September 26, 2022

Home Ed Music

By L Winter “Wait, you were homeschooled?! Seriously?! Surely not… but you’re…”  I’m what, normal? Social? Working? Happy? This is usually how the conversation goes when someone discovers that I was home educated for most of my child and teen years. […]
August 15, 2022

A Week in the Life – Sara G

By Sara Giambruno Hello all, we are a quirky family of four (six if you include the pampered cats) who have pretty much followed an interest-led approach since we started home educating seven years ago. Currently, with all our classes/events/excursions […]
August 2, 2022

Changing Social Needs

Changing Social Needs By Annie Regan  As we’ve moved back into seeing our friends and doing activities this year, after the lockdown of 2020, I was feeling that things were different. At first, I thought it was just the weirdness […]
July 11, 2022

Learning from games

By Pamela Ueckerman When my eldest son took the exciting step of learning to read using a phonics-based approach at his Montessori school, he dove in and picked it up quickly, which we expected because of his great love of […]
June 14, 2022

A Week in the Life – Cheryl D

Cheryl Dedman My name is Cheryl and I’ve been home educating our son Jacob for over 9 years now. We have a family of four: my husband Pete and myself, our eldest son Nathaniel (26) and our younger son Jacob […]
May 23, 2022

African Adventures

By Kirsty James A couple of years ago I organised for a small group of 7- to 12-year-olds to come to our house and learn about Africa with my daughter. I’m a huge fan of picture books, and I knew […]
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 […]
May 1, 2022

The End of Home-Ed: Where Are The Parents Now?

The End of Home-Ed: Where Are The Parents Now? Home educators sometimes wonder what life will hold after the home-ed journey is over. Some  feel lost, even down, particularly when the ending is unexpected. Others feel excited, having made plans […]
April 19, 2022

A week in the life of our home educating family… SB

By Sarah Botting Lola is eight years old and Elena is six years old, and we have been home educating for a year now. We follow a very play-based, self-led approach, along with some printed curriculum based on current interests […]
April 4, 2022

First Paid Job

Jane Berry One of our roles as a parent is to help our children develop the necessary skills to function well as an adult in today’s society. In raising children who are world changers, hubby and I are trying to […]