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Homeschool Series: The Curriculum

Deciding to take The Munchkin out of preschool when I decided to freelance was a big one for me. He needs to be ready for school and it’s a big responsibility but it’s one I’m happy to take on. There are certain school readiness milestones he needs to accomplish and with that in mind I was on the look out for a homeschool curriculum that would focus on that. But there were other criteria I had: It had to be fun. It had to be very little effort to put the activities  ...

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Celebrating The Potato’s 1st Birthday

And just like that my potato pudding is a whole year old! I can’t believe! Oh man, when I realised that we were having a girl I was in a bit of a panic mode. I did not know what the heck to do with a girl. I was very much a Boy Mom™. But this ray of sunshine has been such a blessing. It’s so cliche but it’s true. She’s such an easy kid and despite some sleep deprivation, it’s been a good year.  So one year on and we’re still breastfeeding! And  ...

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Homeschool Series: The Adventure Clubs App

So it’s been a week since we started homeschooling The Munchkin and I’m not going to lie, it’s not been easy. The Munchkin is not a great listener which is frustrating to say the least. But we’ve been having fun because the curriculum we’ve chosen, The Peaceful Preschool, is easy going and play based. I’m finding out what he likes doing (arts and crafts) and what he struggles with (listening and sitting still) and trying to find fun ways for him to learn.  ...

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Celebrating The Munchkin’s 4th Birthday

Oooh, guys, I’m terrible hey! The Potato is turning ONE next week and I’m only posting about The Munchkin’s 4th birthday now. In all fairness their birthdays are only a month apart and do you know how quickly a month goes?! First and foremost can I just get the overreaction that my baby is no longer a baby out of the way. He’s four years old! If there was ever a word to describe this boy of mine then it’s extra. He is extra in every sense of the word. He is  ...

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