• Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
    homeschooling as a lifestyle,  real homeschool stories,  week in review

    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume Two

    I’m back for another review of our homeschool week! I had a lot of fun sharing the first one last week, it was a good process for me now and I think it will be really nice to look back on at the end of the school year. Out of all the homeschool methods out there we really are in our own category. There are parts where I feel like we are unschoolers but we do try to do some intentional stuff a few days a week that would help us fall into a different category. How I described it awhile ago was Homeschooling as a Lifestyle and I think…

  • Free Owl Unit Study Resources
    homeschool myths,  real homeschool stories

    You Need to Have Extra Patience to Homeschool – Homeschool Myth #1

    Having my kids out and about during the school day often brings out a lot of questions. When people find out that we homeschool about 75% of them say something to the effect that they would never have enough patience to homeschool. I’ve been thinking a lot about that comment over the last number of years and thought it would make the first homeschool myth I want to bust.     You Need to Have Extra Patience to Homeschool – Homeschool Myth #1   Can I just start things out by saying that I have no more patience than the average parent (I honestly probably have less patience than the…

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
    real homeschool stories,  week in review

    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume One

    Way back when I started this blog I used to do a monthly review of our homeschool and I kind of want to bring that idea back. Over on my personal blog I just started doing weekly reviews and I want to do the same thing here homeschool style. Because we don’t follow a particular homeschool method and are a bit more on the unschooly side no week (or day!) looks the same. Since we added a toddler and a preschooler into our home* just over two weeks ago things really don’t look the same! *Added to our home via foster care, if you are curious you can read more…

  • history,  lesson in a post

    Guy Fawkes Day Resources

    Tomorrow, November 5th, is Guy Fawkes Day (also known as Bonfire Night and Gunpowder Treason Day). It is a remembrance of when Guy Fawkes was caught with 36 barrels of gunpowder under parliament in London. He was a part of a group of men who intended to blow up the king and other members of parliament. I was introduced to Guy Fawkes and the day when I was an au pair in England back when I was 18 (a lifetime ago) and I spent that evening watching fireworks and bonfires. Today I thought I would give my kids a little history of the day and tomorrow (the actual day) we…

  • Ten Beginner Sewing Projects - Perfect for Tweens - Homeschool Handicraft Ideas
    handicrafts

    Ten Beginner Sewing Projects – Perfect for Tweens

    With winter approaching I find myself wanting to gather some sewing project ideas for my tween. She loves the idea of sewing and asks to do it often but, I’ll be honest here, I don’t let her do it very much. Part of the reason behind this is because she will often lose interest before she has completed the project and I don’t feel like I have extra time to help her start projects that aren’t going to get finished. So, I’ve specifically been hunting for super simple sewing projects that don’t take too long to complete. In this post I’ve tried to start with the easiest projects and as…

  • The Best Picture Books to Read in November - picture books about snow, hibernation and the arctic
    book lists,  elementary,  picture books

    The Best Picture Books for November

    Wow, the year is almost over already! I can’t believe we’re already on to the November picture book list! Most November picture book lists floating around on the internet include a large number of Thanksgiving books but I knew I wanted to make this list different, not that I am anti-Thanksgiving, but because as a Canadian we celebrate the holiday at the beginning of October. If you are looking for a list of Thanksgiving picture books you can find that here. So, this list will include a list of some introduction to winter books. For the record, I know that winter doesn’t technically start until halfway through December but we’ve…