How to Include a Gratitude Practice in your Homeschool Morning Routine

It’s too easy to spend the beginning of January contemplating how I want to change things, do things differently, write a resolution list, live my best life. Sure, I’ll write my yearly goals, but that’ll keep me going till, I dunno, the middle of January? Then I’m going to shift my journal priorities and remind…

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Do You Need a Homeschool Room?

The homeschool room, of course. This would be the room with the shelves of Dear Canada novels and my collections of books for the prescribed reading lists, and math workbooks, and dictionaries, and you know, schoolish stuff. “Oh, this is your schoolroom!” I’ve heard this exclamation many times. It’s a lovely room: 1920s hardwood floors,…

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20 Ideas How To Do Kindergarten in Your Homeschool

Are you new to homeschooling? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning your homeschool: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! (These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool). Kindergarten is…

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Encourage Kids to Develop their Passions: Thriving in the Kitchen

Our seven year old won tickets to the local festival, including an Iron Man Chef Competition. We sat in the front row and watched the final showdown: Terra Restaurant vs. Delta Sun Peaks Restaurant. It was like a live Chopped show. The tension was palpable, the swear words forthcoming, and prettily-presented plates. The chefs were given a mystery ingredient…

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A Homeschool Mom’s Confession on the Downsides (& Upsides) of Homeschool

All I can say about some days is (to quote a great musical): “We got trouble in River City…” Might be me, might be them, probably both, that are the trouble. Parenting does that for you, reveals the whole scary mess. Some days, it’s a mess. All our messy insides get thrown out onto the table.…

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a homeschool mama new year’s resolution I reject: a perfect body

Homeschool mama self-care means we consider our needs and what we want in life. What a better year than the end of the year to consider our intentions towards our purpose and hopes. The New Year’s resolutions that most North Americans point to every single year, the “lose weight and get in shape” resolution, I…

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