Connected Parenting

My favorite time of year

September 24, 2014

  It’s no secret that I miss living where I grew up, where my family is. If things were different I’d live there if I could. There are a million reasons, but a big one is the weather. I’m not good in the cold and I hate the short days of winter here in Victoria. […]

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So they grow.

September 18, 2014

We all know the big milestones. Baby’s first word, Baby’s first steps, when they toilet train or sleep through the night. But we reached a pretty massive milestone recently that doesn’t seem to rate a mention.   Harper can plug herself into her carseat. All I have to do now is open the door and […]

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10 Things you need to homeschool your pre-schooler

August 25, 2014

    I’ll give you a hint-it’s neither curriculum or worksheets. Many of us arrive at the decision to keep our kids out of school before our eldest is old enough to be enrolled. And, from the amount of posts and information around on how to “school” a very young child that are going around, […]

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Irrational dislike

August 11, 2014

  I know I’m pretty zen about mess and lots of people think that being school-free requires a load of patience, but I have a couple of things that I irrationally dislike. And they are things that pretty much make me a card-carrying member of the Fun Police. You know what I hate? BALLOONS.   […]

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So we hired a tutor…

August 8, 2014

  You know what one of my favorite parts of being school-free is? The fact that each of my children’s educations will be different. Just like them. There is no behind or ahead based on age and no right or wrong amount of information to immerse themselves in. BUT This does not mean that sometimes […]

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This week we were..

July 27, 2014

  So I started a Sunday thing, did it once and then went away and forgot all about it. Let’s try again shall we? But we’ve been away for a while so this “week” covers the last couple.   This week we were..   -At ballet a whole lot. Willow’s primary exam is at the […]

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Inbetween

July 22, 2014

  Remember when you have a baby (or before) and you know everything about the stages ahead of you? ME TOO.  I remember once sprouting some garbage out of my inexperienced mouth about how the term “tween” was simply created by corporations to make you buy more. I rabbited on about how the ages of […]

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Own it.

July 18, 2014

  In the last 12 months it happened. There wasn’t a magical day or goal that I met but slowly the feeling crept in. I am confident in my ability to raise these kids. And I like how we’re doing it. Do you know what the main factors in this were? It happened when I […]

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