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Interest-let Learning With Structure

It’s that time of year again, time to decide what our we will be learning in the upcoming homeschool year. This is our fifth year homeschooling.  We have attempted many different approaches to how we homeschool. We have been very structured (that lasted about a week), we deschooled, unschooled, and finally found our groove as …
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Homemade French Onion Soup Mix: Earth Mama's World

The first half of this year I pretty much fell off of my real food clean eating wagon.  Our family had several personal struggles and I took comfort in comfort food.  It was easy to fall back into old bad habits, convenience foods were coming home with us from the grocery store.  I could tell …
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Skeletal System Lesson Activities

We are continuing along our human body learning journey.  We have already learned about skin and cells, this week we are discovering the skeletal system.  I am really excited about our human body learning unit, we did this a few years ago but they are older now and I know that I will be able …
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Homemade Firming Anti-Aging Face Serum

I celebrated my fortieth birthday this year.  I decided that this is the year to upgrade the way that I moisturize my face.  I researched various carrier oils and essential oils and created this awesome homemade firming anti-aging facial serum.  This organic face serum is easy to make and works great! In less than a …
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FREE American Revloution Unit Study

We finished up our Colonial Life Unit  and were very excited to begin discovering the American Revolution.  We have had so much fun and learned so much about the American Revolution during this unit study.  I am sharing our lesson plan here for anyone who may want to use it and so that I can reference …
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Homemade Aloe Hair Detangler

My daughter has long hair that seems to tangle very easily.  I have been making homemade hair detangler for years using an ACV detangler recipe that works quite well but my daughter was ‘over’ the vinegar smell.  After browsing the internet I put together a great recipe that gets the tangles out and smells great! …
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Spring Sensory Play

It is Spring!  I am beyond thrilled that a new season is upon us.  Although we are not thawing out from a harsh winter (we live in Florida) we still very much enjoy the changing of the seasons.  We have been swimming in the pool for almost 2 weeks, well I should say ‘they’ as …
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Learning About Skin: Human Body

This week we are beginning two new unit studies in our homeschool learning.  In Science we are going to learn about the human body, we will begin the unit by discovering cells and skin.  We just finished the American Revolution in History and we are moving on to learn about Westward Expansion. This was a …
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Kombucha Aloe Face Toner

Get ready to ditch your store-bought facial toner!    In just a few moments I whipped up a homemade facial toner that has provided me with rather quick gratification. This homemade (organic) kombucha aloe facial toner has worked wonders for my skin.  Since using this toner I notice that my skin is smoother, there is a …
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changing homeschool curr

It’s nearing the end of November.   This time of year is typically a time of reflection for me.  I’m not sure if it is the holidays, the moon, my inner-workings or all of this that leads me to reflect but that is what I do.  This reflection typically leads to a big fall purge …
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Fall Inspired Sensory Play

Fall is my favorite season and one of our favorite ways to play is through sensory activities, combine the two and you have some super fun fall inspired sensory play activities.  These fall sensory activities are both fun to make and fun to play with! I have lived in Florida for more than a decade …
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Sensory Play:  Earth Mama's World

  This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own …
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Earth Mama's World:  Living & Learning with Love

This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily …
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Earth Mama's World:  Learning With Love

  This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own …
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Homemade Natural Vapor Rub

It’s that time of year:  back to school.  Except we don’t go to school.  The fact that we homeschool does not keep us away from germs, we do leave the house!  Audrey started coughing and became congested Friday then on Saturday it had spread to Ava.  Next, our friend few doors down was showing the …
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