The Big Book Of Homeschool Ideas

I was given copies of The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas Volume 1 and Volume 2 in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. I don’t think you can ever be completely prepared to homeschool. There are so many books about homeschooling that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed about which one to …

PreK Letter of the Week Masterlist

Here is the masterlist of the PreK Letter of the Week activities for 2017. Links will updated as we go along. Letter Aa Letter Bb Letter Cc Letter Dd Letter Ee Letter Ff Letter Gg Letter Hh Letter Ii Letter Jj Letter Kk Letter Ll Letter Mm Letter Nn Letter Oo Letter Pp Letter Qq …

PreK Letter of the Week – A

When we started homeschooling, I did Learning the Alphabet with Emmy. This year is technically her grade 00 (aka Pre-K) year, so we’re continuing with a letter of the week theme. This week we looked at Aa. I made this apple sorting activity from felt. (You could probably also make it from paper or cardboard.) …

My Favourite Posts Of 2016

It’s been a lot of fun looking back over the last year on the blog. I didn’t write as much I wanted to (because pregnancy is not fun), but here are some of my favourite posts for 2016. That Time We Moved House And Then Got Burgled. The getting burgled part wasn’t fun, but we …

Our 2017 Curriculum Choices

Angie is technically in her grade one year, but we’re really only using grade levels so she knows which class she’s in at children’s church. I had to choose and order her curriculum in advance because I knew that once Rafe was born, I wouldn’t have the time, energy, or brain function to think about …

Mommy, Is Santa Claus Real?

As Christmas approached, I noticed a lot of posts doing the rounds on whether or not Christian parents should do Elf on the Shelf and let their kids believe in Santa Claus. I’ve never wanted to do the elf, but I had already been feeling convicted about the Santa issue. Christmas has never been about …

{Currently} The Best Thing Ever

I had intended to put up a New Year post earlier this week, but my mind is still very much in holiday mode. We start school on Monday, and Jacques goes back to work on Tuesday, so I suppose it’s time to start switching into normal mode again. I am excited to start school. Angie …

A South African Christmas

Christmas in South Africa is smack-bang in the middle of summer, so the usual depictions of reindeer and snowmen have always been a bit odd to me. That doesn’t mean our Christmas décor isn’t made up of reindeer and snowmen, of course. When I signed up to blog about a South African Christmas, I wasn’t …

{Currently} How Many Sleeps ‘Til Christmas?

How can Rafe be four months old already? Didn’t I give birth to him, like, yesterday? He has always been a smiley baby, but these days it is so easy to make him giggle. And, oh man, those baby giggles are too adorable. Giggles produce even more giggles, and once he starts and the girls …