Broccoli and Carrot Salad

A few days ago we needed a little something, preferably a green something added to dinner. This salad was created by adding a little of this and a little of that and it turned out quite nicely… in fact, it was even better the next night as the lime flavor marinate the veggies! Continue reading “Broccoli and Carrot Salad”

Homeschool Retreat {Instillation #2}

A continuation of our retreat, but really a different topic than the last post.

The following are questions from Terri Woods talk from Portland’s Wild + Free Conference:

Why are we homeschooling?

What is the end goal?

What is our family called to?

Such good questions to ask, and often questions I’ve asked and answered in the past, but shouldn’t I re-evaluated every year? Things change and our priorities change, or we start to change our schooling and wander from our goals. Both are normal, and can be the right changes, but sometimes asking these questions help provide clarity with what we are doing and why. Continue reading “Homeschool Retreat {Instillation #2}”

Stomach Aches

Stomach Aches revisited

This post was originally written in late 2011. As I was reviewing some of the older information on my blog I realized it needed some changing and I had more information and help to offer. I’ve grown a lot in my holistic treatment of “common” childhood illnesses and discomforts. So let me re-address this topic and hopefully provide more help! Continue reading “Stomach Aches”

Homeschool Retreat {Instillation #1}

This past weekend a friend of mine scheduled a homeschool retreat for herself and four other homeschooling mamas! I was one of them! It was a WONDERFUL time for conversation, fellowship, encouragement, sharing of ideas and learning of new ideas! Part of what made it so wonderful is that we all have a similar homeschool philosophy. We want our kids to have a love of learning, read lots of amazing books, enjoy being outside and learning about nature, be self motivated, hard working and responsible. Continue reading “Homeschool Retreat {Instillation #1}”

Plugged ducts and Mastitis

Here is another medical post I’ve been wanting to update. The original was in September 2013, and since I’ve been expanding my knowledge of homeopathics, essential oils and have been working in the birth world, I feel like I have much to add… so read on and hopefully you will find this info helpful!

So of course I had to jinx myself and mention plugged ducts and mastitis in my post on breastfeeding. All had been going well until a week ago. Continue reading “Plugged ducts and Mastitis”

Be Real, Be Genuine

Life is messy. I’m prideful. I want people to think I’m perfect, I have it all together and my house is always perfectly clean and organized! Is it true? Absolutely not! Why do I feel the need to put up a false front? I’m not being honest, I’m not being real. Honestly this is one of the reasons I don’t have a personal page on facebook. I know myself and posting photos of perfect family life and wonderful times with my kids is what I would post. Continue reading “Be Real, Be Genuine”

End of 2017/2018 School Year Review

We are finished! The year is done! It came much sooner that I expected! Usually I have a really hard time in March and April keeping on track and finishing our work. This year it was much better and the end of the year kinda snuck up on me! Continue reading “End of 2017/2018 School Year Review”

Poke Bowl

I was recently introduced to this Hawaiian delicacy a few weeks ago. When Brian was serving up dinner and I knew it was raw tuna in a bowl with raw veggies, and I wasn’t too sure about it. I do love sushi, but something about it didn’t sound appealing that day. Continue reading “Poke Bowl”

Kidnapped by the Taliban

Kidnapped by the Taliban

By Dilip Joseph, MD with James Lund

IMG_20180516_135028638 (1)

Another book done! I usually finish a book with mixed feelings! I’m glad I made it to the end and I’m ready for something different, but often I’m sad the story has ended, or the story hasn’t ended and I want to know more. Continue reading “Kidnapped by the Taliban”

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has come and gone a bit over a week ago. If you haven’t noticed, I didn’t post at all last week. The school year is coming to an end and we are making a big push to get our house on the market. I just haven’t had a spare moment to sit down and write a post. It’s been on my mind.. A lot has been on my mind to share, but it just hasn’t happened. Continue reading “Mother’s Day”