• A Homeschool Interview - a peek into the lives of a homeschooling family
    homeschool interviews,  real homeschool stories

    A Homeschool Interview – Jessie

    Welcome back to my homeschool interview series! Jessie was the first one to fill out my interview questions so hers is the first interview I’m going to share (mine the one where I interviewed myself, but I don’t know if that legitimately counts . . .). I hope you enjoy getting a little peek into the lives of another homeschooling family. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming interview you can fill out your answers to the questions here!   TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. My husband and I have been married for ten years and we have three little adventurers- Sonic is…

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    A Homeschool Interview – Chantel

    Welcome to the first day of a new series: Homeschool Interviews where I will be interviewing different homeschoolers! I thought it would be fun to create this new series, if you would like to be featured in a future interview you can just head over here to answer the interview questions. I would love to get a number of different interviews in the series because everyone homeschools in such a unique way and it is nice to see how other people homeschool. But first I thought I would kick things off by answering the questions myself. There were so many other questions I would love to include but I decided to…

  • What's working (and not working) in our homeschool
    month in review,  real homeschool stories

    What’s Currently Working (and Not Working) In Our Homeschool

    We are a few weeks into the new homeschool year and I thought it would be a good time to step back and re-evaluate what is (and isn’t) working. This stepping back was very helpful for me and I hope to continue to do it on a monthly-ish basis, hopefully I’ll see some growth from month to month. I did monthly reviews for the first half of the first year we homeschooled and this would be pretty much the same idea. This is our third year homeschooling and our style has definitely changed since the beginning of the first year. This year I decided to try a little bit more…

  • Charlotte Mason homeschool DIY curriculum for elementary - year 0 and year 3
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    An Instagram Prompt Challenge – #HereIsOurHomeschool – Round Two!

    Back in May I hosted a homeschool photo prompt challenge over on Instagram, #HereIsOurHomeschool, and it was such a great experience! So many ladies participated and it felt like a great source of encouragement to me so I am going to host it again! The beginning of the school year seems like a great time to share all the resources we are excited about and is a great way to help and encourage other homeschool mamas out there!     I find this kind of prompt challenge is also a good way for me to evaluate if the things I have planned for us to do are things I actually want…

  • A look inside summer homeschooling
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    A Peek Inside Our Homeschool During the Summer

    I love that as homeschoolers we have the option to continue homeschooling throughout the summer. Because we live in the Canadian prairies our summers offer some unique learning experiences that we can’t get during the school year (aka winter) here. I thought it would be fun for this post to give you a little look inside our homeschool this summer. If you would like to see more detailed peeks into our homeschool either each week or once a month let me know, I’d love to share whatever helps!     Because summer is better outdoor weather here we tend to stick fairly close to home in the summer months and…

  • Homeschooling is amazing! Here are some great benefits to choosing to homeschool.
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    {GIVEAWAY!} The Ten Best Things About Homeschooling and Why We Love It – Plus a Giveaway!

    I kind of already spilled this in the post title but: we love homeschooling! I had actually decided to make this a post about the ten best things about homeschooling before I realized I could have made the list a lot longer. Oh well, these are the ten best reasons, not the only ten! (I did still manage to squeak in a bonus reason though).     If you have been thinking about homeschooling but have some reservations I hope this post will help put some of those to rest. And if you currently homeschool I hope you can nod your head and agree with the majority of these and it will serve…