I tend to follow very traditional homeschooling methods, just as my mom did when she was homeschooling me. I rely on pre-planned curriculum with textbooks and workbooks for the girls. However, knowing what the girls are working on in math or science makes it easy for me to apply to other things they are doing, […]
March is one of my favourite months. It’s when we celebrate spring and certain family birthdays and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. Other than finding green outfits for everyone to wear (not hard for me to do!), here are some creative (and tasty!) St. Patrick’s Day treats and crafts for kids. While you’re baking or […]
My dad is an engineer by profession, a carpenter by hobby. When I was a baby, he drafted plans for the home he would build in my toddler years and continue working on into my teens. (There are pictures in my baby book of me hanging out with my bottle on Daddy’s knee at his […]
One thing I’ve realized with homeschooling this year is that I need to plan snack breaks. I hardly stop for lunch myself, so it’s easy to get busy with the schoolwork, housework, and blogging and forget that little people need to eat more often. I’ve come to notice, however, that grouchiness or bickering can often […]
It’s silver. It’s sleek. It’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab S and it’s my new toy. When it arrived on my doorstep earlier this month, I felt like Christmas had arrived early. Every chance I get, I’m pulling out my Tab to play with a new app or just scroll through Pinterest and Twitter. The Internet […]
Pinwheel cookies: the recipe and the reality.
Christmas traditions in most homes include special Christmas treats: eggnog, peanut brittle, fruitcake, fancy cookies, candy canes. For anyone with dietary restrictions, Christmas can be a tough time of year. So as I was browsing my cookbooks recently, this recipe jumped out at me—it’s gluten-free, meaning I could make a treat for some of my […]