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Home Education Planners 101 Part 3: – 22 useful things to put in a Home Ed Bullet Journal

Home Education Planners 101 Part 3: – 22 useful things to put in a Home Ed Bullet Journal

Having used a general bullet journal since 2014, I started using a separate Home Ed bullet journal 6 months ago. Here I give you 22 ideas for useful things to have in your home ed bullet journal, as well as ways to use it every day.

How I Narrowly Escaped the Analysis Paralysis of Curriculum Shopping (and you can too)

How I Narrowly Escaped the Analysis Paralysis of Curriculum Shopping (and you can too)

As most of you, dear readers, are preparing for a new season of sowing seeds, my advice is to look forward to the harvest! There are many shiny maths and science and history and English curricula, oh so many, and if you feel your brain melting over which will be the best for your child, stop, take a breath, and ask yourself what you hope to harvest.

Home Education Planners 101 Part 2: The Pro and Cons of a Printable Home Education Planner and Bullet Journal

Home Education Planners 101 Part 2: The Pro and Cons of a Printable Home Education Planner and Bullet Journal

The two cheapest, and easiest ways of making a home ed planner that I have experimented with over the years, are by printing your own from a pre-designed printable planner you can find on line, or making a home ed bullet journal (aka bujo) out of a notebook.
Both of these systems have their advantages and disadvantages, which are worth considering before you give one or both of them a go.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 16 – Lexi (@CaribbeanHomeEducator)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 16 – Lexi (@CaribbeanHomeEducator)

This is episode 16 and this week I’m talking to Lexy from @caribbeanhomeeducator on Instragram. We talk about home educating older children alongside infant twins, how to event plan when home ed freedom can also mean flakiness, the importance of downtime and rest, and support for home ed parents of black and mixed race children.

Home Education Planners 101: Part 1 Why use a home ed planner at all?

Home Education Planners 101: Part 1 Why use a home ed planner at all?

Home education is complicated. Or, rather it is really easy for us to make home education complicated.
The back of an envelope will only get you so far.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 15 – Kelly (@theWoodSideStories)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 15 – Kelly (@theWoodSideStories)

This is episode number 15 and this week I’m talking to Kelly who is @thewoodsidestories on Instragram. We talk about the journey from school at home to something more unique to your family, and how as the home ed parent you need to give your self grace and time to find out what works, we chat about the importance of finding mentors for your home ed family in the wider community around you, and the value of exploring community spaces when everyone else is in school, and we talk about what life is like home educating in rural, and more isolated areas of the country.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 14 – Mell (@Raisingadaisy)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 14 – Mell (@Raisingadaisy)

This week I’m talking to Mell from @raisingadaisy on Instragram. We talk about home educating as a single parent, and get into our experiences with negative attitudes against home education and what to do about it. We also talk about how home ed children’s learning and socializing differs when compared to schooled children.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 13 – Lyndsay (@Rainbows_and_wellies)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 13 – Lyndsay (@Rainbows_and_wellies)

This week I’m talking to Lyndsay from @rainbows_and_wellies on Instagram. We talk about home educating an only child, and how home edding can provide a safe environment for an autistic child both to learn in a way that suits them, and get the degree of socialisation that feels comfortable to them (in comparison to the ‘coke bottle’ effect.) We also chat about finding your groove when you’re unexpectedly home educating, through community and time spent reflected on the things that are working.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 12 – Jacqui (@JacquiWakelam)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 12 – Jacqui (@JacquiWakelam)

This week I’m talking to Jacqui from JacquiWakelam.com.
We talk about home educating in partnership with our older children, the importance of deschooling as a home educating parent, and Jacqui tells me the best quote about being a new home edder – I promise it’s going to stick with you…

Home Ed Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode 11 – Ronni (MulticulturalMotherhood)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode 11 – Ronni (MulticulturalMotherhood)

This week I’m talking to Ronni from MulticulturalMotherhood. We talk about finding a regular community in a city with a large number of home edding families a lots of activities to go to. We also talk about teaching other languages as part of your home ed routine, and, as a trained speech and language therapist, Ronni tells us about how parents can support their children’s early language development.