FREE Daily Chicken Wellness Exam Sheet

We lost our sweet Leaf to gapeworm a few days after Christmas 2020. I’ve had this flock for only 6 months and simply didn’t know which signs of illness to look out for. She was always the runt chicken and there may have been some genetic components that simply made her more susceptible to diseaseContinue reading “FREE Daily Chicken Wellness Exam Sheet”

Who was Charlotte Mason and Where do I start?

I was introduced to Charlotte Mason and her revolutionary way of education through the book For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macauley by a hippie friend in Saint Louis. No, Charlotte Mason was not a hippie, she was a British Educator and reformer at the turn of the twentieth century, but many mothers whoContinue reading “Who was Charlotte Mason and Where do I start?”

Protecting Your Heart (reflections on “end times”)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6 ESV Friends, yes indeed our world/country currently is a mess. ButContinue reading “Protecting Your Heart (reflections on “end times”)”

Reasons for a Schoolroom

You do not NEED a designated schoolroom; education is an atmosphere of real world living and feeling and it starts within a mother’s heart and attitude. Once lessons begin, connections, narrations, and conversations will flow from your studies and your whole space will be touched with memories of learning. But at this point for us,Continue reading “Reasons for a Schoolroom”

Our Gentle (second child) Kinder Year

This post is meant to empower and encourage you if you are in the similar situation of having a second child that is learning very differently from your first and your wondering, oh my goodness, do I need to buy all these new things? For me, it felt overwhelming to juggle my first grader’s lessonsContinue reading “Our Gentle (second child) Kinder Year”

10 Reasons Not to Homeschool

You probably already do homeschool but you’ve also probably realized by now how insanely hard it is (or can be) so I’ve made you a list of a *few* more reasons why it’s probably not a good idea.  10.) You’ll know the librarians by name and you’re so introverted. This will be really hard onContinue reading “10 Reasons Not to Homeschool”