My boys’ last day of school was on Thursday. It was bittersweet, as they won’t be going back to public school next year. I am both nervous and excited to take on the sole responsibility for my children’s education. We will start up a full time homeschooling schedule in the fall, but for the summer,...
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About Shelly

Latter-day Saint girl. Passionate about personal growth, family history, teaching my children, and harnessing the power of early mornings.  Welcome to my little corner of the world. 

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Shema, Honey, and Learning

My boys’ last day of school was on Thursday. It was bittersweet, as they won’t be going back to public school next year. I am both nervous and...
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Swedish Unit: Visiting Swen and Thilda’s Graves

It’s springtime and the world is so beautiful right now.  I don’t know if it’s just been optimal weather circumstances this year (lots of snow and rain over...
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Swedish Unit: Hats Progress

The whole month of January (and first few days of February) has been spent carding wool, spinning yarn, and knitting hats.  And it’s been a lot of fun!  ...
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Swedish Unit: Keeping the Swenson Family Together

In this post, I told the story of Swen, Thilda, and their children joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Now, we’re going to back up...
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Swedish Unit: Sparkstöttning

This afternoon we got to do something pretty cool, thanks to a new friend from the internet. 🙂 I was reading the Swenson family history book and ran...
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Swedish Unit: Miscellaneous

Here are some miscellaneous photos and videos and thoughts from our Swedish Unit.  I will continue to add to this post throughout the rest of the unit.  ...
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Swedish Unit: Pile of Mashed Potatoes

Swen and Thilda’s family didn’t have much money, so often dinners in the evening consisted mainly of a large heap of mashed potatoes, on a platter, in the...
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Swedish Unit: Marriage and Baptisms

Continuing on with Swen and Bothilda’s story… I told the kids the story of how Swen and Thilda met. While Swen was attending the university, he came to...
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Swedish Unit: Swen Swenson the School Teacher

Swen Swenson is my great-great-grandfather. He was born on January 4, 1850 in Grödby, Kristianstad, Sweden. Swen was the youngest of 7 children and was only 9 years...
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