1. Be kind to yourself • You have many priorities; you are unlikely to meet every demand every day. Instead try and keep a record of your achievements for both business and family. Marbles in jars, ticks on sheets, lists of tasks that went well. Celebrate even the little successes. • Take breaks. Stand … Continue reading Tips for homeschooling whilst working from home
A number of parents I know are currently working full time from home whilst looking after their children. Their professional full time jobs are demanding more from them than usual as businesses adapt to the ongoing situation. Parents are fighting daily with priorities for their children’s wellbeing, education and their businesses needs. … Continue reading A battle of priorities. Working from home with children.
So this week my daughter finally turns into a teenager. I have been describing her as a teenager for the past 6 months, much to her disgust, but by the end of the week it will actually be true. I will be a mother of two teenage children. I hadn’t really thought … Continue reading Teenage birthday under lock down!
So how many of you are getting to do fun activities with your children? Projects? Games? Large puzzles? Baking? I have a whole list of things I would like to do, but strangely haven’t found time. I am working a little, creating activity packs for my minded children. I am also helping … Continue reading Stuff to do and time to do it…so why aren’t I?
So today has been the first day that felt ‘normal’. I am hoping this is us finding our stride. I know we will still have wobbly moments and days where the world seems to conspire against us, but today I felt hopeful that we could actually enjoy this time. My kids didn’t need reminding of … Continue reading Finding our new ‘normal’
Anyone else out there looking at the upcoming Easter holidays like a rabbit standing in the path of a 14 carriage freight train? Our original Easter holiday plans included working for four days taking 10 children on fun trips, celebrating my daughter’s birthday at a theme park and a family holiday with my partner … Continue reading Easter holidays under lockdown.
I have to admit this one is bothering me a little. I love a plan. I love a focus. Our normal weekends involve being with my partner and his children, seeing family and friends, days out to interesting places and of course rugby. My son’s rugby matches rule Sundays. So what now? I feel the … Continue reading How do I make the weekends feel different to the weeks whilst in lockdown?
I’m currently sitting in my bedroom listening to my two teenage children laughing downstairs. Since we have been home they have actually decided to spend time together, just the two of them, on their own! They have planned it in advance, deciding together what they are going to do and when. This afternoon they … Continue reading Watching out for those positive moments!
I am seeing lots of different approaches set out by schools covering the educational needs of our children at this time. My partner’s children’s primary school seems to be setting more and more work that totals greater than 6 hours a day and flashes up red on the system if it isn’t complete. … Continue reading What is the objective of our current home schooling?
Need some time to do some work or take a phone call? Want some time off screens? Try some of these activities. Hopefully most can be done independently once explained...or older siblings could do with younger 👍 Let me know how you get on! Maths Draw up a table and roll a dice. … Continue reading Working from home whilst home schooling? Try having some of these fun, independent 🤞 learning activities to hand.