It seems every year I look ahead to the upcoming school year and think, “this is going to be my hardest year yet.” It’s funny how each year there has been a reason why this year is going to be the hardest. Maybe it’s your first year, or your first year with a newborn. Maybe… Continue reading When Homeschooling Seems Overwhelming
This is the first post in a series about sharing what we have used for different subjects over the past 7 years. I thought the best place to start is preschool. Even though I no longer have preschoolers I miss all the fun curriculum. So I wanted to share with you what we used and… Continue reading What We’ve Used and Loved Curriculum Series – Preschool
Right now Amazon is having some great deals on diffusers. Since I know a lot of you are fans of essential oils I thought I would share my finds. We already have 2 diffusers in our home and love and use them often. I use them when the kids have colds or are suffering with… Continue reading Great Deals on Diffusers
Easter is barely over and Mother’s Day is right around the corner. What are you going to buy Mom this year? Here are some ideas that will make Mom smile. For the mom who loves her Tea, buy her a new mug with her favorite tea and pair it will some homemade baked goods. If… Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
If you are like many of us, spring is a tough season to endure. Of course everything looks pretty, but you just can’t seem to enjoy it with a stuffed head and watery eyes. If this sounds like you and you have had it with the drowsy feeling after you take your seasonal allergy medicine, then I encourage you to give this natural alternative a try. I have been using this recipe for about a year and half now and have found it a great help in relieving my symptoms.
Allergy Relief Recipe
½ cup coconut oil
15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
15 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
15 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
And a small glass jar – I use a 4oz mason jar. You can typically buy these in singles at the craft stores for about $1.
Scoop the coconut oil into the glass jar, and then place the jar in a bowl of hot water to melt the coconut oil. After the coconut oil is liquid add in your essential oils and stir. Then I place the jar in the refrigerator to solidify.
Put this on the bottom of your feet 3 times a day for best results.
How about you, do you struggle with seasonal allergies? What have you found works best for you? Share it with me in the comments below.
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If you are putting together a Science Unit Study and don’t know where to begin, these book series are a great place to start. I have been putting together unit studies for Science and History for about 5 years now and these are some of our favorite book series to use. Usborne Books – We… Continue reading Elementary Science Book Series
The whole purpose of Family Night/Day is to reengage with your family. Here I am going to share with you some activities we have enjoyed as a family and some that are still on our bucket list. Remember every family is different. My family and I love movies and games and real simple fun. Maybe… Continue reading Family Night – Fun
If you looking for living books to use for your next American History Unit Study or just to supplement the curriculum you are already using, look no further. Here I have put together some of our favorite book series to help you teach American History. I am just showing you a few examples for each… Continue reading Elementary American History Book Series
I am continuing my Family Night series with this second post on our favorite family games. If you want to check out the first post in this series, Family Night – Movies, you can find it here. Here are our most favorite games to play as a family. Spot it – This is such a… Continue reading Family Night – Games
This post is the first of a 3 part series about dedicating a night or day to reconnect with your family. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you some of the activities we enjoy doing together in hopes to inspire you to begin your own Family Night/Day. Even if you can’t… Continue reading Family Night – Movies