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Meet Rebecca

Rebecca @ Hip HomeschoolingHello from Canada! I am living in beautiful BC with my hunky husband and 5 beautiful children. My kids are all very young, 1 year-7 years so your immediate “you must be busy” reaction is pretty much an understatement. I am insanely busy. I don’t have the kids involved in extra-curricular activities, I go to church and otherwise stay home. Going anywhere by myself with 5 kids almost always results in a stressed, sweaty, exhausted mama… so I stay in my safe place unless I have help ;)

About Me

I was homeschooled! How often do you hear of one of us second generation homeschoolers? Okay, maybe a lot, but not in my circle of friends. Around me, I am the only one with firsthand experience and I think this gives me a unique perspective when homeschooling my kids. I grew up with 5 other siblings and I adored being homeschooled. I went to school for grade 11 and 12 but I was so far ahead that I ended up graduating when I had just turned 16.

I met my husband just before he went off for training and we got married as soon as he graduated. I was 19 when we got married, 20 when we had our first baby, and we have been married for 8 years now.

I LOVE homeschooling my kids. Yes it is hard, it is a sacrifice: my house is always a mess, I get no break, no time to myself. BUT, I get to see the wonder in my kids’ eyes when they grasp a new concept or see them building friendships with their family that I KNOW will only grow deeper. I get to hear them sound out their first word or FINALLY get that math concept. I get to snuggle with them on the couch on sick days, hold their hands and go on a walk together, see them grow and change and learn with them, it is my greatest privilege.


I am addicted to curriculum, the smell of fresh paper or a new book. Homeschool conferences are my happy place ;) I am a hermit, partly due to the difficulty in getting out the door with my busy family, but largely due to the fact that I love my home. I have a list a mile long of things to do and I would rather be home just puttering with my family then pretty much anywhere else.

I am married to an RCMP officer so we get to travel a bit, we are getting ready for our second move to the middle of nowhere. A little bit exciting and scary at the same time, I have a TON of preparation to do and am working hard at remembering to breathe in the midst of this busy season of our lives.

I never thought of myself as artistic, but I play the piano decent enough, I sing and sing and sing some more. I love worship music, I lead at our church, various worship nights, etc. I can get lost for hours on my piano, yes, even in the midst of a school day ;) I also have a home based sewing business, I crochet, and of course, I blog!

My Blog

I have been writing on my personal blog for a long time, really since my kids were born (though intermittently). I started my Hip Homeschooling blog years ago as a means to communicate with my support teacher for reporting. Recently I was approached and asked to become a blog ambassador for a preschool curriculum company called Mother Goose Time. Since then I kind of jumped in with two feet and just went for it. I still write on my personal blog my random thoughts but I now write on my homeschooling blog on a more “professional” level. I have always loved to write, so writing about what I am passionate about and benefiting my family in the process, is such a blessing to me. I am excited to see where this leads our family and very excited to be asked to join The Homeschool Post.

If you want to read more about our homeschooling methods or why we homeschool, check out my blog at Hip Homeschooling or pop over to Facebook to say hi. If you have questions about homeschooling in Canada or just want to connect, I’d love to hear from you!


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Rebecca @ Hip Homeschooling (1 Posts)

I am a stay at home homeschool mom to five young children. I was homeschooled through most of my childhood and am so close to my family because of it. I am married to an RCMP officer and we move a bit more than your average family, but this is one of the many benefits of homeschooling for us and we are excited to see where God takes us in the future! I sew, write, crochet, but mostly... take care of my brood!

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I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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We are so excited to announce that the 2014 Homeschool Blog Awards are officially open for voting!


We deeply thank you for your gracious patience as we worked hard behind the scenes to get everything ready. And since we know this is a really busy time of year for many of us (but when isn’t busy for a homeschool mom?!), we’ve decided to help make things a little easier for you by keeping polls open for a solid three weeks this year!

This means voting will be open until Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. So, if you’re extra busy right now, don’t stress about trying to vote while you’re wrapping gifts and baking cookies – just come back after Christmas and relax while you take a look at some amazing blogs!

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15. Best Special Needs Blog

16. Best Super Homeschooler

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