5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement

Happy and Thankful for Back to School {5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement}

We’ve all seen the commercials on television of frantic mothers cheering about their children going back to school (EJ laughs at the one where the mom drains the pool with the kids still in it) but I’m pretty sure those moms are thankful for different reasons than I am when it comes time for back to school each fall. First,…

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5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement, Homeschool

Back to School Essentials? {5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement}

Back to school, the phrase alone reminds me of aisles of notebooks, pencil cases, paper, binders, crayons, felt markers…you get the idea. Now that we homeschool there is no restriction on the supplies we use (for student or teacher) so I can decide what to spend our budget dollars on and what we can leave behind on those overstocked shelves.…

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5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement, Family Travel, Homeschool

What’s New on Take a Look Tuesday {5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement}

Homeschooling on the road is nothing new to us. In fact, as my regular readers know, that is how we started homeschooling in the first place. In a nutshell, I retired from my office job, decided to travel and start a travel blog, our daughter went back to work, and we decided as a family that EJ would travel with…

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5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement, Homeschool

Motivation Monday {5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement}

Day 1 of our Review Crew blog hop and I find myself wondering what to write about. Yes, the title is Motivation Monday but what can I write that will be motivating to other homeschooling families out there reading this. My motivation is that I get to spend time with my grandson (yes, I am a homeschooling gramma) and I…

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5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement, Homeschool

5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement {Back to School Blog Hop}

Most kids in our province won’t be starting back to school until sometime around Labour Day but we’ve gotten a bit of a head start with our homeschooling with some fun road trips and visits to museums and historic sites. We’ve also been doing some online programs and challenging ourselves to learn basic Latin (singing in my church choir has…

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Homeschool, Homeschool History Curriculum, Homeschool Reviews

Canadian History – Boring No More {My Review of My Canadian Time Capsule}

Disclosure: I may receive a commission for purchases made through links in this post. The Yukon Gold Rush…just the name is enough to summon thoughts of riches and adventure into a young boy’s mind. Add to this a variety of activities to help him learn about this exciting time in Canadian history and you have the new My Canadian Time…

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Family Time, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

A Bear Called Paddington with Picture Book Explorers from Branch Out World ~ Our Review

We were super excited to have the opportunity to review the Paddington Bear Picture Book Explorers unit from Branch Out World. With a toddler and 11-year-old in the house, this was the perfect summertime reading project that could involve both boys. Paddington is a well-known figure in our home so I knew that digging deeper into his book would be a fun way to…

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Blogging Through the Alphabet, Recipes

M is for Mexican Fried Ice Cream {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

I had wonderful plans to make a batch of our favorite Mexican Fried Ice Cream dessert this week but Mother Nature had other ideas. Since we don’t have air conditioning and this week hit record high temperatures in southern Alberta (our thermometer said 39°C – 102°F) there was no way I was going to manage to have little hands help…

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