Sometimes I have to remind myself that I once prayed for the life I have now... . . . . . . . . . . . #honestmommin #christianmom #momlife #momssupportingmoms #healthymom #honestmotherhood #joyfulmomma #beintentional #homeschoolingmomma #homeschoolmama #honestmommy #joyfulmotherhood #joyinthejourney #maternalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthmatters #mombrain #momofboth #momsmatter #morethanamom #momhealth #oregonmom #intentionalmotherhood #intentionalmom #homeschoolmom #christianmomma #momoffour #joyfulmamas #busymomlife
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CLEAN SWAP DAY 26 - PAPER TOWELS Convenience is everything to me these days but at what cost? Paper towels actually have harmful ingredients in them. Plus they are really wasteful and bad for the environment. So what harmful ingredients could possibly be in your paper towels? •Triclosan •Chlorodibenzofurans (CDFs ) •Formaldehyde •Bisphenol (BPS ) And here’s some of the concerns with those ingredients: •Endocrine disruptors •Reproductive effects •Nervous system concerns •Skin & eye irritation •Respiratory concerns I am all about making life easier, so swapping paper towels didn’t seem doable. To my surprise it wasn’t a bad transition and actually like it better. I would even say it cleans up messes better! We love our dish clothes from Williams Sonoma for most things, but also use wash cloths and microfiber cloths. Now are you ready to make a swap? I promise it isn’t so bad!
After bedtime, I often find these sweet girls snuggled up together with a camping lamp and a good book. Regardless of what time it is I never say a word. I love that big sister LOVES to read stories to her little sister. The lamp adds a bit of adventure to their story! I think it’s hysterical that they think they’re getting away with something. If this is what they think rebellion looks like I will take it ❤️ My hope is that no matter how old they get, they’ll remember these sweet moments they spent together adventuring to another world that spilled out from these pages and into their imagination! • • • • • • #homeschoolmama #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolfamilylife #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #thisishomeschool #homeschoolmama #homeschoolmom #homeschoolmomlife #homeschoolfun #homeschoolblog #homeschoolblogger #homeschoolers #homeschoolkids #homeschooldays #homeschoolmum #wildandfree #wildandfreekids #readaloudrevival #readaloud
Today I’m finding joy in the things that truly matter most through my five senses! -Feeling tight squeezes and slobbery kisses from my kids! -Seeing the most beautiful fall colors, and appreciating the beautiful forest that God has painted! -Hearing the pitter patter of rain, and the shrieks of joy in my home! -The taste of my sweet babies cheeks as I kiss them over and over! -The smell of my babies freshly washed hair as I snuggled them to sleep! In life, we are only guaranteed this moment. And this week I’ve been reminded truly how fragile life is, and to remember what really matters most in life, and to let the small, meaningless things go. So go out into this world, and spread joy and kindness wherever you go. Because you’re only guaranteed this moment, so use it wisely! And you never know whose life you’ll touch, inspire! Now I’m going to go kiss my babies cheeks one more time✨
So proud of my boys as they run xc! They make me proud. Dedication and putting their all into each race. ❤️ #quirkylittlelife #bigcatholicfamily #mountainfamily #bigfamily #mountainliving #mountainlife #homeschool #homeschooler #homeschoollife #charlottemason #lifelonglearning #mountainmama #homeschoolmum #homeschoolmama #crunchymama #momlife #momsofinstagram #mompreneur #cleanlivingmama #cleanmama #thecatholicwoman #catholicmom
A little late to the party...but, I don't need a special day to celebrate my love for this awesome little girl 💕. I'm blessed with the opportunity to spend every day with her and watch her blossom into the beautiful girl God has created her to be. This ray of sunshine loves to make friends with everyone and has a heart of gold. She loves to make people laugh. She has a welcoming spirit that draws people in to her. Her name, Teagan, means "one who is attractive". She is not only beautiful...but, she has an attractive personality. A lady once told me " she will attract many to God". Yes she will. 🤗 #nationaldaughtersday #proudmamamoment #proudmama #blessedmama #jesusgirls #attractive #mygirl #kidsofinstagram #homeschoolmama #browneyedgirl #kidsfashion #lularoesariah #lularoeadelinedress @lularoe #forthischildiprayed
First reading, now bike riding?? This girl is surprising us left and right! 🚲 Mae has been really frustrated with trying to learn to ride a bike. It’s been months and months since we started trying to teach her, but she has a tendency to stop trying if she can’t do something perfectly on the first try. But we kept encouraging her and letting her take extended breaks (sometimes weeks! ) from practicing - and now she has suddenly not only become more interested, but she also was suddenly willing to try and practice and fall and get back up! That drive and spirit and tenacity is something we’re always trying to instill in her (and all the kids! ) and it’s just so amazing to see glimpses of it 🤩 Also, swipe to see her biggest fan!! He is so enamored with her, and very much wishes he could keep up. Look at him on that little bike - I can’t believe he’s almost one 😭😭😭 • • • #dailyrhythm #secularcharlottemason #secularclassicaleducation #rainbowhomeschool #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschooler #homeschoolmom #homeschoolmama #homeschoolfamily #secularhomeschooler #secularhomeschool #secularhomeschooling #blackhomeschool #blackhomeschooling #inclusivehomeschool #inclusivehomeschooling #intersectionalhomeschool #specialneedshomeschool #lgbthomeschool #littlebrother #bigsister #bike #bicycle #bikeride #siblings #siblinglove #blackgirlmagic
The Stepping Stones concept is something that we can all adopt for a healthy perspective of our progress. Stepping Stones helps the student celebrate milestones in learning. They even get a certificate for each milestone achieved. In a recent Master Books Homeschool Teaching Tips video, Randy Pratt suggested we pursue growth and progress over perfection. If you need a little mental/emotional reset in this area, check out the video. Search YouTube for "Master Books Progress Over Perfection." The Stepping Stones milestones include: 1. I know my colors and recognize animals 2. I can cut and make healthy food choices 3. I know shapes and the first letter of my name 4. I can follow directions and hop on one foot 5. I know opposites and emotions 6. I did it! I'm ready for Kindergarten What could your milestones of progress be as a child of God, a wife, and mom/homeschool teacher? Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Jude vs 2 #masterbooksinaction shot thanks to @emmywilkey
Just one tiny botanist studying GA cattails. In this particular moment, she's exploring the fact that minnows love to eat cattail, and is just about to ask me if *she* can eat cattail too. Yes, darling! It's an excellent survival food 💕 Isn't it amazing how nature provides us exactly what we need? #1000hoursoutside2020 #natureplay #naturelearning #homeschoolmama #homeschool #homeschooladventures #everydayoutdoor #homeed
It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Riga is the capital city. More than 1.2 million texts and 30,000 melodies of folk songs have been identified from the country. Where am I? #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschooled #homeschoolers #homeschooler #homeschoolmom #homeschooldays #homeschoolmama #wildandfreemama #wildandfreekids #drinkresponsibily #pubtrivia #themoreyouknow #dyk #clues #findyourhappyplace #triviatuesday #didyouknow #trivia #instafacts #playdrinkeat #knowledgeispower #wingnight #knowledge #thursdaytrivia #trivianight #pubquiz #facts #nowiknow #dailyfacts
Thank you for a wonderful event today, @gsofct & @bartlettarboretum - all about bees! #bees #beehive #nature #naturesclassroom #getoutside #pollinatorpathway #stamfordpollinatorpathway #connecticut #girlscouts #girlscoutsofamerica #saturdays #homeschoollife #homeschoolmama #bartlettarboretum #gardens #alwayslearning
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Long run tomorrow. “Run” being a loose term 😉 All I want to do is complete the miles. I can work on time later. Must start the day with coffee, then a few podcast episodes while I enjoy the miles. . Any other runners out there? “Runners”? How many of you started running during the pandemic quarantine? . #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolmama #homeschoollife #homeschoolworkingmom #workinghomeschoolmom #workingmom #workingmomlife #motherrunner #runningmom #runningmoms #runningmotivation
Homeschool must be going well, because they pulled out their binders and decided to get to work, on a Saturday night..... not going to lie I feel a little proud and relieved that they are excited to do this because somedays I wonder if I’m cut out for this.
#danceparty in the kitchen! Sometimes in life we just need to take a break, pause and dance! In Hebrew: Halal is to dance clamorously for the Lord in praise! When life’s got you worked up or pressed down, the way out is praise! So, why not shake it off?! Break it down! Bust loose! #brittneymorriswriter #livingpraise #wordfilledwoman #praise #worship #danceforthelord #foolishforgod #shakeitoff #homeschooldanceparty #kitchendanceparty #homeschoolbreak #homeschoolmama #christianwriter #christianblogger #mamablogger #womensministry
Here’s a look at another stunning hike we took to The Narrows in Zion National Park that I haven’t posted on here yet. We were there last week and have currently continued on through Bryce Canyon & are at Capitol Reef National Park now. We have done so many hikes and adventuring around that I will have photo overload when I’m back home to post what we’ve been up to between Zion and now. This was an unreal hike though and I was amazed at the beauty around every corner. Zion is definitely a must see! 💛
School on Saturday meant coffee for the first time... apparently, one sister woke the other one up to see if she’d “accidentally” woken her up already. And said sister was very tired AND bitter. But a few sips of coffee did the trick. 😉😂 . . . . . . #letthembelittle #charlottemasoneducation #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #raiseawildchild #homeschoolmama #ohheymama #optoutside #homeschool365 #earlyyears #handsonlearning #naturestudy #enchantededucation #bravewriterlifestyle #raisingreaders #readaloudfamily #wildandfree #myeverydaymagic #welleducatedheart #homeschooldays #homeschoollife #bravelearner
Guys... I love rock and roll🤘🏻 . I remember when I started listening to more rock in middle school, and I just LOVED how it sounded. And to this day I would still call myself a rock and roll fan!! . And this is why my baby has an AC/DC outfit 😂 ROCK BABY!! . . . #rockmama #homeschooling #homeschool #thisisourhomeschool #learningwell #musicteacher #musicteachers #musicbaby #homeschoolmama #homeschoolmamas #homeschoolmamacollective #homeschoolmamasrock #musicinmyhomeschool #musicinourhomeschool #backtoschool2020 #wildandfreehomeschool #iloverocknroll #musiceducation #musiceducator #homeed #homeeducation #homeeducationlookslikethis
Apparently National Daughter’s Day is a thing. 🤷🏻♀️😂 I love the tender side she has brought out of her four older brothers. They always dote on her and ask to hold her. I love how she has her daddy wrapped around her little finger. I love dressing her and cannot wait to buy her first doll for Christmas. I am so thankful she is ours. 💗She adds an extra sparkle to our home.
Another day, another bike ride through Cochrane. 🚲 We live in such a beautiful place and the weather was perfect so it made for an enjoyable day. We loved having Quinn (Kate’s husband ) and little Leo on our ride but we’re missing Jacob and Jason (Ali’s husband ). . . . . . . . . #homeschoollife #homeschoolmoms #homeschoolmama #homeschoolgymclass #homeschoolfun #autismmom #autismfamily #autismparent #autismparentsrock #autismparenting #autismparentsupport #autismsupport #neurodiversefamily #cousinsquad #largefamilylife #wildandfreehomeschool #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolfun #wildandfreemamas #slurpees #cochranealberta #cochranemoms #cochraneab #familybikeride #specialneedsmom #specialneedsfamily #711slurpee
Forget sweater weather. This is footie pajama weather & we’re here for it! 💞🙌🏼
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Before seeing TJ’s house, you should see his proudest accomplishment, right? We roamed around the University of Virginia and saw the Rotunda and saw semi-naked coeds going to their dorms. ; ). A full college experience. . . Mr. Jefferson loved columns and red brick. Can you tell? He taught himself architecture and brought over Greco-Roman structure from Europe for the first time. Wanted to be different than British colonialism. So thank him next time you see pillars ; )
We turned our Autumn mobile project from @kind_academy into a bit of a dream catcher ♥️ I couldn't love it more. Love how we can let our creative side soar together. . . . . . . #homeschool #homeschoolmama #dreamcatcher #love #creative #sahm #activity #project #lesson #curriculum #toddler #threeyearsold #three #skills #our_everyday_moments #thesearethedays #boymom #momofaboy #motherhoodunited #southfloridamoms #raisingboys #motherhood #motherhoodunited #clickinmoms #momswithcameras #magicalmoments #simplychildren #momtogs
The one great thing about toys, is they can’t walk away from me. 😂😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Clearly Oliver wasn’t impressed with this week’s shelfie...silly pup! With our furriest addition running around the house, we now have to keep things a bit simpler with our #shelfies . What are your thoughts? Do you prefer simple, elaborate, or all of the above? Comment below and let me know your thoughts!! ❤️
Happy Halloween!!! Jk, but happy trick or treating 👑 #homeschoolersofinstagram #homeschooling #googleclassroom #naturestudy #homeschoolfun #homeschooled #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolmom #nature #homeschoolmama #homeschoolcollective #homeschooling2020 #swhsfun #homeschoolers #homeschool #remotelearning2020 #momlife #homeeducator #homeoffice #homeschoolingideas #homeschoolingmom #homeschooler #learningathome #charlottemason #homeeducation
Apparently I missed #nationaldaughtersday 🤦🏻♀️. Elle Belle, you flipped our lives upside down in the most amazing way. 💗
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. - Proverbs 22:6 NIV
Had fun playing around today with the cricut. We almost have our bathroom finished, so I thought I'd make a fun sign for the room.🤣😂 I couldn't help myself. Theres a few more hilarious ones I'll be adding. I also finished my Homeschool Mama- Mom life Wine glasses. *DON'T FORGET* The Shop is coming soon! Most of everything you see with be available for purchase. Stay tuned! ✌ . . . . . . . #Simplyhippiegraphics #bathroomsigns #bathroomdecor #diy #homeschool #homeschoolmama #homeschooling
Speak softly and carry a big stick. I want to talk about emotions, but first, I just love that my daughter and son both did the same thing on their own around the same age. They both were just learning to walk and loved being outside and playing with sticks 😄 I wonder if my newborn will have this moment too. Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about emotions and how big they can be and how to help my children understand them and work through them. I’ve realized that when they get worked up, often times I get worked up, too. It can be so frustrating when your children have big emotions and you don’t know how to get past it to work through it. When I’m out of control, they’re out of control. Before we can teach our children how to regulate their emotions we must regulate our own. We need to be the calming force in our family instead of giving vent to our anger or frustration or whatever emotion we’re feeling at the moment. We must be aware of our own emotions. I have to get my emotions in check if I’m going to be able to help my child through theirs. Some of the main emotions are happy, sad, scared, angry, frustrated, anxious, nervous, disappointed, and calm. Identifying the emotion is a great first step. Here are some steps I’ve come up with that have helped me and my kids identify and deal appropriately with our emotion: 1. Name the emotion 2. Describe it-how does it make you feel, mentally, physically emotionally. You can think it to yourself or tell someone else or write it down 3. Where is it directed? Someone, something, some circumstance 4. If it needs to be dealt with, how? Think of appropriate ways to respond to the emotion rather than just bottling it up inside, wallowing, or lashing out. Another facet of this is to take those inappropriate and appropriate ways of handling emotions and apply them to truths from Scripture. This helps you and your children not only to become better at identifying emotion and learning how to deal with it, but how to deal with it in a biblical and right way. Remember, emotions are not bad in and of themselves, but how we act out of them or allow ourselves to be stuck in them can be unhealthy.
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." Emilie Buchwald I wasn't always a reader. When I was a child I struggled with reading. It wasn't untill the summer between my 3rd and 4th grade year that I decided I was going to master reading. I saw how much my parents and older siblings loved reading and I wanted that. Since then, I have come to LOVE books. They have brought me comfort, peace, inspiration and have taught me so much. It has been very important to me to help my children gain a love of reading as well. For I know how much this will bless their lives. Here are 6 things I have found works well to encourage a love of reading in children. 1. Filling our home with great books. From picture books to novels. 2. Taking time to read to my kids every day. I usually read for an hour or two every night at bedtime. 3. Choosing a fun developmentally friendly reading program to teach my children to read. 4. Letting my kids choose what books they want to read for Homeschool. 5. Showing interest in what my kids are reading by taking the time to let my kids read to me or talk with them about what they are reading. 6. Doing fun activities that tie in with the books I read them. (Like a Harry Potter party or movie marathon. ) It is a joy to hear my kids beg for one more page as I read to them at night. Or to hear their excitement as they share about what they are reading. They still are learning to read but the spark is there and I know that if I continue to feed it, that it will grow. #thequietgrove #parenting #parentingtip #reading #readtoyourkids #readtogether #readingtokids #teachingkids #homeschoolmom #homeschoolmama #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #loveofreading #loveofbooks #readingisfun #momtips #momliferocks #utahmama #momlifekeepingitreal
Hello all! I’ve recently got some new followers, so I wanted to introduce myself. I’m Rikki, Jesus-loving, homeschooling mama of 3 (soon to be 4 ). I have two daughters—7 and 5—and one son—3. Our 4th child is due in January. We’ve been homeschooling going on 4 years now, and use the Charlotte Mason method for the last 3 years. I love sharing about our family adventures, homeschooling, and living life as an expat! I’ve lived in Dubai for the last 10 years, but previously lived in California, Texas, New York, and Florida. It’s so nice to meet you all!
I remind our boys often, “Don’t grow up too fast.” It’s a good reminder for us, as well. Explore more, be silly, never stop learning! We have quite the storm hitting us this weekend! What are your favorite rainy-day activities?
We might see a big mess made of yarn, but they see an incredible spiderweb that they are so proud to have created. Perspective is everything. 🧡 And since we read yesterday that it’s common for spiders to eat their own web daily to recoup some of the energy used in spinning, they happily agreed to take it down today. We will do it carefully, and re wrap the yarn to the best of our abilities so it’s ready for our next project 🕸
So I might be obsessed with comparing pictures during this journey. Mostly because it keeps me motivated to keep going! I put this one together a couple of days ago when I realized I was wearing the same thing (I like to do that so I get a good comparison! ) I was shocked. Yes, I’m doing 2 workouts every day, but one of them is a walk outside. The other isn’t always intense. Yes, I’m burning calories. What I truly see is that my body is gaining & preserving muscle all while burning fat. I’ve known for 3 years that my favorite drink preserves muscle & burns fat (it’s science 🧬 ), but I didn’t see that benefit working for me. Besides, a bad diet will always out due anything, right?! I was busy eating all the things and just figured it wasn’t a benefit I’d ever notice. I’ve been using it for mental clarity and energy to get through my day. Which is a definite need as a mom of 3 and new homeschooler! 🤪 But now that I’m pairing it with a low carb diet, holy heck! I don’t track a single calorie and I eat when I’m hungry- I’m listening to my body! So this is what happens in 19 days when I use my brain and eat like my body deserves. Move my body, drink water, and drink ketones 2x per day. Just, wow. Basically this is two of our 10 Day Challenges back to back. Anyone want to do the next 10 days with me and see what happens? You might be just as floored as me! 😅😍❤️ *not apologizing for the hot mess. There is no time for hair and makeup these days 🤣
homeschool recap week four, beach theme! if you are new here, we have a theme for each week, and here’s what we did on top of our math, reading, handwriting, ASL, and bible studies! •made an ocean in a jar, using water, soaps, and oils to create the ocean zones. talked about what lives in each zone and researched some pretty interesting animals! ever heard of the blob fish, or the veined octopus (also know as coconut octopus?! ) •made an ocean sensory box, then filled it with trash and an “oil spill” (vegetable oil and cocoa powder! ). we talked about pollution and the affects it has on everything, and decided we are going to do more as a family to use less plastic and help the environment! •covered half a sheet of black construction paper with sunscreen and put it in the sun for the day.. you wouldn’t believe the results! •discussed high tide and low tide, and learned about the moon’s gravitational pull and what makes waves. for field trip friday today we headed to the beach and with daddy off work, it made for a pretty wonderful day! I’m thinking these posts need a hashtag.. any suggestions?!
“Never be within doors when you can rightly be without.” -Charlotte Mason 🦋
I’m working on getting an Amazon haul posted to stories. This beautiful sweater is one of my FAVORITES from this haul. The quality is AMAZING & so incredibly soft! It does run a little bit. I’m wearing the size small. It can be worn off the shoulder, off one shoulder or on the shoulder. It’s definitely a keeper & the colors are beautiful for fall. ——————————————————————————— 🖤 Shop this look from my link 🖤 Follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to get the product details for this look and others 🖤 http://liketk.it/2Xf3i #liketkit @liketoknow .it @angashion @amazoninfluencerprogram @amazonfashion @americaneagle