October 22, 2010


Laila was wearing her headband around her forehead...

Me: Laila, is that a forehead band you're wearing?

Laila: Nope, it's a fifty-head band.

October 15, 2010


So I  have come to find that the more I relax with my girls' schooling, the more they actually learn.  This unschooling business may actually have a point to it! (Although we aren't unschoolers, LOL) 

This week we actually had an earthquake that we NOTICED (THAT has never happened in my 24 years living here!).  Guess what we spent the day learning about??  My kids had no idea what an earthquake was before that day.  Laila wondered why she couldn't SEE an earthquake.  She thought that if you could see a tornado, you could see an earthquake!  We spent a good hour watching various earthquake videos on the internet. :)

Today the kids were having a PB&J picnic outside, and they suddenly ran in screaming.  A bee had come to taste their sandwiches!  Then Laila asked "How do bees make honey?"  So we spent part of our day learning about bees.  (YouTube is handy like you wouldn't believe!!)

It's amazing what you can learn from life...  Questioning what's around you and researching it!  Their reading, writing, and arithmetic will come along... but some days you must stop to learn about more pertinent life situations, like "Are those hundreds of baby spiders on the back of the momma spider?"  Yiiiiiiikes! 

October 2, 2010

Bling It On Baby! Review and Giveaway

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Lisa, owner of Bling It On Baby! made my girls some VERY cute tutus!  They've already worn them to dance class this week, and had fun running around the backyard for some pics.  Check them out!

There is SO MUCH adorable stuff to choose from!  You can order something for your little one just in time for Halloween:

Or find great gifts for a new baby!  How cool is this baby wipe case??


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One lucky winner will get a shirt like this personalized for their child!  (Of course a boy's shirt will be more manly, lol)

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October 1, 2010

Malachi 3:3

I've had this story as a note on my Facebook page for awhile... and thought it was just too good not to share here!

Malachi 3:3 says: 'He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.'

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God ..

One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.

As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: ' He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.'

She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time.

The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, 'How do you know when the silver is fully refined?'

He smiled at her and answered, ' Oh, that's easy -- when I see my image in it.'

If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.

Have a Fever? That's GOOD!

Back to school season also means sicky season!  Coughs, sniffles, sore throats, and fevers abound.

Do you or your child have a fever?  GOOD!  That means your body is working correctly!  So many people have been taught to fear a fever... and reach for the Tylenol as soon as baby's temp is above 98.6.  Nevermind the fact that every now and then Tylenol gets recalled for various reasons.

A fever is the body's defense against illness.  It's natural and means your body is WORKING to eliminate those germs that are trying to take over your body!  Dr.Mercola has a great article about fevers HERE .  The article recommends not messing with a fever until it goes above 102.  (I personally wait until above 103, but that rarely happens).  This of course applies to normally healthy kids... not kids with past medical issues, which would of course would change how you deal with things.

I've heard a few moms swear by peppermint oil applied to the back of the neck to help bring a fever down.  (I haven't tried it yet because my kids haven't had a high enough fever to warrant intervention...)  Definitely something that can't hurt to try!  And definitely something that won't be on the news next week being recalled because who-knows-what was accidentally mixed in.

Take care of those sweet babies with plenty of water, rest, hugs and kisses! 


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