• Family Fun,  kids

    Rainy Long Weekend Activities

    It’s a chilly, rainy Sunday morning of a long weekend.  Kids have slept in a bit (well one of them really, the other woke up when I did), breakfast is being planned, and the activities of the day are being thought out. We are lucky to have many great indoor attractions in the Edmonton area. Check out ZimSculpt at the Muttart Conservatory, or Dinosaurs Unearthered at Telus World of Science Edmonton. There are many Community Recreation Centres with fun family pools, rinks and indoor playgrounds.  Privately owned indoor playgrounds are also a favorite for expelling large amounts of energy on rainy days.  Treehouse, UPlay, and Hide n Seek are fun options, but…

  • homeschooling,  kids

    The Preschool Dilemma

    A year and a half ago I made the decision to homeschool, while my oldest was in kindergarten.  We started at the beginning of Grade 1 and we are now entering our second year.  It was a bumpy road with a steep learning curve, but I’m really looking forward to what’s to come.  But now my youngest is three and nearing school age.  I know for sure I will start homeschooling her when she can be registered, but till then there are a few crucial learning years in there.   Many homeschool families (and non homeschooling families alike) struggle with the decision to send their children to preschool or not, and the answer is…

  • Family Fun,  kids

    What’s Going on? Family Events in Edmonton and Area |September|

    The summer is winding down and the cool air has been drifting in.  But there’s still some outside fun to be had this month with Fall Festivals and family oriented get togethers.  Here are some family fun ideas in and around Edmonton to get you through the month.  Edmonton: September 4-5 Symphony in the City: Come down to Churchill Square to watch the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra perform classical music from Disney’s Fantasia! Show starts at 7pm but come early and bring your own seating because it is free and first come, first serve.  Click HERE for information on the event and what to bring. September 5-6 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton: Athletes will swim Hawrelak…

  • homeschooling,  kids

    So what do we do all day?

    Well the first 6 weeks of homeschooling has flown by!  So far it has been about adjusting to schedule changes, organizing, searching for resources and ideas and wondering if this is really going to work out.  Guess what?  I think it will! A walk in the woods on a fall day I’m a work from home mom and my workload has doubled recently and I’ve also had to make the adjustment of going into the office twice a week.  My husband works Tuesday – Saturday, so I go into the office on Mondays while he’s home with the kids.  This gives him some great one on one time with them…