Charlotte Mason, homeschooling

Giving Your Kids a Global Perspective

Hey friends! I can hardly believe that we are almost done with our Morning Time series! Next week, the Summer Book Club starts! I will be partnering with Kids Learning for Life to bring y’all a live video each week as we discuss Charlotte Mason’s book “Home Education” (volume 1 in her home education series).… Continue reading Giving Your Kids a Global Perspective

Charlotte Mason, homeschooling

Teaching Your Kids Poetry

Poetry.  This single word can invoke immediate feelings of fondness and admiration…. But it can also invoke feelings of dread and leave people looking like a deer in headlights. My goal today is to encourage you that poetry is awesome AND you can make it a part of your home with very little effort.  Disclosure:… Continue reading Teaching Your Kids Poetry

Charlotte Mason, curriculum, homeschooling

Simple Bible “Curriculum”

Hey friends! Happy *almost* summer! Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for purchases made through the links in this post. These are all products that I highly recommend and have personally used. This post relates to my most recent YouTube video about how I teach my kiddos the Bible… Continue reading Simple Bible “Curriculum”

Charlotte Mason, homeschooling

Morning Time {Prayer}

Hey friends, welcome back!  Today I’m talking all about how I incorporate prayer into morning time with my kiddos! If you’d rather watch/listen to me talk about this than read it here, you can head on over to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2TQCMgrrs Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for… Continue reading Morning Time {Prayer}

Charlotte Mason, homeschooling

Morning Time {Series Kickoff}

Hey friends! Last week I kicked off my summer series with my first video about Morning Time! If you’d rather watch than read about this, you can find the YouTube video here: What is “Morning Time” in homeschooling? And how do you do it? Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive… Continue reading Morning Time {Series Kickoff}

intentional living, social media

Things I DON’T Miss About Social Media

Eight months ago I deactivated and/or deleted the few remaining social media accounts that I had. Last week I shared about all the things that I miss about being on social media. You can find that post here: https://christinegustin.com/2022/03/02/7-52-2022-why-i-miss-social-media/ Today I’m sharing all the things that I DON'T miss about Social Media. Here they are… Continue reading Things I DON’T Miss About Social Media

intentional living, social media

Why I Miss Social Media

Update: Turns out, this blog should have been titled "Things I Thought I missed about Social Media before I got back on for a day and realized I was wrong..." You can read all about that here: https://christinegustin.com/2022/04/11/10-52-2022-false-alarm/ It started with intermittent fasting two years ago. Then streamlining my “friends” and re-defining intentions. Then daily… Continue reading Why I Miss Social Media

hiking, homeschooling, outdoors

Tips for spending time outside [even when the weather isn’t ideal]

I’ve had this post planned for some time and, ironically, this week has been snowmageddon in most of the midwest and south... which has been a unique “opportunity” to practice what I’m preaching here! I know that everyone is wired differently, so it’s not everyone's jam to spend hours and hours outside; BUT, I am… Continue reading Tips for spending time outside [even when the weather isn’t ideal]

Books, homeschooling, Reading

Favorite Family Books to Read Aloud

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for purchases made through the links in this post. These are all products that I highly recommend and have personally used. Today I'm sharing my fourth and final book list from what I read in 2021! It might be a bit of a… Continue reading Favorite Family Books to Read Aloud

Books, homeschooling, Reading

Books Every Parent Should Read

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for purchases made through the links in this post. These are all products that I highly recommend and have personally used. Before we jump into todays' list, here are some fun stats about what I read last year (if you aren’t into stats,… Continue reading Books Every Parent Should Read

Books, Reading

Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for purchases made through the links in this post. These are all products that I highly recommend and have personally used. Welcome back, friends! Today we continue our journey through my recommended books (based on what I read in 2021). Last week was… Continue reading Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Book Lists, Books, Reading, recommended reading

Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for purchases made through the links in this post. These are all products that I highly recommend and have personally used. I've spent the past 378 days looking forward to THIS post! Today I’m sharing my recommended books from 2021 (or some of… Continue reading Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Books, Reading

The Books That Shaped Me

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for purchases made through the links in this post. These are all products that I highly recommend and have personally used. If you’ve spent any length of time with me or have ever been to my house, you probably already know that I’m… Continue reading The Books That Shaped Me

intentional living, Poetry

Thoughts About Living “Unplugged”

A funny thing happened today As I sat out in town, With my eyes undistracted. I was surrounded by humans And yet all of them seemed  Lost in a trance of hypnosis. They were all looking down All scrolling their thumbs All silent, fixated on screens. I sat undetected.  I sat undisturbed.  I sat mulling… Continue reading Thoughts About Living “Unplugged”

intentional living, social media, technology

5 Ways a Digital Hiatus Changed Me

Today I’ll be wrapping up my thoughts on the digital hiatus I took at the end of last year. If you didn’t read part one or two, that's okay! You can find them here--> Part 1: 90 Days “anti-Social” & Part 2: 5 Steps to Streamline Your Digital Life After 90 days of life spent… Continue reading 5 Ways a Digital Hiatus Changed Me

intentional living, social media, technology

5 Steps to Streamline Your Digital Life

Hey friends! Welcome back for part two of my digital hiatus recap! I want to start by giving y’all a huge “THANK YOU!” Starting this lifestyle blog has been on my heart for years and (as my husband so perfectly pointed out to me a few months ago) I have absolutely been avoiding it. After… Continue reading 5 Steps to Streamline Your Digital Life

intentional living, social media, technology

90 Days “anti-Social”

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive compensation for purchases made through the links in this post. These are all products that I highly recommend and have personally used. It seems only fitting that my first post on this new blog be about why I ditched social media (and pretty much… Continue reading 90 Days “anti-Social”