Cindy West

Let’s homeschool creatively together!  

Here at Our Journey Westward you’ll find ideas and resources to inspire a love for learning in your home.

School really can be enjoyable – for children and parents!  My goal is to encourage you in joyful learning by sharing practical (and easy) lesson ideas for all ages.

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Your boys will love the strong male characters in these fairy tales. Adventure. Good vs. evil. Good character triumphing in the end. Now, that's good stuff.

Fairy Tales Boys Love

Boy oh boy…. take a look at this list of fairy tales boys love. And why wouldn’t they? These stories are filled with adventure and mystery! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but quite a lot of fairy tales have wonderfully strong female characters. There’s not a thing in the world wrong with that! However,…


Daisy Nature Study

Hi friends! Thanks for coming along with me today for some delightful daisy nature study. I’m Mrs. Cindy and I’m glad you’re here! Daisy Nature Study If I asked you to describe a daisy, what would you say? If I asked ten people to describe daisies to me, I bet most of them would tell…

Stock your shelves with the best art supplies for kids to encourage creativity in your home! #art #homeschool

The Best Art Supplies for Kids

Having a home full of the best art supplies for kids will help foster your children’s ability to express themselves. Art keeps them busy doing something far more constructive than using electronics or watching TV. And that comes in handy… especially during the winter months. Being cooped up inside can make everyone go a little…

Learn all about graceful hummingbirds in this week's nature study!

Hummingbird Nature Study

Hi! Thanks for joining me for the hummingbird nature study today. We’re going to learn about the most agile birds in the world! I’m Mrs. Cindy from No Sweat Nature Study LIVE and here we go… Hummingbirds Are Agile What does agile mean? House flies are agile. So are dragonflies. Cheetahs, chimpanzees, and border collies…