School morning routine 2015

School morning routine 2015

We are at a stage of family life now, where school mornings are nowhere near as chaotic as they used to be. Three of the kids have left by the time it is 7:35am, from which point the house is most often very quiet and calm. Over the years I have worked with all the kids to teach them personal … [Read more...]

Managing homework materials

creating a homework box

In our home we have three formal desks and five kids at school. This means that not everyone has a place they can use as their own and have their homework materials and projects set up permanently. We have had success for some time with a small central place to store homework items which you can … [Read more...]

Packing school lunches – my process

School lunch box process

Over the next couple of months I am going to be posting updates on some of my processes. I have been writing on this blog for seven years now. When I first started the blog I had four children, the eldest was 10 years old. Since that time, we added another beautiful child to the family and the kids … [Read more...]

Developing kids’ independence

Developing kids' independence

If you listen to my kids I am the only parent in the world who makes them do tasks around the house or do things for themselves! Of course I am aware that this is not the case, but sometimes I wonder am I doing the right thing. Our eldest child went to a Montessori preschool and I learnt a … [Read more...]