• 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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After spending way too much money on our first set of homeschool curriculum just to discover we hated it, I decided to create my own homeschool curriculum. While I love shopping for new homeschool workbooks and supplies, I quickly discovered...
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Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Kandice, owner of Green-Eyed Girl Productions and a Coordinating Blog, The Vintage Event, and her personal blog A Cotton Kandi Life.  You can find out more about Kandice by following her on social media...
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  • Is Salt Healthy
In the “Why I Buy” series I will explain why I purchase certain foods or products.  Today there are many items in my kitchen (and in the rest of my home) that I hadn’t even heard of several years ago....
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3 Date Night Ideas For Busy Parents When you are a parent, spending time with your spouse is easier said than done. Babysitters can be expensive and you surely don’t want to leave your kids in the wrong hands. But...
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Authentic homemade sourdough bread begins with a fermented, thick, gloopy substance called a sourdough starter. It might sound (or look) unappealing, but let me tell you, homemade sourdough starter is the first step to a truly delicious loaf of homemade...
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Did you know that there is no shortage of free homeschooling reading resources? Homeschooling doesn’t have to be an expensive venture.  There are plenty of resources out there that are completely free.  We’re fortunate to live in the digital age...
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Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets What if you could have an easy, inexpensive natural alternative to dryer sheets? You’d be one step closer to a frugal, natural lifestyle, that’s for sure. I recently posted about my one-ingredient, homemade natural laundry...
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