Hello there! Nadene here. I’m so glad that you have popped over to meet me.
I am a South African farmer’s wife, mom to 5 now adult children, and a granny to 3 gorgeous grandchildren. I am a former senior primary school teacher with 10 years of government school teaching experience teaching English, History, Geography, Art and specialized in Remedial & Gifted Education.
I loved homeschooling my 3 daughters from toddler to graduate. In our more than 22-years of homeschooling, we have mostly used literature-based curriculums following Charlotte Mason’s principles. We started out with Sonlight and then used and reused “Footprints On Our Land” and “Footprints Into 21st Century“, a wonderful, rich, cultural, literature-based South African History curriculum. I also tailor-made eclectic curriculums using free content and my own literature-based unit studies. For high school and matric, we used a variety of different curriculums including Impak/Delta Education for NSC matric, as well as Cambridge Education and GED.
We live on a remote mountain farm in the Klein Karoo, South Africa and farm with fruit, free-range livestock and we grow and sell lucerne trees an excellent grazing tree, in our family business, Lucerne Tree Farm. I enjoy homesteading; making cheeses, baking sourdough bread and making preserves. I love being artistic and creative and enjoy sketching, painting, sewing, knitting, gardening or doing creative projects at home.
I am a born-again Jew who desires to live my life in gratitude, service and to bring glory to my savior, Jesus Christ.
So, why do I write this blog?
I started Practical Pages back in 2009 where I love to inspire, encourage and equip homeschool parents with my free pages, practical tips, projects, plans, art ideas and quality educational packages. I have been so blessed and so ~
The Lord says, “Freely you have received, freely give.”
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I would love to hear from you. Please share what you have loved or enjoyed on my blog in the comments section below, or write to me in the contact form below with any concerns or difficulties you may have and I will do my best to answer and assist however I can.
Blessings and grace, Nadene