Embracing ADHD

When my oldest son started Kindy earlier this year he was “flagged” for his intensity. The teacher (who I love) asked me if I wanted to pursue testing and coding. In this province if your child is diagnosed with a learning disability or condition such as ADD or ADHD then the school gets more money […]

Homeschooling Children With Challenges – My Top 5 Tips

When people think of homeschooling they think of a happy mom standing in front of the kitchen table, lecture style, teaching her gaggle of children arithmetics using workbooks. Her house is spotless, her children are well coiffed, and everyone looks happy. After looking at a few pinterest boards this myth is cemented. However, this is […]

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Homeschooling 101

When people think of homeschooling, they think of mom standing in front of a white board, marker in hand, while her children who are dressed so perfectly, sit with abetted breath, waiting for that incredible lesson taught just the right way, before mom moves on to serve a completely organic home made meal for lunch.  […]

Using a Journal in your Homeschool to Teach Independence

Every year we change up our homeschool, just a little bit, as we tweak what works and get rid of what doesn’t. Last year, we had a schedule that was emulated from Magic and Mayhem. It was the kind of loose schedules where the kids had one subject a day. This didn’t work well for […]

Homeschooling =/= School at Home

We are homeschoolers. Last year was our first *official* year of registering with a school board with the intent to homeschool. Before that my son went to kindergarten in a regular public school and before that I “home schooled” preschool (but I also owned a preschool at the time so it wasn’t too much of […]