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I am so thrilled to be joining a wonderful group of Bloggers to host the Hearts for Home Blog Hop each Thursday. Blog Hops are tons of fun! If you haven’t heard of one before, it’s basically a way to link up a ton of wonderful posts so you can “Hop” from one blog to the next finding inspiration and ideas along the way.
Since this is my first week hosting the Hearts for Home Blog Hop, I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce you to the other fantastic Homeschool Bloggers who will also be hosting:
Jill of Enchanted Homeschooling Mom is the homeschooling mother of 2 awesome children (Beck and Elizabeth), a loving wife, who brings readers along on her family’s homeschooling journey in their rural setting. She enjoys blogging about everything related to her homeschooling experience, from the daily happenings of Beck and Elizabeth, to the adventures in nature around them, to her family’s 4 rescue dogs, to just about anything that makes their homeschooling journey magical. Jill also takes the time to create printables for her homeschool classroom that she provides at her EHM Member’s Only Website. She has a wide variety of printables, curriculum, unit studies, and holiday related items that everyone is sure to find educational, useful, fun, and appropriate. You can follow with Jill’s magical homeschooling journey at enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Kristi has been married to her beloved for 13 years, and is the mom of 6. Her Homeschool is a blend of classical and Charlotte Mason, and she loves introducing her children to the world every day. Kristi has lived around the United States, and currently calls Washington state home. You can find her at The Potter’s Hand Academy, where she reviews curriculum and shares her thoughts on the lifestyle of learning, and also on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pintrest and Instagram.
Erin is the author of The Usual Mayhem blog. She is also a mother of three, a homeschooler, writer, daycare educator and possibly the most easily distracted person on the planet. She drinks vats of coffee, hikes every day with her kids and dogs, and is the luckiest person she knows in real life. That being said, if an aging millionaire would like to leave her a vast unexpected inheritance, she’d be happy to accept. You can follow Erin as she navigates life’s Mayhem at theusualmayhem.com and on Facebook.
Sarah is the JOYful wife of Jorge, the JOYful mother of 7 blessings, and a JOYful servant to the Most High God. She has been JOYfully homeschooling since 2007, using an eclectic approach. Sarah left her working-mom-of-2 mentality and plans at the door when the Lord came knocking on it in 2002. Now, as a born-again, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of many, she couldn’t imagine life any other way! Sarah has a heart for moms, and uses her blog, My Joy-Filled Life, to minister to and encourage other mothers. You will find her writing and sharing about the joys of big family living, her faith, homeschooling, homemaking, and whatever the Lord lays on her heart. In her free time (what’s that?), Sarah enjoys baking (but not the clean-up), dabbling in photography, and running. You can also find her on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Heather Bowen is a homeschooling mom of two sweet girls. She is married to her best friend and lives in southeastern North Carolina. Heather is a nurse by trade, but in late 2012, she left her nursing scrubs behind to embrace the life of a work at home mom. She blogs at Upside Down Homeschooling. You can also find her contributing to So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler, The Homeschool Village, Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, and The Curriculum Choice. She is a member of iHomeschool Network, a Tommy Nelson Mommy, and a Teach Them Diligently Blogger. In addition to blogging, Heather is a speaker and virtual assistant/social media consultant. She is the Community Manager for Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling. Heather is excited to announce her newest blogging venture, Spiritually Mismatched Marriage which will launch in July 2013. Follow Heather on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 7-year-old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles, and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler (formerly Montessori Tidbits), chronicles their homeschooling experiences, and is where she shares her activities and ideas for putting hands-on fun back into learning. Leann is also a contributing writer at Inner Child Learning and Hip Homeschool Moms. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom who enjoys skipping through the woods on a nature hike, she taught math and computer science at one of the top 50 high schools in the country. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter.
Selena is a former tax accountant-turned-homeschooling mom of four. She and her husband Jay have committed themselves to homeschooling their children in an effort to give them the very best education possible and to strengthen their bond as a family. Selena is a homeschooling graduate herself who was able to go on to college and begin a career in finance, so she knows from experience that homeschooling works! Rather than committing themselves to a single teaching style, the family practices eclectic homeschooling and both Selena and Jay weave in aspects from all of the major homeschooling methods to create a well-rounded, relaxed learning style for their children. Selena shares her family’s homeschooling adventures every weekday at Look! We’re Learning! Readers can keep up with the family by subscribing via email or by following Look! We’re Learning! on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Amy is a wife to a military man, and a homeschooling mom with six beautiful children ages 14, 12, 9, 7, 4 and 4. They currently live in southern California, where the family enjoys playing on the beach and at Legoland, CA. Amy loves to write, sing, hike and read great books. She also loves to teach— which turns out to be a very good thing! Amy grew up in Southern Indiana, the daughter of a preacher and a teacher. She has four siblings and they lived on 2.5 acres next to a woods, where they helped with their Daddy’s garden and roamed to their hearts content. She attended Kentucky Christian College where she met her husband. God eventually blessed them with children, but for five long years they weren’t able to have children and during that time Amy started hearing about homeschooling through the Focus on the Family radio program. She would listen during lunch hour at work and come home to tell her husband all about it. It wasn’t until their first child was two years old that Daniel heard Focus on the Family during his drive home from work and decided they should homeschool their precious daughter. You can find Amy blogging at Bow of Bronze and connect with her through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Jolene is a homeschooling blogger who hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a wife and mom of 4 children aged 11, 6, 4 and 20 months. Her family are all avid readers and love spending time together reading, watching movies and spending time in the outdoors. You can read her blog at Monsters Ed Academy and follow along as she Homeschools on Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest.
Fantastic right? Now, Time to Hop!
Not only will you have a chance to find some fantastic posts on just about everything, you’ll have a chance for your own blog to shine. Don’t be shy! Share your favorite post with us!
Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week.
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Each week, I will share the post that received the most clicks, as well as some of my favorite posts from the week before. Each of the bloggers hosting will be sharing their own favorites, so be sure to check back and see if YOU were featured!
Shining posts this week:
The Most Clicked:
1. School Time Snippets shared her experience with the magic school bus science kits with Make Wind Vane
2. Stories and Children has some neat science activities with Make Stalactites and Stalagmites
3. Teach Beside Me has a great post on making a World Map Felt Board
4. How the Sun Rose was Making Poppies for Memorial Day
*By linking up to the Hearts for Home Blog Hop, you are granting all participating hosts of the Hearts for Home Blog Hop permission to use and/or re-post photographs from your blog or website post that you linked up to this blog hop*
Make sure to check out the other Hearts for Home Blog Hop Host’s posts this week to see if you were featured on their Blogs! Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop this week? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.
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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!