A Decade of Parenting

The kid turned 10! I don’t even know where to start. It feels like a lifetime ago but somehow it went by in the blink of an eye. 10 years ago we were 27 years old. 10 years into our relationship and 3 years into our marriage. Like any pregnancy that comes after a miscarriage…

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Top 5: Amateur Parenting Advice

We’ve been at this parenting thing for a full decade now and in that time I’ve been asked, quite a few times, for advice. What have I learned so far on this wild journey? There’s a lot. A whole lot! I’m not an expert. Even the experts aren’t experts! And not every piece of advice…

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My Fave HS Resources

A few friends have asked about what we use in our day to day and I’m happy to help, but I want to remind parents to give themselves a break as well. No one expects you to transform into the perfect homeschooler overnight. That person doesn’t actually exist so don’t even worry about it! Even…

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Winter Homeschooling

My home educator peeps know what’s up when I say Winter homeschooling is vastly different than the other Seasons. There’s always a point where it feels like Winter will never end, that you’ll be trapped inside forever, and cabin fever will take absolute hold. If you live in The Great White North, Winter can feel…

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Books on Our Shelf For National Family Literacy Day

If you know me, you know I love reading. All kinds of reading too, whether it be poems, short stories, blogs, novels, graphic novels, comics, or magazines! I love stories, but I also love information. I’m definitely the type to (accidentally) get stuck in a Wikipedia spiral for an hour just reading up on cases…

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Gift Guide: The Grey One

Something They Want G’s two great loves are imagination play and animals, so this Playmobil vet set was a huge hit with her! We also got her the “dog walker” so she’d have extra dogs and she’s been playing with them ever since! (Playmobil Carrying Case-Vet at Chapters/Indigo) Something They Need This is for plushies…just…

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Gift Guide: The Eva One

Something They Want If you have a crafty kid like E, you probably already know about Kid Made Modern. They make the most amazing kits that cover a variety of interests. E loves stringing beautiful necklaces and this kit comes with everything you need to get started! (Kid Made Modern Jewelry Jam at Well.ca) Something…

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Gift Guide: The Ollie One

Something They Want I have it on very good authority that O has this Lego Minecraft Pirate ship set on his Christmas letter to Santa this year! If you have a construction and engineering minded kid in your life, Lego + Minecraft is always a winning combo! (LEGO Minecraft Pirate Ship Adventure at Chapters/Indigo) Something…

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HS Update: The Button Brigade

Can y’all believe that we’re nearly 3 months into the school year already! I can’t wrap my mind around it being the mid-November! It seems like it went so fast this year. SO far this year has been interesting, to say the least. We’re in a new town, in a new province and it comes…

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Fire Prevention Week

October 6th kicks of Fire Prevention Week. Children across the country will not only be learning about how to help prevent fires but also what to do if there is one. This is an important safety step whether you homeschool or your kids go to a brick&mortar school. Learning it briefly at school isn’t enough.…

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