Planning for our first “official” year of home education

Hi friends! Gosh, it’s been a long time since I have blogged. I guess life sometimes just runs away with us, doesn’t it? I’ve been busy reading and reflecting deeply on our home education journey in anticipation of “formally” beginning in September (not that our days will look that different – but more on that…

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FAQ: Home Education (why we’ve chosen to do it + how it works for us)

A while ago I posted on Instagram stories asking if anyone had any questions about home education. I didn’t expect the huge volume of responses I received! I have been through all of the questions – many were the same or similar, so I have done my best to answer them all below! Why are…

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Meet the Mother: Adele Jarrett-Kerr

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome writer and home educating mama Adele Jarrett-Kerr…

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Why we chose a Steiner playgroup for our Montessori toddler 

Imagine the scene. A church hall filled with loud, single-purpose plastic toys. Children of all ages running around, ignored by their childminders who sit chatting on the benches at the side. Noise. Pushing, snatching, shouting, scolding, threats. No one welcoming you, no one leading the session or seemingly in charge, no structure whatsoever. Biscuits and…

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Messy play – finger painting with jelly

I want to do more messy play activities with Frida. I often have good intentions but don’t get round to it, or choose to do something less, well, messy. Inspired by some charming photos online of similar aged babies doing finger painting, I thought we would give it a go with some edible “paint” made out…

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Frida’s shelves – eight and a half months

I don’t claim to be a Montessori expert (yet! One day I hope…) but we are trying to raise and educate Frida in a Montessori way. One of the things you will find in all Montessori environments is low open shelving with developmentally-appropriate materials, objects, and work which children can help themselves to. We have…

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