Announcement of Coming Attractions

I’ve been quiet again, but that rarely means I’m idle. In fact, it usually means I’m up to my eyeballs in something, often more than one or two something’s. This time is no different. As I’ve passed the halfway point of the 12 Steps to a Healthier You, I began to think of how to […]

Healthy Spices and Herbs Do More Than Flavor Your Food

Seasonings add a punch of nutrition

We hear so much about what we should not eat these days, and to be sure there’s no shortage of foods that are bad for our health, but we should not overlook the foods we should eat. And in the quest for what we should eat, start small…healthy spices and herbs added to your food […]

Step 7: Map Your Way Around Roadblocks

Healthy alternatives to treat chronic problems

We’re half-way through our 12 Steps to a Healthier You Journey. The first few steps may have seemed less than impressive, bordering on unnecessary. But the basic habits of choosing water over sugary and caffeinated drinks and improving flexibility through daily stretching, as well as improving posture, are critical to improving your health. If you were […]

Twelve Practical Hacks For An Active Life

Wrapping up Step 6: Move It! Let’s be practical about being more active. You can’t go from zero to sixty overnight. If you sprain an ankle, tear a tendon, or break a hip, all is for naught. Instead, approach a physical change in habits with foresight and planning. Practical Hacks for An Active Life Set goals. […]

Step 6: 30 Fun Activity Ideas for Moving More

No excuses for not finding something to stay active

It’s September, and the temps are starting to cool off. I don’t know about where you are, but in Texas, we say “Hallelujah!” After many, many weeks of highs in the 100’s, autumn is our friend. Cooler days are great times to get outdoors and be more active. You just feel like moving more when you […]

My Definition of Homeschool Leans Toward The ‘Life Is School’ Philosophy

Learning happens in everyday life

Many people debate the definition of homeschool.  Is it school at home?  Is it school outside of a government building?  Is it school at all? I, personally, prefer to call it lifeschool.  We learn as we live.  That learning takes place in the context of family, and we take advantage of opportunities, such as teaching […]

Consider fun exercise activities to up your game

Exercise doesn't have to be boring

I hope you’ve been looking for ways to add more natural exercise to your days. Get those steps in and start to feel like a boss for upping your activity level. While you’re adding in more exercise, remember your posture. Posture affects good exercise, and good exercise affects posture. The two go hand-in-hand. There are […]

Building Character in Children Should Be A Parent’s Priority

11 reasons why building character is important

Character. What does it mean? Well, it’s hard to say. I looked at five different dictionary sources and none of them had an exact definition for character beyond the personal traits that make up someone. Wishy-washy. So, I’m going to give a go on defining character. Character is the moral traits a person should exhibit to […]

Step 6: Standing To Work Benefits More Than Your Health

Standing desks boost productivity and reduce sedentary habits

If there’s one thing we all wish we had more of, it’s energy. Ever watch a three-year-old make laps around every piece of furniture in the house and wonder where they get that energy? And how to bottle it and sell it? I don’t know where they get the energy, either. Makes me tired watching […]

Bad Homeschool Days Are Inevitable

25 ways to survive them

As we start another year of homeschooling, let’s talk about real life. There are going to be bad homeschool days, sooner rather than later, where you wonder what in the world is going on and why you ever thought this was a good idea. Anyway you dice it, raising kids, in general, and homeschooling them, in […]