler 

Imagine the scene. A church hall filled with loud, single-purpose plastic toys. Children of all ages running around, ignored by their childminders who sit chatting on the benches at the side. 588 more words


Poetry, Pottery and Painting

I’m trying really hard to strew more to keep M (and maybe D?) more stimulated – M already has numerous activities on the go but she seems to want to be stretched and challenged more recently. 471 more words


Lil' Lady....

Minion 3’s year has been a slow progression…I’m trying to keep her engaged and thirsty to learn. ..however her being able to read has been paramount in her gaining her independance in learning…as I’ve mentioned before she’s determined to do everything by herself. 625 more words

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How many GCSEs does it take to breed neglect?

I’m not only a home educating parent! I am other things as well.

And our kids are not just home school kids, they are other things too. 535 more words

Hanging out..

..quite literally in minion 3’s case.

So Monday lunch times are for climbing..morming consists of some written work..English or Maths then we head out to climb… 129 more words

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Private/Parochial/Amish Schools = Concentration Camps


Catholic schools are concentration camps. Amish communities are concentration camps. How come? IT IS SIMPLE! Because they are being purposely held apart from the rest of this country. 1,864 more words


Something a little different... 

Well it’s Sunday and I’m sat here at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with Lil’s Lady aka minion 3.

She adores classical music so when I saw this show advertised I thought we’d give it a go … 99 more words

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