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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje.         This is the third and final post on our amazing road trip….. Week 42 Day 283:  (10/10/13) We had a down day just the kids and I so I pulled out the Gator …
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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje.         Week 41 Day 276:  (10/3/13) We were still exploring in Ohio.  We hiked around a favorite childhood place of mine, Old Man’s Cave, with my dad.  It was beautiful and one of the …
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Quinoa 101

This year, 2013. has been declared as the “International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations General Assembly.  If that isn’t a reason for you to try quinoa I am not sure what is! I fell in love with this supergrain or superfood about 3 years ago and have enjoyed at least 50 different dishes …
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Mamatography, Photo A Day

This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje.         We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos! Homeschooling allows …
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  Welcome to the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great …
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Barefoot Books Review & Giveaway

  This review is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide …
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photo credit:  Kathe Krusse

  This review is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide …
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My Chickadee Designs Mini Carrier:  Review & Giveaway

  This review is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide …
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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos!       Day 262:  (9/19/13) …
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Random Acts Of Kindness, Gratitude & Passing It On

This year the kids and I have gone on two long distance trips.  On both of these trips we have been on the receiving end of random acts of kindness from complete strangers.  I always tell my children that when you put kindness and positive energy out in the world that it will be returned …
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Vegetarian Spanish Quinoa Casserole

If you didn’t know already I am in love with quinoa.  Really, I am.  I use quinoa to make so many dishes:  breakfasts, snacks, soups, desserts, breads and main dishes.  You name it and I will try to incorporate quinoa into a recipe.  I have also fallen in love with lentil tacos and have been …
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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos!       I was catching …
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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

I often serve apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast.  I came across a recipe for apple cinnamon quinoa bites over at They Cooked Happily Ever After and knew it was something that my family would love.   I made a few changes to the original recipe and my family loves these apple cinnamon quinoa bites! I …
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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos!       Day 248:  (9/5/13) …
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Meatless Lentil Tacos...AMAZING!

Meatless lentil tacos have quickly become a favorite in our family.  I am pretty sure Shane was unsure when I informed him that we would be enjoying lentil tacos for dinner, but once he ate the first, second, third, and fourth it was apparent that he loved them as much as I did.  Our girls requested a …
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