• why we started using GATHER ROUND: some initial thoughts & mini review + what we plan on doing next
    curriculum,  reviews

    why we started using GATHER ROUND: some initial thoughts & mini review + what we plan on doing next

    Well, it’s been a few months since I shared a video. I am excited to finally be back with another one! If you get my newsletter you’ll already know that we decided to give the Gather ‘Round curriculum a try – a big change from our normal unschooling ways – and today I want to share some of our initial thoughts with Gather ‘Round and where we plan on going from here.     why we started using GATHER ROUND: some initial thoughts & mini review + what we plan on doing next     Here are some links and resources I shared in the video: Gather ‘Round My Newsletter…

  • Homeschool Book & Resource Haul - lots of fiction and non-fiction books for our homeschool
    resources,  reviews

    Homeschool Book & Resource Haul: fiction and non-fiction books we’ll be using in our homeschool

    We’ve acquired a lot of new homeschool books and resources and wanted to show a homeschool book and resource haul with you today! Also, I decided to start a homeschool specific YouTube channel! I will be using this space to share all sorts of homeschool things including tips for beginners, resources we are loving, homeschool day in the life videos and of course, homeschool book hauls. I would love for you to pop over and subscribe on YouTube, that would help me out a lot!       RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO   Book Outlet Referral Link – get $10 off your first order Finch & Pine Design Challice…

  • A Flexible Homeschool App Review

    A Flexible Homeschool App Review

      There are all sorts of homeschool planners. You’ve got the “plan-every-detail-to-the-exact-second” type and the “we-just-do-what-we-want-when-we-want” type. And then about a thousand other types in between. For those of you that fall between the two extremes, I’ve got a cool resource to share with you today! The folks over at A Flexible Homeschool App contacted me to test out and share a review of their site with you. In case you haven’t heard of it before, A Flexible Homeschool App is a great homeschool planning resource for those who love planning and recording their homeschool digitally. Actually, according to their site, A Flexible Homeschool App is for organized moms who want…

  • Homeschool Typing - Typesy Review

    Typesy – An Online Typing Program Review & Giveaway

    In a homeschool book I read once the author asked her Facebook friends what practical life experiences people felt like they learned from traditional school. Do you know what the majority of the responses were? Typing! ???? That kind of makes me laugh out loud cause, they know you don’t have to go to school to learn to type, right? It’s kind of sad that that was the only practical skill most people could think of.     Raeca is big into writing stories, the other day she started a new one and said “I think reading a lot has made me better at writing stories.” #readingwin She likes to…

  • House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery middle grade book review
    book reviews,  books,  reviews

    House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery – Book Review

    I came across House of Dreams, a biography on L. M. Montgomery a few weeks ago via someone on BookTube and I knew I needed to read it. As a Canadian I am embarrassed to admit that the only Lucy Maud Montgomery book I’ve actually finished is the first book in the Anne of Green Gables series. Just prior to seeing this book I had decided to try to read all of L. M. Montgomery’s books by the end of 2019. Of course, that was before I knew how many she had written but I’m still going to give it a try.     OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: Eight…

  • What Should Danny Do? A Book Review

    What Should Danny Do? Review & Giveaway!

    Today I’ve got another book review to share with you! Just a reminder: my book reviews are totally honest, even if I have received the book for free. Unfortunately that means not all of them are glowing reviews. But this one, What Should Danny Do? It’s a glowing review. Oh, and you are going to want to keep reading, because there are giveaway details at the end. The first thing that caught my attention about this book was how it is interactive. Does anyone else remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books? What Would Danny Do Is like the picture book version of a Choose Your Own Adventure! But I don’t…