What is Holistic Living? Holistic Living is the heart of a healthy lifestyle and is defined as the art of living in balance with ourselves and our environment. When we do so we are understanding and respecting that all things are intertwined therefore connected. Holistic […]
The Prime truck just delivered Babygirl’s books. If you’ve ever homeschooled you know that the curriculum must be adapted to the individual child and if you plan to homeschool you will discover it during your journey. So when we first started we chose to use technology as I thought this would be the best option after all it seem the simplest and I thought hey it will free up my time as it would do most of the work. Ha the joke was on me, fat chance I was getting out of anything and rightly so. I realized I really needed to take a more hands on approach at least until middle school and a routine had been established. My lovely child who is apparently too smart for her own good had figured out how to trick and bypass the system and because of this she was not learning the work. As a parent it is ultimately our responsibility to ensure their learning whatever that looks like; we must do the work as well as them. I knew I didn’t want to be the parent that said I wish I had invested more time or it’s my fault she is behind in her learning so I jumped in the driving seat. We’ve tried a variety of tools such as online learning, Raz-kids, Moby Max, Time 4 Learning, ABC Mouse, Khan Academy, Kids A-Z, and Vocabulary Spelling City. Technology is truly not her friend; I realized just alone with the math on the computer she kept getting it wrong however when I’d write problems on the dry erase board and allow her to work them out they were always correct, wow huh. So long story short we are going old school, yes doing things the old fashioned way in all its simplicity can solve so many problems. It always me to know exactly what she is doing and when, yes I have to correct it but hey this is all a part of homeschooling; it really isn’t for the faint of heart. I mean that in the nicest way. This homeschooling thing is an extra job. No matter the tools you choose be sure it fits your child’s learning style, it cover the required areas of content (math, language arts, etc…) and you are checking his or her progress along the way. I hope this was helpful and here’s what we choose for our homeschool lessons:
Math Lessons for a Living Education
Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day
180 Days of Language
180 Days of Reading
180 Days of High Frequency Words
180 Days of Writing
180 Days of Geography
Urban Intellectuals Black History Flashcards Vol.1
The smell of a kitchen is distinctively different when everything’s homemade and while cooking up this pot of colorful beauty the house was smelling so delicious. I couldn’t help but to think of my grandmother who was an amazing cook. This dish actually came out […]
Today started out as an opportunity to check out a pop up location of which I decided to take a friend to do the same. If you haven’t learned by now I’m a sharer. I had the pleasure of meeting AJ and Tonya of EntrePODneur and I must say these ladies have come up with what Audria Richmond of Uncloned Marketing would call an uncloned idea. I also checked out a fairly new restaurant Rosie’s Coffee Café which at the moment has a Groupon available where you can get $30 for $15. I ordered a Garden Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes and Homestyle Potatoes. Everything was pretty good; babygirl really fell in love with the French Toast w/strawberries. The day was getting away by now so we still needed to make a trip to the Farmer’s Market & Sevananda. On our trip to Sevananda babygirl wanted to help fill the bags and weigh them so I turned it into a math lesson after all she’s homeschooled and the best way to learn is hands on and when you don’t realize its a lesson. We weighed bags of quinoa, lentils, and Arborio rice.
Here are pics of my mini-me helping me make this homemade vegetable broth. I let her dump all the vegetables un as I cut them up, do the stirring and added of all other ingredients. As you can see something so simple made her day.
- Tbsp. Avocado oil
- 1 Vidalia onion (with skins/ chopped up)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 4 medium carrots
- 4 celery stalks (chopped)
- 2 tsp. kosher salt (can use sea salt)
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 10 cups water ( I used filtered water)
- 1 cup chopped greens (kale, collards, etc../ I used kale)
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 Tbsp. ground thyme
- 1/2 Tbsp. ground rosemary
- 2 whole bay leaves
- 1 can tomato paste (about 5-6 Tbsp.)
- Heat pot over medium heat and add oil, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Stir sautéing about 5 minutes or until softened. Remember to stir frequently.
- Add the water, greens, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves. Increase heat to medium high cooking until it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and tomato paste. Stir to break up paste then add lid to the pot leaving a crack.
- Cook for 45 minutes to an hour. The flavor will infuse better the longer it cooks.
- At his point you can add more salt and pepper to taste or spice it up with hot sauce.
- Allow it to cool before pouring through strainer and putting in jars.
Waste not want not they say; so we’ve taken the leftover veggies; blended them up in our Vitamix and can now eat as a soup or add to other meals for extra flavor. I hope you enjoy and until next time “It’s Been D’Lish Dishing with ya’ll.”
What is Holistic Living? Holistic Living is the heart of a healthy lifestyle and is defined as the art of living in balance with ourselves and our environment. When we do so we are understanding and respecting that all things are intertwined therefore connected. Holistic Care focuses on healing the whole person through the unity of body, mind, emotion, spirit and environment. So everything we put into and do to our bodies, everything we read/hear/speak, what we feel/express, and all that we allow to be around us and that we go around is directly gonna affect everything that unfolds or doesn’t unfold in our lives. Join me and learn more about how our day to day affects us and those around us. While you’re here let me know how I can help you on your journey?