Why I SHOULDN'T homeschool my kids
“Oh, I could never homeschool my kids!” You’ve heard it, and so have I.  It’s often one of the first things said to you when you make a new friend at church or at the neighbourhood park. Sometimes you hear it from an old friend (perhaps they think you are judging their choices!) or a family …
Baby Wren and the Great Gift {BOOK REVIEW}
Baby Wren and the Great Gift is the latest book by the much loved Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of our family favourite, The Jesus Storybook Bible. We just love Lloyd-Jones around here! We read from her Bible storybook daily, and have also greatly appreciated her children’s devotional, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, and more recently …
Reading Plan - Update
Educating myself while I educate my children has become increasingly important to me. Finding the time to do so however, while also being a busy (and distracted!) wife and home educating mother is really difficult — but I’ve committed to taking baby steps. My goal is to read for minimum of 30 minutes daily, which, with …
How We Homeschool: Morning Time
There seems to be a lot of buzz among homeschoolers lately about Morning Time. Or Circle Time, Morning Basket, Power Hour, and Symposium as I have also heard it called. It’s a great way to start your homeschool day, although some homeschoolers have this same practice occurring later in their day as well.
Homeschool Copywork - a great resource for copywork, notebooking pages, colouring pages and artists study.
The timing for this review was just providential for me! My oldest has recently transitioned to writing in cursive but has finished up her handwriting workbook for the year — but she still needs a lot more practice to become proficient. Not wanting to make my own, I had checked out a couple of printable options for …
Connecting With Our Children: The three most important moments of your child's day
Connecting With Our Children One of our children’s most basic needs is a stable connection to us, their parents. Critical to their emotional health is this feeling of connectedness to us,  enabling them to feel loved, understood and wanted. Much has been said in recent years regarding the importance of bonding with baby. Everyone knows …
Learn the multiplication tables the fastest, easiest way!
My kids love memorization. They have memorized poetry, scripture, even boring grammar lists, happily and without complaint. But math facts? They are a huge struggle. I often wondered if this discrepancy in ability to memorize was due to the subject matter – words & ideas vs numbers. If so, I must be afflicted with the …
Spring Cleaning Calendar Printable
The snow has melted, the birds are singing, and I’m in the mood for cleaning! Yes, that’s right – I’m anxious to air the house of stale, winter air, and to clean out a season’s worth of dirt and dust. I’m in the mood to organize, declutter, and clean. But Spring Cleaning is a lot of …
Stronger Together: Getting Involved in Your Homeschool Community
If you have chosen to homeschool your child, you have made the decision to be different from the majority. Your lifestyle, goals, and challenges are going to be unique from your public schooling parent friends and neighbours. It’s going to be hard. At some point, you will likely feel judged for your choices, or your …
Why is reading aloud so important?
As a parent, I have many pleasant memories of reading aloud to my children, whether they are of cuddling up with one of my toddlers and a favourite board book, or reading through a great children’s classic for the first time with an older elementary child. And although I don’t remember my family as having …
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