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Enjoying Maths With Smartick Method

Confession time: maths was never my favourite subject – especially once the alphabet got involved – and so it’s one area of homeschooling that I’m less than 100% confident about teaching. I recently heard about Smartick Method and was intrigued enough to try it out. I received a free subscription to Smartick Method in exchange …

An Empty Cup: When Mom Neglects Herself

Running on empty The other day, Rafe was up all night with a fever. The next morning, I took him to the doctor first thing. When Emmy swallowed a kiddies’ domino a few months ago, Jacques took her to casualty right away. When the girls were playing and Angie hurt her eye, I took her …

Learning Fun With Nessy Reading & Spelling

Probably the most exciting part of our homeschooling journey has been seeing Angie learn to read. I recently heard about Nessy Reading & Spelling from Nessy Learning, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I received a free three-month subscription to the programme in exchange for an honest review. Reading and Spelling Fun Nessy …

{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 …

October Roundup

I can’t believe it’s already time for my monthly roundup post. Didn’t I just do one of these the other day? I began the month with Emmy’s birthday interview. Angie took part in her first ballet concert. If you’re looking for some free printables, take a look at this Daisy Counting printable, this Banana Math …

September Roundup

I didn’t post as much as I’d planned to this month. The girls had their combined Frozen-themed birthday party so a lot of my time was spent on party preparation (and recovery!). You can see how I made their Elsa and Anna costumes. On the homeschool front, we learned the letter C, the letter A, …

{Homeschooling} Week 2 – Teaching The Letter F

Our second week of homeschool, while it still went well, was definitely tougher than the first week. Partly because I didn’t sleep well and sleep-deprivation makes everything more challenging. I think the novelty has also started to wear off for the girls. They’re enjoying calling me Teacher Mommy (Emmy) and Teacher Mel (Angie), but they’re …

{Homeschooling} Week 1 – Teaching The Letter T

August is a special month for us. It was in August 2009 that Jacques proposed. In August 2010 I became a mom. And August 2015 marks the beginning of our homeschooling adventure. I am using Reading the Alphabet with Angie and Learning the Alphabet with Emmy. Both are from This Reading Mama. I don’t want …

Big News

Earlier this month we received a letter from Angie’s school informing us that applications for Grade R would be opening soon. We’d always intended that she would do Grade R at the school and then begin homeschooling in Grade One. Our plans have changed. There was one sentence in the letter that struck me. It …