Family Travel

A Surprising Gem in Helena Montana

Another unfinished post that I came across when moving my blog. The trip is from a few years ago but the carousel still remains. Who would have thought that a trip to Helena Montana to do a little cross-border shopping could have turned into a fun-filled Family Day weekend getaway? Upon deciding that we didn’t… Continue reading A Surprising Gem in Helena Montana

Five Minute Friday, Uncategorized

Life’s Too Short for Regret – Take Time to Smell the Roses

I came across a group of writers who join each week to post an entry for Five Minute Friday and thought I would give it a go. My first week is here, it was a tough one - regret. There are so many things that you think about with this simple word. Here are my… Continue reading Life’s Too Short for Regret – Take Time to Smell the Roses

Homeschool, Homeschool Bible Curriculum, Homeschool History Curriculum, Homeschool Reviews, Homeschool Video Curriculum, Online Learning, Uncategorized

Drive Thru History Adventures (My review)

We have been fortunate in being able to review Drive Thru History Adventures for the past few weeks and I have to tell you it has quickly become our favorite homeschool history curriculum. This Homeschool Video Curriculum is amazing. History is one of our favorite topics but even we got excited about Drive Thru History… Continue reading Drive Thru History Adventures (My review)

Homeschool

Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study Giveaway

* Congratulations to Stacey on winning the Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study! "> Who doesn't love getting nice presents on their birthday? I know I do but I also understand it's better to give than to receive so in honor of my grandson's birthday this week, I am giving away a free Famous Birthdays Online… Continue reading Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study Giveaway

Family Travel, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

Why We Homeschool – Our Top 10 Reasons

We are often asked why we decided to homeschool, or rather, why our daughter decided to allow me to homeschool our grandson. Our immediate answer is always the same, I was retiring from a long-term position and my husband and I were planning a several weeks long road trip so we thought it would be… Continue reading Why We Homeschool – Our Top 10 Reasons

Homeschool Reviews, Keyboarding, Media-rich Instruction, Online Learning, success-based learning, Typing

Learning to Type with the UltraKey Family Subscription – My Review

We recently had the opportunity to review the UltraKey Online Family Subscription from Bytes of Learning. I have to say we have tried a few different keyboarding programs over the years without a ton of success. Some felt too adult (boring) for a 10-year-old and others felt more like games. UltraKey Online has been different. I decided to… Continue reading Learning to Type with the UltraKey Family Subscription – My Review

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… Continue reading Throwback Thursday to A New Year and A New Beginning

Uncategorized

Memories of Yesterday’s Kitchen

Who did most of the cooking when you were growing up? Just thinking about this question has me remembering the hearty beef stews and pot roasts that my mother would prepare. There would always be enough roast beef left over to make a shepherd's pie the next day. This would be an all-day affair with… Continue reading Memories of Yesterday’s Kitchen

Homeschool

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… Continue reading Homeschool Day at the Calgary Zoo