Homeschooling: Choosing a Budget Friendly Curriculum

  When I first started homeschooling a few years ago, I was fortunate to have been able to ask questions and get ideas from a few seasoned homeschooling moms.  I can’t begin to put into words how helpful that was. Even if I ended up making choices different from theirs, I at least had some suggestions to work with in …

Making Emotional Development Fun…Q’s Race to the Top

One thing I love about homeschooling is that I can take special time out to focus not only on academics, but my children’s emotional development. I’m always looking for a way to make homeschooling more enjoyable and here’s a fantastic way I’ve found to make learning about and teaching behavioral and social skills as well as physical coordination more fun.  …

All Natural DIY Carpet Refresher

  With kids and pets you may need to freshen up those floors from time to time. If you love for your home to smell nice, but don’t want to use chemical fragrances at the expense of your family’s health… give this DIY a try.   What You Will Need: Baking Soda 20 drops of a quality essential oil. I …

BLM’s “Summer In the South” All Natural DIY Outdoor Roll-On

I was born and raised in the south. But, let’s face it… it gets crazy hot, humid, and downright uncomfortable at times during the summer months. Worst of all is the fact that I’m one of those  people who ends up being a walking mosquito magnet whenever I venture outdoors in the evening. Ironically, evening is really the best time …

“No One Ever…” -Raising a Child With Eczema

It’s almost 6:00 in the morning and I’ve barely gotten a solid 2 hours of sleep. No, I wasn’t up late working or scrolling through Facebook or on the phone catching up with an old friend. This has actually become a regular thing in our house and believe me, if I knew a way to keep it from happening… I …

Virtual Healthcare- Is It Right For You?

***This is a review based solely on my personal experience as a mother, not a healthcare professional.  The decision we made as a family was the right choice considering our son’s non-emergency medical circumstances.  Here it is,  another Saturday evening at home, but instead of enjoying family time, you are caring for your child who has been vomiting off and …

Our First Year Homeschooling and What I learned Along the Way

We made it! I’m so excited.  The end of the school year is here.  Our son just completed his first year homeschooling and oh what a year it has been. Pre-School Homeschooling We had been thinking of homeschooling the kids for quite a while and there were many determining factors that helped us in our decision.  I hope to expound on …

Our Kids, Allergies, FPIES, and Eczema:

One day, there is a chance that you may find one or both of us in a panic, scrambling for towels and or extra blankets…pretty much anything within range that is absorbent and washable. Why? Because in addition to traditional food allergies, our daughter also has  something called FPIES. What Is FPIES? Well, it’s pretty simple. Hmm, on second thought, it really …