homeschooling in British Columbia
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homeschooling in British Columbia

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

funny stuff on a less than stellar day
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funny stuff on a less than stellar day

I have no discernible reason, other than a wee bit tired, but I am just not in my groove. Maybe I got woken earlier than I’d like, but if you knew the not-so-early hour that I was awoken, sympathy wouldn’t be a natural outflow. So I’ll just have to lighten myself with a few blasts from the … Continue reading

homeschool: the project season
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homeschool: the project season

When you look at us right now, though we’ve just moved into a new home with a homeschool room, you’ll see unschooling. We’ve flipped the May switch. Fewer languages to study and more projects. Less sitting in one place or formal structure, but still lots of learning. At the end of April, I have them write … Continue reading

gardening
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gardening

Gardening: my second favourite love. Behind good wine and writing. Gardening. The birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees. This is what big girls play with. Or me, anyway. I might have lived an earlier life in an English cottage, not far from the moors of Bronte’s stories. My English cottage has astilbes in … Continue reading

birding: confirmed signs of spring
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birding: confirmed signs of spring

Sometime during the kids’ morning of studies, I spend a handful of minutes listening to the birds outside. I am surrounded by Kootenay Mountains: Douglas fir, pine and cedar. The red maple certainly will find a robin’s nest in the spring. And the grape arbor too. Right outside my living room window is a post where … Continue reading

my top five blogs in 2015
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my top five blogs in 2015

Looking back at this last year’s blog posts, I wouldn’t know how to summarize this year. Too much going on. Productive. Peaceful. Focused. Every year is packed with so many big things. This year: a Superbowl weekend with my husband (my first NFL game watched from start to finish), a family trip to Georgia for the Dobrovolny … Continue reading