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Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 18 – Becca (@Fiddlesticks.kids)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 18 – Becca (@Fiddlesticks.kids)

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.

Not back to School? 6 Easy, Low Prep Traditions for your first day back (& 2 things to avoid)

Not back to School? 6 Easy, Low Prep Traditions for your first day back (& 2 things to avoid)

Finishing your summer holidays and starting a new school year is an exciting and optimistic time. Here are some simple ideas to mark the occasion both on the day, and to give you something to look back on in the future. Plus a couple of things to do without.

Rockin’ Home Ed Record Keeping

Rockin’ Home Ed Record Keeping

Whether you’re off of school or just having an off day; whether you’re on holiday or having a season of life where you wish you were, an app could help you sift home ed gold from the day so you can rest secure in the knowledge your time was not lost even if it wasn’t spent to plan.

Home Educations Planners 101 Pt4 – 4 Planner Pages that will make you more Productive and save you Money (if you use them)

Home Educations Planners 101 Pt4 – 4 Planner Pages that will make you more Productive and save you Money (if you use them)

Here are some planner pages from the Home Education Printable Planner that can save you money, and make the most of the things you have. You can download these pages to try yourself, at the bottom of the post.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 17 – Katie (@Learnwhatyoulive)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 17 – Katie (@Learnwhatyoulive)

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!

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.