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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Back To Liiiife….

  (I took MANY photos. It did not go well….lolz) Back-to-school is upon us and we’re easing back in. The great thing about homeschool is that you don’t have to go all in right away. You can take your time and adjust to your new Autumn schedule in your own time. I know my kids…

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Top 5: Litterless Lunch Containers

Many schools in Canada implement a Litterless Lunch Rule. The idea is that all of the food your children bring to school is in some variation of reusable container. They have to bring everything home with them, including apple cores! I LOVE this rule. We homeschool so obviously we practice a litterless lunch everyday, but…

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Welcome Back September

Back to liiiiife, back to reAlityyyy! School is back in session y’all, can you believe? Every year I tweak our schedule. There’s always a few lessons learned the year before that influence the tweaks but also different kids in different grades. This year has quite a few tweaks though. A damn near overhaul. There are…

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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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