Fun Learning Lessons:  The Periodic Table of Elements

Homeschool Learning: Discovering & Understanding the Periodic Table of Elements

Alex decided to ditch the science path that we were on this homeschool year in order to learn about chemistry (yeah, we often change it up mid-year).  I knew that learning about Chemistry would involve learning about the periodic table of elements and that scared me.  Once I got over this fear I found many […]

How to cook dry beans in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot)

How To Cook Dry Beans In An Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

Are you ready to cook dry beans from start to finish in an hour?  It took me several attempts but I finally made the perfect batch of cooked beans n my electric pressure cooker and I am happy to share how it’s done.  I use an Instant Pot, but any electric pressure cooker would work. […]

Benefits of Himalayan Salt Inhaler

Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt Inhalers

I have used Himalayan salt in our home for years.  I have Himalayan salt lamps throughout my house and I use Himalayan salt in the kitchen so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered a Himalayan salt inhaler at our local herb store. I was searching for ways to treat my daughter’s asthma […]

Light & Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes (Quick & Easy!)

My kids love homemade pancakes.  My fluffy whole wheat pancakes were a very common breakfast item until I realized that Audrey needed to eat gluten-free.   Making gluten-free pancakes for my family was very much trial and error.  There were many more batches that they wouldn’t even touch than there were ones that they would tolerate. […]

2016 Reminders for the New Year

16 Reminders (Not Resolutions) for 2016

Real quick….  You may be wondering why I didn’t title this post ’16 Resolutions for 2016′, the reason is that I don’t like to feel pressured.  Sounds silly but it’s true.   I quit smoking, quit soda, ditched eating junk, ditched chemicals, and have made so many positive changes in my life in the last […]

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Living & Learning With Love: October & November 2015

We have been having a blast living and learning with love.  It seems that there are so many things going that we have had a hard time finding the time to sit down and do ‘schoolwork’ but THIS is the reason we homeschool.   I am beginning to find peace knowing all that I have […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]