• Family Fun,  Health & Home

    Four Ways to Enjoy Winter in YEG

    We’re crawling out of the deep freeze and temperatures are on the rise, maybe only briefly, but I’ll take it for now! Working from home and homeschooling means we have the luxury of staying inside on the coldest of days, but after a few days in, the kids are climbing the walls and cabin fever is setting in. Getting outside and…

  • Health & Home,  kids

    A New Year, A New Routine

    Since I’ve already gotten the jump on goal setting and intentions for this year, I though it was about time to shake up our routine a little too.  As unschoolers, we don’t have set subjects or curriculum we cover each day, but we do have certain activities and blocks of time that we do daily.  We read daily, spend time…

  • Family Fun

    SCA Fine Arts Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

    Strathcona Christian Academy Fine Arts put on a wonderful performance of the Little Mermaid back in February.  The girls and I enjoyed every moment, from the decorations throughout the hall, visits with princesses, and then the show itself!   Stunning singing and great performances took me back to when I was young and rewound my VHS copy of the movie…

  • homeschooling

    Free & Frugal Learning Resources

    Homeschooling families are experts at frugal learning experiences.  In this list, I have included some of our favorites, plus I enlisted the help of one of our fabulous local homeschooling support groups for added resources.  The links are for children of various ages and grades.  MULTIPLE SUBJECTS: Ace Online Schools – List of 25 virtual field trips Crayola – Free…

  • Family Fun

    Tree Lightings & Light Displays 2016 – YEG + Area

    Tree Lightings Beaumont – Brighten Up Beaumont Friday, November 25, 6pm-8pm, fireworks at 8:30pm  More info here Edmonton – Holiday Light Up November 12 4pm -7pm  More info here Fort Saskatchewan – Holiday Lights Up Celebration Friday, November 25, 5pm-7pm More info here Sherwood Park – Celebration of Lights Saturday, November 19, 3pm-5pm More info here Spruce Grove – Christmas in…