Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Goal: Getting organized

The Power  of Moms

Maybe like many people you have a list of getting organized this year. I know I do. I was so excited to find a program called Mind Organization for Moms (M.O.M). It's over at Power of Moms and it has worked so well so far. I just set it up this week, but have been reading the book for a bit, It is a bit pricey at $40, but I have to say, it's a fabulous program very adaptable for any situation (homeschooling, schooling out of the home, work out of the home or stay at home or any combination, thereof).

In order for people to check it out before they buy I found a few blogs and a few youtube videos that describe the program. I'm absolutely loving it! I have a place for EVERYTHING that usually is floating around my brain and making me late and feel like I'm just not working up to my potential! This is sooo helpful! I will take some pictures and do more describing when it's more fully in place. Enjoy these other examples until then and Happy New Year!

I looked on line for blogs about it and found these posts:
Happy Little Homemaker


Some kind of wonderful

Pulling curls

I found these from above by the author and on youtube!
over view (discussion) 7 minutes

in detail(showing) 10 minutes between the two links

New Years Eve 20111

i hope you enjoy your year! We are having friends over around 4 and doing a craft and grilling. We are also filling out our Year End Time Capsules. LinkWe started last night and will finish today. I was really excited to find them over at todays mama and share! I hope to find a place to put them I can find them for next year! I like this as a tradition, we'll see how the family feels!

Hope you have a great New Year!!


Night nursing and staying warm!

Since blog is a collection of what I do at home I'm including this hear. Many homeschoolers have younger children as well. It has been colder this year for a few reasons and so I have come up with a really nice way to nurse and night and not have my belly get cold as I lift up my shirt. Maybe someone is already doing this, but I thought I would share in case it would be helpful. I have 2 sweat shirts with no hood that zipper up.(if you don't' co-sleep you can use a hoodie. If you co-sleep either find a sweatshirt with out a hood, or find an old hoodie and cut it off! And underneath I wear a t-shirt or long sleeve shirt. That's it! Then when I want to nurse I unzipper the sweatshirt as much as I need and pull up the shirt to nurse. I can adjust the zipper to keep me warm. It doesn't seem like much , but it has made sleeping and nursing so much more comfortable in our cool house. Our old apartment used to be soooo warm there was no need for this and last year we kept it pretty warm, but they've raised the rates incredibly high so we are keeping it cooler this winter.

Anyway hope that helps someone or maybe tuck it away for when you need it

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas breakfast 2011-Jewish apple cake

I have been searching for a nice easy gluten free Christmas breakfast that's warm and I really don't have to do anything Christmas morning. I don't want the lack of food hitting halfway through present opening and I also want to bring in the true meaning of Christmas which we try to focus on the whole time. It's a bit hard with my folks who are emphasizing the other sides(!)

We cook this the night be fore and then pop it in the oven right hen I wake up. By the time we do stockings and are ready to eat it's warm. We also do candles and the whole sing Jesus a happy birthday thing. My folk tolerate it, and my kids LOVE it, and I'm happy to bring in Jesus to the morning. Making traditions!
You can also make this and put it in the fridge and pop it in the oven when you wake up.

Christmas cooking Gluten free 2011:Oatmeal cookies

So I've been messing with different recipes. Here are my favorites that are updates of last year.
I double the above recipe and add 1 cup of gf flour..I prefer sweet sorgum, but they all work. It's important to have the cookies chilled, on parchment paper and use cool cookie sheets if you want a puffy cookie. I'm not a fan of lace cookies though. If you want lace, you can use the recipe as it, or on warm cookie sheets!
Merry Christmas! I'l be adding more recipes as I get them done!