Bring More Physical Education & Activity Into Homeschool & Your Family
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Bring More Physical Education & Activity Into Homeschool & Your Family

If there is one thing I have learned being a homeschool parent, it is that that teaching a physical education often takes the back burner. With younger children, this wasn’t much of a worry. After all, younger kids spend their free time running around; which provides them with an adequate amount of movement and exercise. But what about with older children? It is no surprise that the physical activity of preteens & teenagers slows down. Not only does their workload in school increase, leaving them with less free time, but their interest in things like tag and climbing trees decreases. Since physical activity is so important for lifelong health, it is imperative that we educators Bring More Physical Education & Activity Into Homeschool & Your Family. Why mention family? Family life is, too often, becoming more separate. As kids get older their interests change and they tend to spend less…

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Start A Lifestyle Blog
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So You Want To Start A Lifestyle Blog- Here’s Why You Should!

Has the thought of starting a Lifestyle Blog crossed your mind? There are so many reasons, benefits, and growth opportunities for blogging and running this type of blog opens up the doors for a wide range of possibilities. But maybe you aren’t sure if it is something that will fit into your life and schedule. Or maybe the thought of everything that comes with running a blog has you constantly doubting making the jump. Stop right there! So you want to start a lifestyle blog- Here’s why you should! Tips from a woman with a lifestyle blog Share your knowledge Everyone is an expert at something. Even if you do not feel like you are, there is information and advice that you have that someone out there will benefit from. With a lifestyle blog opening so many options within the niche, your opportunities to share your wealth of knowledge is…

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14 Holistic Health Essentials
Health

14 Holistic Health Essentials Every Household Needs

We all have some sort of medicine cabinet. Band-aids, Tylonal, Neosporin, and so on… these are the norms for most households. In fact, these were normal things that we kept in our home for so long. Until I journeyed into holistic health and living a cleaner life. I discovered that so many of the products we use for our health have long term effects ON our health. Thus making them not-so-beneficial to our bodies or well-being. It was in this moment that I began swapping out our typical medicine cabinet products for more natural products. As time passed and knowledge grew, I created a custom, all-natural medicine cabinet to fit the needs of any family. Here are 14 Holistic Health Essentials Every Household Needs. The information in this post should not replace the expert opinion of a medical professional. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any ailment.…

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Guest-Blogging-Opportunities
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Guest Posting Opportunities- Building A Bigger Network Together

Guest posting is a beneficial aspect of blogging to help bloggers not only network with fellow bloggers, but to build their following. Especially if you are a newer blogger with lower page views; guest posting on  other blogs can increase your page views and extend your content to a larger audience all over the internet. There are many Facebook groups for bloggers to connect that offer guest posting opportunities. Chances are that is how you came across this post. Here are my Guest Posting Opportunities- Building A Bigger Network Together. Guest Posting with Life & Lovely Chaos ***Please read the ENTIRE post and sign up & commit to a date at the end of this post via Google Docs! Guest posts will be published every Thursday morning. These posts will be shared via: Google +, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest. Your personal sharing is highly encouraged! Topics: Parenting: Self-care, Encouragement/Inspiration, Family Activity/Life,…

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Chilaquiles FI
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Chilaquiles- A Simple Family Favorite

If you know me then you know that I am completely obsessed with chips and salsa. Despite trying to eat healthy as often as I can, I just cannot resist. So it is no surprise that when my husband first introduced me to Chilaquiles I was in love. When can you call chips a meal! Plus the homemade sauce is another form of a delicious salsa. As you can see it is no surprise that Chilaquiles have become a simple family favorite around here. Red or Green? Although I enjoy the green chilaquiles, my preference lies with the red version. Another choice to make is how will you prepare your eggs? Scrambled, over-medium, sunny-side up? There are so many customizable, simple options. Making this dinner an busy-day meal for the family. Choosing your packaged chiles There are many types of packaged chiles. The three most common are New Mexico Chile,…

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Give Up Cable & Not Miss A Thing
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Give Up Cable & Not Miss A Thing

Saving money is so important when it comes to family life. After all, having four kids means never-ending, and sometimes unexpected, expenses. Bills rack up so quickly sometimes and before you know it you have to figure out how to adjust the budget and where to cut costs. In our family, the debate always came down to our cable bill; can we give up cable and survive? My husband loves cable. He has always been one of those people who wants needs all of the channels. So we always had the biggest package. Aside from this he was a huge boxing & mma enthusiast. So this meant  multiple pay-per-view events every month. After multiple cable bills near $400 we just couldn’t do it any more. We needed some way to give up cable & not miss a thing! But how? How could we give up cable and all of its…

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Every Day Eats

Pan Cooked Halibut With Pineapple Mango Topping

Recently my In-Laws planned a trip out to our mountain home. I have been on planning mode since I found out that we would have a house full of 18 people! These visits are always wonderful. Since we moved out of state last year we haven’t had the opportunity to see much of our family. For my kids, this visit meant non-stop cousin action. But for me- well this meant dazzling everyone with something delicious to catch their eye, warm their belly, and fill their soul. So I set out planning days worth of meals; but I want to share with you one that was a huge hit! This Pan Cooked Halibut with all the fixings is sure to impress. Let me describe this Halibut to you! This Halibut is cooked in a garlic & ginger infused butter sauce. It has the perfect crispy skin yet is still flaky and…

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10 free homeschooling resources
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10 Free Homeschooling Resources

It is no secret that homeschool can become quite costly over the years. It seems that the longer you become familiar with it and curriculum varieties the more unique supplies you discover. This is what makes homeschooling so wonderful; the options for educational supplies are endless! So, with so many options, it is no surprise that the cost of homeschool can quickly rack up. But fear not! These 10 Free Homeschooling Resources will help keep those costs down in some areas. Being able to homeschool is a blessing When we made the jump into this journey, cost was not something that came to mind. We lived in California at the time and there were many charter schools available that would allot families funds per child for curriculum and supplies. This was great because it allowed us to homeschool four children for free! However, when we moved to Arizona I was…

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Beautifully Imperfect: Motherhood Unfolded
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Beautifully Imperfect: Motherhood Unfolded

Lately life has been truly chaotic. I feel often as if I am being pulled in so many directions. So many opportunities have arose and my mind is constantly shifting from idea to idea, leaving me with almost no time to keep up. At first I was ashamed to come to terms with the fact that my focus was on too many of the ‘wrong’ things. Day after day I was in hustle mode and struggling to keep my head above water; a feeling that became almost overwhelming. So I started pushing harder and I didn’t realize the damage I was doing. Real damage! My family life began taking a real hit and the bumps were growing far to quickly for me to fix them. Sitting here telling you this has become my breath of fresh air. Because when everything felt like it was about to shatter and all I…

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Parenthood Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Your Adventure

Being a parent has been the greatest achievement of my life. To be able to grow a life and then be there for every milestone, every step of the beginning of their journey… I am pretty sure that there is nothing that will ever compare to every feeling this journey has brought about. For the past 10 years my focus has been on being the absolute best mother that I could be. And while I do not regret this one bit, especially when I look at the beautiful beings that I have created, I have realized that at 30 years old, I have somewhat lost myself. It has taken me some time, but with my children growing a little older, I have grown to understand that Parenthood Doesn’t Mean Giving Up On My Adventure. Someone recently said: “Tell me about YOU” That’s when it hit me, I don’t really know…

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