Concerns and Confidence

May 16, 2022

HOME ED AND THE HOME

By Mary Every now and then someone asks how other home educators manage home ed and household tasks such as cleaning and cooking because they’re struggling to get on top of everything. This is especially true of families with younger […]
May 8, 2022

Head First Into Home Ed

Nabeela Fathima Wahid It was a chaotic start to the morning, a frenzy of activity dotted with the clatter and noise of each family member trying to cram in a multitude of chores into a single moment. The announcement of […]
April 25, 2022

Developing Writing Skills

By Kirsty James Learning to write is a broad theme, covering such diverse topics as forming letters, learning correct grammar and syntax, and essay writing. This article is just a starting point, and illustrates not only some of the ways […]
January 17, 2022

Home Education in the Digital Age

 Annie Regan Digital technology is one of the many tools we use for home education and it has made our life and learning easier, and expanded our world.  Finding Information: We often look up information on the phone or computer […]
December 13, 2021

Challenging Stereotypes

Kirsty James We like to laugh about the stereotypical home educated kid: those poor unsocialised darlings who will never get a job, make friends, or learn how to line up. However, I think the more dangerous stereotypes are the ones […]
November 23, 2021

Why Begin Home Ed in High School?

Heidi McCormack Why? I guess the first thing most people want to know is why we started home educating, and why now? That’s an easy and a hard question to answer. Easy because once I knew this was right for […]
November 2, 2021

Six Months – What I Have Learnt So Far

Pamela Uckerman On the first day of the school year in 2019, when my boys were entering grades three and two, I dropped them at school, went home and cried. After six blissful weeks of summer, the complaints about school […]
October 5, 2021

Starting Home Ed During the Pandemic

Welcome to all of those new families considering home education, or who have joined the community during the pandemic and have had little chance to see home education at its best. Normally when we join a new community, we have […]
September 28, 2021

I Will Never Homeschool

Mairi Girgis. I was never going to “homeschool” my kids myself. I didn’t research home education before I started. When I started I had a lot of misconceptions, I didn’t think I’d have the patience to teach my children, and […]
September 20, 2021

Then and Now

Faye C Ahh, those early days of my family’s home education journey! I had our Happy Homeschool House all planned out about ten years ago— something along the lines of perfectly co-operative children who would happily sit down and complete […]