Family Travel, Homeschool

Memories of My Hometown

I love learning about history. I especially enjoy learning about the history of the area where we live and have brought up our family. I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise then that 35+ years ago (didn’t we look young?), we chose the tiny church at our local historic park for our wedding. (My great gramma had seen a…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

Driving Along the Cowboy Trail

Day 4 of our drives through Alberta history found us heading southwest of Calgary along the Cowboy Trail. We only had a few hours so joined up with the trail in Black Diamond after leaving Okotoks and our visit to the Okotoks Erratic (aka The Big Rock, a huge glacial erratic that was moved and left here by glacial ice.)…

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Family Travel, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

Chasing Buffalo

Today’s drive into Alberta’s history focuses on our First Nations Peoples. You may have heard them referred to as the Treaty 7 Nations (after the treaty that was signed in 1877 between the Canadian Government and five First Nations; Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Stoney-Nakoda, and Tsuut’tina. Alberta has a rich history. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo-Jump. This historic…

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Family Travel, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

The Home of Heartland

Still struggling through the winter that would not end, Day 2 of our drive through Alberta’s history found us scratching destinations like Waterton National Park off of our list. What to do, what to do. We loaded up the car without a firm plan but knowing we wanted to spend another day enjoying the sites around our beautiful province. EJ…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews, Online Learning

A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) {My Review}

  Math has always been one of EJ’s favorite subjects so we were happy to have the opportunity to review the Family Math Package from A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.) over the past several weeks. We had a couple of different options for this math program and decided to go with the one year Family Math Package subscription for a couple of…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

Driving Among the Dinosaurs

Road trips are one of my favorite things so every spring I look forward to traveling around our province as the weather gets warmer and we take a bit of a break from book work. This year was a bit of a challenge. Easter Sunday arrived and we were still under weather warnings for snowfall and frigid temperatures. Some parts…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews, Online Learning

Help Teaching Pro from HelpTeaching.com {My Review}

  Have you ever felt like you needed a little help in teaching your kids a new concept? Or perhaps in creating worksheets or exams to go along with (and enhance) your current lessons. This happens to me all the time so I was happy to have the opportunity to review Help Teaching Pro from HelpTeaching.com over the past few weeks. We received…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology {My Review}

As we brave the winter that never seems to end, we’ve had the opportunity to review Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology from Apologia‘s Young Explorer Series. Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology is an elementary level Anatomy and Physiology book that gives glory to God as children discover all that goes on in their bodies from their heads to the nails…

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Homeschool, Online Learning

Techie Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Digital Student Products

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something from one of them I may receive a small commission. Techie Homeschool Mom has done it again by sharing more great ideas for digital learning! No matter whether you are tech-competent, curious or clueless, you’ll love her new course – Techie Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Digital Student Projects. This guide…

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