We are following along with the Well-Educated Heart rotation for our homeschool. This month, one of the countries that we are learning about is the Netherlands. Today for Fika Friday, we had a Netherlands theme. We listened to folk music, ate stroopwafels and Gouda cheese (along with crackers, apples, and apple juice). We read some...
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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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Fika Friday: The Netherlands

We are following along with the Well-Educated Heart rotation for our homeschool. This month, one of the countries that we are learning about is the Netherlands. Today for...
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Philippines Unit: Araw ng mga Patay (Day of the Dead)

A few years ago (before I had discovered my passion for family history), I was thinking about Halloween and wondering if there was more meaning behind it. I...
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Swedish Unit: Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day)

When I started looking into homeschooling, one idea that I kept hearing about was poetry teatime. I thought this idea sounded so fun! So we adopted it but...
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Philippines Unit: Filipino Cultural Night

We started our Philippines Unit! I want my kids to know both sides of their family (and not just the living) so we are diving into learning about...
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Sweden/Denmark Trip: Keeper of My Dreams

This may or may not be the last thing I share about my Sweden/Denmark trip. I can’t make any promises. Haha. 🙂 Jershon is the keeper of my...
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Sweden/Denmark Trip: Copenhagen Temple and Christus Statue

(journal entry from September 3, 2019) Last night, after riding the ferry from Bornholm back to Ystad, we got in the car and drove an hour to Copenhagen,...
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Sweden/Denmark Trip: Bornholm (part 2)

I need to add some backstory here so the rest will make sense… Back in July, I serendipitously ran across a book that was written about my 4th...
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Sweden/Denmark Trip: Bornholm (part 1)

(journal entry from September 1, 2019) This morning we got up, ate breakfast, packed up and headed to church. Luckily, the place that we stayed last night was...
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Sweden/Denmark Trip: Stockholm Temple and Fallens Dag

(journal entry from August 31, 2019)   We got to the Stockholm temple in time to attend the last session of the day (which was noon).   The...
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