Homeschooling Interview: Jay, Change Manager

An interview with Jay, Change Manager and Homeschool Graduate

While all the homeschooling interviews I’ve done so far have been positive about it, some homeschool students have a different experience. Sunny‘s husband Jay* and I have some things in common with our experiences, as both of us wish we had more opportunities to meet friends during our school years. I think this interview presents […]

How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? by Rachael Carman

How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? by Rachael Carman

“Clean up your toys.” “Pick up your shoes.” “Don’t jump on the couch.” “Help your sister.” “Don’t hit your sister.” “Talk nicely to each other.” These are a few of the things I find myself saying frequently to my girls. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you have a list of things you find yourself […]

A Virtual Field Trip around Vancouver Island

A virtual field trip across Canada, hosted by the Canadian Homeschooler

This week I’m joining the Canadian Homeschooling Bloggers in our monthly blog hop for a virtual field trip through our provinces. Come explore Vancouver Island with me! Let’s start our virtual field trip near Beacon Hill Park, at Mile 0 of the TransCanada Highway. Every time I see this sign, I want to go on […]

Tiggly Shapes & Counts Review & Giveaway

Lily playing a Tiggly Counts game on my tablet

You could tell the fun booths at BlogHer14 at a glance. They usually had crowds of people around them and many of them involved fun kids toys. The Tiggly booth was no exception. All of us moms wanted a chance to try out the fun little shapes on the iPad. I knew immediately that my […]

Design Lab Live Wrap-up

Design Lab presents... Responsive Design - Advanced Workshop 2015

I spent Saturday hanging out in a room at The Profile overlooking the Vancouver harbour, learning more about responsive website design. Design Lab Live was a hands-on, informative workshop that gave me and the other attendees tons to think about as we work on our own websites. Here are a few highlights. Ryan Opina of […]

Tips for Using Graphics in Social Media

Tips for Using Graphics in Social Media

This week I’m joining Ruth Snyder’s social media blog hop again to discuss graphics in social media. Graphics are very important on every social media site. Pinterest and Instagram are driven purely by images; Facebook and Twitter posts with images get more clicks and engagement than posts without images. It goes back to the old […]

Fusion Fire by Kathy Tyers

Fusion Fire by Kathy Tyers (Firebird Trilogy Book 2)

I’m amazed by authors who can create entirely new worlds—or entirely new galaxies, in Kathy Tyers’ case. As a writer, I’m wowed by the details in fantasy and sci-fi novels that carry me into a place entirely built by the writer. Fusion Fire, the second book in Tyers’ Firebird Trilogy, takes the readers to new […]

Marriage and the Happily Ever After Myth

Marriage and the Happily Ever After Myth

Most of us are familiar with the plot format of fairy tales. “Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess who was in trouble until her knight in shining armor showed up to save the day and they lived happily ever after.” Unfortunately, I think too many of us approach marriage with this idea […]