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DIY Kid’s Worm Habitat

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen6 Comments

My 8-year-old -daughter has a goal to basically be “one with nature”. She loves to spend time outdoors looking for shiny rocks, flowers, interesting bugs, and plant life. Our backyard is a collection of many of her “very” interesting discoveries. Lately, she has been fixated on getting earthworms as pets. At first, I was like we have a rabbit, tons …

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Good Friday April 10th Worldwide Day of Fasting

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen4 Comments

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This past weekend we participated in General Conference. It is a 2 day conference, where through the power of the internet and other modern technology, we can listen to our Prophet and leaders of the Church share messages of hope and peace through Christ, and also …

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Changing Our Mindset: We are Not Homeschooling- We are Crisis Schooling

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen9 Comments

This week the Principal at my children’s elementary school sent over a link to a blog post that changed how I am viewing our current schooling practices. This brilliant author and teacher introduced the concept that we are not homeschooling, we are crisis schooling. “You are NOT homeschooling. You are CRISIS schooling. There is a huge difference. You may choose …