This is episode 22 and this week I’m talking to Wendy from @EnjoyMathsHomeEd. We talk about Wendy’s Maths Programme, Enjoy Maths, the positive educational impact of ordinary things, encouraging a lifetime of learning, and the advantages of being a mature university student.
This is episode 21 and this week I’m talking to Jimena from @PlayLiveAndLearn. We talk about the tiny rebellion of not applying for a school place, home education alongside being a professional actor, and learning in front of your children.
This is episode 20 and this week I’m talking to Ashleigh from @wild.wood.childhood. We talk about home educating alongside a sibling in school, home edding foundation and year 1 on a very small budget, and the fear of missing out, and how it can mess with your confidence and cost you money.
This is episode 19 and this week I’m talking to Sherilyn from @HomeEdHereAndNow. We talk about shifting into a mindset where you don’t feel the need to prove yourself all the time. Sherilyn talks about running a business alongside home education, and we talk hands on maths and building community.
This week I’m talking to Becca from @Fiddlesticks.kids. We talk about home educating alongside childminding and running an online business. Becca tells me about thinking about the box when organising her week and we have great boardgame recs for the autumn.
This is episode 17 and this week I’m talking to Katie from @learnWhatYouLive on Instragram. We talk about GCSE and how home edders tackle exams. We talk about moving from our careers outside the home to home education and the vulnerability of not knowing what you might do after, and we have audio book recs galore!
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.
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.
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.
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.