This post is coming at you a year late. Ava is currently in the middle of her third grade year and we are still homeschooling. I’m going to share our third grade curriculum soon but first let’s back track to second grade. The first half of the year we followed the Classical model as close as we could. In the second half of the year (we school year round) I started incorporating some Charlotte Mason concepts into our homeschool, specifically, shorter math lessons, narration, and the addition of nature journals.
I took these photos last July but they’re too beautiful not to share. Our favorite nephew came over and we decided to explore the forest. We found this lake and had fun wadding in the water and skipping rocks, always on the look out for gators, of course.
I need to get something off my chest. And speaking of chests…exercise girls on Instagram are annoying. They’re annoying because under the guise of “health” and “getting fit” they flaunt their bodies for attention. They wear skin tight leggings showing off their butt, and sports bras showing off their boobs and tight stomachs. They buy expensive, revealing “athletic wear” and take 1000 suggestive photos of themselves in front of their mirrors. And then share it all over Instagram. But that’s not all. Here’s where it gets really bad…
This video is over 3 years old but it was deleted when my blog was accidentally deleted. I’m just now getting around to adding it back. It was a fun video to shoot and we had a great time making it. I was pregnant with Anna at the time but it was super, super hot so that wasn’t so fun.
A large part of my life is spent in the procurement and preparation of food. I’ve always wanted to say that. 😀 But seriously, if you think about it this has been the case for most of us since the dawn of time (unless you’re filthy rich and have a cook or you’re a bachelor who eats out a lot). As a stay-at-home mom it’s my main duty to use my husband’s paycheck wisely to feed my family nourishing food #feedthepeople.
I do A LOT of cooking but strangely I don’t create all too many recipes from scratch on my own. I do, however, have a few tried-and-true recipes I found on the internet that I love. Today I’m sharing those with you. I’ve made these recipes multiple times and they are always great. A lot of them are gluten free and all use real food ingredients.
I have no idea why I like canning so much. It’s stressful, takes a boat load of planning, I don’t garden, and I’m trying to limit my consumption of sugar anyway. But alas like a moth to a flame, I’m attracted.