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Earth Hour 🌏

Here are my oldest four out of 6 that live at home, sitting at the kitchen table. We are having a cozy candlelit night while playing a card game called Skipbo. We love sitting around like this just enjoying the warm glow of the candles, our conversation often turning to olden days and what it… Continue reading Earth Hour 🌏

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Motherhood ( Breathe )

I love the motherly closeness depicted in this piece of art that I bought from my friend over at rugged infinity (posted with permission). I think she did a really great job showing exactly how a momma feels as she draws a young one close. Even as they grow large and don't exactly fit under… Continue reading Motherhood ( Breathe )

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The Power of Siblings

It’s  hard not to be insulted sometimes. I was speaking to an adoption practitioner recently and she asked me why I thought it was a good idea that a black orphan from Haiti should join our family to compete with 6 white siblings. “What for? You have 6 already  ?” She asked.” Someone might think… Continue reading The Power of Siblings

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Unschooler? Me?

So I took an online survey a couple of days ago. I wasn’t really sure what my homeschooling label was so I took the test to figure it out. Well, The survey result said that I was an unschooler. Ok, no offence to unschoolers because that’s totally cool if that’s your style but that’s Not… Continue reading Unschooler? Me?

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School At The Pool

Some homeschoolers take their books with them on vacation and some don't. I feel like there are a lot of hours in a day and knowing that the morning weather is a little chilly in the morning here we felt like this was a good way to pass the time and stay caught up in… Continue reading School At The Pool

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Break From My White Straitjacket

I meet the end of fall dreading winter and snow and endless grey days shut in with nowhere to go and a pile of kids with energy to burn. I don't know when exactly it got really bad but it did and every winter I  start thinking about how I can escape and feel alive… Continue reading Break From My White Straitjacket

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How WEIRD Are US Homeschoolers?

I must admit that I was completely ignorant to the term homeschooling when I first heard it. I am originally a city kid, born and raised in  Montreal, Canada and I still love that city.  Its such a diverse and multicultural place to live. The best foods, parks, fashion, service,and night life are all in Montreal. I… Continue reading How WEIRD Are US Homeschoolers?

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SNOW SQUALLS

This is a post for all my readers/followers (thank you ...) that do not live in a crazy place like Ontario, Canada. I thought you might like a glimpse of our lives and weather here. We live about 45 minutes North of Toronto , Canada near a large lake that creates what is called "Snow… Continue reading SNOW SQUALLS

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Large Family Meals

Meal times are very special around here, especially dinner time. We love to sit around the table with each other and feast on good food and good words. My children range from 27 years old (on his own now) down to 2 and I have used the same approach with all of them. Buy real… Continue reading Large Family Meals