We love using themes in our home education and The Ocean was no exception! I have seen Flotsam the book recommended a lot. It’s a visual book, no words. I wasn’t sure my kids would be interested but they loved it! Flotsam is basically a story of a boy who finds an old box camera […]
About Becci Nicholls
Becci Nicholls is a 32 year old writer based in the UK. She has been married for over ten years to husband Peter, and they have two young boys aged 6 & 4.
This site is an open invitation into her life, her journey through motherhood, her battle with mental health issues, and her journey through caring for children with special needs.
If you're looking for honesty and somewhere you can come to feel supported and a little less alone in life then you're in the right place.
Entries by Becci Nicholls
We have home educated now for 17 months and we are loving every minute. It was the best decision we have ever made. It took a while to find our feet and de-school but it’s safe to say we know what works now and what doesn’t. Our home learning is usually based around a theme […]
Home Education is a taboo subject. Frowned upon, misunderstood. People envision home educated children to be feral, with no social skills outside their own home and no understanding of the world. But in all honesty that’s a load of rubbish. Home education isn’t for everyone and that’s ok, but it’s definitely for us. We are […]
There are so many lists of child expectations by ages: the age they should be potty trained by, the age they should settle on their own, the age they should know how to write their name, the age they should know their times tables, the age they should be able to read, the age they […]
We are huge fans of Scleich as you’ve probably gathered over the years. Their quality and attention to detail is next to none! So we were very excited when they kindly sent us their Large Horse Stable to test out! My 7yo loves horses and he was ecstatic! My 8yo was eager to get building. […]
Memory making. A major phrase used on social media, and in hashtags. Have you seen it? Of course you have! If you’ve followed my site for any length of time you know I am all about the memory making, most likely OTT some of the time, but I am desperate to ensure my boys have […]
Tiosebon recently sent us some of their footwear and we are SO impressed! They have been so comfortable! These knitted walking shoes are like walking on air! These shoes have been such a good wear. They have been on the beach, to the mall, in the town, in the countryside and at home in the […]
I absolutely love new parents and their naivety. They have all these fabulous plans and ideals for their future life as parents. They bring home their bundle of joy and have all sorts of plans and dreams going through their little post-pregnancy minds. Let me just stop you right there. NONE OF IT WILL HAPPEN! […]
We recently had an exciting invitation to go and watch Monster Jam Live! And my boys couldn’t have been more excited! Monster Jam is one big monster truck competition full of mud, excitement, stunts and noise! (You’ll definitely need some ear defenders for the younger fans!) We got to see some of the monster trucks […]
As you know by now my boys love dinosaur play, whether it’s making fossils or creating their own small world play. The fun is endless with dinosaurs and a vivid imagination! My boys were thrilled to receive a parcel from Schleich a few weeks ago; a Dino Cave Playset! An actual cave! They were super […]