Monday, September 29, 2014

~Our Second Inspired By Me Mondays~

INSPIRE ME MONDAYS!


Welcome to our SECOND week of Inspire Me Mondays!  
A BIG, BIG thanks to all who linked up last week. We had over 150 links on our first week. Some great posts :)


Just a friendly reminder, that when you link up here today, you will be posting on FIVE different blogs all at once!!! 

If you haven't checked out these amazing blogs, do yourself a favor and stop by and get to know these wonderful ladies :)









Also, be sure to stop each of  the hosts to check out their 
personal favorites!



Our #1 Post This Past Week--> "Brainstorming is Essential To Blogging"


Why Brainstorming is Essential [Free Printable]




My Top Two Favs This Past Week:


"30 Thankful Crafts & Activities"

30 Thankful Crafts & Activities for Fall



"Dates (Falling In Love All Over Again)"

The Grace-Filled Life


Please be sure to check them out & let them know where you found them!


 Remember, anything family friendly is welcome! 

 Party on!!!


   

   

Monday, September 22, 2014

My Absolutely FAV Smoothie: A Meal In One!!!







My Absolutely FAV Smoothie: A Meal In One!


I am always looking for easy ways to get nutrition into me, and of course my family.

And as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, my recipes can help many of my clients as well. 

So what works for this busy Mama of 5?!

Smoothies have become one of my favourite go-to choices!!!

They are SUPER easy to make, and so versatile.

You're sure to love the taste of this one. Protein powder can be whichever one you prefer.








Ingredients


*2 tablespoons of peanut butter (or almond butter; if nut allergy could use sunflower seed butter)

*3/4 cup of almond milk (or other dairy alternative)

*1 large scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder of choice (I prefer one already pre-flavoured naturally; I am currently hooked on chocolate Vega)

*if protein powder not sweetened--> 5-6 drops of stevia

*if protein powder not chocolate--> then add 1 tablespoon of pure cocoa

This simple smoothie has been my morning staple as of late. And a great afternoon pick me up as well!

Add ins for extra benefits:

*hemp hearts (fibre, extra nutrients)
*Greek yogurt (extra calcium/protein)
*ground flax seeds (fibre, omega 3's)



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~Our Very First Inspired By Me Mondays~

Our very first INSPIRE ME MONDAYS!


Welcome to our very FIRST week of Inspire Me Mondays!  
We are so glad that you are joining us today!!!! 

All of us co-hosts have been working hard to come up with some fun new ideas for this party and can't wait to share them with you over time! 

When you link up here today, you will be posting on FIVE different blogs!  

If you haven't checked out these amazing blogs, do yourself a favor and stop by and get to know these wonderful ladies :)









Be sure to stop each of  the hosts to check out their 
personal favorites!


I can't wait to see what great things you bring to us for this first week!!!!


 Be sure to join us next Monday to check out what each of the hosts' favorite posts were.

 Remember, anything family friendly is welcome! 

 Party on!!!





   
   

Monday, September 15, 2014

Our LAST Party!!! AND A Brand New Launch!




This is our LAST Share Your Stuff Tuesday & I almost felt teary eyed thinking that this is the end of a really fun chapter in my blogging career!

I have to first & foremost say a HUGE thank you to Erin Schmit for hosting it for so long. You have truly been a blessing in my life & I have learned much from your example.

Erin is coming into a new season in her life, and has decided to take a step back from hosting such a successful party as Share Your Stuff Tuesdays has been. We totally understand, and wish her all the best in the future.

If you haven't taken the opportunity to do so, please check out & follow Erin's top notch blog "Our Table For Seven".





 recipes table for seven





Now, on that note I have some really EXCITING news to share! The rest of our group decided we wanted to re-format the party & have even come up with a brand new name/logo!

So next week, "Inspire Me Mondays" will be launched! 'Where You Come To Inspire & Be Inspired' will be our motto : )

It will still be the same family-friendly content, but with a few changes. We've recently added another new hostess, and we will also be extending the hours of the party--> 8 a.m. Monday til Friday 8 a.m. (central time). 

Launch date officials begins Monday September 22nd, 2014!!!

Keep watch on your feeds :)


Now onto our LAST Share Your Stuff!!!


linky bloggers sharing blog posts family-friendly



But first, have you missed these posts??



 homeschooling sickness depression pregnancy

 faith inspiration
'Where The Road Of Self Pity Will Take You'




Here is one of our POPULAR posts from last week!


Simple Chicken Tortilla Casserole | www.momstestkitchen.com




In Light Of It Being The LAST Party

I'm Making It My Top FIVE Favs This Week:


Creamy Avocado Tuna Melt Quesadillas | MomsTestKitchen.com | #BumbleBeeB2S

 freezer lasagna

chocolates truffles

kids 3

 bible study



   


Saturday, September 13, 2014

~Homeschooling Through Difficulties~





Homeschooling Through Difficulties







If you've been following along, then you may have read some of my prior pieces in my "Exploring Homeschooling Series". If not, below here are the past entries! 




 homeschooling encouragement

 homeschooling organization

 homeschool series reasons for

 homeschooling children education



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Those of us who have homeschooled, know how challenging it can be in the trenches...at least at times.


On the other hand, many seasons are actually quite enjoyable, rewarding and remind us exactly why we have chosen this lifestyle for one or more of our children.

When you add in other personal challenges of sorts, however, then that alone can bring a time of testing, & require intense perseverance on your part. 

Or it might mean making some changes to the routine, or bringing in reinforcements.

For others, it may mean even putting homeschool on the shelf for a season....

Wherever God might lead you, here are some bloggers sharing from the heart on THEIR personal homeschooling journeys.

It may not have been what they originally planned, but many of them have persevered & now see the results.

Some are still in the trenches.

Be inspired today: you are not alone out there!


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***Note: Little Passports takes you on adventures through the world, from the comfort of your home!
This is a GREAT addition to any homeschool (or supplementary for after school as well)!!!




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