3 Real-Life Skills to Teach Your Children While Learning Remotely

Across the globe, many children have a different definition of what school means this year. Terms like eLearning and virtual learning have become the norm, and some parents have even chosen to keep their kids home in an effort to keep them safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.

People have homeschooled for years for many reasons, but the top one is a concern about the school environment. Now, the main concern is about health.

If your children are learning virtually this year, or you’ve decided to homeschool them, you have a unique opportunity to not only keep them on track with the required curriculum, but to teach them some important life skills along the way.…

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#LivingArrows – Power On & Push Through 38/52 (2020)

Whilst the kids seem to have settled into their daily routine, I on the other hand feel as if I’m juggling a million plates and I’m a little worried that at some point I’m going to end up smashing a plate or two…

I feel so up and down- I’ve spent the past three or four weeks wrapping my head around so many changes and just as I start to find some balance and dare to feel settled, BOOM – I receive yet more bad news and I’m three spaces back from where I started.

Thankfully the kids seem to coping really well despite the current chaotic circumstances, and though I’m stressed about their safety (and believe a second lockdown needs to come sooner rather than later) I’m so proud of how they are taking the new measures and new routines in their stride.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Simple & Soothing Soup

When times are trying, there’s nothing quite like a hearty bowl of soup washed down with some sliced crusty loaf to offer comfort during a crisis.

This is a regular weekly meal which we freeze and store in bulk for easy meals on the more difficult days. You know how it is – you try to juggle a million and one things into a working day and come tea time you’ve barely got the energy left to lift an eyelid never mind a pan lid…

Talk about getting your ‘five a day’, this particular soup is jam-packed with vegetables and tastes amazing with a dash of salt and pepper sprinkled on top.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Watching The World Go By 38/52 (2020)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

It’s not been the easiest of weeks – I’m struggling massively with stress for many reasons. Firstly, I have ‘pandemic paranoia’, what with all four of us working and studying in not one but three schools – I feel it’s not if but when one of us starts with symptoms, and at this point, I can only pray that we stay safe.

Secondly, poor Dad took a turn for the worse earlier this week, it was a real shock and has knocked us all for six.…

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The Siblings Project – September 2020

September has been a new start for us all and whilst change is a good thing, it isn’t always easy to adapt to. J is now at senior school, whereas E is now a junior- sadly they means that they are no longer at the same school and though I’d expected for them to miss each other, I think that a few hours space each day is doing them both the world of good.

I’ve noticed that there aren’t so many sibling spats or squabbles these days and that they seem to get along even better than ever before!

I rather miss the luxury of all that time we had together during lockdown – I guess that from now on, we will be ‘living for the weekend’.…

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