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🎃 Look inside my Favorite Books for October Part 2:

🎃 Look inside my Favorite Books for October Part 2: Come into the garden with me for this next book, the perfect place for reading “The Pumpkin Book" by Gail Gibbons! Those 🐝 are truly loving the borage I have planted here, far into the fall too which makes the garden busy with all sorts of things to see. <<<Check out my Reel on Instagram to see inside this book! Part 2 of my favourite Books for October Series>>> 🎃This children’s picture book is one of my favourites (all of Gail’s books are!) and this one takes us on a life cycle journey of the pumpkin. ❤️ The gardener in me loves this, and it’s the perfect read for your...

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🎃Look inside my favourite books for October Part 1:

🎃Look inside my favourite books for October Part 1:“The Pumpkin Carving Book: How to create glowing autumn gourds by Deborah Schneebeli-MorrellA quote from the introduction from the book…“Pumpkins and squashes, with their fiery colors and full, rounded shapes, are the very embodiment of autumn fruitfulness. They are the symbol of autumn, the principal players in harvest displays and at Halloween when they take the stage as Jack’O Lantern with his familiar triangular features. But pumpkins and their close cousins, the squashes and gourds, have so much more to offer in decorative terms. The sheer variety of shapes and colors seems endless.” This book is so well written, with beautiful designs for you and your kids to create your own pumpkin masterpieces...

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Create a little #readpaintcook magic this October!

I can’t believe it has been 3 years since I created our 1st #readpaintcookactivitycalendar for the month of October! You can find it in our “Autumn & Halloween Learning Pack”.   I created these fun monthly themed packs to pair up with our geography Adventures with the #buildyourmasterpiececlass to add in more reading, painting and cooking to your every-day-homeschool. Having a range of ideas on what to learn about can really help and these packs do just that! Topics included in our October's Pack are: Pumpkins Monsters Bats Leaves Spiders Skeletons Ghosts Owls Witches, Cats & Poison Apples Halloween! Our September to June monthly learning pack series includes;-calendars-multiple lesson plans-art appreciation-recipes-book lists-art projects-writing worksheets for kids k - 6  ...

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7 Ways to Make Time for Creativity as a Homeschool Mom

As a homeschooling mom, finding time for creativity can be a real challenge. Between teaching, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids, it can be hard to find a spare moment for art, music, writing, or any other form of creativity. However, it is important to make time for creative pursuits, as they can help us relax, de-stress, and express ourselves. Here are some ways that homeschooling moms (and kids) can make time for creativity: Wake up earlier: Set your alarm a little earlier than usual so that you can have some quiet time to yourself before the kids wake up. Use this time to work on your creative projects. Maybe it could be watering your garden, and enjoying...

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3 Ways to Embrace Imperfection On Your Creative Courage Journey:

Embracing imperfection is an essential part of creativity. It's easy to get caught up in the fear of failure and the desire for everything to be perfect. However, the truth is that creativity is inherently messy and imperfect. If you want to encourage your children (or yourself!) to be more creative, it's important to embrace imperfection and see mistakes as opportunities for growth.  Experimentation: Encourage your children to try new things and explore different ideas, even if they don't know what the outcome will be. This can help them develop a sense of curiosity and a willingness to take risks, which are essential traits for creativity. Growth mindset: Instead of seeing mistakes as failures, encourage your children to see them as opportunities...

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