• For Girls’ Eyes Only

      If you’re of the male persuasion, welcome, but may I suggest you find another post to read?  There’s a wonderful list of recent posts just to your right.   This one is for the girls. Ladies, we have a delicate subject to address today.  Did you know that the products commonly available for our monthly cycles likely contain carcinogens?  Yup, more carcinogens.  Sigh.   Dioxins Tampons contain dioxins, created during the bleaching process.  They’re in very small amounts and the FDA says these small amounts won’t hurt us.  BUT, the EPA hasn’t set an “acceptable” level of exposure since the real danger lies in repeated contact.  Would using about…

  • Safe Gaming Option: The Nintendo Switch

    My husband was right. Should I say that again?  My. husband. was. right. He researched this new game console, and spent months talking me into it. I am not a fan of video games.  While a tiny part of my heart remains loyal to my childhood memories of Mario, the rest of my psyche views them as a gigantic time waster, and a great way for 25 year old guys to end up still living at home, eyes glued to a screen and controllers attached to their hands. I’ve had conversations with my kids about not being “media zombies” and, thus far, this sage wisdom 🙂 seems to be sinking…

  • Bunny Love…

    My sweet girl loves to cuddle.  She’s 7 now, and still fairly insatiable.  She’s one of those kids that would still be in the Ergo, if she’d fit.   I started keeping my eye out for cats on Facebook and showed my hubby a few pics…to give her something to cuddle.   But while I like cats, I don’t like litter boxes, scratched furniture, or incessant meowing.   Therefore, I was still on the fence about actually getting one. Right before Christmas, I got a surprise email from my mom.  It went something like, “I’m going to get a bunny for Sweetheart.  Want to go with me?” Lol.  I thought…

  • Review: Colorado ~ By The Way Book Series

    We love to travel as a family.  This year, we have trips to Florida, Utah, Colorado, Kentucky, and possibly Washington and Canada in the works.  I also get to sneak away to Belize and Honduras next month (sans kiddos!).   It’s fun to read travel books, and to introduce our kids to different areas of the country (and world!).   So, we were excited to review a book from a new collection called By The Way Book Series.    They generously sent us a copy of Colorado ~ By The Way to review. Not only is this book designed to help kids explore their world, but it’s written from a…

  • Colloidal Silver: My Secret Health Weapon

    Antibiotic resistance is becoming more and more common.    The Center for Disease Control reports that over 40,000 Americans die each year from bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics.  That seriously disturbs me! I am really excited to share with you about colloidal silver and its powerful effectiveness against bacteria.  Silver kills all sorts of bacteria including e-coli, staph, and strep.  The World Health Organization even uses colloidal silver as a disinfectant for water in developing countries. Silver has been used for centuries to kill bacteria and promote health.  According to Wikipedia, Hippocrates, the “father of medicine”, wrote that silver had beneficial healing and antidisease properties.  Silver fell out of…

  • Looking In The Right Place For Healing

    Chances are good, if you’re reading this post, that you live in the Western world.  Chances are therefore also fairly good that you have been raised in the Western model of medical thought.   As time marches on, more and more people are throwing up their hands in frustration, because their health needs are not being met.   I want to give you a brief overview today of why our Western model isn’t succeeding and suggest two different options that we would be prudent to consider. First, Western medicine is designed around a model of sickness and disease.   An average medical doctor is focused on symptoms and diagnosing disease.…

  • Introduce Your Kids to Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A guest post by Lindsay Blake. Every year, Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated on the third Monday in January. This year that falls on Monday, January 16, 2017. Growing up, I knew the basics of MLK. I also knew it was a day I got off from school. But as I grew older in age and wisdom I have come to really appreciate Dr. King and all he did for our country. I’ve read his autobiography and really admire his desire for peaceful change. I have traveled to over 32 countries and lived in Cape Town, South Africa. I have seen a world divided with segregation, violence and ever…

  • How to Break the Thumb-Sucking Habit Plus Free Printable!

    My Sweetheart has sucked her thumb since she was a baby.  I was thankful at the time to not have to constantly hunt for the stray pacifier, but I knew we’d get to the point where we had to kick the habit.   I held out hope that she would stop on her own, but as she approached seven years old, and her front teeth started to come in, I knew the time had arrived. This sweet girl can be rather… strong-willed, so I knew I needed to be on top of my game.   She also LOVES her thumb sucking, so I was going to have to really motivate…

  • Review: The Beginner’s Bible

    The Homeschool Review Crew is kicking off a new year, and I’m excited for our first product to be a kid’s Bible!!   Bibles are one of those things you just can’t have enough copies of and I always keep my eyes open for ones I think my kids will like and use on their own. 🙂 🙂    Over Christmas and New Years, we reviewed Zonderkidz updated release of The Beginner’s Bible.   Zonderkidz kindly sent us a hardcover copy of the Bible for the purpose of this review. The Beginner’s Bible is the bestselling Bible storybook, with over 25 million sold!   They’ve updated this recent edition and made…