• Homeschooling

    Back to school

    Its that time of year again when we are all thinking of getting the kids back to school.   Uniforms have been bought and are ready for the first day. Sitting freshly ironed and waiting. Not to mention the small fortune that has been spent on new shoes, books and school bags.   This time of year can be hard to budget for. What with growing children and changing trends it makes it impossible to purchase ahead. I have a few tips that can help you to save a few pounds.   Start your shopping in June Yes, I know that the previous school year is just finishing and the…

  • Homeschooling

    Homeschooling …… day 1

    So today may just seem like an ordinary day. It’s the first Monday of November 2018 and the weather is dreary outside. Nothing out of the ordinary then you may say but here at the lifewithchristine household its a momentous day! Homeschooling started today.  I am now solely responsible for everything educational my 12 year old son learns from this point on. It’s scary. And daunting. Our Process We spent an hour today chatting about what we both expected from this process. I wanted Owen to feel that he has as much say in how we progress with homeschooling as I do. We need to work together and be on…