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Homeschool Curriculum 2017-2018

I can’t believe that my family will soon be starting our seventh year of homeschooling! It’s amazing to me that I’m getting to be more in the seasoned homeschooler category and out of the newbie homeschooler category. Didn’t we just start this journey? I’m even more shocked that this will be the first year that I will have a middle schooler! One important part of getting everything ready for homeschooling is choosing the curriculum. Obviously you need to know what books you will be using when teaching. This year, we are changing a few things from last year’s curriculum....

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Soothing Lavender Chamomile Face Mask

Does your face ever tell you that it’s in dire need of calming down? The weather, the beauty products, the dirt and grim of our daily lives can really take a toll on your face. A great way to calm down your face is with a face mask! Face masks in and of themselves are relaxing. They make us take a break for our busy lives and for just a few minutes take some time for pampering…. even if you multitask and continue doing chores while wearing a face mask you will still feel a bit calmer and your...

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DIY Herbal Window Clings

I had no idea that window clings were a thing until a few years into parenthood. These simple gel like stickers are a simple and easy way to keep kids entertained for hours on end. Seriously…. All 5 of my kids just spent a good hour playing with the herbal window clings that I just made! Now of course you could go out and buy window clings but while they might say they are non-toxic… they are still made out of plastic (thermoplastic polymer to be exact) and obviously artificial dyes are used. Personally, I’m all for going plastic...

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Flu Fighting Popsicles

It’s rare that my family comes down with the flu. I attribute that greatly thanks to us taking elderberry syrup during flu season. However, we were not so lucky recently. First my youngest got it and we were thinking it might just be a fluke thing. She seemed pretty normal… then a few days later her brother got it and I soon followed. Bleh. The flu is not a fun thing to suffer through and it’s even worse it the whole family gets it at once. In my attempts, to help my son and I recover from having the...

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How to Naturally Fix Your Hair Issues

The following is a guest post by Helen Cartwright Hair is a part of your image. Some styles and lengths can portray certain types of personalities. It doesn’t matter what hairstyle you have, you want your hair to be healthy and strong. Know how stress plays a role, how certain foods aide in hair growth, what to avoid that causes damage, and how to naturally fix your hair issues. Hair Growth (and Loss) Your hair is made up of a strong protein called keratin. Keratin produces cells which are considered your hair follicles. When new cells are produced, it pushes the old cells out...

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Menstrual Cramp Relief Tea

Ladies, we all know how annoying that time of the month can be! At best, “Aunt Flo” is an annoyance but for many it means cramps that will make you stay in bed the entire time. Nobody wants that. We, women are busy people! We’ve got things to do, little ones to take care of, places to go! Now the usual approach to dealing with menstrual cramps is taking painkillers like they are candy (well  hopefully not that often but you get the idea!) Some women even get on birth control just for less painful periods. Personally, I like to...

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Top 10 Health Giving Foods During Pregnancy

The following is a guest post from Suzi Richards Pregnancy and eating can be the best of friends or the worst of enemies. Either way, neither can live without the other. A pregnant woman needs to eat, and eat well. Supplements, basking a few minutes under the mild sun, and taking in the fresh outdoor air just aren’t enough. Nature and markets have made available a wide range of food products that a woman in her pregnancy can take to nourish herself and that beautiful human being developing in her. The mother has to recognize that pregnancy is the most potent window of time to...

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