Hi there. Glad to have you here. Let me introduce myself. My name is Lisa Marie. I'm a busy homeschooling mom of 5 kids ranging from preschool to high school. My husband works in the golf industry. Our family lives in Ontario, Canada.
Our homeschooling journey started like many others. When my oldest son was supposed to be starting Junior Kindergarten, neither of us were ready for him to go. We decided to give homeschooling a go instead. Here we are many years and many kids later still giving it a go!
When we finally dived into the idea of using curriculum, I started with the boxed American program that both my sister-in-laws were using with their kids. It was a great program, but the overwhelming Americana frustrated me.
A flip through sample curricula that are most popular in the homeschooling circles led me to realize that they are typically American - not very relevant to my Canadian children.
That started my search for Canadian programs / books / materials that I could use with my own children. As I hunted, I realized that if I was looking for Canadian content, others might be too. That was the beginning of The Canadian Homeschooler.
MY MISSION: To help Canadian homeschooling families connect with each other and also with companies and resources that will help them on their learning journey from start to finish. I want them to be able find curriculum, materials, and resources that are relevant to them, their experiences, and their history.
GUEST POSTS & NEWS ARTICLES
This blog has given me some unique opportunities to be a part of some other blogs as a guest poster, and also interviewed for news articles. Here are a few:
If you would like to connect, feel free to pop me an email or Facebook message.
Just a note: Although I try my best to be prompt with my replies, please be aware that as a homeschooling mom of many kids, I sometimes take longer than I’d like to respond, since my family comes before my work.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT REVIEWS / ADVERTISING
At this time, I am not offering product reviews or ad space on my site.
If you are interested in promoting / sharing your resource or service with Canadian homeschoolers, please consider our sponsorship or vendor hall options in our annual Canadian Online Homeschool Conference.
You can find more about it here: https://canadianhomeschoolconference.com
THE LEARNING CENTRE
I have put together a special collection of free and paid resources.
These are available at the Learning Centre.
50+ free printables. Ontario Curriculum Checklists. Video Training. eBooks.
Canadian History Studies. A Virtual Trip Across Canada. &More.