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a day in the life of a blogging mama, Sarah on Purpose

Top up your cuppa something, it’s time to sit back and enjoy a chat with Sarah, from Sarah on Purpose… What have you learned about your kids’ learning styles this past year? This year I learned that my children need me much less so I give them an assignment and let them go, more than in previous years. … Continue reading

a day in the life of a homeschooling mama:   10 years in the home ed bus
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a day in the life of a homeschooling mama: 10 years in the home ed bus

Every summer Wednesday afternoon, sit back with a glass of iced coffee and enjoy peeking into the world of a homeschooler, and her observations of her past year. This Wednesday, an interview of a day in the life of Krina. Krina is a mama of four kids – aged 14, 13, 11, and 10. She’s 10 years into … Continue reading

you know you’re a mom of many when…
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you know you’re a mom of many when…

I have been a mom of one for less than a full day. No, I’m not a new mom. Two girls are at theatre camp all day. One is away at summer camp. So it’s just me and my sidekick, my youngest. Being a very long time since it’s just been me plus one, I … Continue reading

learning through the summer
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learning through the summer

Our field trips are often ordinary activities. Like interacting with the post office clerk, learning to purchase things independently when they’re little, finding items at the grocery store, and listening to doctor’s meetings. Ordinary things. But our kids become comfortably familiar with them. As I wrote the first draft, I was teaching my six year old the difference … Continue reading

the best wine
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the best wine

The best wine is the one you like. Over the years, I’ve recorded my favourites: a casta franco verense… a chianti colli sensei 2011 borgo montanto… a sparkling moscato. These do sound good don’t they? Add a little French or Italian and VOILA, it must be good. But I can’t seem to replicate the experience, … Continue reading