Category: Life Unplugged

January Nature Day by Day Calendar

I’ve enjoyed the Nature calendars in the book Natural Science Through the Seasons: 100 Teaching Units by J.A. Partridge. Inspired by the beautiful calendar this talented blogger made, I decided to redo the calendar for January nature calendar.

In an effort to spend more time with my little girl and less on the computer, I hand drew the whole thing so forgive the slightly crooked lines. I’m not going to pretend that mine is half as good as the one the other blogger did for October, but I’m sharing anyway.

Five Reasons You Should Be Reading Aloud This Coming Year {+printable reading log}

“Do you know what pliable means?” my mom said as she looked up from the book she was reading. We were in the middle of Pilgrim’s Progress and had reached the part where Pliable and Obstinate were trying to convince Christian to turn back from his dangerous journey.

“If something is Pliable it means it can be easily bent around– like play-dough,” my mom went on.

8 Great Survival Gifts

We love to read adventure books, especially books where the hero has to use his wits to survive in a hostile environment. My husband grew up reading those kinds of books and even now he dreams of surviving alone for a year in the wilderness with only those supplies he can carry in on his back (I know, he’s a little odd). He says he wants our boys to look at adversity as an adventure to be lived and not