I\'m a Teaching Mom

Influenced by the Montessori and Waldorf methods, this is our journey as we homeschool our kids using the world as our classroom!

Where We Have Been

We love to travel and see new places. Whether it is in our own city, province, country or the world! Check out some of the places we have been,


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Past week of Gratitude Elves!

Ok, I’ve missed the last week and a half. We had some pretty crazy sicknesses in the house, on top of important family events. Family life got in the way – never a bad reason to miss posts! I’m just

Day 5 with Gratitude Elves

This morning they boys found the elves covered in the Christmas cookies they baked on day 3. They were caught red-handed (or cookie-handed!).

Day 4 with the Gratitude Elves

This morning we found them hanging from the ceiling. The boys laughed hysterically and had conversations with them about what it’s like to hang upside down!  

Day 3 with the Gratitude Elves

This morning the boys laughed as they found the elves reading a book to their stuffed toys. A note was left for them saying how proud they were of the boys donating unwanted toys yesterday. The note also told them

Day 2 with Gratitude Elves

This morning we found Gumpdrop and Snowball observing the fishtank. The fish were dancing with excitement as the boys found the elves (let’s pretend it wasn’t just because they knew they were about to be fed!). This morning the letter

Day 1 with the Gratitude Elves

The boys were thrilled to wake up this morning and meet their elves. The elves brought them each a chocolate Christmas countdown calendar. They were so grateful and told the elves that right away! Avery even said he could hear

How To Make A Bendable Gratitude Elf

Gratitude is a big thing in our family. We end each day with a talk about that of which we are grateful. It’s a reminder of how blessed we are and the wonderful things in our lives. At this time

Making Lanterns with Squash

              In following with our amazing Earthschooling curriculum, we made lanterns with squash today. We read a couple of stories from our curriculum in regards to lanterns and this activity fit perfectly with our

Making Beeswax Candles

            I know it’s 2 months away, but when you make most of your holiday gifts, now’s the time to start! I gave the boys a few ideas they could do to make for others,

Weir’s Lane Lavender and Apiary

                This is going to be a quick post! I find the days are so full of fun homeschooling that I can’t find the time to blog as much as I would like.