Christmas 2020: Homemade Gifts

We finished our Christmas topic this week, so I’m spending my evening putting all the work together into a little project book for each of the children. For a semi-structured, mornings only Home Ed family it’s surprising how much ‘work’ we have actually done over the last three weeks! We spent the weekend celebrating the ‘end of term’ with a disco and a mini Christmas … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Homemade Gifts

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Christmas 2020: Jingle Jangle & Santa et Cie [Film Reviews]

If you read our blog Christmas 2020: Traditions & OT, you’ll know that we watched Jingle Jangle and Santa et Cie last week. In true (my) home ed style I had the children write film reviews for each one. This blog is a fun opportunity for the children to practice their typing skills and encourage them to think about the things we watch. While they … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Jingle Jangle & Santa et Cie [Film Reviews]

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Christmas 2020: Traditions & OT

It’s the second week of our seasonal home education topic and we will be looking at Christmas traditions! This week we will be exploring our own family traditions and the history of popular Christmas traditions. If you missed what we were up to last week, you can check out last week’s blog here: This blog post is an overview of my intentions for the week … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Traditions & OT

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Christmas 2020: Songs & Stories

This first week of the Christmas Season we will be focusing on Christmas Songs & Stories. Songs & Stories are part of our normal routine, allowing for a smoother transition into the Christmas season which can be an overwhelming time for some neurodiverse (and neurotypical!) kiddos. I will be using this week to introduce a story and song the boys will perform as part of … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Songs & Stories

Elves, Shelves and Hypocrites

It’s that time of year when a creepy little doll arrives in many homes, while parents across the country think of different scenarios to place it in during the lead up to Christmas. Buddy arrived to our home last year, dressed in green, antics given up on before the first week was up. Everywhere I look, there are ‘Elf on the Shelf’ idea blogs and … Continue reading Elves, Shelves and Hypocrites

‘Eventcrashers’ aka Good Sh*t Happens

It’s no secret amongst our closest friends that my sisters and I have always managed to find ourselves rubbing shoulders with celebs and VIPs. An after-party in Tape, London or enjoying a VIP table in Ibiza. We’ve been there and we’ve done it, usually a combination of timing, luck and connections, but now it’s time to pass the baton. At 4 and 3, W and … Continue reading ‘Eventcrashers’ aka Good Sh*t Happens