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    Q+A with Sarah Ruth

    Q+A with Chickie & Roo Ep.3 Today we’re chatting with a sweet friend named Sarah Ruth Owens. She is such an inspiration in so many ways. Sarah Ruth is the unequivocal Nature Mama and a truly beautiful heart. Let’s hear what she has to offer about making nature a prominent part of our homeschools.     How many children do you have and what are their ages? Three boys. They are 7, 5, and 3 years old.   When did you begin homeschooling and what is your purpose behind this life decision? We started at birth? Haha. In all honestly, that is sort of our philosophy. We feel strongly that…

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    My Favorite 40 FREE Printables for Education and Fun

    Update: This list is now above 100+ and counting! Feel free to leave a comment below or email me any additional freebies you’d like to see on this list! My Favorite 40 FREE Printables & Resources Creative and quality resources don’t have to be expensive or a drain on your pocketbook. In fact, they don’t have to cost anything at all! Today, I’m sharing a round-up of my favorite creators, blogs, websites, and more that host free printables and resources all year long. Below, you’ll find the compilation separated by subject/theme for your ease of searching. And if you haven’t checked out my free library, click here to scoop Chickie…

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    Q + A with Stephanie

    Q + A with Chickie & Roo: Ep. 2 Today, we’re sitting down with Stephanie from StoriesBeginAtHome to learn about her perspective as a home educating mother. She is exploring the rather uncommon topic of hybrid homeschooling. I personally feel that a lot of parents considering homeschooling for the future might benefit from hearing how and why she has chosen this path! I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Stephanie in person recently, and she is every bit as outgoing, joyful, and amazing as she appears online! Stephanie is a true inspiration to me as she navigates a full family, busy household and a creator career. As you read her…

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    Q + A with Lisa

    Q + A with Chickie & Roo: Ep. 1 Today, we’re sitting down with the incredible Lisa from Wilkinsonnest to learn a bit about her experience as a home educating mother. Lisa is a true inspiration to me as a mother and a homeschooler. In the time I’ve gotten to know her, I have gleaned just a glimpse of her abundant wisdom and it is astounding. Having a relationship with Lisa, makes me a better mother. I hope you will receive her words below as a gift: to identify with, to learn from, and to carry with you. How many children do you homeschool and what are their ages? I…

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    Journaling With Kids

    Do you keep a journal for yourself? How about your kids? I know it’s not always easy or convenient to make time for journaling, but it’s such an important and rewarding activity. I hope I can encourage you to light a spark in recording your thoughts and feelings! I recently found out about Loom Journals and boy oh boy are they AMAZING! Each gorgeous book is an heirloom to be treasured for years. I am so excited to be using these with my children. Loom Journals was kind enough to offer me a discount for my subscribers, so stick around and take a look so you can save on your…

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    Sunshine Blogger Award Nominee 2019

    I am so honored to announce that Nicola from The World Is Their Classroom has nominated me for the 2019 Sunshine Blogger Award!   What is the Sunshine Blogger Award? The Sunshine Blogger Award is a peer recognition award for bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in their community. The fact that Nicola nominated me tells me that you value my blog and that I bring something special to your lives. Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award: + Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to his/her blog. + Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. + Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive…

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    Q + A with Jessica from The Waldock Way

    What is your name and general location? My name is Jessica Waldock from The Waldock Way. We live in Florida near the east coast.   How many children do you have and what are their ages?  My husband and I have one daughter and she is six years old, although she thinks she is sixteen.     What are the main reasons you chose to home educate?  It started out as me not wanting to let go of my baby. She was so tiny at four and preschool was so long. I was not ready to let go so I talked my husband into letting me teacher the alphabet and…

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    Q + A with Shanda

    What is your name and general location My name is Shanda and I’m from the Mitten State – Michigan!   How many children do you have and what are their ages? I have three kiddos ages 5, 2 and 4 months.   What are the main reasons you chose to home educate? Education is so important. I wanted to make sure that both the mind AND heart were being nurtured and grown. I believe it’s my job as a parent to help bend my children’s hearts toward God. There is no greater calling or purpose of being a mother than that.   Do you follow a specific method or style…

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    Q + A with Carla from Little Learner

    What is your name and general location? I’m Carla from sweet South Carolina How many children do you have and what are their ages?  I have 3 precious littles- Macie Jane (5) Sadie Grace (3) and Rutledge (2) What are the main reasons you chose to home educate?  I absolutely love being a mama and spending my days together with my children. I taught early elementary grades before staying home after having my first and it’s a dream come true to get to teach my own children! It’s definitely different from the classroom but I really love it! Do you follow a specific method or style of teaching?  I loosely…

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    Q + A with Leah Massey

    What is your name and general location? My name is Leah Massey.  I live in the Metro Detroit area of southeast Michigan. How many children do you have and what are their ages? Our oldest, Sabrina is 20 now.  I call her Rookie Woman.  Tyler, our Man Cub, is 9.  Anara is our youngest at 4.  Her personality has gotten her the name of Tiny Tyrant. 🙂   What are the main reasons you chose to home educate? I originally started thinking about home education when Rookie Woman was about three years old.  I realized she was just starting to get really fun as her personality started blossoming.  When I…

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