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Homeschool Mom: What’s Your EDC?

  EDC:  What is it? Here’s the description from Wikipedia: Everyday carry (EDC) or every day carry refers to items that are carried on a consistent basis to assist in dealing with normal everyday needs, including possible emergency situations.  Some of the... read more

Spring Prayer Table Grace: Printable and Greeting Card

  Spring arrived quite some time ago.  I realized it was time to get crackin’ on planting our seeds! Spending time outdoors in the newness of the changing season renewed my appreciation for the beauty surrounding me.  A new printable table grace was... read more

Becoming Vegan, Part 1: Why I’m 96% Vegan

Can you be a vegan and not know it?  Well, that’s what happened to me.  Years ago our family began a vegan diet, but I didn’t realize it was a vegan diet.  You see, we had become familiar with local health celebrity Dr. John McDougall and decided to get on... read more

Beginning the Day with Gratitude: Breakfast Table Grace

Being thankful is always a great way to start the day, but sometimes I forget.  Forget to be thankful?  I know, that sounds bad.  It’s not that I’m consciously ungrateful or negative.  I’m just not always proactively thankful when I’m first... read more

Veggies on the Grill: Why I Love It & How to Do It

I used to let my husband do all the grilling because the gas grill just seemed too complicated. I was afraid that the gas thing would blow up or I wouldn’t know how to turn it on or off.  I definitely didn’t feel like learning how to use it, plus I’m... read more

Simply Sweet Packaging

I received something in the mail that made me feel all happy.  I opened up my package from Jane Iredale, and look what I found: A sweet, plain brown box, creamy tissue paper, a personal note and a real sprig of lavender!  So simple, put together with common items, and... read more

Simple No-Egg Salad

I am trying to avoid animal products for the health benefits.  I know that Paleo eating is a current trend, but  even though  I appreciate the whole food aspect, I have trouble really believing that all of that meat is good for a body.  Besides, the more I think about... read more

Physical Warmth: One Simple Way to Become a Better Person?

How do you send your children off in the morning?  Are you giving them a warm beginning to their day?  Do you encourage your family to dress in layers during the cold months?  Is your home a place of warmth for your loved ones to return to? Warmth is something we are... read more

Simple Oatmeal 3 Ways: Sweet or Savory

Looking for a simple way to add warmth to your morning?  Oatmeal is a thrifty, wholesome option and a comfort food to many.   Here I offer you three wonderful, easy ways to prepare it.  I’ll start with traditional, but don’t be afraid to try the others. ... read more

Mushrooms: Delightful Source of Nutrients

If you decide to move into a vegan diet, you’ll soon find that mushrooms are your best friend.  Their flavor and texture can easily replace meat and the flavor, in my opinion, far surpasses it.  Add to this their nutritional value (B vitamins, minerals, immune... read more

TUESDAYS WITH DORIE: Palets de Dames, Lille Style

Fairies have been the topic of many a conversation lately at our house.  Imaginations have been soaring ever since we started reading my daughters’ birthday gift, “The Girls Book of  Flower Fairies.”  Hands have been busily creating wee little... read more

The Gift of a Low Tech Childhood

  Let me begin by admitting that when my twins were very young, they spent an inordinate amount of time with Barney the dinosaur (videos).  And on Saturday mornings, I usually let my girls watch some programs on Netflix or Amazon.  In addition, with iPads and... read more
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