Welcome to The Sunny Patch – a place where I share advice about simple family life – tips for homeschooling, homemaking & family fun.
I’m Tonia – raised in the States but now happily residing with my husband, daughter, beagle, and in-laws in Quebec, Canada.
I started blogging at The Sunny Patch, my homeschooling journal, in 2007 when TJ (my daughter) was just 3 years-old. I found a copy of The Well-Trained Mind at our local library and haven’t looked back since!
My husband, Nick, is Canadian, born and raised, and takes his mini-golf way too seriously.
I’m not kidding. It embarrasses me when we have to play with anyone else because he is nuts. And competitive. But besides that one terrible fault, he is a wonderful guy, great dad, and loving husband. He really is awesome and I’m so blessed that he’s mine!
And TJ, who just turned 12 is a princessy-tomboy if that is possible. When asked about her favorite subjects she will say, “recess.” She is a whiz at math and loves science. She tolerates reading and is just starting to not complain too loudly about her quiet reading time. She loves, loves, loves read aloud time. I could read until I lost my voice and she’d still ask for just one more chapter. Thank goodness our library has a great selection of audio books!
And then there is Grace, our spastic beagle…
who barks at everything that goes by, especially if it is on wheels. Strollers are the worst for some reason. I have no idea why. Perhaps we haven’t socialized her enough. Stroller socialization… the newest trend among dog owners. She also thinks that she should sleep on the back of the couch. Which never works out well.
We are a homeschooling family.
Yes, we’re that family. Minus the denim jumper.
I don’t own a denim jumper and I don’t have long hair or wear it in a bun. My hair is short – see me over there up on the left? Yep, short hair and no denim jumpers. Plenty of dangly earrings though! I enjoy cooking, even in my tiny kitchen. I enjoy homeschooling my daughter. I read like a madwoman – piles of books dominate the house. (I’ve even considered trying to fit a bookshelf in the bathroom. This house is small!)
So that is my family!
- Artist Study the Easy Way on Encouraging Moms at Home
- 8 Classic Christmas Read Alouds at The Homeschool Post
- Countdown to Christmas: 24 Frugal Family Activities at Life of a Homeschool Mom
And I’m a contributor at The Curriculum Choice.
Welcome to our world!
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