Welcome!

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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.

ABOUT ME

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.

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3 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hi Nicki,
    Have come to you through the carnival, where I shared about our very similar paths 😉 I am wanting to get our son into Cubs, when he turns 7 in January, but have been warned that not all groups are equal. Could you recommend to me a group in JHB? We are looking at Emmarentia, Greenside, Rosebank, Parktown areas. Perhaps you should reply to me on PM joyleavesley@hotmail.com
    Thanks
    Joy

  2. As a grown up woman who loved Girl Guides I feel an odd kinship with you (on the male side)! I think it is a wonderful part of life, and am pleased to have found you through the carnival! I believe you are truly of right mind! Enjoy the journey!

    • Hi Karen!
      Thanks so much for the visit. I was never a Girl Guide or Brownie myself, but have grown into Scouting with my son and realise now what I missed growing up! What adventures we have! My Cub group is mixed, and I actually have more girls in the group at the moment than boys. I always wanted a daughter, but God saw fit to give me an only son – then he gave me Cubs! I get to enjoy the fun with my own son and with other people’s daughters!

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