Life of Home Learners
How to Get a Homesteading Family Education
You can be a homesteader too – even if it’s just a few self-sufficiency skills you learn and teach for a homesteading family education.
How to Make Sourdough Bread
As a homesteader and homeschool mom of 3 growing children, fresh sourdough bread is something we like to have on hand. It’s a good filling breakfast and great to add to any meal. I like to make 2 loaves every week, but often I’ll make 4. I’m excited to tell you about my sourdough routine.
Preserving the Fruits of Our Labour Through Canning
As we begin to produce more of our own food at home, we naturally need to learn different ways to preserve it. Freezing is often the first method thought of, but that is dependent on freezer space and also on having the time to thaw something or have it take longer cooking. Some foods work wonderfully frozen, and others not as well. Freeze drying and dehydrating are options as well, but those supplies can be costly for some people. Canning is a way to take your harvest and make it shelf stable. While some foods lose some of their nutrients through the high heat involved in the canning process, that may be worth it for the convenience and space saving benefits.
Homeschooling While Homesteading
One weekend, I went to my parents’ cabin with the kids and dog, and she was such a happy dog, completely different behaviour. She was able to do her job out there. That confirmed to me 100% that we needed to get onto some land right away. That week I went home and came across this rental home. We looked at it the next day and moved in a few weeks later. It was one of those times in life where I felt so firmly that God had his hands on our life and was guiding our path.
Engaging Experiences Instead of Homework
Keyword phrase: Meta description: Engaging Experiences Instead of Homework I love homeschooling because kids do not have their heads buried in mounds of homework. (You get to do this throughout the day so it is not that huge of a mound, hehehe!) Seri
Being a Mama and Embracing our Feminine Side
Being a Mama and Embracing our Feminine Side What is it to be a woman? What is natural for a woman, and what has become socially expected of women? There are many varying opinions, expectations, roles, and a whirlwind of emotions attached to being a wo
Resources for Teaching Indigenous History and Culture
Why study Indigenous history and culture? It is important for homeschoolers to be knowledgeable not just about general Canadian history but to be familiar with more specific areas that are part of our country’s history. That includes Indigenous history and culture. With the resources shared in this article, family members of all ages will find numerous avenues of learning about Indigenous history in engaging and interesting ways. Here are some resource suggestions to get you started as well as places where you can find more information.
Interview with a Homeschool Dad
There are lots of articles out there for homeschool moms, but in many situations, there are two parents in a homeschool family. Even if mom does the majority (or all) of the teaching, dad is still a part of the family and is therefore a part of homeschooling. It is so important for both parents to be on the same page with homeschooling; a supportive partner can go a long way! Sometimes dads are less sure if they want to take on homeschooling. Hear from this homeschool dad of 5 years on his homeschool thoughts.