My first year of busy

February 4, 2015

  I know I bang on about how much extra time we have as homeschoolers, and it’s true. But this year, for our family, it’s also our first year of lots of commitments.   My kids (particular;y my big 2) love organized activities. LOVE THEM. Tannah would have me take her to 2 things a […]

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Instead

February 2, 2015

  This week would have been it. I would have had all three kids at full time school, if that was the path we had chosen. I would have had all of this “freedom” everyone talks about. Like uniforms and homework and early starts and bedtimes and keeping up with the class and falling behind […]

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And/Or

December 2, 2014

    There is a lot of talk right now about gender neutral toys. About how gendered toys are having an adverse long-term effect on kids. I think we have overshot the mark.   The toys are not the problem. Granted some of them are problematic and ridiculous in their general stereotypical crapness BUT it’s […]

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5 things all new homeschoolers need to know

December 2, 2014

    So you’re done with school, or maybe you have decided to not even go there in the first place. But it’s a bit scary, right? I mean HOW WILL YOU SOCIALIZE THE KIDS and what of tertiary education and will you even get 5 minutes to yourself? Here are a few things you […]

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Pinterest Playdough

November 28, 2014

    I know I’m not the only one who loves Pinterest. And I’m certainly not the only one who looks at all of the beautiful activities laid out and thinks “one day, I’m gonna….” The kids had been begging me to make playdough for a while and I guess I just got carried away. […]

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Minutiae

November 25, 2014

      Big things? Give me big things to tackle and I will knock that shit out of the ball park all day long and twice on Sundays. Drive 14 hours with the kids on my own? No problem. Have all the palaver that comes with a child involved in ballet performances? Ok, let […]

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Like a kid.

November 18, 2014

  When we were off on our camping travels the kids played with other kids who were camping with their families. As they do. I love how kids are just “Hi, I’m seven. Let’s build a castle together.”. Mostly. For my kiddos there is often the conversation of some kid pointing out that something they […]

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Time to write the christmas list.

November 14, 2014

    Every year I sit down with the kiddos and they give me a list of things they might like to see under the tree come christmas morning. I always remind them that thew won’t get all the things but a long list of ideas is helpful to everyone. They all want Pop! Vinyl […]

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