homeschool family harmony: the invisible education
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homeschool family harmony: the invisible education

On occasion, our family has been accused of being the Von Trap family. Not sure why, because we don’t all sing, nor do we own matching floral dresses, nor does the lieutenant play scrabble, blackjack and all kinds of games with his kids. I do wish I could strum a guitar, lead a few sing … Continue reading

it’s a homestead life for us!
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it’s a homestead life for us!

It’s a homestead life for us! Not all six of our homeschool family thought living an hour away from town, off-grid, in a 500 square foot cabin was a fabulous idea when I first came up with that idea nearly ten years ago. My husband reminded me that we’d have three teenage girls when we … Continue reading

an interview with homeschool mama and The Canadian Homeschooler: Lisa Marie Fletcher and  homeschool mama and The Canadian Homeschooler
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an interview with homeschool mama and The Canadian Homeschooler: Lisa Marie Fletcher and homeschool mama and The Canadian Homeschooler

Peering into the lives of other homeschoolers is just plain interesting. It also gives us ideas for our own homeschools, our own children and families. It leaves us with a feeling of pride: this is our community, this is who we rub shoulders with, these are the benefits to homeschooling. I have the pleasure of … Continue reading

be a fly on the wall: a day in the life of a homeschool family
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be a fly on the wall: a day in the life of a homeschool family

I often say that if you were a fly on the wall, you’d get a real experience of life in a homeschool family. I imagine what it looks like. It’s not a school. It’s a home. Where I try to fit in feeding the sourdough starter, watering seedlings, blog writing, lunch making DURING the time … Continue reading

top 8 homeschool blogs 2016
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top 8 homeschool blogs 2016

Even I’m curious. What are people reading? I add to the hosts of bloggers who have gone before me: I am always surprised at the most engaged blog posts. I am learning about you readers! My top ten posts for 2016 are, not surprisingly, discussions on homeschooling. One of my favourite topics to chat over … Continue reading

7 things I learned from a weekend away
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7 things I learned from a weekend away

I didn’t call at lunch the first day away. Oh I wanted to, but I refrained. I emailed in the afternoon instead. How are things going?  4 cranky. 2 pouty. 3 sweet but pushing boundaries++ 1 really trying See ya tonight. J Short and sweet report, as is typical of my husband. Somewhere along the line, … Continue reading