Saturday, February 10, 2018

Homeschool Co ops

Homeschooling, Co ops review. Homeschooling is not a concept easy to explain when there are so many different styles as there are homeschool families. The vast majority of homeschooling parents opt for a curriculum based style, more classic and focused on academics as well as general well being, sports and extracurricular activities with emphasis on your student's strengths and talents. The amount of good curriculum in the homeschooling market is sometimes overwhelming for new homeschool parents, ditching the anxiety and concentrating your energy in finding good guides, counseling from other families who have walk the road successfully is also key to find and embrace the method and curriculum that most suits your student and lifestyle. With the basic foundation of your homeschool lifestyle comes the option of joining a homeschool group and or a homeschool co op. Homeschool groups are great, we enjoy being part or one from 2nd to 5th grade, where Mom's in a Christian based group, planned Mom's night out where all moms will come and give advise to new mom's and emotional support. The fellowship with other homeschool moms is almost mandatory, as well as socializing your children with other mind like homeschoolers (meaning that we all enjoy the freedom of homeschooling our children as our parental right) We meet for park days, play days, field trips, various events and holiday celebrations through the year. Co ops are different than homeschool groups, Co ops are a blessing as our kids grow up in age, skills, talents, academically and spiritually. The need for refreshment with a new teacher, the classroom setting are key if you and your student desire to attend college. In a Co op, teachers are experienced homeschool mom's, retired homeschool mom's and certified experienced teachers. The students learn to be responsible with their homework, schedule, timelines and presentations, all these skills are necessary to be a successful student and adulthood. I a not saying that parents couldn't offer the same at home, but sometimes the subjects became a challenge to parents to teach or explain in a proper way. I am not great on Calculus, so I would rather a teacher who is specialized in this subject to teach my homeschooler, but if you are good at it, go for it, but if you are not great at Chemistry, well you can find a co op that teaches Chemistry. You and your student pick and choose which classes you will teach and work at home, and which ones you will do in a co op. For example, we do math at home, but we do Science, Geography, Creative writing and public speaking in a Co op. How does the co op works? A co op usually runs one day a week hour or hour and a half for each subject lesson, instruction/labs/experiments, then students have assignments every day of the week from the same curriculum. Students bring their daily activities and workbook to class the next week, finished assignments or test. The teacher grades the students and you are given a final grade at the end of the school year. In our home we started to attend some co op classes in 6th Grade with IEW Writing, Physical Science, General Science, Tae kwon do, Piano... Homeschooling gives the children the opportunity to be autodidact, self learners, and the co op have teach them also responsibility to stay on track in their schedule and to do their best. Not to mention the blessing of the fellowship with other homeschoolers and to have great teachers. Co ops as homeschool styles are all different, but if you find the right one for your family, you will surely enjoy it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

All food is good.

When we are young, some of us underestimate the importance of living a healthy life style. Believing that nothing can stop you from having fun and neglecting your health, because you will always recover and be forever young, sadly this idea can’t be further from the truth. Lack of sleep, alcohol abuse, smoke, drugs, excessive consumption of caffeinated drinks plus junk foods are the recipe of all illnesses, and don’t forget to add the inherited illnesses. It is not easy to change the course, but never too late. This is as easy as to start to eliminate from our diet, highly processed foods. The food industry wants to sell, and they want you obsessed about food, the good, the bad and the ugly. Food shows, food adds, food here, food there... When you have a social impact of that kind, the rebel nature of man starts to react, but not only react but overreact. Overreactions as an extreme diet not only for adults but for our children too, prohibition of certain foods, bulimia, anorexia, obsessions with the physical appearance. None of these paths will be conducive of good health. Lack of a good nutrition diminishes your IQ and thinking process, brain function is related to our digestion system. A healthy digestive track improves the brain function. When we have a deficient nutrition, our overall wellbeing is compromised. The solution is to make one small change at a time, every shopping trip, until you convince yourself of the benefits of eating right, balanced diet, without stressing about it, or immediate big changes. The key = Less processed foods. Make time to cook homemade meals. Portions matter. Don’t skip meals (metabolism slows down when you skip meals) Eat less carbs and more protein and vegetables. Eggs are great because they contain lots of protein, minerals and vitamins and keep you full for a long time. Because we most unlearn what adds on tv told us, what society says, we must unlearn feeling guilty or obsessed about foods & body. Food is a necessary blessing, and a pleasure that must be appreciated. I am happy to be alive, God made good foods for us to be alive and well. A man is not defiled by what enters his mouth, but by what comes out of it." Matthew 15:11 Amazon picks

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Make your Own.

Make It Your Own Do you enjoy customizing gifts as t shirts, mugs, etc… for family or friends? Do you like to personalize the everyday products in your home? If your answer is yes, Zazzle is your best choice, Zazzle is super easy to use and you can choose exactly how do you want in your personalized products. The tool Zazzle allows you to use for the process of creating your own products and designs is the most users friendly ever. You don't need to be a computer geek to create your own personalized products, and the results are awesome. A gift or merchandise for yourself or a loved one, never has been more personal than with the use of Zazzle. Try it today and have fun, adding your own cool design, text or picking a design, or modifying one of the designs waiting for you, choose from a huge variety of fun, cute or interesting designs.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Allergy Relief with Auriculotherapy

You can use sesame seeds instead of the acu pen, I have use Auriculotherapy on myself for a long time and works wonders especially to relieve pain.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

D-Mannose Healthy Urinary Tract.

Chronic Urinary Tract Infections have a negative impact in your urethra, bladder and kidney function, to prevent or cure UTI as soon as the symptoms appear Symptoms include some or all of the following: Pain in the bladder, pelvis, groin during urination, you may notice a foul smelling urine, cloudy urine, excessive urination a sense of not emptying the bladder, dark urine, spasms, stinging sensation, burning sensation, recurrent infection, Irritability, general fatigue and fever. If you have a fever you must call physician, the supplements are intended to prevent and help in the treatment but in some cases the antibiotics are necessary until you achieve general well being. In many cases when the bacteria has become resistant to the common antibiotics or you can simply prevent this uncomfortable illness you can start by taking D-Mannose supplements, many people have been able to control infections that allopathic antibiotics couldn't. The problem is that bacteria become resistant to some of the common antibiotics. Dose For treatment of UTIs: 1 teaspoon (about 2 grams) for adults, ½ to 1 teaspoon for children, dissolved in a glass of water 7 to 9 times a day, for 5 days and 2 to 3 days after symptoms disappeared. For prevention: take 1 tbsp daily in a glass of water. If you get D-Mannose capsules D-mannose for UTI - Urinary Tract Formula 120 Capsules 500mg usually the bottle will have the dose. Alkaline Ph by adding Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother to your daily diet is a great way to prevent UTIs. (2 tbsp. in an 8 oz. glass of water once a day) Grapefruit juice and cranberry juice or dry cranberries help destroy bacterial outer membrane of gram negative bacteria. The most common etiologic pathogens gram negative associated with Urinary Tract Infections are Klebsiella, Streptococci, Enterococcus and Escherichia Coli. Our immune system will work wonders when given the right ingredients.

Arnica Montana Pain Relief Ointments, Salves, Creams.

Arnica is a proven anti inflammatory. Amazing relief for bruises, strains, sprains, joint pain, Arthritis, Gout, cronic inflammatoy conditions, Fibromyalgia, Herpes, boils, acne, rashes, Poison ivy, scars, Eczema, soothe muscle, joint aches and pains. You may find products containing Arnica Montana as creams, salves and ointments. Not safe to be ingested unless is a homeopatic, previously prepared tincture or microdosis, under supervision of a health practitioner. Arnica works magic in bumps and bruises, I used Arnica Ointment all the time when my kids where little.

Vitamin K and the Calcium Paradox.

I came across this awesome video with tons of important informacion about Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements and Vitamin K1 and K2.