Back to school after winter break

I have now lost track of how many weeks we have been ‘officially’ homeschooling and I suppose this is a good thing.  It has certainly become of our lifestyle.  We live it everyday.  I continue to try to make all of or experiences a learning experience.  It really isn’t too difficult.  You just have to find a way to […]

Homemade Deodorant

Homemade Natural Deodorant

This post contains affiliate links. I ditched non-natural store-bought deodorant over a year ago.  I now make homemade natural deodorant using only 3 ingredients.  I ditched the stick due to all of the toxins that deodorants contain.  Non-natural deodorants contain aluminum, parabans, propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, triclosan, talc, and FD & C colors.  These nasty ingredients […]


Homemade Velveeta Cheese

I am slowly replacing many processed items that fill my cabinets and fridge.  My cabinets are emptying out of the many boxes of convienence  foods that were once a staple at our table. I used the last of our velveeta 3 weeks ago.  Velveeta was always around in this house.  One of my favorites is velveeta and rotel…yummmm.  Velveeta was also […]


Alex Reads!! Homeschool Week 10

I am simply overjoyed that Alex has begun to read!  Alex has always loved Math but reading not so much.  This week we moved on to Primary Phonics 1.  This week we introduced the short letter a.  At first he tried to make ‘sounding it out’ a tad more difficult than it is, this is […]


Homeschool Week 9

This week it seems we will be playing ‘catch-up’ some from last week.  Audrey was ill with the ever so lovely croup and Ava has been up sick in the middle of the night almost every night. We finished our Primary Phonics K book and will be reviewing all of the consonants by recognition, sound, […]


Eliminating Processed Foods Week 3

This week was Halloween week.  We were bombarded with candy, cupcakes, and all of the processed yummies that go along with the holiday.  We were also bombarded with the artificial dyes that come with these yummies.  So at the end of the week we eliminated these dyes.  I wish I could say that we accomplished this painlessly, […]


Homeschool Week 8

  Halloween fun has come and gone.  The transition to Thanksgiving is underway.  We will now to move on to a topic that Alex is very excited about…Native American Indians.  I am still researching the lessons that I am going to use to teach him about the Native Americans and how the English came to be on […]


Eliminating Processed Foods: Homemade Yogurt

My family just completed our second week of eliminating processed foods from our diets.  Slowly my kitchen cabinets are riding themselves of the many convenance foods we had relied on.  No more boxed rice and pasta mixes.  No more cans of both.  No more boxes of mac and cheese. No more store-bought bread and rolls.  No more […]

Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers

I am eliminating the processed foods in our house one at a time as we run out.  This week we finished our last box of cinnamon graham crackers.  My task was to create a healthier homemade alternative that the kids would eat and not complain about. I searched the internet and found a few recipes but […]


Homeschool Week 7

Sooo…I am going to start numbering our weeks of homeschooling and what we are doing in that particular week so that I can keep track of everything.  We started homeschooling September 1st so this is our 7th week of homeschooling. The chaos of my life may serve as amusement to many.  I am typing this while baking about 50 […]