Binding Work, Preserving Memories

At the conclusion of each year I bind all of our children’s academic work into a keepsake.  The reason for this is twofold; firstly we wish to demonstrate to the children that their work is precious and worthwhile keeping, secondly in an effort to tame the paper tiger. Finding a workable system to keep track of loose […]

Awesome! – A Masculine Opinion

The layout of our study has bothered us for some time now. When we recently acquired two new computers and realised we needed to shuffle the room around yet again we decided it was time to invest in a more permanent solution. After discarding a few ideas PC decided to head to town in the […]

Designing Our Learning Room – Help Please

As we slowly start to use all available space in the extensions, I can see the time is nearing to consider the design of our learning room. Up to this point I have resolutely not even thought about it as I haven’t wanted to get too excited.   Obviously as we have been homeschooling for over […]

My ‘Truth About Mum’ and Planning

Sarah’s recent post, Truth About Mum really resonated with me. She shares so much wisdom and truth; considering Mum’s teaching style is vital for a “Happy Home Educating Mum.” With our new school term starting back on Monday, I have spent a couple of days this week re-assessing and tweaking our yearly plans. Whilst doing […]

Arranging Our Study

Tuesday saw many changes. Once the children moved out we turned our energies towards cleaning their abandoned rooms. The boys’ room began its transformation into a study. As the children were eager to see this occur they worked with a will. Very quickly tables and desks were moved in and a whole bank of computers […]

Our Workbox Adaptions

A few months back there were discussions on 4Real regarding workboxes. I particularly liked the following idea which is more suitable for a large family and limited space. When I discussed the idea with PC we thought it would be too much work setting up and monitoring. Eventually I did set up a system but […]

Learning Rooms in Small Houses

One of my favourite posts in blogosphere are pictures and descriptions of learning rooms. I enjoy seeing different families’ environments and can well understand how these beautiful rooms would foster creativity both for the children and for mum. But what happens when your learning area isn’t too thrilling ascetically, when you are very limited for […]