Without an Ounce of Sense…
/ April 20, 2010 0 COMMENTS

So we rescued a dog one Christmas; our youngest son, who was five, had just broken his leg, his uncle was living with us, he’d  left his wife and lost his job (the uncle not my son…just in case you were wondering) his father (my son’s not his uncle’s) had lost his job too, and his sister…

Dogs Are… It’s Their Life
/ April 19, 2010 0 COMMENTS

I’m glad I’m not young anymore because I sure was stupid while I was ticking.  Not content with four children under six we, or was it just, I, decided to round out the family good and proper by adding pets.  My parents always had a dog.  In fact I learned the art of compassion and…

Biological Clocks and Ticking…
/ April 18, 2010 0 COMMENTS

When my husband and I married we decided to have children.  Quickly!  After all, both our biological clocks were tick-tocking away.  Or were they?  I don’t really know if men’s biological clocks tick or do they just send out an alarm every few seconds?  Anyway, I volunteered to be the one to endure the pregnancies….

Threats and More Threats…
/ April 5, 2010 0 COMMENTS

As a resident alien in my permanent residence in a different country I enjoy reading and thinking.  My children threaten to take my books away from me if I forget to phone them on my way home.  They threaten to make me watch television for several hours if I talk back and they have threatened…

Now My Turn…
/ April 2, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Now I’ve done the brief history of homeschool in our house I want to return to my saner days before I ventured across the pond to gallop off into the sunset with my hat toting, spur wearing, real cowboy! I had lived in many different countries for the first 20 something years of my life….

Degrees and Other Surprises…
/ April 1, 2010 0 COMMENTS

I had always encouraged my oldest son to follow his dream.  It was a dream that all young boys have, no, not a train driver, although it could have been, his was a dream to go to the moon.  Failing that he was convinced that God’s perfect plan for him was to join a team…

What Tunnel..?
/ March 31, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Just to let all you wanna be homeschoolers out there know, there does come a time when all of your students have graduated.  That day finally came for me last year!  I had felt like Paul, St. Paul I mean, when he warned everyone 2,000 years ago to be on guard for the second coming….

Anglo-Mother of an Aggie..?
/ March 30, 2010 0 COMMENTS

As I settled into my homeschool I became cool in the eyes of my children.  I was awarded the mother of the year.  I knew this because they would proudly brag to their two friends (they’re homeschoolers remember and don’t socialise!) about me allowing: Snakes to co-habit with us and shed their skins in my…

Chalk Filled Gyms and Dancers’ Bags…
/ March 29, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Now I had offspring and somehow, between birth and homeschool I’d caught the awful American craze of organised sports for all children who could walk.  This is not an English thing, believe me!  In my homeland (and why am I not still there?) they come home from school and that’s it!  They eat their tea,…

Legal Alien…
/ March 26, 2010 0 COMMENTS

I unwittingly became a Legal Alien on accepting Mrs-Hood.  My children grew up thinking I was some extra terrestrial being and would introduce me as their “Mum, the  illegal alien”.  This further confused my father (ish) -in-law who thought it was bad enough them having a Brit. for a Mum  without them having to contend…