Family Travel, Homeschool

Throwback Thursday to A New Year and A New Beginning

I’ve been going through some old posts in preparation for moving my blog to WordPress and came across this one (below the photo) from two years ago as we were just beginning our homeschool adventures. Some things have changed; the first being how much we pack along with us, online curriculum has become more of a friend these days as…

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Homeschool Day at the Calgary Zoo

When making the decision to homeschool, one of our daughter’s biggest concerns was socialization. Changing from a daily schedule of before-and-after school care plus full-day school to being an only child who homeschools would be a big change so we wanted to be sure there would be opportunities for interaction with other children. As it turns out, we didn’t need to…

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A Day in the Life of a Voyageur

As a loyal watcher of “The Crown”, I can just imagine Queen Lilibet’s reaction to a group of Canadian Boy Scouts using the walls of a fort as kindling in their celebratory bonfire to mark the occasion of her coronation! I like to think she and her dear Philip would have shared a smile at the news of a group…

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Vacation Pics from our Budding Photographer

Our grandson has always shown an interest in taking pictures. I can remember buying him his first little VTech camera (it was orange) when he was only a toddler. Since then, many different pocket cameras have come and gone. Some ate batteries so fast it was less expensive to purchase something new; others that decided they would prefer to keep…

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A Pre-Christmas Family Visit to Las Vegas – Part One

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had friends comment to me that they had never thought of Las Vegas as a family-friendly vacation spot. One, in particular, was amazed to see our vacation photos from Death Valley National Park and Red Rock Canyon. She is an avid hiker and had never thought of the southern Nevada area as…

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Christmas Carols Around the World

We’ve been studying how folks celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world this month with the Techie Homeschool Mom’s online unit studies and are having a lot of fun with it. The online unit studies are very handy while we’re traveling since there is very little in the way of extra supplies that you have to pack along. The book club…

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A Fall Visit to the Okanagan Valley

One of the several orchards in Kelowna One of our favorite reasons for homeschooling is the ability to pick up our work and head out on the road at any opportunity. These can be for many different reasons but this week it was to travel with our eldest daughter to the Okanagan Valley for a conference she was attending there.…

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Rocky Mountains and Cattle Ranches

Throwback Thursday – I wrote this post last April on almost the exact same day but this year there is still a pile of snow on the ground and few signs of spring but we did our studies outdoors today nonetheless. When days become longer and temperatures rise it’s tough to keep kids inside and motivated (let’s face it, we…

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A Favorite on my Kindle for Homeschool Helps – The Big Book of Homeschool II

As a relative newcomer to homeschooling (we’ve only done it for about a year,) I appreciate having advice from other homeschooling parents at my fingertips. The Big Book of Homeschool Volume II fits the bill nicely. Because we travel a lot, I opted for the Kindle version and was not disappointed. This new volume is well laid out and easy…

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