In the last few years, especially in the blogging world, whole foods and natural living have been all the rage. Fermenting as many foods as possible, grinding your own grain to make your own breads, sprouting grains…the list goes on. I’ve tried many of these things. With so many bloggers talking about this “better way of living,” it’s hard to not want to jump on the bandwagon. It makes you feel like you’re not doing your best if you’re not living to their standards. Shoot, I even got rid of our microwave, because *gasp* it can cause cancer and ruins the taste and texture your foods. I also bought a Bosch mixer, because heck, if you’re gonna grind your own grains and make all of your own bread products, you need that Bosch mixer, right? It’s totally the bee’s knees. Everyone uses them! I made almost everything we ate from scratch. Not eggs, though, because I can’t make those.
I’m one of those lucky folks who doesn’t retain information very well…at all. The only things I can really remember from my own school days are what I learned in English classes, and a few basic Math, Science, and Social Studies tidbits. I learned as an adult that I am definitely a kinesthetic learner as opposed to just visual or audio. That’s what I love about homeschooling my own children. I can cater to whatever individual needs they have. Our family was given a year’s access to Digital Science Online: Elementary Edition (Grades K-5) and Digital Science Online: Secondary Edition (Grades 6-12) from Visual Learning Systems.