Family Day at the National Air Force Museum

  April is designated as Month Of The Military Child so I thought I’d share an event we attended at the base museum awhile back. For those of you who don’t know, the husband shaped one is a tech in the Canadian Air Force. It’s been about 5 years and so far we’ve moved twice.…

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Out Of The Cave and Into The Pool

For us, Winter is about hibernation. We go sledding and stuff but we don’t schedule a lot of activities. I’m not going to be on time. I used to be an “early” person, but my kids don’t care about that. 4 snowsuits, 4 hats, 4 scarves, 8 boots, 8 mittens, I can’t. I just can’t…

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Out Of The Cave and Into The Pool

For us, Winter is about hibernation. We go sledding and stuff but we don’t schedule a lot of activities. I’m not going to be on time. I used to be an “early” person, but my kids don’t care about that. 4 snowsuits, 4 hats, 4 scarves, 8 boots, 8 mittens, I can’t. I just can’t…

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Back To (Home)School

After a gloriously lazy Labour Day weekend, we are back on that Kindergarten grind! It was nice to start off with a short week, and we used some of that time for review and easing into our schedule. Scheduling is actually one of my favourite things about homeschooling. As I prepared and tweaked our schedule…

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A Case for Cursive

Canada and the U.S. have decided to take cursive writing out of the public school curriculum. Apparently, since it isn’t on any tests that make the school boards look good, it’s just not worth teaching. W….T….F? people! W.T.Fricken’.F?! Some of the “reasons” given are borderline preposterous, like: -kids use computer’s, phones, and tablets (so?) -they…

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A Long Week and the Satisfaction of Hard Work Done

Laundry. Never ending laundry. That first of the year-all visitors/house guests gone-all consuming laundry. Done. Kids scrubbed, jammied, snuggled into nice clean bedding. PUKE! Repeat. PUKE! Repeat. PUKE PUKE PUKE PUKE ALL THE PUKE! Laundry. Never Ending Laundry. So, it was a long week. The 24 hour flu cycled through each of us, making it…

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Choosing Homeschool

O turned 4 this year, and as some of you know, that means Junior Kindergarten in our province. (Yes, each province is different, and many schools only offer Senior Kindergarten). The idea of where our kids would spend the bulk of their time has been an ongoing issue since O was born (as I’m sure…

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