A new school year has begun in Australia, and I am excited about what is ahead. I have tweaked and adapted our programme from last year. I was a newbie with home schooling and excitedly booked my daughter into a wide range of things, too much. This year, we are aiming for a decent mix of field trips, workshops and home days. They are equally important. I have seen this little girl grow in confidence, and it has been thrilling to witness. I won’t really demand that she calls me ‘Your Majesty’ during school hours. Being called ‘Mum‘ is just fine.