I am the Gate-Keeper

This post contains affilitae links to ChristianBook.com. Thank you for supporting my writing. When our children were in their infancy and toddler years, I held the strong conviction of keeping the children at home much of the time. This was, in part, because they were sixteen-months apart and I did all I could to get... Continue Reading →

My Homeschool Hopes for 2021

At the end of 2020, we almost gave up homeschooling. It had been a rough year and the final few months had been just hard. Drained, constant friction, and weariness painted our days. I had lost my vision, I felt defeated by my son's behaviour and didn't know how to work with him. We spent... Continue Reading →

Only Settle For Peace in Your Homeschool.

I am learning, in this motherhood and home education journey, that there is no one 'right way'. It is tempting, with our sense of responsibility and awe for our role as stewards of God's children, to keep looking for the 'best' - the best books, the best methodology, the best curriculum, the best schedule, the... Continue Reading →

Why We Love Gather ‘Round Homeschool

Because we have followed after what delights our children, I was looking around for something that would build upon our 7yo's passion for Big Cats. I have followed Rebecca from Homeschool On for years and, when I saw that one of the units of her new curriculum - Gather 'Round Homeschool - was on Africa,... Continue Reading →

A Free Weekly Printable Planner

If you're like me, you have a love/hate relationship with planners. Part of me loves the planning and the prettiness, and the other part hates that life gets in the way and ruins all my pretty plans! Or, and this is the most true for me, I can never find one that suits me just... Continue Reading →

Homeschooling Should Be a Joy

The more I live this life of homeschooling, the more I believe that home education ought to be a joy. By joy, I mean, delight - that is, a high degree of "gratification or pleasure" (Webster-Dictionary). Is your home education with your children gratifying? Do you all experience pleasure in your days? Now, in my... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Afraid to Unschool

This post contains affiliate links. This post is directed to Christian unschoolers but I hope it will be an encouragement to all who read it. When the Lord led me to unschooling, I was so afraid. In fact, I was more afraid of this than even homeschooling itself (which had seemed crazy when I had... Continue Reading →

How Social Media is Killing my Homemaking.

I'm so ashamed to say it, but it's true. Those beautifully curated square pictures are killing the fire in my heart for homemaking. My feed of late has been inundated with beautiful pictures of beautifully clean and organised homes - and I love looking at them. There is something inspiring about them that keeps calling... Continue Reading →

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