Home Schooling is Here Again …

Home Schooling is Here Again …

Home Schooling Some thoughts on homeschooling during lockdown (2). Happy New Year from Well Minds Listening! For many families this New Year brings with it the forced challenge of homeschooling. Digital platforms will soon be showcasing what other mums, dads and...
Back to School

Back to School

Back to School I remember at the start of my school summer holidays, many moons ago, lamenting the adverts that would prematurely appear in shop windows. “Back to School!” Who on earth wanted to think about buying a new uniform, pencil case and schoolbag in July?...
Staycation

Staycation

A summer staycation It sometimes feels as if no part of our lives has been left unchanged over the last few months.  Balancing work with childcare has perhaps been the biggest challenge for many families, but I’ve been enjoying some of the little perks that come...
Homeschool’s out for summer!

Homeschool’s out for summer!

So much has changed over the last three months, it seems we need a whole new vocabulary to express ourselves.  Shielding, social distancing, bubbles and … oh yes … homeschool.  Of course, homeschooling was a conscious choice for many families pre-2020 but,...
Change – the only constant

Change – the only constant

Change – the only constant When my son was a baby we measured his time on the planet in weeks.  “He’s four weeks old!” made perfect sense but by the time he reached 20 weeks my brain couldn’t handle the maths and we switched to months.  Coronavirus, like a...
Keeping on Keeping on

Keeping on Keeping on

Keeping on keeping on At the start of our nationwide lockdown, I began watching the Harry Potter movies again, one every week.  I wanted escapism, immersion in a child’s world of chocolate frogs and butterbeer.  Now, our hero Harry has grown facial hair and...