• Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Celebrate Canada 150 With My Favorite Canadian Playlist

    Summer’s here and it’s Canada’s 150th Anniversary! It’s the perfect time to celebrate great Canadian music and also share it with the kids.  I have spent hours at a time pouring over different genres and decades of music with the girls. Watching videos on You Tube and discussing the lyrics, we have had great talks about life in a different time. In honour of Canada’s 150th in 2017, below are 17 of my favorite Canadian songs, songs that I have enjoyed throughout my life and evoke great memories.  1. Tragically Hip – Nautical Disaster It’s almost impossible to choose your favorite Hip song.  But after a friend posed that question…

  • Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Children’s Educational Classes, Drop-in Programs, Events & Festivals – June 2017 + Canada Day

    Edmonton does not have a shortage of fun family activities.  But sometimes it’s nice to pass on the bouncy house and food truck events for something a bit more educational. As homeschoolerss / unschoolers, we use many of the great attractions, events and festivals in Edmonton and beyond as our classroom. Here’s a list of some of the great learning opportunities going on in and around Edmonton for June. Some of the activities require pre-registration and / or are additional costs, so check the event link or attraction website for full information (links provided).  Alberta Aviation Museum Weekly drop-in programs, Wednesdays 10:30-11:30, Ages 2-6 June 24 – Blatchford Field 90th Anniversary…

  • Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Fort Edmonton Park 150 Summer Pass + Special International Children’s Festival of the Arts Offer

    I have lived in Edmonton just over 12 years, and last summer was the first time I experienced Fort Edmonton Park.  The girls and I enjoyed a full day there, learning about the first settlers to Edmonton, the growth of the city and way of life in a different time. We explored the old fort, town buildings, learned about different modes of transportation, and had fun at the carnival.  It was an excellent learning experience for them and myself and I can wait to go back this summer!  Fort Edmonton Park is opening for the year this weekend, starting May 20.  Many families opt for the membership that gives you…