Best Planners for your Homeschool | My Top 5 Favourites

When I first started to homeschool, 5 years ago, I had no idea what kind of lessons that I was going to teach, let alone how to plan them. Over the years I have used many different planners and systems to organize some of the activities that we do in our homeschool. There have been […]

Coding for Kids

One of the biggest reasons why I love homeschoolng so much is that my kids get to follow their own interests. One of those interests is learning to code at a young age.  My oldest son is particularly drawn to all things tech and currently does most of his school work online. While doing some math […]

10 Tips for Homeschooling with Toddlers

As a mom of 4 kids under the age of 10 I have had my fair share of homeschooling with babies and toddlers underfoot. Recently I periscoped about how I keep my toddler and preschooler busy during the day when I am homeschooling the older two. Luckily we follow more of an eclectic unschooling approach […]

Free Resources for Teaching About the Canadian Government (All Grades)

This year my oldest son is in Grade 5. The focus this year in Social Studies is “Canada: The Land, Histories, and Stories.” As I was trying to figure out how best to start teaching about Canada – and where to find Canadian curriculum in a sea of American history – I came upon this […]

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 […]

12 Tips to Help You Get Organized for a New Homeschool Year

Look at the Full Year Calendar. One of the large benefits of homeschooling is to be able to visit museums and attractions when they are not busy. I find it incredibly helpful to pull out not only the calendar with the holidays on it but also to look at a school calendar so that you can […]

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 […]