Category Archives: Personal Development

Feeling all woofed out

In my last post I spoke about our adventures in Cirencester while WWOOF-ing(WWOOF: World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms) . Somewhere in that post I discuss meeting our host and how well I thought we would get on. However, during … Continue reading

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Speak up for what you believe and teach your children to do the same

A few weeks ago I took my son, Kai, to the London Wetland Centre (a wildlife centre in West London) to make up for not going to France. We’ve wanted to go here for a long time and checked out … Continue reading

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Refusing to tread the well-trodden path

Secondary school: should we or shouldn’t we? It’s that time of year when many children in year 6(aged 10-11) are preparing for SATS and have recently found out which secondary schools they have been offered places at. I applied for … Continue reading

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Coping without the structure of school

A quickie post… We’ve been out of school (this time round) for four weeks and it’s been great when everything’s going great, but not so great on down days. One of the biggest challenges for me has been adjusting to … Continue reading

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Motherhood: My life purpose

So much potential When I was young was often told that I was bright. I didn’t really see much in it at the time; I wasn’t exceptional in any way, as far as I could see, but I did talk … Continue reading

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The Problem with Food

After a few health issues( exhaustion and inflammation in my bowel) I have become a lot more aware of what I put in my mouth. I read an excellent book by Dr Frank Lipman called ‘ Revive: End Exhaustion and … Continue reading

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Learning From Others, The Good and the Bad( Part 1)

Our Need for Others Being a single parent and a home-educator makes socialisation a top priority. In addition to fulfilling Kai’s need to play and interact with other children, and for me to meet other adults, there is also the … Continue reading

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