About us, The Home Educating Family

Welcome to my blog about some of the things we do as a home educating family, and my fitness journey as a home educating mum. My name is Emma. I live with my husband and our two children (Miss Crackles, 11 and Mr Pickles, 5) and two dogs in the North of England.

Home Educating

We are going in to our fourth year of home educating and loving it. It is very different choosing to home educate than what people have had thrust upon them during the pandemic. That was in no way reflective of many home educators experiences.

It was daunting at first for us as others seemed to have the perfect set up, structure and crafting stations. So we researched a lot of groups, other bloggers and have found some amazing people. We connect with local, national and international families. We may all have different styles of educating, opinions and budgets but the one thing that unites us is the well being of our family.

I am trying to give an overview of what we do – and why we do it in our home educating adventure. It will be very different from other home educator journeys and what yours may be, BUT it is what works for us and our children. They are certainly not missing out on an education or socialization contrary to what others may think. It is very important to be aware of your legal home educating rights in whatever country you are from. Many local education authorities have different approaches, and some have been known to over step their legal remit.

Check out this post Home Education Terms for some of the terminology you may come across.

If you are in the UK you may find this group useful Educational Freedom they are a non profit organisation that offers free information and support.

My fitness journey

My fitness journey. Originally Jungle Run Mama came about when Miss Crackles was small to get fitter, and for a time it worked. I had a workout that I would do which involved animals and it was great fun doing things together. Over the years I have continued in sporadic attempts and improve then get derailed. I would like to reduce my overall weight by about 10kg, I don’t feel drastically overweight but I am considerably heavier than I was pre-pregnancy with Mr Pickles. I will be documenting my workouts / runs over on my fitness journey

Thanks for reading,

Take care,