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Enchanted Learning

I just subscribed to www.enchantedlearning.com. It is a great site to supplement your homeschooling curriculum. It's only $20 for the ENTIRE YEAR!! You are able to click on target grade levels you need and weed out all the other unneccessary activities that don't pertain your child's working level. They also carry tons of worksheets and quizes in all the basic subjects. This site will be the best $20 investment you wil make and that's nothing when you see your children learning and loving it:)

Baby Wearing

Baby wearing is known in just about all cultures around the world for thousands of years. It is not only a convenent way to carry your child, but it is a very intimate experience between you and your baby....oh did I mention convenient??:) How many times have you tried to put down a little one to sleep and as soon as you are ready to get down to business they wake up? Carrying your baby in a sling is a very easy way of getting your work done and always being in the company of your little one. Some people say that being so attached to your child for so long will leave them to be very dependent,but it is the opposite. Children are more confident and sure of themselves as they get older because they got that love and closeness from their mother. In order to carry your baby, you don't have to spend a lot of money on a snuggly or anything like that. There are many different styles and techniques. I use about 6 yards of stretchy cotton fabric. I received a lot of inquiries on how to wra…

A Great Healthy Way to Use Left Over Rice

I am a big believer in "Waste not want Not", so we are always finding ways to make new dishes out of our left overs. We tend to always have rice left over a meal so we have come up with a great way to turn in into a breakfast dish. It filling, nutritious and the children love to help preparing it. I am not a big fan of rice pudding but the concept is pretty much the same.
We eat Indian Basmati rice, but I'm sure it Will taste great with all kinds:)

We heat up the rice add a little bit of water to soften it up. Then we use:
Soy milk - add as much as you like depending on how thick you want it.
Honey - to sweeten
Cinnamon
Margarine (we use Earth Balance)
After it's all mixed, sweetened an seasoned to taste, pour it while is nice and hot. Here comes the fun part:) The children cut up all sorts of fruit, apples, bananas,strawberries, gooseberries or whatever you like and mix them into the rice .The children are participating and being proactive in their health. Try It Out and …

Some of MY FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON MAKING YOUR OWN CLEANING SUPPLIES

When making the liquid soap I used Nubian Heritage soap and added a few drops of Tea Tree oil as it is a natural antimicrobial. The consistency is so rich you would think it came out of the stores. IT REALLY WORKS!!!!

Fun, Thrifty and Economical Homemade Items

The times we are living in today are pretty hard times and could be harder for some. Through the years my husband and I made a commitment to be as self sufficient at possible. I have found and used a lot of homemade recipes for cleaning and everyday use. They really work! I used to be skeptical thinking that in order for a cleaner to work you had to smell all the chemicals and realized that those chemicals were the very thing that were harming my family. There a very basic products you can keep in your home that are inexpensive and can be bought at just about any grocery store.

The following ingredients are

*Baking Soda
*Vinegar
*Rubbing Alcohol
*Washing Soda (can be found near laundry detergent in most stores)
*Murphy's Oil Soap (something I use on my floors but can used on any wood)
*Dr Bronners Castile Soap (can be used alone) $ sizes may vary ranging from $3 for 2oz to $50 per gallon- a Gallon can last up to a year depending on how often you use
*Bleach (I use mostly in the bathroom …