Living the Natural Life
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I have been putting off writing this post for some time now.  Honestly, I wasn’t sure if people wanted to know about, or if I even wanted to share, our families pinworm experience.  This morning, a few mamas in a natural parenting group that I am involved in had a discussion on pinworms and natural pinworm remedies.  I explained …
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Black Bean Burritos

January 4th, 2013 | Posted by Angela in Eating Real Food | Recipes | Vegetarian - (1 Comments)
Black Bean Burrito

  I was planning on making black bean brown rice enchiladas for dinner tonight.  That is until I realized I was out of brown rice. I tried to remain calm.  This really threw me for a loop.  I was stressed and ready for a calm and easy evening.  I cleaned house all day today because …
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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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Homemade Dog Treats

November 1st, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Pets | Recipes - (4 Comments)
Homemade Dog Treats (Earth Mamas World)

Ava asked if we could make our dog, Laika, homemade dog treats.  I thought that making homemade dog treats was a brilliant idea!  I am not sure why I never thought about making homemade pet food.  I make so many homemade items from homemade velvetta cheese to homemade hand sanitizer but never homemade pet food.  I have made such …
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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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Carrot Zucchini Bars

I scored a really good deal on organic zucchini this week and wanted to make a new sweet tooth recipe that I could use the zucchini in.  I headed to Pinterest and quickly found a recipe for carrot and zucchini bars.    The original recipe comes from RealMomKitchen (you should definitely check her out, she has lots of …
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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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Crispy Crunchy Kale Chips

September 19th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Eating Real Food | Recipes | Vegan | Vegetarian - (8 Comments)
Kale Chips

I have been hearing so many positive health benefits of kale and have been looking for ways to add it to my families diet.  If you haven’t already heard here are some of the health benefits of kale.  Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber, and has zero fat.   One cup of kale has only …
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Gentle Discipline And Our Family

September 10th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Natural Parenting - (5 Comments)
On the sidelines.....

I have read so many books and tried many different ‘types’ of discipline in the seven years that I have been a mama.  Early in my mothering journey I even used punishment .  After much trial and error I am proud to say that our family now practices gentle discipline and we are a happier, more attached family because of …
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Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites

August 27th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Kids | Quinoa | Recipes | Vegetarian - (12 Comments)
Quinoa Pizza Bites

I feel as if I have been in a lunch rut for some time now.   Luckily, it is the back to school time of year and inspiration has been turning up all over the web!  Last week I came across a meatless Monday post at Fine and Fair for quinoa pizza bites I got really excited.  My …
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Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt

My kids love banana bread and banana muffins.  I am always trying out new banana bread recipes (whole wheat banana bread, almond flour banana bread) .  This week I had 6 super ripe bananas on the counter and a tub of greek yogurt in the fridge.  Time to create a new recipe! I have been using …
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This homeschool field trip was our largest and longest field trip adventure yet! The field trip started out as a trip to the Oceanographic center and then it grew and then grew some more.  As many things in our homeschooling world this field trip didn’t go exactly as planned but sometimes that just makes it all …
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Breadcrumb Crusted Chicken

Now that Shane has gone back to work and it is only the kids and I for dinner I resort to mostly ‘kid friendly’ recipes.   This is a meal that we eat at least weekly while Shane is away for work:  Breadcrumb crusted chicken served, mashed potatoes (with cauliflower mixed in) gravy, and green beans. …
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Jerk Mahi Mahi With Caribbean Slaw

We have been loving having Shane, AKA daddy, home for three weeks.  We had a summer blast while he was home.  We practically lived in the pool, went on field trips, and simply enjoyed being together as a family.  All good things must come to an end I guess and it was time for him …
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A is for Ant: Free homeschool lessons

We have gone a bit out of order while working on our Alphabug lapbook/notebook.  I was waiting for our ants to arrive in the mail to begin our A is for Ant page. While we waited we watched a few videos about ants: and We read a few great books (click on pic for information): Ava and …
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