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Sonlight P3/4 Curriculum Review

Teaching From Rest

A Mother's Nature Journal

A Simple Plan Homeschool Planner Peek


$30 Trader Joe's ONE HOUR Meal Prep Budget Challenge! (Vegetarian) - Mind Over Munch

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Poetry as Protest and Sanctuary: Jane Hirshfield’s Magnificent Poem Against the Silencing of Science and the Assault on Nature

“The facts were told not to speak / and were taken away. / The facts, surprised to be taken, were silent.”<p><i>“The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth — soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife… Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics,”</i> …


How Much Screen Time? That’s the Wrong Question

At the end of 2016, I found myself mentally exhausted and barely able to string together a coherent thought or formulate an original idea. As I …

Digital Citizenship

Mini + me: Best shops for knitwear.

I tend to stuff my babies in sweaters and knitwear for my own viewing pleasure. I myself have been living in the same stack of sweaters all season, …


How Often You Should Clean the Most Commonly Neglected Parts of Your Home


5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Lowercase a-z Alphabet Mazes

Lowercase a-z Alphabet Mazes is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, …


Read-Aloud Revival Bonus Episode: Some of the Best Books by Living Authors

<b>If you are unsure which books being published today are worth your time (or if they’re worth your time at all)…</b> then this brand new episode of the …


How To Make and Use Dried Lemon Peel

If you know anything about my flavor preferences, then you probably already know that LEMON is very near the top of the list! (I even have a whole …


What The World's Oldest Yogi Wishes She Could Tell Her Younger Self

Forget your perfect offering.

Happy New Year! I want to write about goals and dreams and hopes for the new year because isn’t that what everyone does? Instead I’m just going to …


How to Cultivate a Year of Mindfulness

By Leo BabautaIn 2016, I practiced mindfulness more than I ever have before, after 10 years of sporadic practice.I meditated regularly, practiced …


Why Coconut Aminos Should Be in Your Kitchen (+ Ways to Use)

Health-conscious people (like us!) often choose to eliminate soy from their diets. I love my stir fries and Asian-influenced dishes, so soy sauce is …


Homeschooling the Early Years

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I am SO excited to announce this!

A few friends have told me that I need to go back and look at pictures of myself from a year ago because they see such a difference in how I looked …

Frugal Living

The Best Children’s Books of 2016

From love to mortality to the lives of Einstein and Louise Bourgeois, by way of silence and the color of the wind.<p>In his meditation on the three ways of writing for children and the key to authenticity in all writing, C.S. Lewis admonished against treating children, in literature or life, as “a …


How to Build A Better Brain with Meo Energetics

Meo Energetics opened today! This is story behind the company, and the unique formulations that changed my life.This is the story of Meo …


Lumber Letters

<i>Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Canon. All opinions are 100% my own.</i> One of the best things about having a Canon printer is that the things I …

12 Things Your Child Should Know Before Staying Home Alone

My kids are ages 6, 8 and 10 and I’ve always wondered when it’s “ok” to let them stay home for a while on their own. Age 10? Age 12? Different people …


Fetal Heart Monitor: 10 Reasons to Just Say No

It is MAGICAL to hear your unborn baby’s heartbeat for the first time! Like with an ultrasound, the fetal heart monitor provides concrete <i>proof</i> that …


The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl

Say hello to my dream meal.A bowl full of greens, veggies, olives, hummus, falafel, and tahini sauce. Swoon.I’m convinced I could eat this every day …


My Completely Honest Review of JellyTelly (plus get your first month for free!)

One of the best parts of blogging for me has been the opportunity I’ve had to get to know some really brilliant people who have done amazing things …

Frugal Living

An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science

Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Mae Jemison, and more pioneers who conquered curiosity against tremendous cultural odds.<p>When pioneering scientist Vera Rubin was a little girl in the 1930s, she longed to be an astronomer but had never met a sole person of that vocation in real life. Decades …

Women in Science

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …


8 Ways to Get Audiobooks for FREE!

Last week, I wrote a post about how I’ve fallen in love with audiobooks and my thoughts on the Top 3 Paid Audiobook Services. Today, I’m going to …