• Parenting

    Wouldn’t It Be Great If We All Stopped Judging Each Other?

    A few weeks ago at church I found my sister in law crying in the toilets. She was feeling alone, judged and overwhelmed. In our church community she is a working mum surrounded by past and present stay at home mums. As I was talking to her, reassuring her that she was not the crappy mum she felt she was at that time, I realised just how needlessly lonely parenting can be. The feelings she described to me – I also feel in my own parenting but for entirely different reasons. Being a parent of multiple children with additional needs leaves me feeling tired, judged, overwhelmed and ultimately alone. Then…

  • 5 WHYZ,  Parenting

    5 Reasons Why I Home Educate

    1. There is more to life than English and Maths This might be a controversial statement in today’s world but seriously, English and Maths isn’t everything. Is it important? Of course it is and we will certainly be spending time making sure that Olive and Luna can read, write and “do maths”, but it is not the only subject in the world (despite what our government might think). Home education allows us to explore those other subjects. We want to engage them in music, art, geography, history, science, science and more science. Instead of my child telling me what a fronted adverbial is, I would rather she learns how to…