homeschooling in British Columbia
homeschool in British Columbia / homeschool planning / homeschooling / unexpected home learners / what is an education

homeschooling in British Columbia

Every morning we meet at 8:30 to discuss our plans for the day. Maybe, one kiddo heads to dance at 3, then we’ll see her at 9 in the evening. Another daughter needs to be dropped off at the bus stop for a college English class. One is dropped off at youth group in the … Continue reading

Having a high school homeschooler at home
adolescence / high school / homeschool planning / homeschooling

Having a high school homeschooler at home

What’s it like having a homeschooled high schooler in the home? Everyone assumes I am teaching high school mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Having a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, I can handle biology. The rest is lost on me. High school homeschool looks like college prep time in our home. (But that’s because … Continue reading

entering homeschool high school
adolescence / homeschool in British Columbia / homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-directed learning

entering homeschool high school

Transition to homeschool high school There’s a bracing moment in each homeschool mama’s world where she realizes that the homeschooled kiddos aren’t staying kiddos forever. They are moving on, moving up, growing into their own persons and deciding to approach their lives independently.  Despite fully acknowledging that I knew I wasn’t going to be ‘mommy’ … Continue reading

homeschool mama daily affirmations
family life / homeschool mama self-care / homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-care-practices / well-being

homeschool mama daily affirmations

There is no magic sauce to parenting. Mostly, parenting is learning about oneself through the eyes of our children and adjusting, and readjusting, then self-regulating. Parenting is considering the real child in front of your real eyes and acknowledging them as a real human with real needs. Why is my focus in my world or … Continue reading

creating meaningful childhood memories so we help our kids live their lives on purpose
family life / homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-directed learning

creating meaningful childhood memories so we help our kids live their lives on purpose

Let’s help our homeschool kids spend their time wisely, so they have meaningful childhood memories and they learn to live their lives on purpose. Parenting is short-lived. That’s a statement that doesn’t always feel true. Time moves quickly after having a few children. Not so in the first year after my first child’s birth. She was … Continue reading

choosing writing curriculum: what’s the point of writing
homeschool planning / homeschooling / reading, writing, rithmetic / self-directed learning / unexpected home learners

choosing writing curriculum: what’s the point of writing

Are you an Unexpected Home Learner looking for a little encouragement or a little guidance? I’m here for you! If your goal is to thrive at home with your family, or at least survive at home with your family, I can help. Join the Unexpected Home Learners Coaching Program Continue reading