Stuff to do and time to do it…so why aren’t I?

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?

Easter holidays under lockdown.

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.

How do I make the weekends feel different to the weeks whilst in 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?

One Round of Applause Isn’t Enough. #clapforourcarers

Yesterday my children and I hung out of the top window of our house.   We could see our neighbours over the street doing likewise. Doors opened into back gardens and people stood alone outside their houses, or in family units in the street.    There was an eerie silence as we all waited in … Continue reading One Round of Applause Isn’t Enough. #clapforourcarers

Watching out for those positive moments!

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!

What is the objective of our current home schooling?

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?