6 Reasons You Should Be Keeping a Commonplace Book

6 Reasons You Should Be Keeping a Commonplace Book

First of all, what is a commonplace book? A commonplace book is a notebook (or other resource) that is used to record ideas, facts, quotes, and personal responses to information encountered while reading, studying, or just going about your daily life. You can use it...

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Printable Reading Log

Printable Reading Log

With my second little learner just beginning to reach the incredibly exciting reading milestone, I've been trying to help build her pride and confidence as she acquires what is to her an extremely difficult skill. My first reader needed minimal encouragement in this...

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Our Relaxed Classical Curriculum – 2016/2017 Picks!

Our Relaxed Classical Curriculum – 2016/2017 Picks!

Well, it's that time of year again, and after reviewing our learning goals and materials from the past year, I think I've finally got the next one figured out!  Maybe. It's been a busy year with my 5 year old joining us for some of our formal learning for her...

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Why I Shouldn’t Homeschool My Kids

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...

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Baby Wren and the Great Gift {BOOK REVIEW}

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...

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My 2016 Reading Plan – Spring Update!

My 2016 Reading Plan – Spring 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...

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How We Homeschool: Morning Time

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...

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Homeschool Copywork {Review}

Homeschool Copywork {Review}

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...

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The Three Most Important Moments of Your Child’s Day

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...

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Multiplication Made Easy {Times Tales Review}

Multiplication Made Easy {Times Tales Review}

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...

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