Kids Cooking is the BEST Gift Ever

Our family prefers experience gifts to knick-knacks. There are tons of ideas for fun, but why not pair an experience with some good old-fashioned life skills, like kids cooking? When my oldest daughter was about 11, I signed her up for an online cooking class. Every week we watched a video together, printed out the […]

7 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s less than a week to Christmas. Stressing much? If you like to shop in a real store, prepare your body armor. If you want to shop online, make sure you upgrade shipping to get your gifts in time (and even then, there’s no guarantee). Last minute Christmas gifts don’t have to be a disappointment. […]

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 […]

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 […]