Magnesium:  The Invisible Deficiency

Magnesium: The Invisible Deficiency

Are you wondering if you are deficient in magnesium.  The answer is most likely YES.  I never thought about being deficient in magnesium but now that I supplement with my homemade magnesium oil spray I can tell a very big difference, verifying to me that I was indeed deficient.  Magnesium is so very important to […]

Southwest Black Bean Pasta w/ Avocado Cream Sauce

Southwest Black Bean Pasta With Avocado Cream Sauce (gluten-free)

I recently discovered that my daughter is unable to eat gluten.  I stopped into one of my favorite neighborhood markets to explore my gluten-free options and was gifted a box of black bean pasta.  I was excited at the possibilities of what I could create with this new pasta.  I ended up making a delicious gluten-free southwest […]

Discovering Japan:  Homeschool Lesson Ideas

Homeschool: Learning About Japan (including Epcot fun!)

This homeschooling year we are exploring World Geography and cultures.  This week we discovered Japan and we had a blast learning all about the country and the culture of the people who live there.  We watched videos, made crafts, read books and took a trip to Epcot while learning about Japan. Being able to include […]

Health Benefits of Spirulina

The Many Health Benefits of Spirulina

I had been hearing how awesome spirulina is for quite a while now.  I finally decided to check it out and I am certainly glad that I did!  Spirulina has been called the next super-food, I am not sure who decides what foods qualify as ‘super-foods’ but I do know that spirulina is packed full […]

Dry Brushing Skin

Dry Brushing Your Skin

Dry brushing your skin is an easy process that has many benefits.  Dry brushing your skin helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that can become trapped in your skin.  It works wonders at exfoliating your dead skin, it reduces cellulite, and it stimulates your lymphatic system. Let’s first talk about the benefits of dry […]

Bubble painting

Living & Learning With Love: August 2015

August was a fun and busy month!  I told myself that we would not be as busy this year but there are just too many fun things to do and see near where we live.  I am very grateful to live on the Space Coast of Florida, there are tons of homeschoolers and so many […]

Instant Pot:  Healthy Homemade Meals FAST

The Instant Pot: Healthy Homemade Meals FAST

I am here to shout from the roof tops that the Instant Pot  has changed the way that I cook.  This fabulous kitchen gadget allows me to feed my family healthy delicious homemade meals fast!  Meals that used to take an hour or more to cook often take only minutes now, seriously.  My Instant Pot […]


The Many Health Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

This post contains affiliate links. It has been over two years since I discovered Diatomaceous earth.  I originally used it to natuarally eliminate pinworms in my daughter and it worked great!  I decided to research diatomaceous earth (DE) and discovered that it has amazing health benefits.  Our entire family takes it daily in our smoothies and […]

Interest-let Learning With Structure

Interest-Led Learning with Structure: Our Children’s Involvement In Their Home Education

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 […]

Homemade French Onion Soup Mix:  Earth Mama's World

Homemade French Onion Soup Mix

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 […]

Skeletal System Lesson Activities

Homeschool: Learning About The Skeletal System

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 […]

Homemade Firming Anti-Aging Face Serum

Homemade Organic 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 […]

Homemade Aloe Hair Detangler

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! […]