how to incorporate play into the homeschool slump month
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how to incorporate play into the homeschool slump month

The homeschool slump month demands a shift in routine. You’re not the only one feeling the slump, your kids are too. Incorporate play into your day. It’s the end of February and routine is getting a little too…well, routine. Since this is about halfway into the season of candy, from Halloween to Easter, why don’t … Continue reading

the Homeschool Home & the life-changing magic of tidying up
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the Homeschool Home & the life-changing magic of tidying up

Simplifying life & enacting dietary changes is a typical January goal every year. Perhaps you are one of the 3 million that has purchased the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japenese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. She’s the samurai of tidy. We can learn from the Samurai warrior of cleaning up. … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions: Saving Money in the Homeschool Kitchen
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New Year’s Resolutions: Saving Money in the Homeschool Kitchen

This year one of my resolutions is to save money on the little things. I will strive to choose to live the simple life this year. It’s easy for me to just live. But to live more simply takes work. Make soup stock. I can buy the soup stock in a carton. At $2 a litre, … Continue reading

How to Create a Homeschool Menu Plan: Vegan Wednesday
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How to Create a Homeschool Menu Plan: Vegan Wednesday

Homeschool food preparation begins with a plan. I’m a real homeschool mom with a real day of kids disinterested in math problems, interrupting during the latin lesson, and me running to change the washer, again. I’ve got kids that complain about setting the table and not getting into the van fast enough for piano lessons. Yup, real … Continue reading

How to Create a Homeschool Weekly Menu Plan: Start with Fish Monday
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How to Create a Homeschool Weekly Menu Plan: Start with Fish Monday

Homeschool food preparation begins with a plan. I’m a real homeschool mom with a real day of kids disinterested in math problems, interrupting during the latin lesson, and me running to change the washer, again. I’ve got kids that complain about setting the table and not getting into the van fast enough for piano lessons. … Continue reading

Encourage Kids to Develop their Passions: Thriving in the Kitchen
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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 … Continue reading