Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Picks: Grade 3

Ah, that new book smell. As I was opening boxes a few months ago, I breathed it in and smiled. When I was a child, I loved September. I loved it because September meant new textbooks, new readers and new notebooks—September was full of new book smell. As a home educator, I get to experience … Continue reading Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Picks: Grade 3

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7 Early Reader Sets to Build Confidence in Your Child

Do you have a struggling reader? Do you ever wonder why different children reach milestones at such different times? Every child is uniquely created with different strengths, and that's an absolutely beautiful thing. As parents and educators, we have the unique privilege of allowing our children the freedom to learn at their own pace. They … Continue reading 7 Early Reader Sets to Build Confidence in Your Child

Product Review: Nature Friend Magazine

My girls love getting mail. And they love magazines. Even the ones who are not yet reading fluently love to look at glossy magazine photographs. They also love nature. So when I stumbled across Nature Friend last year, I was ecstatic. All the things they love bunched into one monthly subscription? Sign me up! Nature Friend … Continue reading Product Review: Nature Friend Magazine

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List: 50 Budget-Friendly Activities

  Summer is here! (Well, in three days, if you want to be exact.) If you're like us, you're probably wondering what kinds of things you can do to keep the summer break fun without breaking the bank. I’ve compiled a list of 50 of our family’s very favourite tried, tested and true summer activities. … Continue reading The Ultimate Summer Bucket List: 50 Budget-Friendly Activities

Some thoughts on the day before my birthday…

The house is quiet but for the ticking of the simple, blue-rimmed clock on the wall. Blue because that's my favourite colour. I love everything about this place, from the beautiful wood bookshelf that once haphazardly adorned the front curb of a rundown shop in the roughest area of town—the shop owner assured us it … Continue reading Some thoughts on the day before my birthday…

The Day I Ran and What I Learned (The Secret to Winning at Motherhood and Life)

At the very end of elementary school, I discovered I could run. It shocked everyone, myself most of all. You see, I was painfully awkward. I was always the last to be picked when we divided into teams in gym class. I liked playing sports about as much as I like eating fried liver. Which is … Continue reading The Day I Ran and What I Learned (The Secret to Winning at Motherhood and Life)