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Tiffany Ray

Choosing the Right #GlutenFree Tortillas

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It’s getting so much easier to find gluten free products these days. What once was a specialty to be found only at health food stores, is now easily purchased at your local grocery store, Wal-Mart, and Target. However, it’s still important to keep reading your labels to be certain you are not buying into the gimmick some companies think they can use to fool us. Continue reading

Organic Black Bean Quesadillas

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Sometimes all I can get my daughter to eat is a quesadilla. Tortilla… and cheese. I tell her all the time she needs to eat the rainbow, not just yellow food, but that doesn’t actually get her to eat more. I’ve had to come up with many clever ways to sneak some other food groups into her glorious cheese tortillas. Only in the last year, have I had much luck with her not picking out what I sneak in. She’s now 7. With these black bean quesadillas, I finally found sometimes that gives her some nutrition, and she will actually eat them! They are super quick and easy to make, too. Continue reading

Depression Can Be Hidden

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There is a reason why so many people don’t know when someone around them is depressed. Maybe even depressed enough to harm themselves. The lonely person has to put on a happy face and act like everything is OK, just to get through the day. The problem is, they are so far from OK. They are hurting, they are in pain, they feel alone. Continue reading

Math Games Make Learning Fun

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As a homeschooling family, we are able to be highly involved in our children’s learning experiences, which allows us the opportunity to know where we need to apply a little more focus in curriculum. Recently, we’ve spent a lot of time studying math facts. I’ve been working with my 4th grader to memorize the multiplication tables and with my 1st grader to memorize all the basic addition and subtraction facts. Sometimes (OK, most of the time), memorizing math is anything but fun. Thanks to LogicRoots.com, learning math can be a little more fun for kids, whether they are in home-school or traditional.

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Caveman Coffee & MCT Oil

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Caveman Coffee offers high quality, fair-trade, sustainably sourced, small batch, single origin, roasted, whole bean coffee (catch all that?), among other great products. I was able to try their light, medium and dark roast coffee blends, as well as their own label MCT coconut oil. With a whole variety of coffee blends, nitro cold brews, whole leaf teas, and k-cup pods, there is a product for everyone at Caveman Coffee. Here is my take on the paleo themed hip local coffee roasters. Continue reading

Bamboo Paper Products for the Eco-Conscious #earthfriendly

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Bamboo is like soy. You can make almost anything out of it, and also eat it. What is interesting about the bamboo plant is how fast it can grow. I knew of the fast growing, sustainable properties of this versatile plant, but apparently some varieties can grow 3 whole feet in just one day! It’s logical to make household paper products out of something that grows beyond significantly faster than the trees we are used to using. Most households go through so much toilet paper, tissue, wipes, etc. in a year that it’s no wonder the forests are being cut down faster than we can replace them. Bamboo may be the key to solving this increasing devastation. Continue reading

Why You Should Subscribe to ABCmouse.com #preschool

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You’ve seen it everywhere haven’t you? Commercials, libraries, the mall, all over the internet. A picture of an animated teacher, mouse, or classroom (like the one over there <— in the side bar). If you haven’t heard yet, ABCmouse.com is a pretty awesome website to sign up to for your preschool through 2nd grader. It’s now for ages 2-8 as they just added their 2nd grade level last month. I had both of my children signed up during Continue reading

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