The Start of Things CD by Alison Faith Levy

Alison Faith Levy's new CD for kids, "The Start of Things"

Alison Faith Levy’s new CD The Start of Things is fun enough for kids and sophisticated enough for adults. When I first popped it into our CD player, I thought, “Is it a kids’ CD? Or is it an adult CD?” Either way, it was a win-win. The girls liked it. I liked it. The […]

Create a Homeschool Yearbook with Picaboo

Create a Homeschool Yearbook with Picaboo

For the past several years, I’ve created an annual photobook for our family using Picaboo. It’s fun to browse through our last year in photos and easy to organize the photos using the online software, adding descriptions and dates as I go. When the photobooks arrive, they are slender, beautiful books that take up much […]

Exploring Fort Langley National Historic Site

Exploring Fort Langley National Historic Site in BC, Canada

Back in February, the girls had a Highland dance competition out in Langley, BC. Since we were out there, it seemed like a great excuse to check out Fort Langley National Historic Site too. Thankfully, the weather co-operated with our plan and we had a lovely sunny day to enjoy the fort. There was lots […]

Homeschool Your First Grader by Beth Jones

Yes! You Can Homeschool Your First Grader by Beth Jones

For years, I’ve been collecting homeschooling resources and ideas, knowing that someday I would start homeschooling my own girls. It’s been great to have a huge homeschooling community around us, both on the Island and here in Vancouver. I’ve also found tons of resources from other bloggers. A while ago, I downloaded an ebook from […]

$50 Flash Giveaway

Weekend flash giveaway

It’s been a while since I hosted a giveaway, so I thought I’d join this 3-day FLASH giveaway for fun and give YOU the chance to WIN either $50 cash or $50 to spend at Amazon! It’s super easy to enter. Just use the form below. (If you already follow me on Twitter and Facebook, […]

Marriage Lessons in Shrek

Marriage Lessons in the Shrek movies

The Shrek movies* are among my all-time favourite movies. I laughed and cried through the first movie in theatres and went home dreaming of the day I’d find my own big green ogre to fall in love with. Last time I watched these movies, I thought of some of the marriage lessons in Shrek. 1. […]