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Dwelling Logs

I am a Christian Mom and 2nd Generation Homeschooler! Sharing my schooling ideas, home & heart ♡

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Jesus Calms the Sea Mark 4:37-41 Scripture Pack | FTL of Homeschooling 29/02/2024

My amazing friend Sam has a beautiful freebie this week:

Jesus Calms the Sea Mark 4:37-41 Scripture Pack | FTL of Homeschooling “Simply trusting every day,Trusting through a stormy way;Even when my faith is smallTrusting Jesus, that is all.” A year or so ago, I was reading the account of the storm on the sea found in Mark Chapter 4 and was specifically impressed with four thoughts as I read: The disciples got into the bo...

Good Morning! 20/02/2024

Morning! Last 3 Bundle Days & more freebies!

Good Morning! The long weekend is over, & it's already pretty much the last week of February!

Photos from Dwelling Logs's post 29/01/2024

Do you love gaining homeschool inspo and ideas from other homeschool mamas?
Are you needing encouragement?
Craving community?

The FTLOHS Virtual Conference is on now!
Get yours by Feb 12th for $̳2̳5̳!
($97 after Feb 12th)

35 inspirational sessions by mamas like myself, ready and wanting to see our homeschool communities unite and help one another with wisdom and encouragement and ideas to share!

PLUS there’s a grab bag (valued at $200) for you when you join us!
Don’t wait! Get lifetime access to all these sessions now!


Reformation Day Freebie from me!
Luther Poetry Copywork pack!
Direct download:
(No subscription required)

Also, the cutest animated Luther short ever:
(Kids loved it!)

Also…. Did you hear Gather Round Homeschool is giving away a lesson on Luther too?
It’s a 1 day sample from their Renaissance and Revival unit! Here:


Happy Reformation Day tomorrow!


***edit: the bundle is now over!***
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➡️ 𝕎𝕒𝕟𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕒𝕤 𝕤𝕠𝕠𝕟 𝕒𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕟𝕖𝕩𝕥 𝕓𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕝𝕖 𝕕𝕣𝕠𝕡𝕤?
The S.T.E.A.M. Mega Bundle is go for launch!!!
And my new family lesson is included!

The bundle:
$25 usd
($700 value)
70+ resources
Oct 16-26 only! After that it’s gone!
Recommended ages: 3-14+
👉there’s freebies on the site (no purchase necessary, just scroll to the bottom)
👉you can do a $14 upgrade and get a dozen art lessons with me!

My new lesson:
🔧Understanding Engines!🛠️
Over 40 pages
Family style learning that’s hands on, visual and open and go!

It’ll be in my shop after the 27th, but for now it’s a part of this fantastic $25 deal!
Check out the link
to see all the packs from various creators included!!


There's only a day left!
The Wild Explorers Volume #7 is almost gone for good. If you've been thinking about grabbing it, now's the time!
The volume is only $10 - which is the same or less than most of these packs sold individually!!
So if there's something you had your eye on, you might as well get the whole volume!

Wild Explorer Volumes are one of my favourite ways to launch a pack from me. This group is small and conscious of quality. We've worked hard to contribute our packs every 3 months for a super cost-effective volume to share with the homeschool community!
Vanessa is the amazing lady heading this up - without her, I couldn't offer you such a great selection of PDFs altogether in one place! She puts many hours into bringing us all together, taking photos, organizing files and all the back-end stuff! - (Thanks Vanessa for all you do! and for having me in the group of creators!)

So - yes! Get it while it lasts! The volume ends tomorrow, August 4th!


I’ll be unplugged this week and out of service! See you after my break!

What’s coming up:

1. Wild Explorers Volume 7!
Save the date! July 28th!
I’ll chat more when I’m back.
I’ve got an icy contribution!

2. My Shakespeare lesson is going to be Re-Released in a Mega Bundle coming in August! Details to come!

3. I’m working on something! Something of a regular release that’s sure to be nurturing for fellow Jesus-lovin fams!
I’m still working out the when’s and if a can handle the work hours to make it happen…but I’m BURsTInG at the seams so tell you guys about it!
~aiming for September~

If you don’t want to miss a thing, make sure you subscribe to my email list (link in bio) - that’s where I share freebies and new stuff!



Isn’t it amazing how much time and effort our kiddos put into something where there’s INTEREST?

…who am I kidding, it’s me too. I do the same thing.

Over the past 5 homeschool years, I have always paid attention to interests and let them influence plans for our learning…and it seems I’m ever heading more and more in that direction year after year.

We’re eclectic here, blending curriculum workbooks with bundle printables with lifeschooling days with rabbit trail chasing…
It’s a bit of a whirlwind - and to be honest, it was easier when everything was open, go & check the boxes.
I think, for me, my goal with child led learning is not simply to give my kids time and space to go learn about what they’re into…but to also facilitate it! Help them brainstorm expanding their thoughts and discovery! Drive them to the library (or museum or gallery or other inspiring place)! Look for hands on opportunities in our community that tie into what they’re exploring! Spend energy with them. Spend energy for them.
My whole hearted yearning is that they’ll be telling someone someday about “how they got here”…and I want them to (whether they’ll remember or not) have had their best stepping stones start here at home with their family helping them and rooting for them all the way.

The moms are chatting all Child Led Learning today!
Follow along!

Photos from Dwelling Logs's post 26/06/2023

Kind of REALLY SUPER EXCITED today…as my family Lesson of Aviation is published as ~ hard copy ~ !!!

This lesson is now available on Amazon
& comes with student pages for 3 students…
I’ve set up a PDF request QR code to scan so that everyone who purchases the hard copy can get the PDF for FREE!
**for purchaser home use only, after purchase verification**

This is a big step for me!
I will be working on slowly formatting and adding more family lessons to my Amazon Bookshelf for purchase!

Stay tuned!


The moms are talking about resistance from kiddos today! 🔥

I can’t have my wording come across as having-it-figured - that would be totally false…yes we have resistant days and no we won’t always turn them around smoothly.
When there’s resistance in my household, I’m still troubleshooting, brainstorming & trying to get creative with solutions…just like everybody else ;)

BUT…here’s a bit of strategy/thinking process I’ve found helpful:
*enter resistance behaviour*
👉How’s MY day going? Have I been grumpy, dismissive, distracted (hello phone in my face all morning)? Are the kids vibing off of me?
👉Is the task within their capabilities? Are they equipped & able? Do we need some side-by-side time? Different resource?
*sometimes the most resistance is when I send a kiddo on independent work, not realizing they’re on a struggling trend
**this question also brings up evaluating their mood and life too. Are they unequipped for what I’m asking them due to emotions? Sickness? Distractions?
👉Push, Scratch or Ramp up?
If something is repeatedly causing a problem, I need to evaluate…
❔do we just need to push through this?
(This could look like me saying “no choice, you must” or maybe just coming alongside them and working through the task together)
❔do we need to scratch this?
(Is this really a task necessary of this struggle? Do we need to forget it and move on? A different resource to teach this?)
❔how can I ramp this up?
(Have I presented this well - have I shown interest/excitement? Could we make this more fun? More hands on?)

See anything for you on this list? What evaluation questions would you add?

Talk more about dealing with resistance from these homeschool mamas:


Get a free sample of Bird of the Month Club!


FREE SAMPLE PACK! Curious about this month’s Plate Billed Mountain Toucan unit for our Bird of the Month Club? Head to the link in our bio to download your FREE sample pack!


Learn about the Plate Billed Mountain Toucan , in this fun Sample pack of our Toucan Nature Study that includes activities for the whole family! This freebie includes 20+ pages of beautiful posters, worksheets, STEM & play activities, toucan art projects, and more! Here's more on what's included:

*Plate-Billed Mountain Toucan Beak Anatomy Poster & Flashcards
*What Does a Toucan Eat Poster & Activity
*Let's Draw Activity
*Bird Traits Worksheet
*Bird Beak Game
*Extension guide with craft and coloring pages

This is just a sample of our incredible Plate Billed Mountain Toucan unit! Here’s more on what’s included in the FULL UNIT:

*Toucan Range & Mapping Activity
*Toucan Life Cycle - Poster, 3-part cards, wheel, worksheets & make your own flashcards
*Toucan Anatomy Poster, flashcards, worksheets
*Toucan characteristics, food, predators Posters/Readings
*Taxonomy/Classification Posters & Worksheet
*Feather Anatomy Poster and labeling activities
*Bird Beaks STEM Activity
*Toucan Cavity Nest Poster & writing activity
*Toucan/Jungle Play Mat Activity
*Toucan coloring pages
*Toucan Nature Journal
* May Bird & Nest Sighting Logs
*Toucan Book List
* 20 additional pages added to this unit covering habitat, sounds, and so much more for older explorers!

You can grab the full unit for $10 in our shop or join our Bird of the Month Club for just $5/mth!

Head to the link in our bio to to get your freebie and to learn more!

Photos from Dwelling Logs's post 28/04/2023

It’s here and just $10 this time!
My link 👉 https://www.wildfeatheredu.com/?ref=dwellinglogs
Over 600 pages of learning & adventure
touching every continent around the globe!

You get a group of resources at a huge HUGE price slash! … UNLY until May 6th! Then the volume is all gone and the products go to our shops at full price individually!

There are 15 amazing creators bringing this to you:

✍️Vanessa Wild Feather Edu heads this up
✍️(me) Dwelling Logs
✍️ Jaqueline Books and Willows
✍️ Sarah Wildflowers by Sarah
✍️ Monique Wonder House Creative
✍️ Jamie
✍️ Kezia
✍️ Jessica & Tiffany WonderHere
✍️ Amber
✍️ Anna Earth and Sky Play
✍️ Marna Twelve Little Tales
✍️ Amber So Simple a Beginning
✍️ Becca Fiddlesticks Education
✍️ Jen
✍️ Amanda .homeschooling.mom

We hope you enjoy this beautiful Volume 6!

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