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Are you looking for some resources for shark week? Here's a collection of books, crafts, live courses and more! A great way to add to your science or nature studies this homeschool year. Or just have fun learning about these sea creatures!

Collection of Resources for Shark Week

My oldest son loves sharks! Anytime that we go to the aquarium he wants to hurry to the shark tank. It was one of the reasons that we did a short nature study on sea creatures last year and a big reason we are going to study them again this year.   Shark week is next week so I thought it would be great to put together a list of resources that we can use to learn about sharks. If you are looking for some educational and fun things to do next week or during your school year here are some great places to start. © Davidpstephens | Dollar Photo Club Books DK publishing has a great … [Read More...]

Here are 3 simple steps for planning a unit study. Great for history, science and more! And just one way to teach multiple ages at the same time.

How to Plan A Unit Study

One thing that has really helped over the years with homeschooling multiple ages is unit studies!  Now traditionally a unit study involves picking a topic and then teaching every subject around that topic: history, math, science, etc.  As a Charlotte Mason homeschooler I don't follow this traditional view of unit studies but I have found a way to make it work for us. © tab62 | Dollar Photo Club Planning a Unit Study in 3 Simple Steps I start planning our unit studies based on subjects. Typically I use units for history, science, and nature study.  I like being about to really focus on … [Read More...]

There is a division among women these days that makes me heartbroken. We need each other. We need community. I'm sharing a few reasons why and an amazing course that is sure to help us all end this quiet fight. We are called to love each other, let's get to work!

Why Women Need Community

For a long time I avoided women's ministry events. I just couldn't bring myself to put on a good face and be around a bunch of people that I couldn't stand or didn't trust. Yes I had a serious attitude problem. But I felt justified. You see women in the church had seriously hurt me. They had talked about me behind my back. Judged me without caring to find out the truth. The list could go on and on. Because I'd been hurt so much I just decided to write the whole thing off. I didn't need them. Fast foward a few more years and the loneliness in my heart was just more than I could bear. I … [Read More...]

I believe that every woman has the right to choose where she gives birth. Come read to find out why I choose a homebirth for my babies.

5 Reasons I Choose a Homebirth

My first son was born in the car on the way to the birth center. After that I vowed never to get into a car in labor again. When it was time for his brother to be born I had a water birth at home in my living room. In a few weeks when number 3 is born we will once again be at home. I never really thought about childbirth until I was pregnant with my first baby. I hadn’t met anyone that had birthed outside of a hospital so I really didn’t know it was an option. The more that I read and researched the more that I realized a natural birth not in a hospital was what I really wanted. In fact, I … [Read More...]

Do you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep each night? I'm going to show you how to rest well at night in 5 easy steps. And 3 of them are FREE!

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is something that I have struggled with for a long time. It started with my struggle with depression and anxiety at a teenager and followed me all the way to adulthood. Sometimes I can’t sleep because of stress or fears. And recently pregnancy has been the blame for my lack sleep. When I was younger I tried a few medications to help me sleep but they either didn’t work or made me feel like a zombie. And these days I just don’t have the luxury of being out of commission for a long time. With young children I need to be about to function at any point during the day or night. Thankfully … [Read More...]