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Super Busy Start To The Summer

Oh my goodness, the past few weeks have been so super busy… but then again it seems that we are always so super busy anymore which is something I definitely want to work on because this Momma is exhausted! Anyway, hopefully, we will see the rewards of some of the projects we’ve been on and will be able to share them here soon.

The past couple of weeks we have been doing some major cleaning and organizing around here. I started in the storage shed where I bought a couple of big shelves from Sam’s Club when they had a special going on for Memorial Day.

 

 

The kids wanted to make bunk beds out of the shelves and I’ve seen some Pinterest ideas where they have used them as such but I needed them for organization. They did go together fairly easily which was a good thing. I put both shelves together one morning and then worked on the shed for a couple of days. Here is a rather embarrassing picture of the shed before:

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As you can see, it was nearly impossible to find anything without moving a ton of junk beforehand.

And after:

 

I can find my square dance outfits easily and the kids love having space where they can play with some of the neat homeschool resources they haven’t seen before. I do need to sort through a lot of stuff and donate a bit but I am so happy that I finally have all of my homeschool stuff in one place! Really, you just don’t know how happy that makes this Momma! Continue reading Super Busy Start To The Summer

Meet Our New Berkey!

Oh my gosh! I was so excited last night when we got home from the dance. I had a couple of big boxes sitting on my recently cleaned off porch… another story for another day as we’ve been doing a lot of changes around here and may have even more to come.

Ya’ll know that we’ve really been trying to make some healthier choices around here and one of those is to drink more water. Now we did drink our fair share but I know that I need to increase my water intake a bit because water is so vital to being healthy and I want to set a good example for my kiddos. I just had a harder time with it for a couple of reason.

Our water is hard water and even with the water system, it has had a kind of smell and taste. Well, to me it does. There are a few people who don’t seem to notice it at all but I grew up on spring water from the mountains and this water is not spring water! On top of the smell and taste, it has had a bit of an orangey color to it… GROSS! TRIPLE GROSS!

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[STARTS MONDAY] These experts will help you detox!

HealthMeans has teamed up with Bridgit Danner for The DIY Detox Summit, starts THIS Monday –> Register for free now!

There’s detox, and then there’s do-it-yourself detox!

Learn the at-home tips, tricks, and strategies to deal with the more than 80,000 registered chemicals in the world.

No matter how hard you try, you’re still bound to accumulate toxins in your body.

And, the topic of detox may sound overwhelming and complicated but, actually, most of it is under your control. You can learn how to avoid toxins in your home and gently remove them from your body through food and lifestyle.

These are the experts you definitely DO NOT want to miss on Monday!
+ Jay Davidson, DC, PScD: 3 Golden Nuggets of Detox
+ Wendy Myers, FDN-P, NC, CHHC: DIY Heavy Metal Detox
+ Christine Schaffner, ND: Finding the Root of Chronic Illness
+ Jason Prall: Creating Your Detox Lifestyle
+ Michael Murray, ND: Detox Essentials

1. Register immediately to make sure you’ll see the free talks! Continue reading [STARTS MONDAY] These experts will help you detox!

When you HAVE TO BE your own doctor, now what?

Bridget Danner was a member of Greenpeace and writing letters (you remember, letters?!) to cosmetics companies before she could drive.

As a kid, she was upset by environmental toxins, both mentally and physically — they’re the reason she took to a career in natural medicine. And, a few years ago, she got really sick from toxic mold. So, she had to dig deep into her wisdom and find a way to heal without completely exhausting her family’s finances.

With patience and perseverance, she learned that smart, day-to-day choices actually work. Now, she’s here to share that wisdom with you at The DIY Detox Summit!

Click here to register for free at The DIY Detox Summit!

When Bridgit got sick, she experienced insomnia, muscle twitching, poor memory and even had suicidal thoughts. Although an acupuncturist and functional health coach, she couldn’t solve the problem… Continue reading When you HAVE TO BE your own doctor, now what?

Are you unknowingly supporting a zombie factory?

Alarming research shows that screens are shrinking our brains. Using one for just two hours per day can have an impact on brain function.

With children averaging 7 hours/day of screen use and checking their phone 85 times/day… they’re addicted.

“Digital dementia” is a viral epidemic destroying our children’s brains. If your child suffers from brain fog, poor concentration is hunched over a device or spends more than two hours/day on their screens, then you must join me for Digital Dementia Summit!

Krista Burns wants to help you raise healthy, thriving children in the digital age. She has teamed up with the world’s most renowned brain and health experts to bring you cutting-edge information about preventing digital dementia in your family. Continue reading Are you unknowingly supporting a zombie factory?

A free step-by-step guide to detox in 5 days!

Get Bridgit Danner’s powerful, 15-page eGuide, “5-Day DIY Detox,” and restore your energy levels!

Reducing toxic burden reduces your odds of asthma, cancer, Alzheimer’s and infertility. Plus, it can also help you lose weight, restore your energy levels and balance hormones.

Toxins are ubiquitous. They’re in food, air, and water. They’re in your couch, sunscreen and even your shower curtain!

It may seem like there’s nothing you can do, but there is plenty you can do!

Click here to download your free eGuide, 5-Day DIY Detox!

When your body is overloaded with toxins, they hang around to slow down cellular function. Meaning, your brain is not firing as quickly, you’re foggy and perhaps even forgetful. As a result, you might gain weight even though you’re not overeating. Continue reading A free step-by-step guide to detox in 5 days!

How much time do your kids spend on the screen each day?

Overall 1.8 billion people own smartphones and use their devices on a daily basis. Some studies estimate that an average person checks their screen 150 times a day.

And, data shows that nearly 70% of 11 to 12-year-old kids use a mobile phone; 90 percent by the age of 14 (Williams, 2016).

Developmental patterns due to technology utilization have drastically changed, and society is suffering from the epidemic of postural decline for it. To offset the ill health effects of sensory mismatch associated with digital dementia, it is of utmost importance to understand the brain-based presentation of these patients.

That’s why I invite you to join me at The Digital Dementia Summit!

Continue reading How much time do your kids spend on the screen each day?

Did you know, you might be FULL of Roundup?

Could Roundup be lurking in your body? Absolutely.

Even if you eat well, exercise and drink enough water, you probably have Roundup toxicity. This sneaky herbicide can find its way into even the healthiest lifestyle, causing bad gut health, hormonal imbalances, detox issues, and many other health problems.

Crops that may also come with a helping of Roundup: alfalfa, apples, canola, corn, cotton, papaya, potatoes. soybeans, squash, sugar beets…

Before you take another bite of your oatmeal, salad, soup or snack bar…

Join me for free at The DIY Detox Summit! Continue reading Did you know, you might be FULL of Roundup?

10 Foods to Fight Depression & Anxiety in Kids

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Statistics are grim: 1/3 of our kids and teens experience anxiety or depression, and we’ve seen a massive increase in recent years.

May 6th is Childhood Depression Awareness Day – but rather than figure OUT if and when our kids have depression (or anxiety!!), wouldn’t it be better to PREVENT and actually HEAL from it!?!?

Don’t let your kids be a statistic… grab a copy of this FREE download: 10 Foods to Fight Depression & Anxiety in Kids today!

I just grabbed my FREE copy and I can’t wait to try out some of these great recipes!

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On the Banks of Plum Creek: Week by Week PE, Health, and Safety Lessons

Here are our Lesson Plans For PE, Health & Safety

These lessons were made to go along with ‘On The Banks Of Plum Creek‘ written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We are planning to go through the whole series and I am keeping track of the different topics we are learning about here on my blog. We hope you enjoy these as much as we have!

On weeks where there are several activities listed just choose a couple that interest you the most to work on.

Tip: If you want to go to a certain week/chapter or subject simply push the ‘ctrl’ and the ‘F’ button down together and a small bar will pop up. Type in the week number or chapter number you want and it will take you to it.


Week 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

1. Water Purification Safety

Drinking unpurified water can sometimes make you very sick.

The Magic School Bus At The Waterworks

  • Discuss what you have learned.
  • Research some diseases and illnesses that you could get from unpurified water.
  • Play a Magic School Bus Game

2. Games/Outdoor Play


Week 2: Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12

1. Food Safety

Health & Safety Theme Box

2. Games/Outdoor Play


Week 3: Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18

1. Nutrition

2. Games/Outdoor Play


Week 4: Chapters 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23

1. Medicinal Uses of Leeches

  • Discuss what you have learned.

2. Leech Removal

  • Discuss what you have learned.
  • How does this compare with how Laura removed them?
  • Do an activity from the Health & Safety Theme Box

3. Games/Outdoor Play


Week 5: Chapters 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28

1. Nutrition

2. Games/Outdoor Play


Week 6: Chapters 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 & 34

1. Nutrition

2. Games/Outdoor Play

Bonus:

Did you know that Square Dancing is a good exercise for helping you to have strong bones?

If you haven’t already signed up for classes have your parents check for a local club near you.


Week 7: Chapters 35, 36, 37 & 38

1. Tobacco Safety

  • Discuss what you have learned.
  • It is mentioned that Pa smoked a pipe. Do you think this was a health risk?
  • How will you keep yourself safe?
  • Do an activity from the Health & Safety Theme Box

2. Games/Outdoor Play


Week 8: Chapters 39, 40 & 41

1. Frostbite Safety

  • Discuss what you have learned.
  • What could have happened to Pa when he was stuck in the blizzard?
  • How can you prevent this from happening?
  • Do an activity from the Health & Safety Theme Box

2. Games/Outdoor Play


Week 9: Finishing Up

1. Nutrition

2. Games/Outdoor Play

  • Play your favorite game for at least 30 minutes.

**BE SURE TO SAVE A FEW SAMPLES OF YOUR WORK FOR YOUR  PORTFOLIO!  TAKE PICTURES OF BIG PROJECTS!

**This post does contain affiliate links to products and/or services that we use. We may earn a teensy weensy small commission (at NO EXTRA cost to you) if a purchase is made through these links. These links help to support our family, our blog, and our homeschooling mission.

 –Thank you!

Free report on digital dementia in kids!

Get Dr. Krista Burns’ Digital Dementia Prevention eGuide and 7 Steps to Save Your Child’s Brain eChecklist, and learn brain-saving steps to raise healthier children!

Click here to download your free eGuide and checklist!

The average adolescent spends 7.5 hours per day on a device, and it’s impacting brain function.

​​Staring at a screen is hyper-stimulating to parts of the brain that control visual processing and stress. And​​, parts of the brain that control decision-making, learning, memory, coordination, balance, and movement are under-stimulated.

Fortunately, you can strengthen a child’s brain with proper stimuli. Think of the brain as a muscle, with proper stimulation your child can strengthen their “brain muscle” for health and success. Continue reading Free report on digital dementia in kids!

Early registration for The DIY Detox Summit!

There’s detox, and then there’s do-it-yourself detox!

Learn the at-home tips, tricks, and strategies to deal with the more than 80,000 registered chemicals in the world!

Learn to do-it-yourself detox when you attend this free, online event!

No matter how hard you try, you’re still bound to accumulate toxins in your body…

And, the topic of detox may sound overwhelming and complicated but, actually, most of it is under your control. You can learn how to avoid toxins in your home and gently remove them from your body through food and lifestyle. Continue reading Early registration for The DIY Detox Summit!