how to beat the slump month
home educating and daily life / homeschooling

how to beat the slump month

The Christmas tree sits decostumed and relocated in a snow bank at the corner of our front yard — the floors have long been swept of absconded needles. The rich Christmas foods have been tucked high in the pantry, the décor returned to its Rubbermaid tote, and the hubbub of the season long since waned. The New Year’s resolutions were … Continue reading

top 8 homeschool blogs 2016
family life / home educating and daily life / home educating planning / homeschooling / homeschooling in British Columbia

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

christmas: these are a few of my favourite things
christmas / family life / homeschooling

christmas: these are a few of my favourite things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorites things” Somehow I know I’m going to see a television replay of the Sound of Music this Christmas season.  It shares the value of home and family. That we … Continue reading

homeschool parenting: everything I needed to learn I learned as a homeschool parent, or will learn someday
homeschooling / parenting / what I've learned

homeschool parenting: everything I needed to learn I learned as a homeschool parent, or will learn someday

I had no idea what I would have to learn to be a homeschool parent. Some days, I think back to my idealizing notions of homeschooling and I don’t think I knew what I was signing up for (no, I don’t think…I know I didn’t). I wonder if I would have had the fortitude or the willingness to learn … Continue reading

homeschooling: living the balanced life
family life / homeschooling / parenting / what we do

homeschooling: living the balanced life

Homeschooling and Living the Balanced Life=an Oxymoron??? Lots of juggling. Lots of interruptions. Lots of squirmishes. Too busy, they say. Hard to argue. There’s not a lot of hours in the day unaccounted for. I certainly get a generous share of the kid’s struggles, arguments, ‘discussions’. If I could delete this out of our daily life, I really would, … Continue reading