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Cindy West
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For years, we've used #LivingLiterature to enhance our Bible study time!  I've written a little bit about how to do this and put together a mega list of great books for you.  Not a moment is wasted when you're spending time in the Word or talking about how life relates to His Word!
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What a wonderful selection!
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Ooh!  You'll want to enter to win this fun spring-themed gift basket from +Education Possible: Discover, Create, Learn!  It's full of all kinds of goodness.  :o)
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Have you entered our giveaway for a Spring Goodie Bag Inspired by Epcot Flower & Garden Festival yet?

We've joined with some friends from +iHomeschool Network to celebrate Mother's Day a bit early with some amazing giveaways!

What are we giving away in our Spring Goodie Bag?

Items like:
❁  A reusable bag from the festival
❁  A hand painted glass pink plumeria sun catcher
❁  Flower garden stakes and marker

Also great items from our sponsors!
❁  100+ Easy and Fun Creative Nature Walks by +Cindy West   
❁  A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels by +Tricia Hodges 
❁  The Secret Garden World Study Guide by World for Learning

Enter to win!!
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Thank you so much for sharing +Cindy West!! 
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Have you submitted a post to the Homeschool Showcase yet?  It's a great place to share, #hsbloggers!
#ihsnet +Michelle Cannon 
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Love this clear and concise post detailing the individual #homeschool methods from +Renee Aleshire Brown
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The ultimate guide to homeschool education methods.
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Thanks for sharing +Cindy West 
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Have you entered to win #spring #naturestudy and #art curriculum from +Tricia Hodges and #ShiningDawnBooks?  The giveaway ends soon!
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Spring Nature Study: Birds
We are really diving into Nature Studies this year.  For the past few months my boys and I have been learning about some of the birds in our area.  One day we got to see 5+ birds outside of our window!

Recently I was able to try a Nature Guide from +Cindy West and we had so much fun. Her studies are easy to follow, great for all ages and full of great activities and supplemental information. 

We decided to make some homemade bird feeders with bagels.  This activity was easy to make. So easy that my boys did it all by themselves! We didn't see any birds before the squirrels got to them but it was fun.

I'm so excited to share that I have 3 giveaways to get your started on some spring nature studies. Plus a discount code on the Beautiful Bird Study Guide just for my readers. 
Read now: http://latoyaedwards.net/2014/04/spring-art-nature-study/
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#HSBloggers, are you wearing yourself out trying to be and do everything online?  Has it been worth it monetarily?  Answer yourself honestly now.  When you divide your yearly earnings by your hours spent online, are you making a fair wage?  Enjoy your blog, but make real decisions about boundaries because blogging (and all the extras that go along with it nowadays) is VERY time consuming. 

I love blogging, but will be taking several months off soon to refocus, refuel and set better boundaries myself.  I love that +Amy Roberts has noticed the madness, too.  You'll enjoy her article about putting blogging into perspective.
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Thank you for sharing +Cindy West !  It has been a huge sigh of relief to let go of the "have to's" and "supposed to's"!  Enjoy your break!
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If you need help #homeschooling #gifted kids, +Colleen Kessler has a GREAT giveaway going on right now! 
+Prufrock Press Inc. #homeschool #ihsnet  
Mother’s Day is a month away, and I want to take a moment and say thank you to all of you out there doing what you do day in and day out. It’s not easy. It’s not always fun. But it is worth it. Homeschooling moms of gifted, twice-exceptional, and intense kids like me — [...]
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With +Cindy West's book in it! :-)
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Love #science ? Hate science?  Be inspired either way by these four homeschool moms turned science curriculum writers! 
+Paige Hudson +Eva Varga +Barb McCoy
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I love hearing what inspires others when it comes to homeschool science! So, this week I wanted to share with you all thoughts on teaching this subject from some of my favorite blogging ladies. Here are my favorite quotes from the post:  

I tell ya, the excitement I see during our science lessons is what keeps me motivated as their teacher! Cindy's enthusiasm for sharing science with her students made me want to come sit at her table for a bit.

I love teaching science, particularly when students discover new joys in nature and make new discoveries. I agree with Eva, watching your children make new discoveries is one of the main perks of teaching science!

Science was one subject we could share as a family, weaving it throughout our week and not just during official school time. Barb is right, learning about science doesn't have to end when the books close!

I trust that you will glean a nugget or two of inspiration from these ladies! Special thanks to +Cindy West, +Eva Varga, and +Barb McCoy for sharing their thoughts this month.
http://elementalblogging.com/why-we-love-to-teach-homeschool-science-1/

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Do you have a musical learner?  This is a GREAT resource from +Amy Maze
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Children learn amazing amounts of information, especially when they doing with with music! Come find a huge list of educational songs.
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Author of the NaturExplorers series, Loving Living Math, Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners at Shining Dawn Books.  Blogger at Our Journey Westward.
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