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Home School Adventure Co. // A Review

We are really enjoying supplementing our homeschool curriculum with unit studies. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been exploring and learning about Ecuador with Walking with the Waodani, the newest study from Home School Adventure Co.

Walking with the Waodani

About Walking with the Waodani

Walking with the Waodani is the newest unity study by Home School Adventures Co. For the purposes of this study I received a “preview copy” in PDF format of the first two lessons initially, followed by Lesson 3 a few days ago. Once released, the digital edition will cost about $14.95 and the print edition is expected to cost about $18.95.

Each lesson in the study incorporates history, geography, creative writing and worldview studies. Included in each lesson are:

  • Lesson Introduction – which includes the nickname of the territory that is being studied.
  • People and Places – includes maps, statitics and facts, as well as stories about persons and events related to the territory being studied.
  • Meals and Markets – some lessons include authentic Ecuadorean recipes that your student can rate as they take on the role of food critic, while other lessons describe food that only the most adventurous families would eat.
  • Animals and Agriculture – featuring plants and animals found in Ecuador’s ecosystem.
  • Worlds and Worldview – includes religious, philosophical, or ideological perspectives and influences impactingEcuador.
  • Links to websites, books an DVDs or further study.

Each lesson also includes a travel journal, complete with notebooking pages, mapping, rating a recipe, drawing an animal and creative free writing. At the end of the study are vocabulary words in a section called The Wonderful World of Words.

How We Used This Study

We managed to get through the first two lessons during the review period, allowing ourselves to take two weeks to complete one lesson. We are just beginning lesson three now.

My son read several pages of each lesson a couple of times a week. As read, he worked on the vocabulary words found in the lesson, and answered the questions from the travel journal. After he completed each lesson, he worked on the mapping and other pages located in the travel journal. Although we did not get very far with the free writing portion of the unit study just yet (my son is a reluctant writer so we opted for verbal explanation instead) I love the questions as they really put your student in the time and place, with all of their senses.

At the end of Lesson Two we moved through some of the links offered. We read an article about edible bugs, learned about a giant Anaconda, and watched the trailer for the movie, End of the Spear, which we plan to watch together as a family soon.

Our Thoughts

Overall, my son really enjoyed the Walking with the Waodani study. He loved learning about Ecuador, it’s people and culture, and is very curious about the events surrounding the missionaries who were killed there. We look forward to completing the study in the next couple of weeks and watching the movie, End of The Spear soon as a family and having further discussion.

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Help For Dry Skin & Scalp – GREEMU by Devonian // A TOS Crew Review

Over the last 5 years or so, as I’ve entered “the middle ages”, I’ve dealt with dry skin and hair, more so than in my youth. I’m always on the lookout for new products to try to alleviate these issues, but at the same time, I am very careful about putting chemicals and certain additives on my skin or in my hair.  For the past several weeks I’ve been using a great vegan alternative to emu oil called GREEMU from Devonian.


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What is GREEMU?

I’ve never used Emu Oil, but it is extracted from the fat tissues of emu birds, which originate in Australia.  Many people, such as myself, would prefer not to use Emu Oil if an alternative made without animal ingredients was available. Enter GREEMU.  GREEMU is a blend of plant oils and butters with a lipid composition that matches that of Grade A Emu Oil. The ingredients in GREEMU are Macadamia Seed Oil, Palm Oil (Organic and Sustainable Certified), Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil and Rice Bran Oil.

How Did I use GREEMU?

GREEMU6_zpsdqjjspf2I was excited to try this product as a moisturizer on my skin each night. The first night I used it, I used too much, and I thought I was only using a little bit. It really only takes a drop or two. After washing my face, I applied GREEMU before bed in place of my normal moisturizer. In the morning, my face felt smooth and hydrated, and just overall good. I haven’t seen a huge difference in the fine lines and wrinkles just yet, but I have time to see results.

I also used GREEMU on my scalp at night before bed. Again, the first night I used a little too much and it left my scalp feeling a bit oily. So again, it just takes a small drop or two. I massaged it into my scalp, right on the top of my head where the dryness occurs. The next day, I did notice a difference because I wasn’t scratching my scalp as often during the day. I am excited to use GREEMU on my split ends to see if it does in fact help with that.

*I did not use the product every night for the review period. Life happens and some nights I just forgot. I used it on average 3-4 nights a week, but still see a difference in how my face and hair feels.

Other Ways I Plan To Use This Product

My husband and son suffer with Eczema, and I am anxious to have them try the oil on their arms and legs. My daughter complains of itchy legs after shaving, so I am going to ask her to consider using GREEMU to help her with this problem.

I wanted to use the product for the full review period first, so I would have a solid testimony to stand on with the family, who is so skeptical about trying anything new.

Final thoughts

If you or a family member suffer with dry skin or scalp, I would highly recommend giving GREEMU by Devonian a try. I am quite impressed with the product in the short time I’ve been using it. I look forward to seeing even more results in my face and hair as time goes on.

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