Tree Valley Academy is the name we have given to our home school. We live in the country in an area filled with forests, valleys and lakes so I thought the name was fitting.
I’m a single parent homeschooling my 7 yr old daughter (born in 2010). We’ve included learning as a part of our daily way of life since babyhood, so homeschooling has very naturally suited us.
Before my daughter was born, I worked largely in the administrative field. Now my daughter is my priority so I’ve managed with some financial difficulty to stay home and raise her myself and not miss any of these precious years. We’ve learned to do a lot with very little.
I love living in the country surrounded by nature. It would be a dream to be able to live off the land and be completely self sufficient, never having to get our food from a grocery store again, but that is mostly just a dream.
We are very health conscious and I’m very careful which foods I buy. We are vegetarians, don’t buy processed foods, and are choosy on where we will buy produce from. We don’t use or go near microwaves, don’t use a cellphone, and choose to have everything wired instead of wifi. I think that is one of the reasons we choose to live in the country to reduce our exposure to EMF’s.
Besides this homeschooling blog, I also juggle working on another website at Your Health Naturally. Fortunately for me, I get to co-work on this with one of my favourite people of all time. She is a natural health practitioner of 37+ years and she shares her invaluable knowledge so people can learn how to help themselves stay / get healthy.
I always loved math and logic type puzzles, am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and my favourite hobby is dancing. Dancing keeps me going during more difficult times, and for me is like a natural happy drug.
About my daughter
My daughter loves dancing, performing for an audience, singing, art and playing outside. One of her favorite past times is playing dress-up, changing into pretty dresses and dancing to music in her dress. She’s definitely a girly girl that would prefer to wear dresses all day rather than the comfortable play clothes I dress her in for around the house.
Having said that, she also knows how to get dirty. Sand piles, puddles and bugs are her outdoor attractions. She’s a very social kid that makes friends very easily.
Currently she’s into minecraft, and enjoys reading comic books. Her favourite book themes are super girls and LEGO friends.
She also is enjoying learning to play the piano. She quite often will sit at the piano and come up with her own tunes, rhythms and lyrics that she likes to compose on paper.