“Let nature be your teacher” William Wordsworth⠀
There are cherry tomato bushes all along the front of the beach at Keppel sands. Needless to say we were snacking straight from the tree on our way to the park. 😃⠀
Lynk was so curious about how they could grow at the beach and in our backyard. Learning never needs to be forced. Natural curiosity facilitates best. 🌿❤️
🐋[FEATURED] In my opinion, there is nothing more mesmerising than a visit to the aquarium. The light reflecting in the water, the shadows of the fish on the sand, the ripples and sound of the water. It creates the most incredible atmosphere similar to that of a sensory room. It is both stimulating and calming, there aren’t many places in this world that are both of those things for our sensory kids. Our local aquarium @sealifecentre do such great work on conservation too.
Thank you @aktive.kid for this beautiful share for our theme this month by tagging #oursensoryocean 🌊
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Tonight, as I tossed an egg in the pan for my supper. 🍳 I was pleasantly surprised by my double yolk egg. What are the odds? The answer is 1 in 1000. So, looking at this egg...it kinda feels like a gift or a smile from up above. Thanks Lord for the sweet surprise! 😁 #smallgifts#doubleyolk Have you had a double yolk egg before?
Sometimes I question myself... did I make the right decision to homeschool my kindergartener?
And it’s days like today when all those worries melt away. I get to watch those special moments... I am able to choose what he is exposed to... I get to see the excitement in his eyes when he makes a connection ... I am there for him... I get to explore the world with him... Our focus this month is friends and feelings. Today in class we made friendship bracelets... each student (I also teach 7 of my friends kids at my home) placed a special colored bead on each friend’s bracelet and some on their own also to give to another special friend. After school Kai, Kahea, and I went to check out a hike called Friendship Gardens... what we found was magical. After lots of rope climbing (Kai is a beast) we realized maybe we had taken a wrong turn. So back down the ropes we headed,
and this was a little more difficult for the beast...
Along came Elizabeth who was visiting from Oregon. She carried Kai all the way back down the ropes... and gave him more bug spray. (ours had run out)
Not only did she help Kai but she showed him a genuine example of friendship, compassion, and love. He took off his bracelet and gave her a bead. She told him she would cherish it forever ❤️ #homeschoolmama#kaimanamal#kahealanisage#kindnessisneverwasted#friendshipbracelets#friendsmakelifebetter#friendshiprocks#homeschoolcollective#homeschoolmom#getoutside
The struggle is real! This has made a big difference for my high energy, sensory input loving little guy.
I live that homeschooling gives us the flexibility to let him move often AND that he is leaning through co-op day that sometimes sitting is where it’s at 😅
This oils is one of 5 specifically formulated for kiddos aged 2-12 although I know a lot adults that use this one as well 🙋♀️. It’s prediluted so just pop a rollerball top on go to town!
Could use this one in your homeschool life or we the only fighting the good fight of super active littles? 🙈
We had a chick hatch this evening! Emily is so delighted that she begged to sleep in the bathroom with the chick so it wouldn't be lonely and in hopes she wouldn't miss the rest hatching. 🐣 I love that homeschooling gives us the flexibility to go with the flow so instead of the castle and knights I had planned I am strewing chicken stuff to capitalize on this amazing experience! 🐥
A couple of months ago, I bought a ginormous vintage Disney puzzle at a garage sale & despite my crossed fingers, it was missing ONE dang piece 😒 I couldn’t just throw away all those other rainbowy pieces though, could I? Heck no! 🤪💕🌈
Today, Kin and I heated up our glue guns and put that giant baggie full of old junk to good artful use. Behold our entry in the magnificent Sian’s (@teach.investigate.play) @get.creative.with Everyday Items Week: a ginormous gravity-defying sculpture! (This counts, right? Don’t we all have a missing piece puzzle or two lying around? 🤪👊🏼)
Even after ALL of that building, we’ve still got half a giant puzzles worth of pieces left. Any ideas for using some more of them, my creative genius buddies? 🤓😁💕
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Can we talk about the Hustle part of this?! 😬❤️ Yesterday started a new journey for me chasing a healthier mind and body and working for the body I feel confident in. After a TON of research I picked the program I was going to commit to and I’m SO excited to get my order in on Thursday 🙌❤️ I have Body On Demand that had multiple top notch workout routines to follow and I just can’t commit to working out in my living room. 😆 Can someone please share there OUTDOORS workouts they do alone? 🙋🏼♀️🙌💪🏻 #thankyou#heartandhustleblog#fitmomsofig#trynabe
Mom Uniform. At the thrift, in thrift. Patagonia shirt: $3. Birkenstocks: $9 or was it 11? 👖 Jeans: I don’t remember. I bought this Patagonia shirt in Wyoming. Finding Patagonia at the thrift in WY was like taking candy from a baby. #itseasy#patagoniastyle#moneyiseverywhere#jacksonwyoming
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I am so blessed I get to homeschool these two! I don’t have to separate from them for 7+ hours a day. I’ve learned so much about them and I feel so much closer to them! Never thought I would be this in love with this lifestyle, but I am! I think I love the freedom it gives us! I took them downtown for a nature walk, we had lunch and spent the afternoon at the library last week. #homeschool#homeschoolfamily#lifeathome#homeschoolmom#nature#fieldtrips#blessed#homeschoollife PS Urijah wants a haircut.... not gonna happen little man... not gonna happen
Friday!!! Wrapping up the loose ends and crossing things off our list. *also if your five year old doesn’t do self guided dance yoga to their favorite song during school. They should totally start. It put a smile on all our faces 🤣
You do not have to continue feeling unworthy of your call. You do not have to pretend to be anything. You are YOU for a reason. Allow God to shine through YOU, just as you are. Your gifts, and your calling are specific to who you are and what God’s purpose is for your life. It is special, and you need to embrace it. We do not need to waste our time comparing ourselves to others, and being too hard on ourselves for not measuring up. We are not them, and they are not you. And that is a good thing. Focus your eyes on Jesus, and strive to be more like Him, not anyone else. Embrace His freedom in your life, and ministry, and stop worrying about what people think or may be saying about you. That is not your concern. Jesus is. Own who you are in Christ, and remember this Truth: You are a beautiful child of the King, redeemed, and fearfully made in His image. Treasure your now!