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Olivia Whalen

Olivia Whalen is mama to three young girls who is devoted to creative learning, exploration and free range imagination. Olivia enjoys thinking outside of the box when it comes to preparing homemade baby food or meals for her family. She most enjoys allowing the little minds in her life to flourish and with that you will see her write about creative kid crafts, recipes that fit a family budget and keep everyone asking for more, tips and tricks for a tiny babe, and beginner homesteader fun! Some of her hobbies include gardening, hiking, reading, cooking or just basking in motherhood.

This being our first year homeschooling I have been getting my feet wet with all of the resources that are available to families to help keep our days active, interesting and ever changing! So, I thought I would share with you all what our top 5 favorite free homeschool resources are! Top 5 Favorite Free …

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One less store bought snack in my cabinets that is packed with preservatives is a huge win in our home! In my sourdough journey I’ve been expanding my expertise to suit the needs of our mission. Homecooked and homemade as MUCH as possible. These 4 ingredient sourdough discard cheez its are not only a hit …

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Today I want to take you through my sourdough discard bread – in under 2 hours recipe! My newest homesteading venture has been breaking into the world of sourdough! I recently started from scratch and it’s been really successful thus far.  With my homesteading mindset I like to not waste a thing. For that, I …

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This year I made several DIY homemade goods gift baskets! Part of being self sufficient and homesteading is cutting down costs of giving. In the year past I would be wasteful in what I would spend for others during gift giving seasons or occasions. That is why when I started this journey I promised myself …

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The theme this year for the holidays has been handcrafted and homemade! So the other evening we spent some time making cinnamon apple sauce ornaments.  With only three ingredients they could not have been easier to put together and they made the entire house smell divine!  Lets pull out the ingredients and walk you through …

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I mentioned in a previous article that here on the Whalen homestead we have started our homeschooling journey! After much research we decided on The Good and the Beautiful for our curriculum. Today I wanted to give you an insider’s review from a brand new homeschooling mama.  This journey has been such a beautiful one …

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The last couple of weeks in homeschool I have been doing some lessons on the seasons changing! Today we focused on some fun and interactive cold weather STEM crafts.  We focused on Autumn and Winter and learned through educational videos, going out and studying the weather changing throughout the day and did some STEM learning! …

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