One of the things that is great about homeschooling is the ability to cater learning towards your child's interests. My son asked if we could study fairy tales the first few weeks of school, and I have to admit, I was pretty excited. I love fairy tales and folk tales. I love the idea of … Continue reading Studying Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
Up until recently, Morningstar Mill has best been known to me as the place to park to get to Decew Falls. Sure, we have stopped in and checked out the mill quickly before or after our hike, and found it quite adorable, but I had no idea that they still operated the mill. And I … Continue reading Milling day at Morningstar Mill
And I mean, maybe it's my fault. Maybe I'm not being explicit enough. Maybe I need to start saying, "We're homeschooling. But-don't-worry-it's-not-like-I-keep-him-locked-in-a-closet-all-day-we-sometimes-leave-the-house-like-go-to-the-museum-and-library-and-science-centre-and- we-love-to-hike-and-here's-a-list-of-his-extra-curricululars." Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm answering your question wrong.
Sometimes traveling goes really, really smoothly. Other times, not so much. This was one of those other times. We waved good bye to our little corner of Paris and headed to the RER station. My husband was purchasing our tickets (we bought them as we went because we primarily walked- yes, we did a LOT … Continue reading My worst day of travel. Ever.
I am the queen of overthinking. Some backstory: in my province you basically have zero obligations as a homeschooler other than providing your child an education. There aren't any inspections or required standardized tests, but there also aren't any funds either... which to be honest sucks because I'd love me some funds right about now. … Continue reading Overthinking a simple form
After two days of trekking outside of Paris, we were all excited to have a day in the city. We had a slow start to our day, having stayed at Disneyland Paris until just before closing the night before. A day to sleep in and take our time was warranted. We took the metro to … Continue reading Endless museums and delicious foods in Paris, France
This is not your movie night pizza. (Unless you run one hell of a movie night.) This is the perfect pizza for date night, or a night to impress your girls. Add some sparkling wine and Cards Against Humanity for Her and you've got your friends thinking you're a regular Martha Stewart.
Sweet, sweet summer. I have been so looking forward to you. The past school year - because I guess my life will be counted in school years for the time being - was quite the roller coaster ride. From sending my baby off to Junior Kindergarten. To watching him spiral into anxiety. To seeking professional … Continue reading Hello Summer
You know those people who are just meant to be parents? They hold other people's babies and coo affectionately. They keep calm when someone's injured. They make you smile when you feel like doing anything but. Well, I was never one of those people. In fact, I was pretty certain I was going to be … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day to my better (parenting) half
After complaining last week about how difficult of a time we were having getting back into the homeschooling groove, this week has been a dream! We're back to breezing through Beast Academy (our math curriculum), we printed out this awesome puzzle of Canada from CBC Parents, and today we took homeschool out of the house to … Continue reading Visiting Fort George