• Resources,  STEM,  Unit Study

    Human Body Homeschool: Part 2

    As you may already know, we spent the entire month of February studying human anatomy and the body systems using The Good And The Beautiful Curriculum. I shared Part 1 of our lessons, activities, and resources 2 weeks ago. If you haven’t checked that out yet, go give it a read to see how we eased in with the skeletal system, muscular system, organs, and digestive system. The second half of the month, we learned about the circulatory system, respiratory system, urinary system, nervous system, and cells. Circulatory System This was so much fun to dive into! First, we talked about the difference between oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. (Side note:…

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  • Literacy,  Resources

    Bookish Crafts

    Do you love children’s books as much as I do? I don’t know if it’s the fun and engaging language or the beautiful and striking illustrations, but I am all about picture books! I can’t get enough of them. When a particular kids’ book really strikes my fancy, I try to come up with a craft or activity to go with them. Some are incredibly obvious and some take a little more thinking-outside-the box with creative planning. Either way, they compliment the story nicely and provide an immersive experience for my children. Today I’m going to share with you our three latest bookish crafts we’ve created for some truly amazing…

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  • Nature,  Resources,  Unit Study

    Studying The Sky

    Studying the stars and night sky may seem mystical and challenging, but in reality, it is one of the simplest and rewarding lessons we can create! Today I’m sharing our latest winter sky unit study and the resources we used to create an engaging and fulfilling hand-on learning experience. The easiest thing we can do is to step outside and look up. As parents and home educators, teaching observation skills is a life-long investment that will continue to benefit our children in multiple ways. They will be more aware, more curious and safer as they learn to observe their surroundings. These habits provide opportunities for learning, independence and personal growth…

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    Nature,  Resources

    Imagine Childhood…A Little Bit Of Nature

    Have you heard of Imagine Childhood? If not, let me grace you with their incredible resources!  Imagine Childhood is an incredible family-owned shop filled with so many playful and educational resources! I originally discovered them by winning a giveaway months ago on Instagram! Since then, I have completely fallen in love with what they have to offer and I am so excited to share a peek into their shop with you all! Nature Play This small shop is incredibly nature-based and super inspiring! If you want to include nature into your homeschool studies, but don’t know where to start, just hop over to their site and browse through their resources and materials.…

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    Literacy,  Resources

    New Releases For Early Readers

    I love our collection of classic and vintage children’s books. Nothing beats cuddling up on the couch and reliving the stories of my childhood with my own children. But, when choosing books for our children, we mustn’t only look to the past. There are always beautiful and engaging titles coming out that will soon become the ‘classics’ of the future generations. Today I am sharing with you 5 brand new picture books for early readers that you are going to love! (and since it’s the season of gift-giving, you might consider picking these up as presents!) The List The Rough Patch by Brian Lies A Parade Of Elephants by Kevin…

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  • Resources,  Subscriptions

    Rooted Childhood: Create & Connect Through The Seasons

    What Is Rooted Childhood? If you’re anything like me, you want to celebrate the seasons with your children through warm and cozy recipes, thoughtful poetry and creative handicrafts. But where do you begin? It can be challenging to find meaningful crafts that will teach your children new life skills (not to mention gathering the supplies and carving out the time). Let’s make our kids’ childhood special by creating the magic ourselves! Rooted Childhood is an amazing guide created by my friend Meghann and it’s just darling! We use this program each week as part of our enrichment day in our home education program. But even if you’re not a homeschooling…

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    Resources,  Subscriptions

    Happy Hedgehog Post: A Waldorf Inspired Craft Box

    I know there are so many subscription boxes, it’s hard to know which to choose for your family. I have written about the many benefits of subscription boxes before, why we love them, and which ones we use. Today, I’m sharing all about Happy Hedgehog Post Box. This is a Waldorf-inspired monthly box that is filled with everything you need to complete themed handicrafts. I love how they incorporate the seasons and my kids and I are having so much fun spending quality time together making things. When we open up our box, it comes with a Zine for the month. Included are instructions for each craft (with photos), a…

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  • Nature,  Resources

    100 Must-Have Nature Study Resources For Homeschooling Nature-Lovers

    Some families find it hard to incorporate nature into their home education studies. Rest assured, with this 100 Must-Have Nature Study Resources guide you’ll be able to raise a budding naturalist who is in tune with the world around them. We are a very nature-based homeschooling family as we believe we can learn so much from the great outdoors. Be it reading, writing, science, or pure inspiration, stepping outside always draws us closer to one another and deeper into our studies. We own and use most of the items below and are so happy to spread the word about these wonderful products! Many of these resources are created from home…

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  • Resources

    Fun and FREE Typing Game For Kids!

    (This post may contain affiliate links which means I may be compensated for writing this post or sharing these links) Whether you love it or hate it, technology has an important place in our world and is here to stay. Everything in moderation is critical, but as we are teaching our children life skills, typing will come into play. Touchscreens are not a replacement for navigating a keyboard. So let’s learn in a fun and FREE way!       As a homeschool family, many of us are on one income. This means we need to budget and choose our resources carefully. Kidztype is a FREE program that everyone can…

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  • Resources,  Subscriptions,  Unit Study

    Creating A Unit Study with Letters From Afar

    What Is Letters From Afar? If you haven’t heard of this incredible company, then you’re in for a real treat! Started by a wonderful woman named Shawnee, Letters From Afar is a beautiful collection of travel letters delivered to you each month! Shawnee is the author and illustrator of each letter and they are absolutely gorgeous! She writes to you as ‘Isabelle’ based on the historical world traveler Isabella Bird. Each month you get a glimpse of a new location complete with bits of geography, history and culture. As an extra cherry on top, a portion of the subscription fee is donated to Pencils Of Promise. So, supporting Shawnee and…