Living the Natural Life
Alex's First Lapbook

Okay, I am really overly excited about this one.  I have been seeing posts all over my homeschool facebook group about lapbooking.  It seems that many homeschoolers out there are lapbooking.  I never really checked out what lapbooking was until yesterday.  Oh my, why haven’t we been making lapbooks?!   Someone posted a free about me lapbook so I decided …
Read more

Starting To Feel Like Fall

October 16th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Family Fun! - (0 Comments)

Living in Florida the changing seasons often go unnoticed.  This weekend I actually began to feel as though fall is upon us, even though the temperature is in the mid 80’s and we are still running the AC. I started working on next weeks lessons.  We will finish our globes and continents unit tomorrow and I …
Read more

Invisible Ava Takes On The Park!

October 13th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool - (8 Comments)

For the last two weeks we have been meeting with an awesome homeschool group for recess.  I have met some great ladies and my kids are beginning to make new friends  Alex is still taking it all in but I can sense that he is almost ready to jump in and join the fun.  My kids tend to …
Read more

Veggie Quinoa Pilaf

October 13th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Quinoa | Recipes | Side Dishes | Vegan | Vegetarian - (4 Comments)
Veggie Quinoa Pilaf

I am in love with quinoa!  An awesome friend of mine introduced me to it, honestly I had never even heard of it before, I am now hooked.  I have eliminated processed foods from our home and have found that this veggie quinoa pilaf replaces the boxed seasoned rice that I used to make.  See …
Read more

There is always time for Art!!

When we started the school year I had a nice schedule hanging on the fridge.  It laid out when we would do ‘school’, when we would have a snack, when we would play, and on and on.  With three kids ages 6, 3, and 1 I (now) can most certainly say “Yeah, Right!”.   I  removed …
Read more


I knew that it was going to rain this weekend but I didn’t expect more than 5 inches of rain and 40 mile wind gusts!  Our pool is overflowing and there are palm frawns everywhere.  We have been stuck inside most of the weekend.  Alex is happily locked in his room with all of the new Lego’s that we acquired …
Read more

Homemade Laundry Detergent

If I did this right there are affiliate links in this post. I am happy to share this recipe for homemade laundry detergent.  Making your own laundry detergent is very easy to do, it is better for your skin and the environment, and it saves you money.  With just a few simple ingredients you can …
Read more

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

October 5th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Recipes | Seafood - (4 Comments)
Spicy Shrimp Pasta

  Spicy shrimp pasta is too spicy to feed to my kids so I typically make them shrimp scampi, which they love. You can use any type of pasta.  I have used spaghetti, penne, and rotini, they are all delicious.  I typically use whatever pasta I happen to have on hand. Here is what you …
Read more

homeopathic photo

All of my kids recently had a birthday.  Alex turned 6, Ava 3, and Audrey 1.  And of course you know what birthdays bring…cake, parties, presents and the  ‘well’ doctors visit.  It has been 4 days since this ‘well’ visit and I now have 3 sick kids.  I can tell you that I am OFFICIALLY done …
Read more

Music Break!

September 30th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Family Fun! - (2 Comments)

After a very frazzled week I have decided today is going to be a day of peace.  I have been very tense this week trying to get too many things done and not feeling like I have accomplished much so today I am going to sit back and enjoy my amazing kids. We started the day …
Read more

My Baby Knows….

September 28th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Family Fun! - (2 Comments)
Oh, and she does NOT like getting out of the bath!

It is amazing to me when I look back at only having one baby I realize that I behaved as an obsessive crazed first time parent.  I was putting my baby to bed last night thinking about this. With my first-born, Alex, I read every parenting book, magazine, website that I could get my hands on.  …
Read more

Feta Stuffed Green Peppers

September 28th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Recipes | Vegetarian - (3 Comments)
Feta Stuffed Peppers

Yummy!!  This is a favorite of mine!  The kids aren’t too crazy about the green pepper part but they like the filling! What you need: 2 cups water 1 cup uncooked Arborio Rice 3 green bell peppers, halve & seeded 2 tablespoons oliv oil 6 green onions, sliced 2 tsp dried basil, 2 tsp Italian seasoning, …
Read more

This week….

September 26th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool - (3 Comments)
Ava in bed with The Story About Ping

Let’s see what are we learning this week.  We are still working on the Story About Ping.  Sweet little Ping.  The kids are really loving the story.  I am really happy that I went with Five in a Row. I have really focused on teaching the lesson of taking your consequence instead of running from it.  Alex, was caught telling …
Read more

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

September 25th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Poultry | Recipes - (0 Comments)
Chicken Pot Pie

This is a wonderful meal.  It is comfort food that soothes your soul.   This dish easily pleases everyone in our family. I will tell you that this is not a quick and easy dish.  It takes some prep work and lots of dishes.  When I plan on making homemade chicken pot pie I make multiple …
Read more

Embracing the choas!

September 25th, 2011 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool - (1 Comments)
The Story of Ping meets legos & Play Doh!

I am learning to simply embrace the chaos that is my life.  It is my tendency to ‘freak’ out a little when everything is not in it’s place…I tend to like things neat.  Homeschooling in my house is not an orderly task!  When I work with Alex I may occupy Ava with play doh and …
Read more