Resources for Rich and Beautiful Morning Times

The daily gathering. It's the part of a new homeschool year that we're looking forward to the most. I wrote all about it here in my article, "The Quiet Art of Morning Time." I wrote about how we gather around a table laden with food. We read scripture and pray. We get lost in stories and … Continue reading Resources for Rich and Beautiful Morning Times

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

The Quiet Art of Morning Time

They gather around the table, these three girls of mine. It's the thing that pulls us together in the morning—a spread of mismatched china plates, usually bearing artfully arranged finger foods. There is always some sort of fruit, and often there are cucumber slices and carrots, crackers and cheese, kielbasa and treats. Sometimes I gently … Continue reading The Quiet Art of Morning Time

Very Last First Time (Literature Study and Activities)

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews and Ian Wallace is a beautifully told story of a little Inuit girl who collects mussels on the seabed floor by herself for the first time. The illustrations (which incorporate the pointillist style) are not only pretty, but also quite fun (look for the hidden pictures on some of … Continue reading Very Last First Time (Literature Study and Activities)

Remembrance Day Thoughts

A Lancaster bomber flew low overhead, black against the grey November sky. My children covered their ears as the strains of the national anthem were swallowed up by the plane’s roaring engine. The crowd in front of the old town hall was solemn. Even the youngest seemed to sense the importance of this moment.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World {Our First FULL Week of Homeschooling}

This week, we read, "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World" (by Marjorie Priceman). First off, let me say that I love this book. It's about traveling around the world to gather ingredients to bake an apple pie, There are so many fun extension activities that you can do to go along … Continue reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World {Our First FULL Week of Homeschooling}