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Calming the Chaos: Calming the Mind with Deep Breathing

Calming The Mind: An Exercise In Deep Breathing (Kids & Adults) Many parents of children with ADHD or ASD will tell you that it can be very hard for their children to settle down at night and either fall asleep or stay asleep. Here’s a simple, yet effective technique I learned in The Aromaspecialist course to help quiet your child’s …

Allergies, Children, Family, Health, Parenthood

FPIES and Food Allergy Awareness

  Most people are aware of some food allergies, but most have never even heard of FPIES. It can be hard and lonely sometimes Mama… but hang in there. Remember, you aren’t doing this alone. What Is FPIES? Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Classic symptoms of FPIES include profound vomiting, …

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DIY Moisturizig Hair Mist

Let’s face it natural mamas… Those of us with curly, coily, or kinky hair usually end up using waaaay more product than our straight stranded sistahs. Am I right?  You can thank all of those bends and twists of our coils and curls for that. It’s not necessarily a bad thing though. However, it is what it is. Even our …

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Mommy’s Sanity Saver- Keeping the Kids Calm

Ok Mom… do you ever have those moments when you have reached your limit and you NEED the chaos to stop and noise level to drop? Or what about when your toddler is in the middle of another exhausting world ending tantrum? Well, let me tell you about a recent experience I had and what I’ve found that seems to …

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Growing Tomatoes the Simple Way

To be honest, my family doesn’t normally care for tomatoes which is really ironic since they are all HUGE  ketchup fans.  In fact, friends of ours a while back gave Hubby a shirt similar to the one down below that says “I put Ketchup on my Ketchup.” Apparently,  I’m the only one who likes to eat them outside of ketchup …

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BLM’s “Garden Stuffie” Loaded Baked Potato

  If you don’t already know my style, let me just go ahead and fill you in… While I’d love to be one of those moms who can serve up a 3 course meal with all the fixin’s like Chef B. Smith at dinner time,  it’s just not gonna happen right now.  At least, not on a regular basis. The …

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Mr. T’s Pepperoni Bacon Turkey Burgers w/ Homemade Fries

  What can I say??? Both of my kids LOVE watching cooking shows and helping me out in the kitchen. So what happens when your six year old comes running to you and asks to plan your next dinner? If you’re my kid… it’s this…this right here. I have to admit, I’m proud of him. He planned out his meal, made …

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Homeschooling: Simple & Inexpensive Tools For Record Keeping

One thing that is a must for every single homeschooling family is…Record Keeping.  Remember, each state is free to create its own legal structure for home education, so requirements will vary from state to state.  You’ll want to be sure and check on your own state’s requirements if you haven’t already.  A good place to start is https://hslda.org/content/laws/. While some choose …