What did I learn this week?

Socialization 101

I know that it is ALWAYS the first question, but what are people actually asking when they say to me, “If your kids are being homeschooled, how will they ever get socialized?”  I don’t know about anyone else, but before I started telling people that I planned to homeschool, I only ever heard people speak […]

My family is my career

This post was reprinted on Home Learning Victoria. I remember when I first told someone that I was quitting my job to stay at home and raise my children, their response was, “Why?  I mean, it’s not like you don’t have an education and no other options?”  This person honestly could not understand why on […]

Wow, I love this…and this

I  know this doesn’t really count as updating my own blog (WHICH I WILL…SOON) but I just loved this post, “Fears and the Fathering Paradigm”, by Jeff Sabo so much that I had to link to it.  I think a lot of men can identify with what Jeff says, and he writes about it so […]

At least I know people doing exciting things…

My sister and her husband are doing the Tour D’Afrique this year.  Kind of makes aspirations to do the Times Colonist 10K a little tame…

I love it when that happens!

For the last month or so we have been talking about how to rearrange our limited kitchen space somewhat to better accommodate the arts and crafts supplies. We decided to ditch the Step 2 Art Master Activity Desk (a freebee with Lance’s Amex points) because it had almost no storage and kept getting piled up […]

Disney Princesses keep coming at me

After my previous rant, Corey kindly found this article for me on the Disney Princesses. Clearly I am NOT the only one who has issues with the Disney Princesses. Did I mention that this weekend’s visit by Corey’s mom was accompanied by a present for given to C (without warning) in the form of a […]

What the heck have you been doing?

Well it has been a VERY busy month what with Christmas and everything else. Also, W has hit the stage where he wakes up every time I put him down asleep, so I end up having him sleep in arms in the evening. As a result, about the only activity I can engage in during […]

Have I told you about Corey?

Just a quick note to say how wonderful my husband is. Even though we can’t go out together on “dates” like we used to, Corey brings home treats for Friday and Saturday “date night” at home. Thanks for being such a sweet and thoughtful sweet!

Family visits…

Yesterday we went up to visit with Nana. C really wanted some one on one time with her, which she never gets. While we were there, C all of a sudden turned to me and said, “I’m just wondering why Clare isn’t here?” Clare is her cousin – Corey’s brother and his wife have 3 […]

Welcome to the pest house

For the last four weeks, everyone here has been sick – unfortunately including me. For anyone who thinks there is nothing worse than being sick, it is, in fact, much worse when you have small children to look after (who are also sick). What I have found yet again, is that women do seem to […]