Meet Lisa Hassan Scott, one of our new bloggers. She is an American who married a Scotsman and has been living in Great Britain for 18 years. She's a Yoga teacher, breastfeeding counsellor, writer and home educator with three children. She blogs at www.lisahassanscott.co.uk. We asked her a few questions so that you can get to know her better.
What a typical day looks like in my life right now: My eldest daughter recently chose to go to high school, so the rest of us get up early with her to have a family breakfast and walk her to the bus stop. It’s a great way to get fresh air early in the day, and is especially good for helping the younger children to focus on the work we do together when we get home. Sometimes we stop at the Post Office or the greengrocers, but we always make it a longer walk and talk about the nature we find along the way. At home I normally make myself a cup of coffee while the children get a snack, then we do letter and number work, read together, go through our moth trap and record what we’ve caught overnight and plan the rest of the day. Later in the day we might go out to home ed groups, meet up with friends, or scoot to the skate park. I always try to have at least 10 minutes of quiet time for reading, writing and Yoga, but that doesn’t always work out.
Favorite readaloud: We recently finished all the Little House on the Prairie books and are now working our way through all 12 of the Swallows and Amazons series. But my favorite read aloud, especially for slightly older children, is Uncle Dynamite by P.G. Wodehouse—such witty and clever writing.
Favorite driving music: I haven’t chosen the driving music in our car for nearly 12 years!
Things I like: Language, nature, enthusiasm and a have-a-go attitude, compassion, cooking, running and cycling, Yoga and meditation, writing and alone time.
Guilty pleasure: Margaritas.
What I love about homeschool life: freedom.
What I love about home/school/life magazine: The focus on learning as a family culture.