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This week Little Man had his annual well-check with his primary-care physician (he remains quite tall for his age & is expected to exceed even his Daddy in height– take that stereotypes!), while the girls & I attended an empowering presentation by a local midwife. Both were timely, as the latest What to Read Wednesday installment has a medical theme. Like the passionate professional who led our mother-daughter discussion, I prefer to put a body-positive spin on what tends to be a rather clinical topic…

The moms in attendance chuckled at our seemingly universal scarring Sex Ed. experiences from school. I’m grateful that as a homeschooler I can gently steer sensitive conversations in a more intimate, organic setting with my own children.

On occasion, Center Sister aspires to be a nurse midwife, unsurprising as her Nana is a Nurse Practitioner and we spent all of last year study anatomy & physiology for science. I like to think our frank, accepting approach to the study of our ever changing bodies will serve her well as a foundation, should she chooses to pursue such a vocation.

a “career night” at awana a couple years back

Besides our outstanding Apologia Anatomy textbooks from last year, our favorite kids books on health, medicine, and the body are by American Girl Doll:

 

Additionally, Firstborn recently read Wonder— a story which sparks compassion towards special medical needs, a topic near and dear to our family as Little Man was born with congenital cleft lip and palate.

What to Read Wednesday Blog Link-Up

Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.

By linking up you agree that if your blog post is selected to be featured on any of our hosts’ blogs that we can use an image from your post with a link back to your post.

This list has our book themes, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!

If you’d like to join us as a co-host for What to Read Wednesday, please contact Anne.

What to Read Wednesday is hosted on these fabulous blogs:

Anne at Learning Table Natural Parent Guide

Crystal at Castle View Academy

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