Living the Natural Life
FREE American Revloution Unit Study

We finished up our Colonial Life Unit  and were very excited to begin discovering the American Revolution.  We have had so much fun and learned so much about the American Revolution during this unit study.  I am sharing our lesson plan here for anyone who may want to use it and so that I can reference …
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Spring Sensory Play

It is Spring!  I am beyond thrilled that a new season is upon us.  Although we are not thawing out from a harsh winter (we live in Florida) we still very much enjoy the changing of the seasons.  We have been swimming in the pool for almost 2 weeks, well I should say ‘they’ as …
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Learning About Skin: Human Body

This week we are beginning two new unit studies in our homeschool learning.  In Science we are going to learn about the human body, we will begin the unit by discovering cells and skin.  We just finished the American Revolution in History and we are moving on to learn about Westward Expansion. This was a …
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changing homeschool curr

It’s nearing the end of November.   This time of year is typically a time of reflection for me.  I’m not sure if it is the holidays, the moon, my inner-workings or all of this that leads me to reflect but that is what I do.  This reflection typically leads to a big fall purge …
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Fall Inspired Sensory Play

Fall is my favorite season and one of our favorite ways to play is through sensory activities, combine the two and you have some super fun fall inspired sensory play activities.  These fall sensory activities are both fun to make and fun to play with! I have lived in Florida for more than a decade …
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Homeschool Mom

I cannot believe that this is our fifth year homeschooling.  Alex is beginning 3rd grade, Ava 1st, and Audrey recently demanded to “start doing ‘stool’ right now!”.   Our homeschool journey has been amazing.  We have discovered what we like and what we don’t like as well as what works for us and what doesn’t work …
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There are affiliate links in this post, read more at the bottom. Alex loves History.  Currently, he is intrigued with American History.  One of our favorite things about homeschooling is the freedom that it provides us, one of these freedoms is deciding what topics we want to learn about.  I believe in following my children’s …
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Earth Mama's World

After a long break I am once again ready to share our life experiences in this space.  I have several new things that I am excited to share here:  craft ideas, home learning projects, recipes and some great homemade natural items (yay!).  Right now I would like to ease back into this and simply catch …
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Layers of the Earth w/ Play Dough

Alex has been very excited to learn about the layers of the earth.  He loves to dig and with every deep hole he asks me how close he came to the next layer.  I was excited to introduce this topic because there are so many fun ways to discover and learn about the layers of …
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  Welcome to the January 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: The More Things Stay the Same This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have talked about the continuity and constancy in their lives. Please read to the …
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Money Matters!

September 17th, 2013 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool - (0 Comments)
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Simply Living Blog Hop: Money Matters To switch things up a bit this month, the Simply Living Blog Carnival cohosted by Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children, Laura at Authentic Parenting, and Joella at Fine and Fair is running a blog hop! Link up all of your old, or new, posts about money. This may …
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Temperature Crafts

I have decided to attempt to write a weekly (or bi-weekly) post sharing what we are learning and discovering.  Keeping our kids home to educate them is such a huge part of our lives that I feel the need to share it here.  I feel that by sharing these posts I will not only be …
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History Odyssey By Pandia Press Review: Earth Mama's World

Alex loves history.  He chooses history books for his bedtime stories and when it is his time to pick a show on Netflix he often chooses a historical documentary.   His interest began with the big bang.  He is very curious about the chronological order of  our world.   His younger sister Ava is following …
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Field Trip Friday: Jensen Beach, FL

Wow, it has been entirely too long since I have posted a field trip Friday adventure.  This all day adventure was actually on a Thursday and as you read along you will see why.  Hint:  I am a thrifty mama! My mom was in town for this adventure, it was so nice to have her …
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Homeschool Mama Freakout!

March 17th, 2013 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool | unschool - (7 Comments)
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I was sitting on the couch a few nights ago reflecting on the previous few weeks.   I was smiling while remembering all of the fun moments that our family had enjoyed together.  It was a very happy moment in my world however, that moment came to an abrupt end.   I started to feel anxious.  My smile slowly disappeared.  For some insane …
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