Category Archives: homeschooling

Day 3: Festivals

Edmonton is known as the Festival City.  It is packed with festivals year round and showcases loads of amazing talent, food, culture and amazing people.  Almost every week / weekend throughout the summer there is another fun festival to attend.  … Continue reading

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Day 2: Puzzles

I love puzzles!  I have since I was a child.  Growing up in the country, many weekend nights were spent cosying up with my cat and a 500 or 1000 piece puzzle.  As a busy mom, I have recently reacquainted … Continue reading

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Write 31 Days Challenge 2017: 31 Days of our Favorite Homeschooling Activities

It’s that time of year again, time for the month long writing challenge I’ve been a part of the past two years.  September started off quickly and the fall hasn’t slowed down a bit.  With both girls registered in classes … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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25 Activities For Screen-Free Week

May 1-7 is Screen-Free Week, and as we finally emerge from a long winter and the gloominess of a mixed up spring, I have to admit the kid’s tablet time has been on the rise lately.  With extended screen time … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to see the Movie Ballerina (Especially if you Homeschool)

Beauty and the Beast has been taking over the box office since it opened. While it does look amazing, and my girls want to see it, I think we might wait till it is available to rent so we can … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Day 29: From Muggle to Gryffindor

I was just starting university when the Harry Potter books, and then the movies a few years later, started coming out.  It wasn’t really my thing at the time and till this date, I have not read any of the … Continue reading

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