Living the Natural Life
Spring Sensory Play

It is Spring!  I am beyond thrilled that a new season is upon us.  Although we are not thawing out from a harsh winter (we live in Florida) we still very much enjoy the changing of the seasons.  We have been swimming in the pool for almost 2 weeks, well I should say ‘they’ as …
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Homeschool Mama Freakout!

March 17th, 2013 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool | unschool - (7 Comments)
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I was sitting on the couch a few nights ago reflecting on the previous few weeks.   I was smiling while remembering all of the fun moments that our family had enjoyed together.  It was a very happy moment in my world however, that moment came to an abrupt end.   I started to feel anxious.  My smile slowly disappeared.  For some insane …
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Free Learning Lessons About The Cell

This post contains affiliate links. This week the highlight of our home learning was discovering the cell.  I have been testing out the first few units of Science Odyssey.  Science Odyssey provides many learning ideas and opportunities that we are really enjoying.  After this week my children have a much better understanding of what a …
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I’m Mama Not Supermom

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by Angela in Natural Parenting - (19 Comments)

Welcome to the January 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Recovering from the Holidays This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about how their families get back to normal after the holidays are over. My husband …
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Earth Mamas World

We spent the morning at the beach this week for a few family photos.   I would like to share some of the funner moments with you…… One from this year and one from last year……   The girls were pretty much over pictures at this point….. Go play! Finding treasures…. Chasing the birds…. Sisters… Happy mama…. …
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November 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool | Natural Parenting - (1 Comments)

I have so many things to be grateful for in my life.  I am forever grateful for my family.  I am grateful that I have both of my grandmothers earthside and that they have met all of my children.  I am grateful to be married to my best friend.  I am grateful for all of …
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Start Your Holiday Shopping Here……

November 21st, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool - (2 Comments)

If you plan on placing any orders through Amazon this holiday season I would like to ask you a favor.  Actually a HUGE favor.  If you enter Amazon through the link on my blog I actually benefit from this.  Every little bit counts to me and my family as I am sure that it does to you and …
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Planets: Lesson Ideas

Our most recent learning topic has been space.  This is a topic that my little man has always been interested in.  I am not surprised as we live on the space coast! Of course a new learning topic means that we got to create a new lapbook.  I turned to Homeschool Share and found more than one awesome …
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We had a blast on our annual visit to Boo at the Zoo! Ava touched a snake…just look at her finger ;)…. Alex was so excited to see truffula trees!…. Darth hula hoops…. Boo choo ride….(they were a little bummed in this pic because they had just found out their daddy wasn’t going to make …
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Fall Inspired Sensory Activities

Fall is here.  We live in Florida and I am having a hard time getting into a fall-ish mood with temperatures in the upper 80’s.  I haven’t always lived in such a tropical climate so when this time of year rolls around I miss the cool crisp air and beautifully colored leaves.  I decided that if I can’t have the fall that I …
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Homemade Moon Sand

October 4th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Crafts | Homeschool | Sensory Play | unschool - (5 Comments)

We are currently learning about space and we were due for a new sensory bin.  It seems that it was the perfect time for a homemade moon sand sensory bin! Making homemade moon sand is super easy and you probably already have the two ingredients in your home.  All you do is mix up, I …
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My family lives in a state that is very relaxed in regards to homeschoolers.  We are able to decide for ourselves what we learn about and the manner in which we learn it.  I am so grateful that we have the freedom to create our families learning curriculum.  This year, our homeschool curriculum has a little bit of structure and a …
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This week marked the beginning of Autumn.  I have been jealous of all of the blog posts and Facebook status updates about the cooler autumn weather.  I live in Florida.  The temperature is still in the mid 80’s and there are no leaves changing their color much to Ava’s disappointment. I am actually contemplating a …
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My sweet Audrey Violet you were a surprise from the moment I found out you were growing inside of me to when you decided to make your arrival one month early. My sweet Audrey, you are loved….. you are happy…. you are independent….   you are peace…..   you are amazing…. you are two….I love you with …
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We were lucky to be able to go on a field trip to the Florida Today / USA Today newspaper complex.  Alex was so excited for this field trip.  He has watched the Mighty Machines newspaper factory episode so many times and was ready to see the real thing.  Ava, on the other hand, opted …
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