Using Yoga To Treat Depression

Yoga May Help Fight Depression

When I got married, I found myself succumbing to low moods and depression whenever my better half criticized me or whenever we got into an argument. I simply couldn’t handle criticism from my better half. In addition to that, the arguments often made me stress over whether or not our marriage would last. In fact, I often wondered if I could manage to go through … Continue Reading

Wayfarers History Curriculum

History of Wayfarers

As you may already know, I am a huge believer in homeschooling and as such, I am always on the look-out for new and better curriculums. Recently, I discovered Wayfarers History, and I must admit I fell in love with it.

Wayfarers history comprises of 4 complete program guides; Ancient History, Medieval History, Revolution History and Modern History. These programs cover a wide range of subjects from … Continue Reading

Summer Recipe For Healthy Fruit Popsicles

Fruit Popsicles Summer Recipe

With the long, hot school vacation ahead of us, I have found myself considering summer recipe to keep kids cool and refreshed. The easy option for most parents is to get a pack of store-bought popsicles and some ice creams to keep in the freezer.

I don’t mind the kids having one as an occasional treat if we were on a day out to the beach … Continue Reading

Homeschooling Science Courses For Grades 1-6

Berean Builders, a set of science texts for elementary school children by Dr. Jay L. Wile, who is known for his Apologia series for upper grades. If you’re a homeschooling parent looking for an exceptional science curriculum for your elementary school age children, the Berean Builders series comes with my highest recommendation.

It will be especially helpful for you if you want your kids to experience a Christian approach … Continue Reading

MathWorks! Textbook Review For Grades 5-6

Math Works textbooks are the perfect choice for homeschooling moms, especially if your child needs some extra review and practice with key concepts. Available only for grades 5 and 6, the texts are a remediation course for pupils who have had trouble in mathematics up to grade 4.

Created by the same company that produces the Singapore Math and Primary Mathematics texts, the Math Works books review the foundation … Continue Reading

Should You Go On Vacation By Yourself? A Momcation?

Being a stay-at-home mom of young children is not simply hard work, it is a full time job that deserves a little mandatory holiday thrown in. The idea of a Momcation may sound terrifying when your kids are small, especially if you have never been separated from them for longer than a day in Kindergarten, but temporary separation could do you both the world of good.

Take a step back … Continue Reading

Make Your Life More Meaningful By Using Yoga

Did you know that meaningfulness is better than happiness?

Did you know that a meaningful life makes you productive, focused and feel confident at its least?

Yes! The pursuit of meaning is a guarantee of living a unique life. Studies have revealed that yoga is the secret to finding meaning in your life? How? It is not just a routine exercise: it goes beyond just burning calories. Read on to … Continue Reading

Reviewing the Leesa Mattress

For fifteen years, my hubby and I have been sleeping on a spring mattress. However, we recently both agreed that it was time to buy a new mattress. We opted for a new queen mattress we found online.

All of them we bought online, because you can return them risk-free (check out SleepDelivered.com for an exhaustive list of mattresses available online).

Eventually, we both unanimously agreed on one, the “… Continue Reading

Always Remember (v2)

How I Medicated to Deal With 9/11

Something happens to people when tragedy strikes; some people break, others cower in fear yet the majority of people who live through the tragedy are made stronger by it.

Such is the case of a large percentage of Americans in the aftermath of 9/11. During the collapse of the Twin Towers, we all felt as though our comfortable and safe world had come … Continue Reading

The 6 Best Yoga Poses for Kids

I used to be a daily practitioner of yoga and meditation a few years ago. Now that sleep deprivation and morning sickness have become part of my past, I am confident and ready to embrace this craft once more.

This time around, however, I am focused on making it part of my routine instead of simply passing it out as just another one-off form of exercise for when I have … Continue Reading

Do Study Drugs Work As Advertised?

Between all the sorority mixers, club meetings, games, and internships, it’s difficult for college kids these days to find time to study. But what’s a girl to do when the clock strikes midnight and she hasn’t begun to study for her 9 a.m. exam the next day?

Enter: study drugs.

Many college level and high school students have discovered a dangerous solution to better and more intense concentration, it’s … Continue Reading

Top 5 Apps for Home Schooling Parents

When I started searching for educational apps to help me homeschool my now-tweens, I realized there are probably more apps out there than kids who are home-schooled.

There are more than a thousand applications related to learning and teaching, actually. However, not all of them are appropriate for homeschooling parents.

In a bid to make the life of other homeschooling parents easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the … Continue Reading

How To Meditate in 5 Easy Steps (video guide)

During my months of sickness, I learned that the best way for me to deal with my husband’s long absence and to get rid myself of daily pressures while raising two little children was to meditate every day.

What is ironic about meditation is it has only lately become seen in the West as a healing technique – but it’s been practiced for ages in the East.

In my quest … Continue Reading

Story of World Volume 1 Resources

Story of the World is our homeschool spine.  

Our writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary and geography all center around Story of the World.  We do a lot of art projects and field trips relating to what we are learning in Story of the World.

I have compiled a list of the websites, additional reading materials and projects that we have used to supplement our learning.
I always buy both … Continue Reading

Carnitas Time, Senior Frog

Man, I love carnitas.

I ate them a TON when my husband and I were stationed in Texas, years past. I mean, what’s better for a day of football than a huge pile of nachos carnitas?

This is an excellent carnitas recipe for a crowd. It doesn’t require much prep, either, which means you see the game and spend more time with you friends.

Pork carnitas is a classic … Continue Reading

Why You Should Let Your Kids Use Social Media

Today, social media is just another part of being a member of society – so your kids need to participate! Especially if they are nearing the age of 13, like mine.

That said, as parents we want to keep our children safe while they are using social media.

I logged some time on the interwebs last week and found a few ways to keep them safe online – including a … Continue Reading

Don’t Just Give It Live It

The image that pops into our heads when we hear about charitable donations is that it involves giving money, food, books and other material stuff. This is the image that has been painted by most of the modern day charity industry.

To me, though, the best kind of charity work does involve giving – just not cash or material items. I prefer another type of charity – donating my time.… Continue Reading

Built in Bookshelves with Window-seat for under $350

When we finished our basement a couple of years ago, we made one room an office and lined the walls with IKEA Billy bookshelves. This summer, when we decided we never really used the office and the space would be better as an art studio, we needed to do something with the books and some of the bookshelves to make room for the large craft tables we now wanted for … Continue Reading

It’s a Jersey Thing

In 1984 I was twelve years old.  I had a major crush on Ralph Macchio from the Karate Kid.  I read in TeenBeat or Bop or one of those magazines that I used to spend my allowance on that Ralph Macchio loved Bruce Springsteen.  So, I started saying that I loved Bruce Springsteen–because this way, when I met Ralph and we fell in love, we would have something in common.  … Continue Reading