Family, Frugal Living, Homeschooling, Outdoors, School, Uncategorized

Homeschooling: Taking the classroom outside of the home

No matter what everyone else THINKS about homeschooling, I’ve always said, “Just because someone chooses to homeschool their child, doesn’t mean you always have to school at home.” Nowadays it’s not very difficult to find tons of educational programs for families of homeschoolers in just about any age range. While the places I mention in this video are specific to my …

Children, Family, Frugal Living, Homeschooling, Parenthood, School, Uncategorized

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 …

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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.  …

Children, Essential Oils, Family, Frugal Living, Parenthood, Uncategorized

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 …

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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 …

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Home on the Range: BLM’s Quick and Easy Meat Sauce

Ever have those days when you need something fairly nutritious for the fam, but you’re pressed for time? Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a versatile meat sauce that you can use over pasta, rice, or any way you see fit. Enjoy!   Ingredients: *Ground meat (turkey is my choice) * Himalayan pink salt * tomatoes w/ green chilies …

Essential Oils, Family, Gardening, Health, Outdoors, Uncategorized, Vegetables

Non-Toxic DIY Garden Spray

  We were looking forward to picking fresh tomatoes until there were hardly any left to pick! Here’s a little trick I learned to help keep some of those hungry little caterpillars from eating their way through your veggie garden. Since we only have a couple of tomato plants, I’ve been able to maintain pest control over the past couple …

Children, Family, Health, Parenthood

“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 …

Essential Oils, Family, Health, Money

5 Reasons to Fall In Love With Your Young Living Essential Oil Premium Starter Kit

If you have ever wondered about essential oils and what a Young Living Premium Starter Kit (PSK) is, then this brief article is for you. I have personally enjoyed using my starter kit and plan on delving even deeper into the world of essential oils in the future. Here are five reasons to fall in love with your PSK… 1. …