My two cents – Part 1

So I've been watching the interviews at the Happily Family Parenting Conference. Lots of speakers. Lots of good questions and guidance.  Nothing about disabled parents so far. The advice provided is for everyone and it is very good advice.  Great advice.  I feel really reassured that it all lines up with my instinctive parenting style but there is [...]

Lupus & Me

Lupus has taken its toll on me and my biggest fear is the effect on my brain.  I can feel the cognitive loss- it frustrates and scares me that I now need twice as long to understand simple things.  When I try to explain this loss to my doctors I usually get a look like I [...]

How do you know?

I have been worrying a lot about The Kids recently.... am I doing the right thing with the home education?  Am I providing a suitable education? Are they getting out and about enough?  Am I becoming a Permissive Parent? Am I leading them down the wrong path? How am I supposed to know? A few months ago [...]

Changing pace

When we started our home education journey I did a lot of research, thought long and hard about The Kids and the way they learn and I came to the conclusion that Unschooling would be the best route for us.  And it was absolutely the right decision. It worked well.  They had a few classes each week and [...]

Changing perspectives

The Kids are quite mature for their age so I sometimes forget how young they are (7 & 9) until they remind me - loudly. Having a parent with a chronic illness is scary for a child.  To be honest it is scary for adults so we can only imagine how amplified a child's fear [...]

Mindfulness

After a lovely chat with a friend this afternoon I decided to finally get to one of the FutureLearn courses I'd signed up for-Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance. Mindfulness is something that has interested me for some time now and I've been trying to practice meditation as well but I have no frame of [...]