“Work smarter, not harder.”
Recently I was asked if homeschooling costs a lot. The truth is it can. Purchasing curriculum from publishers gets pricey really fast. Which is why I don’t go down that route. We’re low income so it’s important to keep the cost of homeschooling to a minimum. I do receive some provincial funding but not enough […]
When I first started looking into the “how to homeschool” I was overwhelmed by the options. There are many styles to choose from; Charlotte Mason, Montessori, Traditional, Unit Studies, Unschooling. I had no clue which would be right for us. However I was drawn to the idea of Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies and Unschooling. My […]
Fighting to get B to school. Calls from school saying B was sick. Coming home with supposedly sick B only to have him bouncing off the walls. Complaints that school was easy and boring. The boy that once loved to learn was hating school.
Every time I thought of blogging I was immediately hit by the fact that the site was still set up to promote my business as a yoga instructor. It was a business I left to focus on family and heal from an old BMX injury. The stark reminder of having to stop teaching stirred up many emotions that I wasn’t prepared to deal with and updates went unpublished. Until today.
First off, I’m shocked at how much time has passed since my last blog. So much has happened. I got my shoulder treated (finally), had a major concussion, quit teaching yoga, got married, went back to school part-time, fractured my foot in two places, had my marriage fall apart, started full-time school and had other […]
B once asked me why my friends called him B. How do you explain to a five year old the security measures a mother takes in the social media world to protect her child(ren). Good question. Especially when many parents don’t seem to be paying attention to their own kids’ safety. Be Generic So, for […]
Wow! What a ride! It’s taken me awhile to digest all that went on at the conference. I still feel like I’m floating on a cloud of excitement. While many people were blissed out I had a bit of a different experience. I feel like screaming out “Score 1 for mental health!” Friday night Andrea […]
Have you ever sat down and looked back on life and seen how things have come together so perfectly? Sometimes I do. Last night I did. Here’s what I noticed. First off, it truly was a miracle that I got into the building that I did and when I did. Spring was an incredibly stressful […]
I’ll jump on the reminiscent band wagon. However it’s a bit of a mixed bag this year. The vast majority was quite awful. In fact 2013 was hands down the worst year of my life. That said, some pretty amazing things also happened. First off, the biggest kicker – being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Nothing […]