Primary School tests: Why I took my child out of school 

Thousands of parents took their kids out of school and on strike this week as a protest against stressful examinations for young children.  It is this whole notion of testing and putting pressure on kids that have made my partner and I explore home education.  My friend and former-teacher Sarah Cobham took her son out … More Primary School tests: Why I took my child out of school 

Home education: Why we’re testing out “Home Schooling”

Recently, I wrote a feature on home education which was published in newspapers across Yorkshire as the figures for those being Home Educated have risen (albeit the numbers of those who report that they’re home educating.) Here’s my view… From January 2016 my partner Chris Hale and I have set about on actively home educating … More Home education: Why we’re testing out “Home Schooling”

Attachment parenting: I never thought I’d parent this way

Here I am tandem Breastfeeding my two babies (well tots they’re aged 4 and 1 years old now) whilst co-sleeping with them, I try to use cloth nappies, I love carrying them in a sling… and we’re even testing out Home Education. It goes without saying we parent very fluidly. We don’t let them “cry … More Attachment parenting: I never thought I’d parent this way

Home Education: Getting started on our #HomeEdJourney

So we did it. One full week of home educating our eldest daughter Jasmine. It was fairly full on juggling work, family life and ‘actively educating’ but it was loads of fun! For our first week we learnt about Portugal as we were ending the week on holiday there (sadly this will not happen every … More Home Education: Getting started on our #HomeEdJourney