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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Live Louder

September 22, 2014

  A while ago I had a few emails in a row that rocked my confidence to blog. Why? Because they were filled with rage at the audacity for how much I love my life and with disbelief at how I could possible like myself. In short HOW VERY DARE YOU. They pointed out my […]

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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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How feminism influences my parenting

September 17, 2014

    Of course I’m a feminist. I believe that women deserve the same rights as men. Who doesn’t? I’m also a mother to three daughters. Wanting them to not be disadvantaged because of their sex has absolutely ┬ámade me a more passionate feminist. And there a few things I have made definite effort with […]

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Time.

September 9, 2014

  A question came up recently on the Simple Homeschool Facebook page asking “how has homeschooling changed your life for the better?” I have loved reading the responses and my own was quick to come to mind.   We have time.     More time together. More time to hang out with friends. More time […]

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Almost there

August 27, 2014

    This winter has taken it out of me. I feel grey, bland, asleep. I cannot stop refreshing & scrolling across the screens. And it’s not even inspiring me much anymore. But I can’t seem to stop, like the old moth to the flame.   I’ve misplaced the part of myself that is awake. […]

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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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Book Week favorites- To discuss!

August 21, 2014

  I’ve told you some of my favorite picture books and read aloud chapter books this week. Today I’m going to give you five books I want to discuss with the kiddos when they’re older. Kind of like book club. I was that kid at high school that loved reading and discussing the books we […]

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