scrambled eggs with veggies

HI this is Mia. I am so sorry I have not  been able to  give you any recipes lately. We bought a van to travel in so we were getting it ready to go on trips. It is snowing outside. We got 11 or 12 inches of snow

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. We are growing mushrooms, 

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beansprouts,

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 and our own sourdough bread

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. So today  we are making a healthy breakfast so let’s get started.
Ingredients

  • eggs
  • pepper
  • salt
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • tomato
  • spinach 
  • cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cut the tomatoes, spinach and cheese
  2. Put eggs in a bowl to scramble, add your salt, peper, garlic powder and onion powder and mix.
  3. Then preheat your stove to 5.5  or medium heat and spray your pan with olive oil spray.
  4. When your pan is warm enough, put your eggs and your chopped stuff in the pan.

Enjoy😃

E63: Sailing in Search of Freedom / Boatschooling with Keith and Renee from Sailing Zatara

Hello everyone and welcome back to the campfire! Today joining us are Keith and Renee, the creators of the platform, Sailing Zatara. 
Several years ago after a successful career, accumulating material possessions, and finding that happiness was not on the other side of money, Keith and Renee decided they needed a change. Their family of six left their Texas home with virtually no boating experience, and took off on a sailboat for a journey around the world and are still on that journey today.
So grab a seat by the fire as we travel to Australia and listen as they tell a story about family, their passion for homeschooling, and how sometimes you just need to put fear aside and go on an adventure that will last a lifetime!

Listen Here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/777311/7974283

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As always, let’s Light A Fire They Can’t Put Out
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Show Notes

You can follow along on their family sailing adventures at Sailing Zatara on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

Website: Sailing Zatara

E62: Travel, Roadschooling, & The Story of a Van Named Munay / Tara & Jared From The Classroom Less Travelled

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today we have Tara and Jared from The Classroom Less Travelled joining us for a conversation.  Several months ago they decided to sell their home, get rid of many of their belongings, and take their three children on an adventure of a life time.  They purchased a van and have been touring the backroads of America to explore, experience, and teach their children about this amazing part of the world.  Although it all hasn’t been easy, they show us how being a little uncomfortable can be a life lesson all on its own.  So grab a seat by the fire as we travel to California to speak to them about what van life is all about!

Listen Here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/777311/7812538


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Show Notes

You can find Tara and Jared on Instagram @theclassroomlesstraveled 

WHAT’S IN A LOAF OF BREAD

Several weeks ago we purchased some sourdough starter. This is the key ingredient in making sourdough bread. This starter is alive and is filled with yeast and bacteria that must be fed to be kept alive. Feeding it consists of giving it some flour and water every so often. If you keep this habit up, in theory, you can keep your starter alive indefinitely.

We love cooking and making homemade meals together. In our house the kitchen is where our family comes together. The idea of beginning our own sourdough starter while our kids are young and being able to possibly keep it going until they are adults themselves seemed like an amazing project to do together. We have made several loaves since we grew our starter and each loaf is special in its own right. We know that we have cultivated something that allows us to bake and be together in our kitchen. They know that the bread was a family affair and each one of us had a part in making it.

As they grow older and one day have families of their own maybe they can take part of our sourdough starter to their kitchens and begin a tradition that will last a lifetime. When they create that loaf of bread with their children it will be with something that carries the memories of an entire childhood.

These are the things that kids remember and these are the true gifts that we can give to them. Material possessions are fleeting and fade with time. Memories of a happy healthy childhood can be passed down from generation to generation and it can all be found in a loaf of bread.

E61: Free to Learn With Dr. Peter Gray / School is New, Education is Not

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today we have the honor of Dr. Peter Gray joining us. Dr. Peter Gray is a research professor of Psychology at Boston College, TEDx Speaker, founding member of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education, and Author of ‘Free to Learn: Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life’.   His TEDx speech, The Decline of Play, has reached over 500,000 downloads and his book, Free to Learn, has touched the lives of thousands of families around the world, including our own!  Dr. Gray’s concept of free play and his in depth research on a child’s ability to learn and grow have changed how families and academics alike view modern education.  So grab a seat by the fire as we speak with Peter about giving our children the freedom to learn. 

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Visit us and all of our content, including our blog, at http://www.thehomeschoolprojectpodcast.com
As always, let’s Light A Fire They Can’t Put Out
Thank you for listening!

Listen Here – https://www.buzzsprout.com/777311/7701526

Show Notes

Peter Gray’s book Free to Learn Free to Learn: Gray, Peter: 9780465084999: Amazon.com: Books

Can be found on Facebook at: Peter Gray

Board Member of Let Grow: Let Grow | When Adults Step Back, Kids Step Up.

TEDx on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg-GEzM7iTk

His four new collections of essays can be purchased now at:  Tipping Points Press | Alliance for Self-Directed Education (self-directed.org)

His Psychology Today Blog: Freedom to Learn | Psychology Today

E60: Waldorf, Minimalism & Raising Mindful Kids with Vanessa’s Holistic Living

Hello and welcome back! Today we have Vanessa, the creator of Vanessa’s Holistic Living, joining us. She is a Waldorf inspired homeschool mom, US veteran, Military Spouse, and minimalist. She also has an educational background in health and wellness, and has a passion to lead her family and others in living a more holistic lifestyle.   
Vanessa and her family have moved and shuffled around the country due to her husband’s military career.  In each new location she has brought a positive growth mindset allowing her to develop groups and organizations that didn’t exist when she arrived.  Her positive attitude towards life and her entrepreneurial qualities have helped hundreds of families to find community in areas where it didn’t exist.  She has left each place better than when she arrived and shares how this outlook on life is all part of her child’s education. 
So grab a seat by the fire and join us as we discuss this homeschool mama’s amazing journey!

Listen Here – https://www.buzzsprout.com/777311/7563748

If you like what you hear and have enjoyed our show, please show your appreciation by subscribing to our Podcast and leaving us a review on your Podcast App of choice.
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Visit us and all of our content, including our blog, at http://www.thehomeschoolprojectpodcast.com
As always, let’s Light A Fire They Can’t Put Out
Thank you for listening!

Show Notes

You can find Vanessa on Instagram: @vanessasholisticliving
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZH_Vge6QEC0Vg45iY_FmQ

Link to her A Year In Nature Co-Op guide:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/740856459/a-year-in-nature?ref=shop_home_active_3

BOXED MUFFINS

We all have those days when we would rather open up a frozen pizza or store bought something due to time and exhaustion. I speak from experience since, as much as I love to bake and cook, time never seems to be something I have enough of. And then I am presented with a brief moment of time to be alone in the kitchen, and I’m short on ingredients due to needing to go to the grocery store!

So I came across this box of protein muffin mix that I intended to make for my girls. They LOVE chocolate chip muffins! I looked on the box at the ingredients, and I had them all. Only one problem: it seemed bland and boring. So what did I do? Switched up the ingredients equally (well, almost). For the water I used almond milk. For the oil I used bananas. And I kept the eggs (but I could have made flax or chia eggs instead and I am sure that would have worked too. Maybe next time…) and I added some extra semi sweet chocolate chips.

And done!

Quick and easy. And the girls enjoyed them with some peanut butter on top!

Get creative when you have a boxed mix of some sort. Making some tweaks here and there can make them “healthier” or more flavorful and more homemade like.

Boxed Muffins

1 box protein muffin mix (I used the brand that is pictured above)

3/4 cup almond milk

1 very large ripe banana

3 eggs

1/4 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Mix all ingredients together
  3. line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or grease well
  4. Fill and bake for 16-18 min
  5. Enjoy with butter, peanut butter, honey, or whatever you desire!

E59: Mid Year Check In With Two New Homeschooling Moms

Today I spoke with my sister and cousin about how our homeschool year is going.  I always like to take a step back and evaluate how my plans are working out mid-year.  I think we all know what happens to ‘plans’.  We spoke about how everything is going as new homeschooling moms, finding our rhythm, and some of our curriculum and resources that we are using. 
So grab a seat and join us as we find inspiration and encouragement amongst one another. 

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As always, let’s Light A Fire They Can’t Put Out
Thank you for listening!

Show Notes

Curriculum/Resources mentioned:
Gather Round
Evan-Moor Curriculum
Mater Amabilis
Sign of the Beaver
And check out your local library and park systems for classes offered (virtually and in-person)

Change The Narrative To Change the Story

During my workout, my son asked if he could join me. Before I even said yes, he had run to grab his own resistance band, weights, and water. My husband snapped a photo of this moment and shared it with me and some family members. As soon as I saw the image, I cringed and began to criticize myself.

All I saw in that picture was how my stomach still carried that extra weight from pregnancy. All I saw were weak arms that had extra jiggle in them. All I saw was terrible form that clearly indicated a weak core in desperate need of more discipline.

My sister was the voice of reason. She took one look at the photo and said, “I see a mom setting an example for her son on the importance of building healthy habits and sharing a great moment.”

I had missed it!

My son and I had a great time during that workout. We laughed. He was proud of all his hard work. I was proud of him trying so hard to keep up. But all that was erased the moment I decided to see only the negative of an image instead of the positive.

So today I encourage you to change the narrative. Try to find only the positive in a moment. See the negative and identify the opportunity in that moment. Because once we start changing the narrative in our mind, we will start to change the story we tell.

Re-Imagine Series – E58: Overlanding with Sarah from Our World Safari / Homeschooling along the Pan-American Highway

Hello and welcome back! Today we have Sarah, the creator of Our World Safari, joining us. Sarah and her family made the decision to place their lives on hold in BC, Canada to embark on an 18 month long adventure with their 2 kids, overlander, kite boards, surfboards, SUP’s, bikes and cameras to explore the Americas one day at a time. They are traveling the Pan American highway to Central America in their 1992 retired fire fighting vehicle ‘Bruce’, and are currently in Mexico.
Sarah shares on their traveling adventures, her philosophy on her children’s education,  what learning looks like on the road, and how they are making good on a dream that started over 10 years ago. So grab a seat and join us as we share the story of an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey.

If you like what you hear and have enjoyed our show, please show your appreciation by subscribing to our Podcast and leaving us a review on your Podcast App of choice.
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Visit us and all of our content, including our blog, at http://www.thehomeschoolprojectpodcast.com
As always, let’s Light A Fire They Can’t Put Out
Thank you for listening!

Listen To The Episode Here – https://www.buzzsprout.com/777311/6881912

Show Notes
Our World Safari website: A WordPress Site Home – (worldsafari.ca)
Instagram: @ourworldsafari