Healthy Patriotic Milkshake Swirl

I am all about healthy and patriotic. And tasty milkshakes are pure joy. I became a U.S. citizen yesterday, which marks a very happy moment in my almost 18 years in this country. So, after the oath ceremony, I made … Read more

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4th of July Paper Towel Rockets

Paper Towel Roll Rockets are a quick 4th of July kid’s craft. If you want to paint a real rocket, the children have to be older, but even kids as young as three years old can cover the rocket with … Read more

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Natural Remedies That Really Work

Natural Remedies That Really Work Not every ailment that lays you low requires a trip to the medicine cabinet for a pill or dose of liquid antibiotics. Very often, a natural remedy can be a fast and easy solution. For … Read more

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Quinoa and Pesto Casserole with Kale

If you love pasta and other Italian dishes with pesto, then Quinoa and Pesto Casserole would be a wonderful, gluten-free alternative. I love how it is both tasty and healthy. It has a whole bunch of kale in it, yet … Read more

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Octopus from Old Artwork

I have a lot of old children’s artwork around, which I love to reuse for craft projects. This cute octopus can be hung outside, because when the wind blows on its legs, it looks very pretty. Octopus from Old Artwork … Read more

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Sample Preschool, Kindergarten Math Work

A lot of mothers ask me about how exactly do we study math at home with preschoolers and kindergarteners. Small children (4-6 years old) learn math by using a lot of manipulatives, through play. The following is a sample day ( more … Read more

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Peaches and Goat Cheese Salad

There is something about the tart, yet sweet peach and the creamy, salty goat cheese that makes them work remarkably well together. This salad is summery, with a full, bright flavor of the fruit and the herbs.

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How To Crochet a Pear

Crocheted pear can be a pretty decoration or a toy. I made it together with my crocheted caterpillar and a crocheted apple. You need: E US/3.5mm crochet hook Small quantity of worsted weight yarn in green, yellow, light brown or … Read more

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Easy, Gluten-Free Berry Cake

We went berry picking and, as usual, were left with too much berries. I made an easy gluten-free and vegan berry cake, which was a huge hit.  

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Fresh vs. Frozen Seafood- Getting Your Facts Straight

By Shaun Chatman While we’d obviously love to get our hands on absolutely fresh fish and shellfish every day, that isn’t always possible, and sometimes frozen is better. Here are some important things you should know about buying seafood. Why … Read more

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Toothpick Division

Toothpicks are excellent tools to teach division. They are cheap and provide endless opportunities to practice math. There is something about the monotony of this Montessori-like activity that gets the kids interested. This post has some wonderful ideas on toothpick math. … Read more

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Mocha  Frap Smoothie

Frappuccinos are loaded with sugar, fat, calories, GMOs and processed ingredients, while a Mocha Frap Smoothie, which tastes just as good, is 100% raw and pure. I like to serve this smoothie with grated chocolate on top (which is not necessarily healthy, … Read more

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