Why I’m Reading Juvenile Fiction

Why I’m Reading Juvenile Fiction

You know what's on my bedside table more often than not these days? Children's books. No, I don't mean picture books (which I'm already reading en mass to three little girls who beg me to from sun-up to sun-down), but what my children call "chapter books". Why would a...

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A Not “Back-to-School” Update

A Not “Back-to-School” Update

I'm sure your newsfeed has been as full of first day of school pictures and posts as mine has been! Public schoolers and homeschoolers alike are excited about sharp new pencils, shiny new books, and a fresh start. And there is something almost intoxicating about the...

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Getting Started With French {Review}

Getting Started With French {Review}

Foreign language learning is definitely challenging for many homeschoolers, I know it sure has been for me. And as a Canadian living in a bilingual environment, I have always wanted to be able to teach my children to speak French. But without a formal course of study,...

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Being Intentional About Family Culture

Being Intentional About Family Culture

Several years ago, when I was a new mom, I remember a colleague of mine chastising me for  not to putting up a Christmas tree on that particular year. "Alison," she said, "traditions are important. This is your daughter's childhood". Maybe she was a bit crazy (my...

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Homeschooling Without a Schoolroom

Homeschooling Without a Schoolroom

  We don't have a "schoolroom". You can walk through every room in my home, and you will not see any alphabet posters, 100's charts, or "learning centres". It's quite possible that a complete stranger could take a walk through my home and not even know that we...

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2016 Reading Plan – Summer Update

2016 Reading Plan – Summer Update

  A month or so ago I noticed that my desire and motivation to keep plugging away at my 2016 Reading Plan had wained and I was really having to force myself to read.  My list involves some pretty heavy reads(for me anyways!) and it really began to feel like work,...

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Why I don’t have assigned reading in my homeschool

Why I don’t have assigned reading in my homeschool

I'm a book hoarding, classics loving, library visiting, book worm, homeschooling mama who loves a good book list more than just about anything! You might be surprised however, that I don't have any required or assigned reading lists for my children in our homeschool....

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FlipStir – A New Twist on Puzzles {Review}

FlipStir – A New Twist on Puzzles {Review}

Puzzles are always a popular activity in our household. Years ago, when my oldest was kindergarten aged, making puzzles was even an item on our daily homeschool schedule. We have a good collection of puzzles these days, everything from simple wooden puzzles with peg...

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