There are so many great resources for homeschooling out there. Specifically, the quality of lessons and workbooks and units for every age group is, in my opinion, amazing. I want to share the Full Nature Guides from Brave Grown Home. Each set includes an art poster, fact cards, and mini illustrations. Ashley, the mother and business owner of Brave Grown Home paints all of the original posters and illustrations herself and she is so talented. I have the solar system set my kids love the illustrations. I have also been a relying (heavily) on The Good & The Beautiful language arts curriculum for the last couple of years and the kids and I both looooove it.
As Milly and RJ get older (Milly turns 5 tomorrow!), I have been really trying to not only hold them more accountable for their belongings and their things. As an only child, I quickly learned that my mistakes were MINE; there was no way around that. With my kids having an easy ‘scape goat in their sibling, responsibility is always being passed around in our house. Here is a good article from Parent’s Magazine that I enjoyed; it gave me a good foundation on this topic and highlighted some areas that I could adjust in.
If you are like me and take a million pictures of your kids on your phone, take the time to store them correctly for longevity. Eventually, look into printing some of those cute candid photos but until then, keep them safe.
‘A Year of Positive Thinking…’ book by Cyndie Spiegel has many gems up for the taking but the April 9th excerpt was meaningful for my journey through motherhood and came right when I needed it so I thought I’d share. It reads:
JUDGEMENT. Condemnation doesn’t teach others a lesson. Instead it hardens the heart and creates separation in the exact place that connection is needed. When your first reaction is to disapprove of someone’s choice, make an effort to be more kind instead. Withhold judgement.
Leighanne Scheuermann is a mom and reading and learning specialist in Texas. She is for hire but also shares loads of wisdom on her website Written & Bound. RJ and Milly are both working on BOB reading books so her recommendations on books to read after completion was really helpful.
I absolutely loooove Chip & Joanna Gaines. I have been following their work since Fixer & Upper and I still watch the reruns of that show. They created a children’s book We Are The Gardeners and the blog post linked gives some insight on how their kids helped in the making! This is the perfect Spring book to gift your children. (Maybe, a Easter basket stuffer?!)