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Home Education In Focus At Manchester Museum

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Today we took part in a focus group at Manchester Museum along with 6 other home educating families. I wanted to share this with you because it was a positive experience. It can be easy to feel annexed by large institutions who seemingly favour school groups within their education provision. Just getting hold of a person willing to discuss a …

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5 Reasons to Hate Home Education – Just A Little Bit

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Home education is a legal option in the UK  and you’ll find home education communities in towns and cities from coast to coast. Families are free to adopt educational philosophies which best suit their children, which play to their ambitions and aspirations.  What ever the reason people turn to home education initially for many it becomes a wonderful way of …

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Home Educating 3 With Big Age Gaps

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My small humans fall into the high school, primary school and preschool age categories Well, I mean those are the boxes I tick on forms and such like – in real life the boundaries can be much more blurred. How do I manage to ensure that all of their needs are met both educationally and emotionally? It isn’t a piece …

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Inclusion & Kindness – My Response To The Home Education Media Storm

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Over the last couple of days the home educating world has been rocked by an article which originally appeared in The Mirror. The story was then picked up by many of the tabloids and the television equivalent – This Morning. It was a wildly sensationalized article perfect for causing controversy and maintaining newspaper sales as people wait for Trump to …

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Starting Off Not As We Mean To Go On

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It’s only the first week of January and already my head is spinning. I was organised, believe me when I say that last week I was. I’d broken the ice with both of my diaries ( one for bloggyness and one for home ed life) and neatly planned out the week. I was ‘with-it’, ‘on-target’, ready to start 2017 with …

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My Blogging Year 2016

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It is the final Saturday afternoon of 2016 and time to reflect on the year gone by. I realised today that I only returned to full on blogging in September of this year with the exception of a couple of sporadic posts earlier in the year. I was too enraptured with my beautiful daughter to write – I simply couldn’t …

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Christmas Countdown | Christmas Blog Tag

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The Christmas spirit is rife in the blogging community this year.  Like a virtual game of pass-the-parcel, Christmas tag is spreading from blog to blog as we approach the big day. Each Christmas jumper wearing, mince-pie consuming blogger is challenged to answer a few fun Christmas questions. There are no prizes – just layer upon layer of great blogs to …

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A Word About Breastfeeding & The Tree of Life Trend

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There is a new trend sweeping through social media – the tree of life photograph. The idea behind the beautiful images is to help normalise breastfeeding in society and I have embraced the movement with open arms. The point of the campaign is to normalise breastfeeding. It isn’t to call out people who bottle feed  – it isn’t a challenge. The …