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, […]


Beginning to Understand Unschooling

I am becoming interested in unschooling.  When our family first decided to homeschool I heard the term ‘unschooling’ and thought that it meant simply not teaching your children.  I could not have been more wrong. Everything I read about unschooling sounds great…and honestly not to different from what we are doing.  So now I am trying […]


It’s Okay, I Actually Enjoy Spending Time with My Kids!

This is my first year homeschooling.  Many of Alex’s friends began attending kindergarten at the local elementary school.  As a new homeschooler I expected to get the ‘socialization’ question a lot but I am finding that the comment I am getting most often is “I couldn’t spend all of my time with my kids, I don’t know how you do […]