Maureen over at the Trinity Prep School has a post called Seven Habits of Highly Effective New School Years. Trinity Prep School is her home, as Maureen is one of the growing number of Homeschoolers in the United States. Homeschooling is not very common in England - sometimes people are surprised to find that it is actually legal. The seven habits are suggestions by Maureen who is inviting other homeschoolers to do their own lists. She has, in the process compiled a list of Homeschooling blogs. Families in England who are thinking of homeschooling might find this list helpful - look up a few blogs, look up their links ... you'll have loads of information in no time.
I found Maureen's blog after following up a link on my site stats. It turned out to be a post on a homeschooling bulletin board group from my sister, Jane, in Birmingham. From there, I found Mary Vitamin at the Castle of the Immaculate (what a fantastic name for your home!) and then on to Trinity Prep.