Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Homeschool Hangout Day

Can't we all use a little more encouragement as moms? Sure thing!

On Saturday, my friend Hannah hosted her first Homeschool Hangout at her home. Our mutual friend Jennifer and I agreed to come share about different topics. We didn't really advertise much, other than on Facebook, and weren't sure how many ladies to expect. Two other women, Angie and Colleen, joined us.

Jenn (seated on the right) shared about taking field trips in Florida. She blogs at Jenn on Safari and recommends these sites for getting the best travel deals:

I talked about my home schooling and mothering journey, discernment of issues in the larger home schooling movement, gentle mothering, and flexible education (especially the Charlotte Mason approach). 

You can see some of my previous posts on these topics here:

I also showed them my vision board and gratitude journal. (More on those in an upcoming post, I promise!)

I had two extra vision boards to give away, as well as a basket full of goodies to pass along like the new Third Day worship CD Lead Us Back, journals, art supplies, emoji cups, a mug, and more. I still have some left over for next time!

Hannah finished out the day talking about nature study while we enjoyed tea and treats.

~ a child's nature journal ~

~ show and tell ~

~ nature tote for their car ~

art supplies, binoculars,
field guides, clip boards,
so much more!

Jenn got so excited about all
of the vintage and new books
which Hannah showed us,
that she started ordering them
online immediately with her phone!

Wild Orange Spice tea,
just right for me!

We all had an amazing day. Jenn and Hannah and I are already plotting another Hangout for summertime at Jenn's house, which is larger and more centrally located. We loved having such a small group for our first Hangout, but we'll be sure to advertise more next time. We love to encourage others toward excellence and wholeness as moms!

Virginia Knowles