Chickpea and Feta Salad is filling, light, crunchy and full of flavor. My idea of feeding the family healthy meals throughout the week includes cooking a large pot of chickpeas on Monday and then adding them to various dishes: chickpeas … Read more

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In our science studies at homeschool, we tested some solutions to find out if they were acids or bases. This Acid/Base Experiment was a lot of fun for the kids, who later recorded the results of the experiment in their notebooks. … Read more

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After having published The 12 Crafts to Learn About the Solar System I came up with a play dough solar system craft. We love using play dough to learn science and to make models of various things. Our solar system isn’t … Read more

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I was once making sourdough pizza and accidentally rolled my crust too thin and baked it for too long. This is how I got amazing sourdough crackers with only natural ingredients and no additives! You can use any flour for this … Read more

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In true Russian fashion, we eat a lot of cabbage. Parmesan-Crusted Cabbage is a winning combination. This cabbage can be served as a side dish or as a main vegetarian dish. Crispy and gooey, this vegetable dish is quick to make.

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Sensory Hearts Play Dough Invitation gives the child an opportunity to creatively express themselves, using hearts, buttons and pink objects. I had a silicone heart muffin tray, so I filled it up with pink, red and white beads as well … Read more

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Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate, but I have always preferred vanilla. Healthy Strawberry Vanilla Milkshake is light, creamy and tastes just like the real deal.

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If you are sick of Valentine’s crafts projects, you can try some Watercolor Valentine’s Art with the kids. You need some watercolor paper, a pencil, watercolor paints, paint brushes, water. Draw some hearts on the paper, using your pencil. Color these … Read more

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I hear parents constantly  complaining how their children won’t eat salads. Won’t even look at a salad. Won’t take one bite. While the solution is frequently taking the salad off the menu, it doesn’t have to be. A salad can … Read more

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Grain causes a lot of controversy among nutritionists lately. Should we eat grains or should we avoid them completely? I believe that with proper preparation ( more on that later) certain grains can still be consumed occasionally, while others should … Read more

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I thought I knew all about homeschooling after a few years of working with my oldest son. Diligent, dedicated, focused on his work and having a great memory, he has been easy to homeschool. His favorite subjects are science and … Read more

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Having leftovers of yummy meals is a huge part of my life, since I cook a lot. Because my family is quite large, these leftovers never stay in the fridge for more than a day. I use these leftovers to … Read more

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