You Don’t Have to Play With Your Children Let’s be honest, mamas. Do you hate playing with your children? I don’t mean having fun with them or spending quality time with them. I mean sitting on the floor pushing cars...
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When I was a new mom with a head full of idealistic parenting goals, I received feedback on some of the more controversial parenting choices I made. Sometimes the well-intentioned but unsolicited advice was more overwhelming than it was helpful....
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My Walmart Grocery Pickup Review Okay, friends. I didn’t think they could do it, but Walmart has convinced me to shop with them again. I stopped shopping at Walmart years ago because I found the shopping experience at other stores...
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Homemade chocolate milk mix is easy to make and relies on real food ingredients. These simple, healthy ingredients make my homemade chocolate milk mix taste like a gourmet drink when mixed with your favorite animal milk, nut milk, or –...
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Is coconut oil healthy? Recently the American Heart Association told us to avoid coconut oil because it contains saturated fat. Saturated fat increases “bad” cholesterol levels. However, I’m still buying and consuming coconut oil. Pin This Article For Later! Is...
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Several years ago we decided to homeschool year round. There are so many benefits of year round homeschooling that our family loves. Because we homeschool year around it may seem like we’re a super-serious, hard academic homeschool family. Actually we’re relaxed...
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The bad news: Attachment Parenting is hard when you don’t have an example to follow. The good news: Attachment Parenting has been made much harder than it has to be by a generation of moms who had no idea what we...
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  • How to Restart a Bad Day
You know those days when you wish you could crawl back into bed and get a fresh start? Yeah. Me, too. Those days came more frequently than I’d like to admit when I was a stay at home mom of...
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The Benefits of Earthing Let’s talk about the benefits of earthing. If you’ve never heard of earthing (or grounding as it’s also called) then you’re in for a treat. The benefits of earthing are the reasons I not only let...
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When I first became interested in attachment parenting, I admit, I wondered to myself, “Is attachment parenting permissive parenting?” Because I was brought up in a strict, authoritarian household I worried about the effectiveness of gentle discipline and if I was...
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Oh, Spring! How I wish we had more time to stop and smell your beautiful flowers. Even as a laid-back homeschooling family we are super busy in the spring. Our spring homeschool schedule is pretty minimalist. Since we homeschool year around,...
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The weather’s getting warmer here in the south and that means it’s time for BBQ! There are so many ways to make a delicious homemade bbq sauce, but most of the recipes I’ve found call for ketchup and sugar. No...
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Like many moms, I enjoy relaxing in a lovely hot tub. I’m always looking for ways to make bath time a more beautiful experience. One of the most delightful ways to enhance bath time is by using bath bombs. But,...
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Attachment Parenting After 16 Years Have you ever wondered about attachment parenting results past the first few years of life? My oldest son will be 16 in a few months. His brothers are 11 and 13. I’ve been practicing attachment...
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Let’s face it — nothing about breastfeeding is easy. Whether it’s struggling with the discomfort, helping your baby find a latch you can both live with, dealing with public perception or finding a space you can breastfeed without embarrassing anyone,...
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  If you’ve been looking for a gluten free cream of broccoli soup recipe, look no further. After numerous attempts, I’ve finally perfected my recipe for this delicious and healthy soup. This yummy cream of broccoli soup is a new...
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When I began my journey into a real food lifestyle I quickly learned the importance of sprouting, soaking or souring grains, especially wheat, before eating them. I also quickly learned that soaking grains was less expensive than buying sprouted flour...
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Introducing . . . my new favorite chicken recipe– Honey Balsamic Chicken.  I’m not sure where the inspiration for this recipe came from, but it reminds me of a honey chicken wing recipe I used to make.  Only this recipe...
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There are few things more sensory-pleasing as biting into a slice of pizza, feeling the snap of the crisp crust as it gives way to a chewy interior and tasting the delicious tang of sourdough. Some people leave their pizza...
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  • Attachment Parenting More Than One Child
Attachment Parenting More Than One Child Attachment Parenting more than one child gets a little tricky sometimes.  I once had another mom (of two) tell me (with a wink), after the birth of my second child, that I was officially...
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Why I Don’t Use Coupons Anymore Several years ago, I was a self-proclaimed coupon queen. I cut my grocery budget for a family of five from nearly $1000 per month to around $300 a month. My pantry, fridge, and freezer...
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I’m excited to share my recipe for soaked oatmeal with you today! Oatmeal is a comforting breakfast food that’s made delicious with the addition of flavorful ingredients like maple syrup, berries, nuts and more. Oatmeal is such a versatile food....
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Language arts is one of my favorite subjects to teach my children. Maybe because I’m a writer? Over the years, I’ve found many great free language arts resources for homeschoolers. We’ve enriched our language arts learning with what we’ve found...
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Do your children enjoy chicken nuggets as much as mine do? One of the first things we stopped buying when we switched to a real food diet was frozen processed dinner foods. I knew I’d need to make homemade chicken...
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Our daily schedule has changed again and so our daily homeschool schedule must also be revised. Read on to find out all about our new winter homeschool schedule, the boys extracurriculars and how I fit in working from home and...
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It’s a brand new homeschool year and a great time to stock up on affordable homeschool resources. As you know I prefer frugal homeschooling choices like creating my own homeschool curriculum and using the internet for free homeschooling resources.   It’s...
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Easy Meatloaf Cupcake Recipe You need a new ground beef recipe.     What?  How’d I know that?  Because I can read minds.   Okay.  Not really.  The truth is that I heard your family protesting yet another meatloaf all the...
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Science is one of the most fun homeschool subjects to teach my sons. Our family is pretty science-focused but we had to force our boys to focus on science. I create my own homeschool curriculum, but often the science portion...
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Yes! You CAN Work Full Time and Homeschool Your Children Are you a parent who is interested in homeschooling but you working full time? I have great news. You absolutely can work full time and homeschool. Yes, even if both...
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What’s more comforting on an easy Sunday morning than a stack of warm pancakes spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup? Well, nothing – unless your belly isn’t comforted by foods made with wheat flour. That’s why making soaked...
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