Hello and welcome to ‘Of Right Mind’!
On these pages, you will find a collection of thoughts and ideas, as well as experiences, of my journey with the homeschooling life. Look out for occasional “freebies” – I try to share templates and links to freebies we have enjoyed, as well as some original ideas for schooling. You are welcome to download these for your own use.
I am first and foremost a woman who seeks always to be ‘hidden with Christ in God’. From that place of love and security, I am a wife and Mom; and a once-upon-a-time journalist and photographer. I live in the lovely “Jacaranda City” (Pretoria) in South Africa.
I am, of necessity, also a home-schooler. My very bright 13-year-old son is one of those kids who is simply just ‘wired differently’ – a square peg that will never, ever fit into the round hole that secular schooling offers.
After years of struggles with teachers who were at a loss to answer most of his questions, classmates who thought he was weird, and a host of teachers, psychologists and well-meaners who were convinced that Ritalin was the answer, I finally wrestled back the power to choose and opted to home-school (without Ritalin!). Many of the above-mentioned thought I had lost my mind, and the critics all waited for us to fail. Five years down the line, I am more convinced than ever that I am “Of Right Mind”.
I invite you to join me as I discover life anew each day through this journey.