fields of daisies living, loving, and learning

Fields of Daisies Hello!

IMG_0692Hello and Welcome
to Fields of Daisies !

My name is Willow Chenoah.
I am a product of two fantastic, free-thinking parents who happened to have married in a field of daisies in Woodstock, New York where I spent my early childhood, thus my name, weeping tree-white dove.  🙂
However, that has nothing whatsoever to do with this blog, with the exception of the easy and laid back kind of community you’ll find here.  If you’re still wondering why this blog is named Fields of Daisies,
keep reading.

I have three amazing children that have taught me more about living, and  loving, and growing and knowing God than anything else I can think of.
We have been homeschooling for more than 15 years … it’s been the best of times and the worst of times (fewer of these for sure).
We have homeschooled in small towns and big cities…in foreign countries and in our rural home town…on buses, in cars, and on planes…in times of plenty and in lean times too.

Years ago, when I first started homeschooling, my sister-in-law and I coined the term “a fields of daisies day” to describe one of those magnificent living, learning, loving kind of days spent with our kiddos.

You know that kind of day.

The trip to the beach to collect & classify seashells… the afternoon hike in the fall to collect leaves…everyone sprawled out under a big shady tree “doing school”… strolling through an art museum on a Monday morning while the rest of the world is back to the grind.
And then all of a sudden you look up and you are struck with what a great blessing it is to be right where you are in that moment.

Now that my kiddos are flying the nest, I can’t bear to part with all of the odds and ends that hold so many memories of fun times!   I came across a binder full of unit studies… and so I wanted to try to share them with you.   My wish is that you will find some ideas of mine that will spark the passion of learning in your family….and that you will find yourselves pausing in the midst of the noise and mess and chaos of an ordinary day & realize that you are having a “fields of daisies” kind of a day!

~Much grace & peace to you~

*If you’d like to connect, I’d LOVE to hear from you !
Leave me a comment or send an email:
[email protected]

Follow along on Pinterest,   Face Book,   or   Twitter   too !!

*If you’d like to know some more about our experience living in another country, you can visit www.heartandhandsperu.blogspot.com
Julber & his cuy in Apurimac, Peru

 

 

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12 Comments

  • Lori Dukes

    I am so thankful that i found you and your page via pinterest! it is exactly what i want in teaching my children world and American history. Thank you so much. We just printed the free cards , but looking forward to making purchases to support this great curriculum. God bless, Lori- Florida home school mom

    • willowchenoah

      Hello Lori!
      I’m so glad we found out each other! 🙂
      If you have any questions (Or just want to share your projects or ideas your family added in) at all while working through the curriculum, please just let me know.
      It’s such a blessing to me when I can connect with the families that are excited to be learning together !
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment this morning! Blessings to you and your family❤️

  • Jackie G

    Hello Willow!! I just found your wonderful blog and resources. As a young Home School mom, I am truly grateful by your willingness to share so many wonderful unit studies! I was just researching for some summer units and begin planning for next school year when I came across your blog…Thank you SO much! I can’t wait to get started 🙂

    • willowchenoah

      Aw thank you so much for the sweet and encouraging message! I’m excited too that you’ll be giving my units a try! Please feel free to email me, or comment again if you have any questions or suggestions! I absolutely love hearing how each family uses these units! Happy homeschooling!

    • willowchenoah

      Thank you so much Melissa! Hope you (or someone you know) will enjoy it together! Blessings to you and your family!
      ~Chenoah

  • Suzanne Hunter

    We are missionaries who run a primary school in Southern Africa. Our family, grown son and family of 5 kids live and work here. The Corona virus is keeping us at home, we’ve had to close our school. Any resources would be highly appreciated!
    Our grandkids don’t know American history so I think this is a great time to help them catch up on their history. We don’t have access to Amazon or the mail. We do have WiFi.

    • willowchenoah

      Hi Suzanne!
      It’s wonderful to hear from you! I read about your work on your website. What an amazing ministry! Prayers for your family and for all of your students…for health, peace, and most of all hope! I’d love to help any way I can with resources. I think you’ll be able to use most all of the History units on my site just fine without any of the suggested hard copy books. There are lots of online links in each daily lesson for reading, projects, coloring pages, etc… As a homeschooling/missionary mom myself once, I actually wrote all of my curriculum with fellow missionary families in mind. 🙂 I try to keep everything free and just earn a bit with the companion printables I offer. If you are looking specifically for American History, you can find the American Girl History Units on my site (covers Native America through the Turn of the Century so far)…and also an Early American History Curriculum and Modern American History Curriculum (all free)!
      Please feel free to email me anytime if you have questions or if you’re looking for something specific. [email protected] I’m genuinely grateful to connect !
      ~Chenoah

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