Minimal-schooling isn’t about making a special season of home educating. It is about recognising your own need for a season of self-care. It doesn’t necessarily mean covering less information, it means putting minimal effort into preparing that information for your children.
Tag: home education
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.
…I had a spare notebook lying around, so I put it in the kitchen and that evening, I told everyone that this book was a Family Book and for everyone to use as they wanted to. There was no pressure to use it, no nagging, no spelling/grammar police, no rules!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.