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This year, I’m trying to get in on the whole “back to school” excitement just a little bit. Maybe have a special “Not Back to School” day with games planned, a field trip or a get together with friends. A special breakfast would be nice; chocolate chip waffles with whip cream would certainly be a …
Why we embrace year round homeschooling! | Learning Mama
I’m not sure I initially put a whole lot of thought into year round vs traditional school year homeschooling. There seems to be a lot of discussion about it lately though, and I want to say that I didn’t make any pros and cons lists and make this decision consciously – we just sort of fell …
Our Favourite Canadian Picture Books!
Today, I’m excited to be sharing over at Mother Daughter Book Reviews, about one of my favourite things: Books! Here is a little preview of my post, click on over to their site to get the full version! My children, like their mama, are confessed book lovers. We are routinely walking the line for the maximum …
Five Days of Canadian Food {with recipes!} | Learning Mama
I’m wrapping up my five days of Canadian food with a delicious treat Vancouver Island! Nanaimo Bar’s are a sweet, creamy chocolatey treat named for the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. The bottom layer of these beauties is a chocolate, almond, coconut, and graham combination.The centre is sweet and creamy; and the top is a …
Five Days of Canadian Food {with recipes!} | Learning Mama
Whether it’s skating on the Rideau Canal, taking in the ice and snow sculptures at Confederation Park, or taking the kids down the snow slides of the Snowflake Kingdom at Jacques Cartier Park, no Winterlude experience is complete without Beaver Tails! In case you don’t know what they are (does anyone not?), Beaver Tails are …
Five Days of Canadian Food {with recipes!} | Learning Mama
Today’s Canadian recipe is  for real, French Canadian Tourtière. This recipe was given to me by my very first francophone friend, my childhood neighbour whom I called Ma Tente, before I even knew what that meant. For those who may not be familiar with the dish, it is a meat pie most commonly eaten at …
Five Days of Canadian Food {with recipes!} | Learning Mama
Today’s recipe is a family favourite. It’s my mother’s recipe for her grandmother’s green tomato chow; she brought the recipe with her to Ontario from Nova Scotia  around 80 years ago. I grew up on this stuff – it is especially delicious served on roast beef. I even remember taking a jar with me when …
Five Days of Canadian Food {with recipes!} | Learning Mama
Today’s post is the first in a series I’m doing featuring Canadian food and recipes! Every country or culture has it’s own unique cuisine that make up it’s own particular identity. Canada is a country made up of people of various cultural backgrounds and traditions. I’m going to be featuring foods ranging from sweet to …
Nature Study: a relaxed, enjoyable education for summer!- how nature study can cover phys ed, science, language arts, and art!
Do you do any nature journalling or notebooks with your children? If not, this a great time of year to start! We’ve been enjoying learning all about our local wildflowers as they are appearing both in our backyard an along our hiking trails. We are also amazed at the opportunities for birdwatching close to home, …
Five Reasons I Love Peace Hill Press! | Learning Mama
If you’ve seen my curriculum choices, you will have noticed I use a lot of Peace Hill Press’ products! We are currently using Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading, First Language Lessons, Story of the World, and Writing With Ease.  Here’s what I love about their programs:   Classical Peace Hill Press is led by the authors (Jessie Wise …
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