Adoption, Homeschool, Lifestyle, Parenting

Why we stopped homeschooling

I am sat drinking coffee alone in my favourite coffee shop reflecting on the last 12 months. Today is the first day back at school for our boys after we spent a year home educating them. The irony is not lost on me that it was in this coffee shop that we spent our first… Continue reading Why we stopped homeschooling

Faith, Parenting

Enjoy the view from the harbour

Nowadays we are always in such a rush. We simply cannot wait to be independent; as children we can't wait to walk, ride a bike, catch the bus┬áto school alone, to start secondary school, learn to drive... the list goes on and on. It is human nature to want to be independent, to learn new… Continue reading Enjoy the view from the harbour

Faith

The private pain of perfect people

    "This one is perfect!" My five year old exclaimed as he thrust a smooth round pebble in to my hand. We were combing the beach at Porlock, searching for pebbles that were completely round, completely smooth and completely uniform in colour.  As I examined his rather exceptional offering to my small collection, I couldn't… Continue reading The private pain of perfect people