Hi! I’m Chantel, wife, mother, jill-of-all-trades and founder of this site. I’m a teacher turned homeschooling mother. I started researching all things homeschooling about four years before we even started homeschooling and this site was born out of my desire to give back some of what I’ve learned and share the journey along the way.

I live with my little family way out on the Canadian prairies where we explore nature and soak up the sun all summer and go into semi-hibernation all winter (a great time for a good cup of cocoa and lots of read alouds).

Intentional Homeschooling is all about doing everything with a purpose. I’m a rebel and a questioner so we don’t do things “because that’s how they’ve always been done” but we make sure that what we are learning and doing has a purpose; we are intentional with our life and that includes our homeschool.



My kids are currently nine (in fourth grade) and six (in first grade) and as of October 2019 we started fostering and have added in a preschooler and toddler (who are three and one).

Our homeschooling method has always been an eclectic mix of a few different methods and with the addition of two littles we’ve become even more so!



I have always enjoyed reading and have passed down the love of books and reading to my children. We have large library hauls each week and own quite a few books. Here on the site you will find quite a few book lists of our favorite books. I believe that so much learning can come through reading good books so they are the foundation for our learning.


Don’t know where to go from here? Check out the FAQ’s or some of the most popular and my favorite posts on the site so far:

Our Three-Part Homeschool Rhythm

+ The Best Nature Study Resources

Homeschool Memes to Brighten Your Day

How the Library Saved Us $23,000 in One Year

Twenty Signs You Are a Homeschooler

our Homeschool Week in Review series

+ this series where I bust some Homeschool Myths

and some freebies



  • Natasha

    I stumbled upon your page after I purchased the Elementary Homeschool Bundle and I am reading through as many posts as I can when I get a few minutes. Books are also my area where I just can’t minimize and they really do get help get us through the long prairie winters! I am also from the Canadian Prairies and can’t wait to read more about your homeschooling journey!

  • Rachael Johnson

    I would like to add Where the Red Fern Grows to your list of read aloud. After numerous times I still cannot finish this story without breaking into tears.
    Stone Fox is another title that moves every listener.

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