Living Without A Microwave Oven…..Finally

Recently I have been hearing more and more about families living without microwave ovens.   In the back of my mind I knew that cooking with a microwave could not be harmless and was certainly not healthy.   I mostly used my microwave to reheat items and to cook oatmeal.   Although my microwave oven use was minimal I was […]

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Last night I made a wonderful blue cheese dressing using tofu and cottage cheese.  Today I replaced Ava’s favorite dipping sauce with homemade ranch dressing.  As I typed she is munching on carrots dipped in my new creation! When you ditch store-bought […]


Homemade Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Yesterday it was blue cheese salad dressing.  My husband loves his blue cheese dressing so I was a little nervous with how this recipe would go over. I served it last night with our salads and he really liked it! Here is […]


Field Trip Friday: Brevard Zoo

We have been learning about evolution this week therefore we have been discussing many animals and how they evolved.  For this weeks field trip…off to the Brevard Zoo with our friends! We started at the cheetahs.  One was playing with his toy ball…Audrey thought this was hilarious! Next we went to the giraffes.  They were awake […]


Yes, A Child Can Learn From Playing Video Games

In recent months I have struggled with the amount of time that Alex spends playing video games.  He has a Playstation  that he has been playing for about two years.  Last Christmas we received a Wii as a family gift.   We have the Wii fit with balance board, which we all love.  Alex also has two […]


Showing My Family Love: Kickin’ the Chemicals OUT!

Happy Valentines Day!   I have been replacing store-bought hygiene products with homemade alternatives.  I am declaring war on the chemicals in our house!  However, I have dirty little secret.  I have a stash full of chemical filled hygiene products under the sink in my bathroom.  I have not been using them but for some reason I […]


Welcome to EarthMamas World

If you checked in yesterday you would have seen that I was in the process of switching servers.   Well, I successfully switched servers! I moved to a new host, godaddy, and it was very quick, very easy, and they even helped me with some minor configuration issues.  I have to also say that I could not have […]


Field Trip Friday: Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science

Yay it’s Friday!  Last week I declared all Friday’s field trip day.  There is a local museum that I have been wanting to take the kids to…field trip!! Today we headed to the Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science. We arrived at the museum and hit the imagination room while a large group of […]

No Poo Shampoo & Conditioner

The No ‘Poo Method: Homemade Shampoo & Conditioner

I am trying to replace all of the household cleaners and body products in our home with natural, mostly homemade, alternatives.  As I come close to running out of a chemical filled product I search for a natural, and cost-effective (AKA cheap), alternative. A few weeks ago I was almost out of my shampoo and conditioner.  I began to research […]

Homeschool:  Free Human Body Lesson Ideas

We Finished Our Human Body Unit!!

This post has affiliate links. *post e/28/15 – we are currently working on our second human body unit, more posts to come! We completed our (first) human body unit today.  It was really fun and the kids learned a bunch.  We used several free resources to complete this unit.  WE watched a few videos.  I […]


Field Trip Friday….Legoland!

I am feeling so content and confident in our decision to homeschool.  I honestly could not imagine not homeschooling.  We are finding our groove in regards to routine.  It also seems that our groove changes frequently.  Routine in our house is not a set written schedule, I tried that and it didn’t work for us.  Our […]


Apple-Cinnamon Bars: Baking with Sucanat & Almond Flour

I am working on getting back into my ‘real food’ groove.  The holidays really messed us up.  I woke up today wanting apple-cinnamon bars so I ‘tweaked’ an old recipe to make it a little better for us. Apple-Cinnamon Bars What you need:  1/2 cup softened butter, 3/4 cup sucanat, 1/2 cup apple butter, 2 eggs, […]