Homeschool is a big thing for us. Neither Aaron nor I have an overabundance of faith in the public school system. Aaron attended two primary schools: one was an American-run school in Bangladesh (he lived there as a child), the other was a school in Luton. These were followed by high school in the same area before he went to university. I went to a small local primary school and then to a comprehensive girls-only grammar school. In Northern Ireland these schools do not carry the same kind of costs their counterparts in England would; in addition, attendance is decided on grades, not cash. I have done various placements, volunteer work, and course-related practical work in schools and nurseries around the area where I live. I’ve also worked at one for three years full time, moving to flexi -time after I had Alex.