Ramblings of a Homeschooling Mama: Why We Homeschool

I think people get the idea that families who choose to homeschool do so because they think the school system is evil. Or that public school teachers are bad at teaching, or that they do not care about our kids.

For our family that is false. I have friends who are school teachers. They love their students, they love their jobs, they do the absolute best that they can! Their students love them back. They set up really fun activities, and do their best to help the students who are falling behind, while supporting the growth of kids who excel. Thats a lot to ask of one person who is responsible for 20-30 children. I am seriously impressed with their skills and patience.

So why do we take the family schooling approach?

~I love to see my children loving to learn. The smiles that appear on their faces when the “get it”. Nothing beats that. If my child was schooling in a building blocks away from our home, I would miss out on the joy.

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 ~I love that if my daughter get frustrated we can stop and take a Continue reading

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Easter Eggs Bird’s Nests

Here’s a tasty treat that you can make with the kids for Easter. No bake, Easter Egg Bird’s Nests!

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Ingredients

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup butter

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Family Events for Easter Weekend in Kamloops

Here is a list of what’s happening in Kamloops this weekend:

West Coast Amusements at Aberdeen Mall

West Coast Amusements  is coming to Aberdeen Mall for their annual Spring Fair!

Hours of Operation:

Thursday April 17    3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday April 18            Noon – 10:00 PM
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Family Friendly Hikes in Kamloops: Deep Lake

Kamloops has a well established system of hiking trails right in city limits that provide plenty of fresh air and fantastic views for your family. Starting today, we will be featuring them in a special series to help you find out which hiking trails are best suited for your family.

Our first feature is a hike we did using the Grasslands Community Trail to get to Deep Lake, which is part of the Lac Du Bois Provincial Park. Located in Westsyde, the hike to Deep Lake is about a 6 km loop.

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How do you get there? 

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Young Naturalist Club Explorer Day: Photography & Cloud Watching

The Kamloops Chapter of the Young Naturalist Club held an Explorer Day meeting on April 13th, with the topic “Photography & Cloud Watching” at Lac Du Bois Provincial Park.

First stop was a brief look at photography books containing photographs of nature. A brief introduction to photography was provided for the children, which included how to compose a photograph of the different elements contained in the grasslands.

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Lac Du Bois Provincial Park is a prime example of the need for the protection of Continue reading

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