What A Year!


What an incredible year of homeschool this has been. Yup!…… that’s my t-shirt, and it describes my morning perfectly (wink).

Five years in, and I still get butterflies and anxious thoughts about the upcoming school year. Such a comfort to know that a peace that surpasses all understanding comes over me each year as I continue this journey of homeschooling our children.

I’ve had a few moments where I simply take a deep breath in, think about ALL that we have learned and accomplished, and I have been filled with tears. The year has been full of ups and downs, good days and bad days, success and failure …….. but, we did it!

One of the greatest joys and encouragements comes from working with, and seeing a child learn to read! Just as much, is when someone finally gets their math questions, or figures out how to spell certain words. THIS, makes my heart happy!

It happened again this past year. We work hard and we work together. This picture here shows one of our kids not only reading, but reading a chapter book to his little brother!


It’s times like this that remind me of WHY I’m doing what I’m doing! The huge tug that God put in my heart years ago,  was for a reason and so I keep envisioning the ‘end in mind’.


I thought we’d fill you in on what we’ve been doing over here at our little homeschool neck of the woods, as well as give you a glimpse into our next homeschool season.

I have to say, I absolutely learn something new everyday. Probably, by the time I feel like I’ve got this down pat, and  under control,  I will be graduating my kids!….. But until then, we will work on this together and continue to learn and grow as a team!

So here we go …….

Last year we dove into our monthly unit studies! They are a big hit over here.  We went through Canadian Geography, World Geography, Government, Health and Nutrition, A study on Japan and Ireland, Oceans, butterflies, migration and a baking unit.

We of course work on our main core subjects daily

~ Math (Math-U-See – Love this program)

~ Language Arts (writing,and grammar)

~ Bible/ Virtues

~ Science

~ Spelling and Vocabulary

~ Handwriting

We went on multiple field trips with our homeschool group, read MANY books, and threw in a few adventures here and there. It’s definitely not boring over here. And each  year that goes by has SO many great memories .

After a lot of planning this summer, we are ready to tackle another year!

So many goodies to get into soon ……. We have a study on Russia coming up, human anatomy, electricity and magnetism, engineering, maps, birds and so much more!

Our room is ready……. but most of all, I pray that their hearts are ready to learn, and my heart is ready to patiently teach them and give them all that they need.


Schedules for each child.


Fun decor that the kids helped make.


The school room!


First day of school gift bags full of their supplies.


There is so much to look forward to, and so much to be thankful for on this journey!  I pray that no matter what stage you are in, whether homeschooling, driving your little’s to school or staying at home with your babies ……. that you have an amazing week full of new memories!

Healthy Breakfasts

It’s my favourite meal of the day!

Every 24 hours I look forward to the most wonderful meal to start us off. Seriously, I love breakfast. And though this post, in my opinion, could probably go on for days (explaining how many wonderful and interesting things you can eat for breakfast)  I will share just a few of my favourites as per request.

My main goal this past year has been to UP the protein and nutrients in our breakfasts in order to set our kids day right to start their school work (and to set Mama up with some energy!)

As I tend to lean towards gluten free and low sugar, my main concern is that the products I use are NON-GMO (that’s a whole other blog post to talk about!)

Here are a few of my go to breakies ………


1 Cup of gluten free flour (mix them if you wish – exp…. 1/2 C brown rice flour and 1/2 C coconut flour)

2 eggs

1/2 Cup of almond milk

1/2 Cup pure pumpkin puree

1/2 tsp cinnamon

splash of vanilla

1/2 Cup of frozen blueberries

  1. Mix all wet ingredients except the blueberries  2) Whisk in dry ingredients to avoid clumping.  3) Stir in blueberries.  4) Heat coconut oil in pan over medium heat.  5) Start pouring your pancake batter into pan to desired size.  6) Flip when they look golden.
  2. Serve warm with a dollop of full fat yogurt and real maple syrup

Yum!!  Kids loved them, and I know their tummies were filled with great ingredients.



1 cooked sweet potato mashed  or 2 mashed bananas (you choose one)

2 eggs

1 tsp of sucanat

Optional :  a dash of cinnamon

  1. Whisk together cooked sweet potato (or mashed bananas if using) with the eggs and sucanat. 2) Heat coconut oil in pan over medium heat.  3) Drop the mixture by heaping tablespoonful and cook for 3-5 mins.  4) Flip and cook another 3-5 mins.
  2. Serve with maple syrup and fruit!


Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal with Chia Seeds

3/4 Cup of organic oats

1 mashed banana

1 tsp cinnamon

  1. Cook oats according to package directions (may need more depending on size of your family)  2. Add mashed bananas, cinnamon and a spoonful of chia seeds. 3. Serve in dishes with a dollop of full fat yogurt and fruit of your choice.


There you have it …… just a few healthy breakfasts to start you off right!  Have a happy morning.