Once again this year, as the homeschooling movement in Canada continues to grow I am partnering with other homeschooling veterans to bring you a series of free open forum evenings to look into the world of homeschooling. Henry and Corrinna Kiezebrink, and Dione Rogers and I have lived the highs and lows of this experience and are excited to chat with you in our homes about the adventure. The workshops will be offered in July and August in our homes in Bradford, Barrie, and Stouffville.
Whether you have made a firm decision or are still investigating your options, whether you are doing this based on a conviction you have or because the ability to school in a different way just seems to fit for your family, please feel free to come for a visit. These are interactive (question and answer style) small group workshops
. If you, or someone you know, are interested in coming please RSVP directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as attendance is limited to 15 people (since we do have a very cozy space to meet) and the evenings usually do fill up.
It is so exciting to see spring unfolding once again and so early this year! As usual, we are excited to be out in the yard cleaning up and dreaming of things to come, preparing gardens, tidying out the garage (let me tell you: that’s a messy job this year!) and starting little seedlings. I am not nearly so much a gardening expert as I am an aficionado, a fan, a devotee to mucking in the dirt with hopes that something yummy might spring from it. Really I am still that kid that makes mud pies and dreams of them really being tasty treats.
In addition to these signs of spring you can also be sure to find me playing with stacks of boxes and leafing through countless books as this is also the beginning of “Conference Season”. Maple Tree will be at several conferences and sales over the next several months and I will also have the funky privilege of chatting with many of you as I teach several seminars at these gatherings and as I visit in our little corner of the exhibit hall.
It would seem that online businesses are always open, especially small businesses. When I go camping, to the doctors office, or to church my little Maple Tree tags along almost everytime and if I can I try to send off a quick note while waiting for the soup to warm up or prepare an order between math and history lessons or answer an inquiry while waiting the kids are in their piano lessons I am happy to do so but even the most enjoyable work needs to be laid aside for a season here and there. Continue reading A Time to Rest….
** Please note the date changes below. Thank you all for your kind words and support as our family has struggled to find health this fall. We are pleased to report that hubby is now recovering at home after a week long hospital stay. **
I am so excited to start a new year of Charlotte Mason Support Group! As many of you know I host this little book club for very selfish reasons as I am so energized and encouraged by the visits of like-minded mamas every 5-6 week. You give me a boost that helps me to imagine I might survive this crazy game for a few more weeks.