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

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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

Family Travel, Homeschool

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… Continue reading Vacation Pics from our Budding Photographer

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It’s the Little Things That Help Get You Through

Things have been a bit upside down in our family for the past few weeks with it seeming like everyone in the family was taking turns coming down with the flu.First, it was EJ and me during the last few days of our visit to Nevada. Sadly it caused us to cancel visits with friends… Continue reading It’s the Little Things That Help Get You Through