Growing up in Canada


What new things have you learned about North America this week? Ready to learn a few more?

Let me introduce you to the Bourque Family of Montreal, Quebec in Canada.

I’ve known Aimee Wimbush-Bourque since the start of both our blogs, and you’ll recognize her as the voice behind all the creative recipes over on Simple Bites.

So get ready to hear about her family’s lovely homestead, and one of the world’s happiest countries.

And don’t forget: We want to hear from your family, too, in our global link-up on August 22nd

Growing up around the world: A series

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Growing up in England

Growing up in England

I hope you’ve been enjoying your travels to Europe this week!

Today I’m excited to introduce you to the Seddon Family of Lancashire, England.

The Seddons are a Charlotte Mason-influenced homeschooling family who loves nature – in fact, the mother Lynn even wrote a book about exploring nature together!

I know you’re going to love hearing from them, and don’t forget: We want to hear from your family, too, in our global link-up on August 22nd!

Growing up around the world: A series
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Growing up in South Africa

Growing up in

I hope that you’ve enjoyed giving your children the world this week as we’ve read our way across Africa together. And what better way to wrap up the week than to interview a family living on that continent!

So today I’m thrilled to bring you this interview with the wonderful se7en Family from Fish Hoek, South Africa.

I know you’re going to love hearing from them! 

And remember, we’ll be looking to hear from YOUR FAMILY on Aug. 22 in our global link up–details here!

But until then, have fun reading about this family of ten, the baboons that visit their garden, and the eleven languages spoken in their country:

Growing up around the world: A series

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Growing Up Around the World: A Summer Series

Growing Up Around the World

Has your family been enjoying plenty of books, video clips, food, and fun during launch week of our Read the World Summer Book Club? I hope so!

It’s been tremendous to watch you all enjoying this book baby of mine (so much that it SOLD OUT on Amazon–but don’t worry, more copies on the way!). My heart has felt as though it will burst with joy at times as I see all you’ve been up to.

As Sarah and I planned the book club, we wanted a way for all of you following along to get to know what it’s really like growing up in various parts of the world.

So we came up with a weekly blog series to add to our global adventures–and wanna know the best part? Your family is invited to contribute to it, too!

Check it out:

Growing up around the world: A series
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A virtual field trip to London, England

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A virtual field trip to London, England
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Nearly three weeks ago our family flew across the ocean to England. My husband Steve grew up in York, so much of our time has been spent up north visiting grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins as part of our itinerary.

But we first stopped in London, a city we had never before explored as an entire family. It’s definitely a busy, bustling place (a bit much for the introverts among us after a couple of days!), but we wouldn’t have missed this chance to take in the sites together.

Because I’m passionate about helping all of our kids (yours and mine!) fall in love with the world, I always get to thinking about my readers when we travel.

How can I offer you a snapshot of where we are without you having to board the next flight? Another virtual field trip seemed like the best possibility, so gather your kids around the coffee table and come along!
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