How I’m Scheduling our 2021-2022 Homeschool Year

The thing about homeschool schedules is that they're difficult to keep. As real life happens, flexibility is essential. However, as my children get older, we're moving from a loose homeschool rhythm to a slightly more disciplined schoolwork schedule. When planning our year, I use two important tools: a paper teacher planner and a digital calendar. … Continue reading How I’m Scheduling our 2021-2022 Homeschool Year

Volunteering alongside … Goats?

Our family has been volunteering alongside goats. Yes, you read that correctly. Not with goats. Alongside goats. We've been helping remove invasive buckthorn. And so have they. It all started when I saw an Instagram post from our local naturalist club describing their eco-goat program and asking for volunteers. Having recently finished the Ontario Master … Continue reading Volunteering alongside … Goats?

Kicking off Summer with Wild | Life Outdoor Adventure Camp in a Box

For a long time, I've been searching for the perfect subscription box for our family. I wanted something that would include outdoor activities, nature exploration, crafts, and fun incentives. My girls are active and love being outside. We enjoy hiking, biking, paddling, and backcountry camping. We're also homeschoolers, so whatever subscription I chose needed to … Continue reading Kicking off Summer with Wild | Life Outdoor Adventure Camp in a Box

Limehouse Conservation Area (Southern Ontario Hikes)

Lime kiln ruins Happy Canada Day! Today, we had the opportunity to visit an incredible conservation area located in the tiny hamlet of Limehouse in Halton Hills. This trail was on my summer bucket list, and it didn't disappoint. Sunshine, wildflowers, streams, crevasses and ruins made this one of my favourite hikes to date. Climbing … Continue reading Limehouse Conservation Area (Southern Ontario Hikes)

Book Review: Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Tween Fiction)

Life as a 19th century African-American sharecropper in the South is tough. Food is scarce, money is scarcer, and each day is a struggle. One day, however, the boy's father comes home with a large ham. And life seems to be a little bit better. Until the sheriff and his deputies show up and haul … Continue reading Book Review: Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Tween Fiction)