Homeschooling for the Money Saavy

Here is the list of  links downloads we use for homeschooling our children.  I will add more as we go. The  point of this list is to give  me an easy place to access links we use regularly, want to try or will use in the future.

Multi Subjects 

Reading

Math

Grammar & Writing

Computer Science 

Science

Fiber Arts

Music


Art


Geography


Language

Health

Kids Health

Fertility Friend Charting for Menstrual Cycle FREE eCourse

Physical Education

Cooking

Money

https://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/foreducators/lesson_plans/children.php

http://www.moneyinstructor.com

Nutrition

Fun Healthy Activities for Kids

Meditation & Yoga

  • Calm

    I have a lifetime membership that was gifted to us. I love this app and they have a growing list of guided kids and adult meditations.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga

    The girls love this program. It’s completely free and engaging.

Free eBooks online

  • DP Group Bookshare

    The membership os free and you must register to see book section.  The members quickly fill requests.  You may also share your own ebooks.   I have found loads of books from this site and requested many as well.  A member just recently posted the everything science,  geography and astronomy books.  They also have many stepping stones random house publishing ebooks. 

  • Free Kindle Books for Kids List

     I believe this list is updated automatically.

Podcast Collections

Podcast for Kids and Family List

Printables

New Here

http://www.themeasuredmom.com

Preschool, Tot, and Kindergarten Printable Packs


If you have any questions or need some guidance,  let me know.

Creamy Dill Honey Mustard Dressing

1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Tbs Honey
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbs Prepared Mustard
1 cup Mayonnaise

Put the first 6 ingredients into a clean glass jar, whisk until combined.  Add mayonnaise or ingredients for homemade mayo and combine using an immersion blender until creamy and homogeneous.

Refrigerate for about 20  minutes until thickened.  Serve over or tossed in salad.

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Adventures in Fermentation – The Ginger & Turmeric Bugs

Today,  my friend, I am going to let you in on two magical soda making creatures… the ginger and Turmeric bugs! These little bubbling beauties are what you’ll need to begin your soda making adventure!

I have included two of my favourites posts on how to make a ginger bug below:

My Beloved Bakery

Wellness Mama

I have also recently learned,  from a friend in Australia,  that you can use the very same process above with a turmeric rhizome! How exciting is that??

I am getting my hands on some turmeric this week and will be back with an update, once  I’ve gotten my self organised.

In the meantime, go to the store and buy a big ol’ organic ginger rhizome,  some regular white sugar, and start fermenting your new kitchen friend today!

I’m also going to share a few of the many awesome and delicious recipes of soda you can make with your new baby(ies).

Wellness Mama’s Ginger Ale

My Beloved Bakery’s Ginger, Lemon or Strawberry Soda

And for those not ready to take the leap into fermentation, but still would like a soda substitute that’s healthier, with ingredients you can pronounce or imagine as food,  see these great recipe options.

My Beloved Bakery’s Quick and Dirty Soda

She Knows Seltzer Soda

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Adventure in Alternatives to Wheat & Dairy – Wheat Free Bread attempt #1

Today I present to you my first attempt at making a bread free of wheat! AJM approved and enjoyed her first ham sandwich in a few weeks, since we took her off wheat and dairy products. I decided, after perusing the GF options on the web, to just make my own dang recipe. I gathered some intel on which flours and substitute gluten things do what and went to work. First I got to work making brown rice, almond and oat flour. Next I perused some recipes and got an idea on a binding agent (eggs and ground flax). I combined my flours and flaxseed, threw in some yeast, salt and sugar and mixed together. Then I mixed th eggs and water and made a thick batter. I poured it into a loaf pan and let it rise for a bit. As soon as it looked risen enough, I turned on the oven and baked for half an hour.

The result? Cake bread!

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AJM is currently enjoying it and BAM approves as well! I’ll probably tweak this recipe next time, but for a first attempt, it’s pretty good!

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Exploring Wild Fermentation – Sourdough Starter

Some of you may know how much I just love baking bread.. and cake… cookies… heck cooking food in general seems to have become quite a passion for me. I just love feeding people good food! I don’t mean something all fancy and expensive… I mean delicious good for you food. It therefore came as no surprise that fermentation would eventually find it’s way back into my heart. I’ve made a few things via fermentation in my life.. all with good outcomes and tasty results. I just never really stuck with it until my good friend SM sent me her yogurt maker last year.. and I’ve never looked back. I couldn’t imagine not being able to make such a basic easy food for my family and I don’t have to nowadays!

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Today I’m going to tell you about one of my latest fermentation creations.. my sourdough starter! I just love her bubbly yeasty form sitting so happily in a bowl in my fridge. Honestly I thought there would be some complicated trick to making a starter.

I’m here to tell you.. there isn’t!

It is so dang easy.

All you need is a little time, a little flour, a little water and a warm place to get it started. Instead of recreating the wheel of tutorials, I’m going to send you over to one of my favourite blogs,  The Kitchn. Here you can find a wonderful and easy to follow tutorial on making your own sourdough starter. Emma explains the how’s and why’s of making sourdough. It has beautiful photos of each step and an excellent running commentary at the end with lots of Q&A!
Here’s a little video of my starter waking up from a nap in the fridge for a few days.

So if you’ve been waiting for an excuse to use the basic chemistry you learned in school, here’s as good a reason as any. Make a living culture right in your kitchen in a few days! It is a rewarding experience and the kids will really enjoy watching the sourdough starter in action!

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Corner Bookmarks!

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Today we made corner bookmarks and paper tulips! AJM really enjoyed these projects. She calls the flowers “Tuhlulips” and made several, including a double “tuhlulip”. She also went on to make her own corner bookmark characters.. tiger, hummingbird and another monster.
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We really had fun following along with our new found blogger Maggie of Red Ted Art. We started by watching her super easy to follow instructional video about paper tulips.
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Then we followed her easy video about making a corner bookmark bunny. Eventually we ended up on her monster corner bookmark.
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Seriously there are so many bookmarks, we could be making bookmarks all day!! It really was quite a treat making these and letting our creative process unfold.
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I even designed BAM her very on selfie bookmark.
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Hooray for easy paper crafts!

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MF Week 2

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It’s been going well with the daily exercise routine. I took a day off last Wednesday and then Sunday. I have also been recording what I do on each days routine, because some of the number of reps are just beyond my level at this point. I hope the next time I di this program I’ll see a difference in what I’m able to do then. So don’t feel discouraged if you have to adjust the workout. As long as you’re pushing YOUR limits and feeling good, then keep it up!  I have also been doing this quick yoga routine everyday so far, except Sunday. I feel like I’m getting stronger already and have definitely noticed a difference in my stretching and overall body. Looking forward to another successful week of daily exercise!

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The Woven Bracelet

Lately there have been a pile of tutorial style videos popping up on my Facebook feed. Some of them are pretty cool and inspire me to get creative! Here was my latest inspiration after watching a video about making bows using an easy technique. 
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It caused me to pull out the ribbons and search a bit more for other stuff that could be made using ribbons.  I stumbled upon this blog, showing how to make a headband refashion
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I just loved the look of it and have since fashed several paper ribbon bracelets following my first satin ribbon success.
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I’ll probably make a video of me and the girls using paper ribbons in another post. But for now hope you enjoyed the pictures of my woven bracelet.
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Paper “Xylo” phones!!

This week has been packed with creative play.  I was intrigued by a video tutorial I stumbled upon showing how to make a paper “xylo” phone. It was very easy to follow along with the idea of how to do it.  After perusing through my supplies and thinking about the process, I came up with our version of a paper “xylo”phone.  It was easy and the girls enjoyed making it with me.  AJM made her own and later made a few tweaks to get some sound out of it.  Even J had a go at tapping out a song.  Though it still needed to dry a bit more.  Will have a video up soon!
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MF Day 1 Complete

I completed day 1 of military fit. This morning I did a wake up and connect yoga session, followed by MF Day 1. I weighed and took my measurements before starting the workout.

As of March 1st:
At 5′ 1.5″
114.5 lbs
32.5 bust
26 waist
34 hips
10.5 arm
19 thigh
13.5 calve

I also took a before pic of my stomach area, but it came out super blurry.

I followed the workout with the calm app session called 7 days of happiness (day 2). I started meditations again Sunday. I recommend starting with their 7 days of calm, then 21 days of calm. Then work on whichever you like for the other 7 days options.

I’ve been also writing in a journal every time I think about it over the last month. It seems to help me sort through how I feel overall in my daily interactions with myself and people.

My shoulders and back are sore from the last two days of digging and I’m super tired. I keep waking up consistently 6.5 to 7 hours after going to bed. I have super vivid dreams and feel like I’m awake all night participating in them.

As far as my workout went, I completed all three sets, but did it amrap style. I kept telling myself “I do this” for each exercise starting set 2 and noticed a difference in how many reps I could do. There were times when I felt like giving up. But I talked myself through it. I feel like taking a nap. Ha!

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